News – 2006.10.11

  • Telelogic Integrates Rhapsody UML 2.0 Tool with MathWorks Simulink
    Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange:TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced a powerful new direct product integration between the industry’s fastest growing Model-Driven Development environment, Telelogic Rhapsody(R), and the industry’s leading solution for Model-Based Design, Simulink(R) from The MathWorks.
  • Mercury Computer, Barco Team on Sensor Visualization, Data Fusion System
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Barco Federal Systems announced a collaboration to design and develop a forward-deployable system for counter and human intelligence (HUMINT). Mercury and Barco have completed initial concepts in conjunction with the Battle Command Battle Lab at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
  • AdaCore Adds Remote Programming to GNAT Programming Studio IDE
    AdaCore, the leading provider of commercial Ada development tools, is pleased to announce the launch of its Remote Programming solution, an advanced feature of the company’s GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) 4.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The GPS Remote Programming facility provides a secure, efficient, and flexible way for software development teams to reduce costs by taking full advantage of their desktop computers and networks.
  • Crossware ARM and ColdFire Development Suites Support C++
    Crossware, a leading embedded software tools developer, has added C++ language support to its ARM and ColdFire Development Suites. This allows developers to program in both C and C++ to suit the needs of the particular application under development. As C++ is an object-orientated language, it makes programs easier to understand, maintain, enhance and upgrade.
  • EION Wireless Introduces Libra MAX WiMAX Platform
    EION Wireless, a global provider of Broadband Wireless Access and Backhaul products, today announced the Libra MAX(TM) product family. The Libra MAX architecture, a versatile platform for WiMAX broadband wireless networks and for integrating EION’s IP Intelligence, is an evolution of the field-proven Libra MX products purchased by EION from Wi-LAN Inc. in April 2006. Dual-mode operation, part of the Libra MAX architecture, means operators can roll-out industry standard 802.16-2004 WiMAX interoperable public networks as well as proprietary Turbo W-OFDM networks when service requirements dictate greater security and performance.
  • Adept Scientific, Kane Computing Support Embedded Control System Designers
    Adept Scientific, distributors of the VisSim(TM) range of modeling and simulation software, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Kane Computing, experts in DSP-based embedded systems, to support the VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer (VisSim/ECD) product in the United Kingdom. Potential customers will be able to purchase VisSim/ECD directly from Kane Computing, who will provide a comprehensive added-value service including pre- and after-sales support.
  • Excel Software Releases QuickLicense for License Protection, Management
    Excel Software is pleased to announce the QuickLicense system to manage the secure, flexible licensing of Windows and Macintosh software. QuickLicense is used to configure hacker-proof evaluation, lease or full licenses, then manage each license and customer data to reduce cost and increase sales. With minimal programming, developers get flexible control over how many days or executions are allowed, which computers or users can run the software, the security features that protect it and how the registration process works.
  • IMEC’s Europractice Offers TSMC Technologies to European Companies, Academia
    IMEC, Europe’s largest independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, and TSMC, the world-leading semiconductor foundry, today announced the extension of IMEC’s Europractice service with the offering of TSMC’s technologies. Subsequent to the close collaboration between IMEC and TSMC on advanced technology research and development (TSMC is a core partner within IMEC’s (sub-)32nm CMOS research platform) both companies will offer TSMC’s Cybershuttle(SM) Multi Project Wafer (MPW) platform for prototyping and production services to European companies and academia.
  • Ramtron Launches 64kb, 3-volt FRAM-Enhanced Processor Companion
    Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has launched the FM3130, a 64 kilobit, 3-volt FRAM-Enhanced(TM) Processor Companion product that combines the benefits of non-volatile ferroelectric RAM with an integrated real-time clock/calendar (RTC) in one tiny package. The FM3130 has been streamlined to further reduce system cost and board space in consumer and computing markets, supporting commonly-needed system functions in applications such as printers and high-definition televisions (HDTVs), without the need for discrete components.
  • Libya, Kyrgyzstan Expand with EION Wireless’ Libra MAX Platform
    EION Wireless, providers of intelligent broadband wireless backhaul and access solutions, today announced that its Libra MAX platform has been chosen for two nationwide WiMAX network expansions in Libya and Kyrgyzstan.
  • VaST Systems to Showcase Virtual System Prototyping Solutions
    VaST Systems—the technology leader in embedded design—will demonstrate virtual system prototyping solutions for the rapid design and development of automotive electronic control units (ECUs) at Convergence 2006 in Detroit from October 16 to 18, 2006.
