- Eclipse Device Software Development Platform Debuts 3 Milestone Releases
The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the implementation of a universal software development platform, today announced three milestone releases within the Eclipse Device Software Development Platform (DSDP). Founded in 2005 as a top-level Eclipse project, the mission of DSDP is to create an open, extensible, scalable and standards-based development platform to address the needs of the device software market. This series of releases demonstrates the growing momentum and diversity of projects in DSDP. Created by Wind River, the DSDP project now has over 40 committers from ten companies and contains more than 550,000 lines of code.
- Analog Devices Rolls Out ADSP-BF54x Blackfin Processors
Targeting the increasingly demanding requirements of embedded automotive and industrial applications, Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) is introducing its newest series of Blackfin(R) processors: the ADSP-BF54x family (ADSP-BF542/BF544/BF548/BF549). The Blackfin ADSP-BF54x family features a balance of increased I/O and memory bandwidth, on-chip memory, and integration of CAN and MOST system peripherals to deliver high performance and cost-effectiveness to industrial and multimedia/networked in-vehicle automotive applications. The BF54x family also embeds new Lockbox(TM) Secure Technology that protects developers’ software code, which represents the valuable intellectual property that differentiates their products.
- Mercury Computer, Boston U Migrate Biotech Tool to Cell BE Processor
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced preliminary results of a joint development effort with Boston University, in which the team successfully migrated a specialized biotech application to the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor, achieving an order of magnitude performance improvement in a smaller system footprint over the previous configuration.
- NI Data Acquisition Devices, MHDDK Support QNX Neutrino RTOS
QNX Software Systems today announced that its QNX(R) Neutrino(R) realtime operating system (RTOS) is now supported by the National Instruments Measurement Hardware Driver Development Kit (MHDDK) and PCI multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) devices. As a result, design engineers can choose from the immense range of NI DAQ products — from low-cost single-function units to high-speed multifunction devices — while leveraging the proven fault tolerance and realtime performance of QNX Neutrino.
- Esaote Creates Next-Generation Medical Diagnostic Systems with TI DSPs
Esaote S.P.A., one of the world’s leading designers of medical diagnostic systems, has leveraged digital signal processing (DSP) technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated. (TI) (NYSE: TXN) to create a line of next-generation diagnostic products including ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and electrocardiograms (ECGs).
- TI Enables Rapid Development, Optimization of Multi-Protocol Radios
Continuing to deliver on its commitment to provide the most comprehensive and flexible development tools in the industry, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced today at the SDR Forum Technical Conference the availability of its Small Form Factor Software Defined Radio (SDR) Development Platform, the industry’s first and only development platform targeted at the portable military communications market.
- The Mathworks Enables Interactive Parallel Application Development
The MathWorks introduced Distributed Computing Toolbox 3, which represents a major breakthrough for parallel algorithm development by enabling engineers and scientists to prototype and develop parallel algorithms in MATLAB(R) interactively and without the need to program message passing. This streamlined workflow avoids the inefficiencies of parallel computing methods that involve low-level programming with languages such as FORTRAN or C and libraries such as the Message Passing Interface (MPI). Researchers using Distributed Computing Toolbox 3 to distribute their calculations across multiple processors can tackle more computationally and data-intensive problems faster than previously possible.
- International Rectifier, Silicon Saxony Join Fab Owners Association
The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor manufacturing executives and suppliers, has announced that device-maker International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) has joined the organization as a voting member. Silicon Saxony, a network for the semiconductor, electronic and micro system industries based in Saxony, Germany, has also joined the FOA as an associate member.
- NMI Honors Toumaz Technology with Start-Up of the Year Award
Toumaz Technology Limited today announces that it has been named “NMI Start-up of the Year” 2006 at the National Microelectronics Institute 10th Anniversary Awards. The prestigious annual awards bring together stakeholders from across the microelectronics industry to recognise companies that have demonstrated excellence in design, manufacture and business.
- Aeroflex Ships First EvDO Rev A Signalling Conformance Solution
Aeroflex has become the first company to offer a comprehensive EvDO Rev. A signalling conformance solution following the delivery of a fully automated C.S0038-A-compliant suite of test cases for its 6402 CDMA AIME network emulator. The addition of the C.S0038-A EvDO Rev. A signalling conformance test suite significantly extends the capability of the Aeroflex 6402 CDMA AIME which already supports conformance tests for 1x, EvDO Rev. 0, mobile IP and location-based services.
- Motorola Acquires Good Technology
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Good Technology, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Motorola will acquire privately held Good Technology, a leader in enterprise mobile computing software and service. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
- Broadcom Manages Power for Cellular Handsets, Portable Devices
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has entered the portable power management market by unveiling its first power management unit (PMU) solution designed to satisfy the complex power system requirements of mobile handsets and other portable devices.
- GUC Tapes Out with Cadence Encounter Synthesis and Implementation
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced today that Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW:3443), a leading system-on-a-chip (SoC) design foundry, has successfully taped out a series of innovative wireless and consumer product designs in 90-nanometer technology with Cadence(R) SoC Encounter(R) combining RTL synthesis, silicon virtual prototyping, and full-chip implementation in a single RTL-to-GDSII system.
- Cypress 4-PLL Timing Chip Enables On-Board Programming
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) today introduced the industry’s first 4-PLL (phase-locked loop) timing device with a 2-wire I2C programming interface. The I2C programming allows manufacturers to reduce time-to-market by programming frequencies on the printed circuit board instead of having to order factory-programmed parts or use an additional manufacturing step. It also allows customers to order one part number and use it for multiple products and design iterations, reducing inventory requirements.