News – 2006.11.14

  • TI Offers 32-bit Digital Signal Controllers for $3.25
    Delivering a clear path to innovative and cost-effective industrial control applications like digital power conversion, motor control and advanced sensing, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) has announced volume availability of four low-cost TMS320F280xx digital signal processor-based controllers. The TMS320F28015 and F28016 digital signal controllers offer 60 MHz of performance starting as low as $3.25 (in 1Ku quantities); TMS320F2801-60 and F2802-60 controllers also offer 60 MHz of performance and are based on the current TMS320F2801 and F2802 devices.
  • Freescale Creates ColdFire Licensing Program for Embedded Community
    Broadening customer access to one of the industry’s most popular 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) architectures, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B) has initiated a ColdFire(R) licensing program for the embedded design community. Licensing ColdFire technology gives customers unprecedented design flexibility using a proven technology with nearly three decades of evolutionary development.
  • Echelon, Altera Enable Power Line Networking for Home Appliances
    Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON), a global networking company providing technology and solutions for controls, smart metering, and energy and environment management, and Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR), the world’s pioneer of system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions, announced new products that enable makers of household appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, microwave ovens, etc. to add power line networking capability to their products while simultaneously slashing product costs and speeding time to market.
  • JVC Selects Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGAs for HDV Camera-Recorder
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world leader in programmable logic solutions, today announced that Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) has adopted Xilinx low-cost Spartan(TM)-3E field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for their latest handheld high definition video (HDV) GY-HD 250 series camera-recorder. Xilinx programmable devices provided JVC with the competitive edge by substantially reducing development costs and providing faster time-to-market and improved functionality.
  • XJTAG Launches Professional Development System
    XJTAG, a leading supplier of boundary scan development tools, has unveiled its XJTAG Professional development system and announced a plethora of enhancements to its award-winning IEEE 1149.1 compliant system – all designed to enable engineers to significantly reduce the time and cost of board development and prototyping.
  • Emerson Network Power Unveils Smallest ATCA Dual-Input Bus Converter
    Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the availability of the industry’s smallest front-end power solution to date for use on latest-generation telecoms cards. The majority of existing Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) bus converters employ a combination of front-end interface and conversion module, consuming valuable board space.
  • BearBox Selects Wireless Sensor Solutions from Ubiwave
    Ubiwave, the leading provider of reliability-critical, low-power wireless sensor networking systems, announced that BearBox, UK’s leading provider of Machine-to-Machine communication solutions for Access Control, has selected Ubiwave as its supplier for wireless sensor solutions.
  • PEEDI JTAG Flash Programmer Supports NAND Programming of JFFS2 Images
    Ronetix announced the availability of the JTAG NAND Flash Programming of JFFS2 images, including bad blocks management. The new feature enables easy programming of a Linux root filesystem. To simplify the production PEEDI can program automatically a NOR Flash or DataFlash with bootloader and Linux Kernel to NAND Flash with JFFS2 root filesystem.
  • Tundra Rolls Out Tsi340 32-bit Small Form-Factor PCI-to-PCI Bridge
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, offers customers a high quality, small form-factor PCI-to-PCI bridge, backed by world-class service and support. The bridge is ideally suited for communications and networking equipment, video capture cards, embedded video recorders, multi-function printers, and network interface cards. The new Tsi340(TM) targets both new designs and existing board footprints that use 32-bit 66 MHz PCI-to-PCI bridges, and offers customers a high quality alternative to competitive offerings. Tundra offers customers short lead times, reliable supply and exceptional customer service and support.
  • RTI Real-Time Data Distribution Service Powers U.S. Navy Destroyer
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Company, has announced that Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems has incorporated RTI Data Distribution Service into the implementation of the Raytheon Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure (TSCEI) Release 4.0. RTI Data Distribution Service enhances TSCEI to deliver robust and reliable real-time data distribution over a comprehensive shipboard network.
  • Avocent, AMD, Renesas Showcase WS-Management Specification Support
    Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT) today announced it will be demonstrating the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF) new Web Services for Management (WS-Management) specification. The standard will be demonstrated in Avocent’s next generation remote server Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) management module. The demonstration will feature Renesas hardware running on an AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based server platform featuring AMD’s Open Platform Management Architecture (OPMA).
  • NEC Introduces Four Industrial TFT Color LCD Modules
    Demonstrating its commitment to provide innovative liquid crystal display (LCD) products for industrial applications, NEC Electronics America, Inc. today introduced to the Americas four new amorphous-silicon, thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. With high brightness levels, high contrast ratios, wide viewing angles and wide operating temperature ranges, the new color displays are ideal for use in automatic vending machines, point-of-sale (POS) systems, gas station screens and navigation systems.
  • Ball-IT, STMicroelectronics Showcase MEMS Wireless Motion Controller
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM),one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, and Ball-IT Oy, a leading provider of advanced real-time wireless sensor solutions, announced a novel MEMS-based wireless motion-control device. Making its debut at ST’s stand at Electronica 2006, the smart golfball-sized object can operate as a free-hand personal computer mouse, compass, measuring tape, pedometer, or a 3D-object controller.
  • National Instruments Unveils Pioneer Programs for LabVIEW FPGA Module
    National Instruments announced pioneer programs for two new devices based on the NI LabVIEW FPGA Module, giving engineers and researchers early access to technology for digital and communications system design. Engineers now can use LabVIEW FPGA to write custom software for each device’s FPGA to prototype and test emerging standards or create custom protocols. With FPGA technology, engineers can repeatedly reconfigure hardware performance through software to meet next-generation requirements, which is a new approach to system design.
  • AMI Converts 1.2 volt, 90nm FPGAs to 130nm Cell-based ASICs
    AMI Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art structured digital and integrated mixed-signal products, announced the capability to convert 1.2 volt, 90nm FPGAs to 130nm cell-based ASICs. This competency supports OEMs moving from expensive, high-density FPGAs for prototyping to more cost-effective ASICs for production.
  • Universal Debug Engine Supports Infineon 32-bit TriCore Microcontroller
    pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme has upgraded its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.0 with even more comfortable support functions for Infineon’s 32-bit TriCore microcontroller family. UDE 2.0 is one of the most versatile and powerful tools for the development, test and service of complex microcontroller applications.
  • Ausdia Joins Sequence Design’s In-Sequence Program
    Sequence Design announced Ausdia has joined its In-Sequence Technology Partner Program, promoting EDA interoperability and advanced design methodologies. Ausdia specializes in helping clients achieve rapid timing closure and chip convergence, and is the first design services company to join the program.