  • Intel Rolls Out AdvancedMC-Compliant Baseband Card for WiMAX Networks
    Intel Corporation today unveiled a new baseband card that helps speed the creation of WiMAX base stations. The Intel NetStructure(R) WiMAX Baseband Card is Intel’s first integrated hardware and software platform for transport, control and baseband processing in a standards-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC)* form factor. The new Intel card enables equipment manufacturers to accelerate time to market and reduce development and lifecycle management costs when building WiMAX base stations.
  • Analog Devices Introduces Single-Chip Energy Meter ICs
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), the market leader in energy metering solutions, is introducing two families of single-chip energy meter ICs that combine intelligent battery management and ADI’s innovative signal processing technology to address the need of the world’s electricity markets for feature-rich, highly reliable meters. Increasingly, solid-state, failure-resistant energy meters, such as those enabled by Analog Devices, are replacing aging electro-mechanical systems by providing consistently dependable measurement and new functions, like remote meter-reading.
  • NXP Semiconductors Enables 18 Hour Audio Playback for Music Phones
    NXP Semiconductors today announced the new Nexperia(TM) Cellular System Solution 5211 for the delivery of advanced and affordable MP3 capability to mobile handset users. The new solution supports stereo recording from FM radio, MP3 and video playback, a mega-pixel digital camera interface, USB charging, connect-to-PC and Bluetooth stereo for a complete, vibrant multimedia offering. The Nexperia cellular system solution 5211 is a fully integrated, single-core platform equipped with the latest audio features, ensuring excellent sound quality that is comparable to best-in-class portable media players. The highly efficient and cost-effective package enables 18 hours of MP3 playback, five hours of talk time, 750 hours of standby time and nine hours of video playback.
  • MIPS Reveals SOC-it Platform Strategy for MIPS-Based SoCs
    With time-to-market pressures mounting for complex 90nm and 65nm SoC designs, MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) today unveiled a new platform strategy for its entire range of MIPS(R) processors. The fully verified SOC-it(R) Platform and supporting environments will ease the design of high-performance MIPS-Based(TM) SoCs, lowering costs, accelerating time-to-market and reducing development risk.
  • Wintegra Expands WiMAX Offering
    Wintegra(R) Inc., a fabless semiconductor company targeting the access infrastructure market, announced today two significant milestones in its expanding WiMAX product offering. These include the introduction of a complete fixed and mobile 802.16e upper and lower MAC with integrated network interface and transport functions, and the announcement that the 802.16e base station development platform, WinHDP, is now shipping to customers. Both the MAC and the platform were successfully used by multiple 802.16e base station vendors to interoperate with subscriber stations and CPE solutions in the WiMAX Forum “Plugfest” event held in Frederick, Maryland in September.
  • Sontec Improves Mount-on-Metal RFID Tag Performance with TI
    Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for ultra-high frequency (UHF) application and metal products or environments complement one another about as well as oil and water, making RFID-enabled retail supply chain (RSC) management of metal goods a difficult challenge. Sontec Co., Ltd., a leading Korean developer and manufacturer of RFID components and middleware, today announced the availability of various types of mount-on-metal tags and its RFID transponder for metal, which is based upon EPC Gen 2 integrated circuit (IC) chips from Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI).
  • e2v Launches PC109 Host Processor Bridge for Extended-Reliability
    e2v extends its high-reliability processor offering by launching the PC109(TM) Host Processor Bridge, the extended-reliability version of the Tundra Tsi109(TM) Host Bridge from Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. Following closely after the signing of an agreement between e2v and Tundra to provide System Interconnect products for extended-reliability markets, the PC109 Host Bridge provides system interconnect between PowerPC(R) processors, PCI peripherals and local memory. The PC109 is capable of supporting two processors connected through the MPX bus and is capable of operating at a bus speed up to 167 MHz (or up to 200 MHz when supporting a single processor).
  • Tundra Serial RapidIO Development Platform Shortens Time-to-Market
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, today announced availability of the Tundra Tsi578 Serial RapidIO Development Platform (SRDP). The addition of this design support tool, using the Tsi578 Serial RapidIO Switch, offers customers flexibility and the overall benefit of reducing both their design risk and time-to-market.
  • Alliance Systems Debuts Turn-key WiMAX ATCA and MicroTCA Solutions
    Alliance Systems, Ltd. introduces new turn-key solutions for the wireless communications market using Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA), and MicroTCA standards. Alliance Systems’ newly designed fully-integrated WiMAX solutions enable application vendors, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and TEMs (Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers) to quickly go to market with carrier-class WiMAX solutions based on open-standards ATCA and MicroTCA architecture.