News – 2006.11.28

  • Pinnacle Data Systems to Acquire Aspan Computer Repair Laboratories
    Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (PDSi) (AMEX: PNS), announced it has executed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the stock of privately held Aspan Computer Repair Laboratories B.V. (Aspan), located near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Aspan will become an integral part of PDSi’s global infrastructure following completion of the acquisition, which is expected to occur early in 2007.
  • Trolltech Creates Qtopia Greensuite for Linux-Based Mobile Phones
    Trolltech(R), the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, announced a new development initiative, Qtopia(R) Greensuite. The Initiative actively addresses reducing a manufacturer’s time to market and the technology fragmentation issues of today’s Linux mobile phone market. The first software suite announced from the Initiative is Qtopia Greensuite #1, created specifically for high-end smart phone development.
  • Microchip MPLAB IDE Gains Kernel Awareness for Micrium RTOS
    Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components, announced that Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, now provides Kernel Awareness for Micrium’s uC/OS-II real-time operating system (RTOS) in Microchip’s free MPLAB(R) Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Renesas Debuts E8a Emulator for Debugging, Programming Embedded Systems
    Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the E8a emulator, an ultra-small, low-priced, environment-friendly on-chip debugging emulator for developing embedded systems that use Renesas microcontrollers. The new support tool, which replaces the popular E8 model, allows C source-level debugging to be carried out with a microcontroller in the M16C, H8/Tiny or H8/Super Low Power series, operating at full speed in the system. The E8a can also be used as a programmer to load code into the internal flash memory of most of Renesas’ microcontroller families, when combined with the Flash Development Toolkit (FDT) software provided by Renesas.
  • TI Unveils 12-bit, 500 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a monolithic 12-bit, 500 MSPS (mega samples per second) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) providing unmatched size and performance. The new pipeline ADC offers 64.5 dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) up to 500 MHz input frequency at 500 MSPS, bringing a new class of performance to customers previously confined to 8- and 10-bits of resolution. In a space-saving 14 mm x 14 mm package, the new ADC meets the resolution and speed requirements of applications such as communications, amplifier linearization, test and measurement instrumentation, software-defined radio and radar and imaging systems.
  • Express Logic Adds MIPS SDE Kernel-Aware Debug Support to ThreadX RTOS
    Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), and First Silicon Solutions (FS2), a division of MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS), announced ThreadX kernel-aware debug support for the MIPS(R) SDE software development toolkit.
  • NEXCOM Debuts EBS 1300 Digital Signage Commander Industrial Computer
    The latest addition to Nexcom’s range of Industrial Computer Solutions is the EBS 1300 Digital Signage Commander, a product that has been specially designed to improve the display quality of MPEG-2/4 & Flash multimedia and to enhance the video streaming with Gigabit Ethernet. The EBS 1300 supports multiple resolution types while offering remote wake up capability, making it suitable for a multitude of digital signage applications within the transportation industry, including train stations, buses and airports. Other applications for this technology are found within hotels, casinos, cruise ships, shopping centers and restaurants.
  • NEC to Integrate Trolltech’s Qtopia in Medity 3G Mobile Phone Solution
    Trolltech(R), the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, announced the integration of Trolltech’s Qtopia(R), the unrivaled application platform for the efficient creation of Linux-based devices, to NEC Electronics’ Medity(TM) 3G mobile phone solution, a part of NEC Electronics’ platformOViA(TM) initiative.
  • Barric, Toby Churchill Team on LightWriter Text-to-Speech Technology
    Contract electronics manufacturer, Barric, has announced that it is working closely with Cambridge company Toby Churchill in the future development of their acclaimed ‘text-to-speech’ LightWriter technology, a technology that enables the speech impaired to communicate.
  • RF Engines Ships Real-Time Signal Analysis System to French CEA
    RF Engines Limited (RFEL), the provider of high performance signal processing systems for FPGAs, announced that it has delivered an advanced, real-time, signal analysis system to the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Laboratories in Paris, France.
  • Wind River Safety Critical ARINC 653 Supports Aircraft Display Platform
    Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced that Barco, a Belgium-based specialist for display and visualization solutions, has selected Wind River(R) Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653 to support the MOSArt modular open system architecture. MOSArt is a hardware platform developed by Barco for the development and operation of real-time display solutions in aircrafts.
  • Elma Introduces Type 39 2U EasyPlug CompactPCI Chassis
    Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, announced a new Type 39 2U EasyPlug CompactPCI enclosures. The Type 39c HA line features 9U cPCI backplanes from Elma Bustronic that include pluggable 47-pin connectors for hot-swapping power supplies. There are also pluggable fan tray headers and optional shelf management modules. Redundancy options can be built-in with all of these components. The backplanes are available in standard cPCI, H.110, or PICMG 2.16 options.
  • Cypress Develops Peripheral Controller for Multimedia Mobile Handsets
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced the world’s first dedicated peripheral controller for multimedia handsets. The new West Bridge(TM) Antioch(TM) controller provides the highest-performance handset-to-PC connection for rapid transfers of music files, photos and videos.
  • CSR Unveils BlueCore Input Connection Enhancement (BlueICE)
    CSR launched a software solution which is set to transform wireless PC peripherals from a premium after-market purchase to a mass market standard, bundled with new PCs. The company’s BlueCore Input Connection Enhancement (BlueICE) will allow Bluetooth keyboards and mice using BlueCore silicon, to connect with the host PC simply by adding batteries. It will also allow them to be used during boot-up, before the operating system has loaded, negating the need for a reserve wired keyboard. This feature means that wireless peripherals can now be bundled as standard with PC shipments, expanding the total available market for wireless keyboards and mice to approximately 340million units, bringing it in line with the 2006 PC sector TAM of 169MU (source: DECISION Etudes & Conseil).
  • Sirific Wireless Tapes Out 3.5G RF Transceivers with Cadence Logic Design
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Sirific Wireless, the global leader in highly integrated, single-chip, multi-mode CMOS RF transceivers, has taped out and is approaching production of two 130-nanometer 3.5G multi-band HEDGE transceiver chips using the Cadence(R) Logic Design Team Solution. The Cadence technology includes Encounter(R) RTL Compiler XL with advanced global synthesis, Encounter Conformal(R) Equivalence Checker, Encounter Test, and Incisive(R) Design Team simulation.
  • Agilent Licenses Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio
    Alliacense announced that Agilent Technologies has purchased from The TPL Group a license to use the Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio. As the tenth company to purchase an MMP Portfolio license this year, Agilent Technologies is preceded by HP, Casio, Fujitsu, Sony, Nikon, Seiko Epson, Pentax, Olympus and Kenwood.