News – 2006.11.29

  • Symyx Commercializes Sensor Technologies with Visyx
    Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMX) announced that its has formed an independent company to develop and pursue commercial applications of proprietary sensor technologies. The new company, Visyx Technologies Inc., will focus on efforts to commercialize the sensor technologies in the transportation, industrial and other markets, particularly for use in passenger, truck and off-road vehicles.
  • STMicroelectronics Debuts Real-Time Clock with EEPROM, Embedded Crystal
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in offering a wide range of high-performance analog and mixed-signal products, introduced a high accuracy Serial Real-Time Clock (RTC) which adds EEPROM and an embedded crystal in a single, space-saving 18-pin SOIC (Small-Outline Integrated Circuit). ST’s new M41T56C64, reduces board space, increases reliability, and lowers manufacturing costs, making it an ideal choice for applications requiring accurate timekeeping and non-volatile data storage. Among these applications are metering devices, medical equipment, vending machines, and Point of sale (POS) terminals.
  • Marvell Develops Next Generation Application Processors for Devices
    Marvell, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, introduced a new generation of application processors designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. The Marvell PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of Intel(R) XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. Marvell silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings.
  • Computer Solutions Offers Low-Cost NXP ARM Processor Development Kits
    A complete low-cost development package for the NXP (Philips) LPC range of ARM processors, consisting of an evaluation and experimental board, a GCC compiler, a JTAG interface, an IDE and debugger, as well as a host of application examples, is now available from Computer Solutions.
  • Zarlink, Embedded Planet Team on Pseudowire Module for Packet Networks
    Zarlink Semiconductor (NYSE/TSX:ZL) announced that it has partnered with Embedded Planet to develop a pseudowire module that reduces the design time and complexity of networking equipment supporting TDM services over packet-based networks. The pseudowire module targets low-density applications requiring TDM-over-packet capability, including customer premise routers, integrated access devices, PON (Passive Optical Network) equipment, and broadband DLCs (digital loop carriers).
  • iRobot Aware 2.0 Robot Intelligence Software Rolls Out as Beta
    iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced the beta release of the iRobot Aware(TM) 2.0 Robot Intelligence Software, the first major enhancement to the software platform for iRobot’s family of tactical mobile robots. This also marks the first time the company has offered its Aware software platform, through a rich set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and utilities, to third-party developers. The company also unveiled the Robot Developer’s Kit (RDK), a new set of hardware tools for creating next-generation payloads for military robots.
  • STMicroelectronics Enables Application for Smallest 8-pin MCUs
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced a low-cost, complete evaluation and development package for the tiny 8-pin versions of the ST7Lite microcontroller family, with a recommended resale price of just $12.00. The ‘ST7Ultralite Primer’ is a compact USB-powered tool based on the ST7FLITEUS MCU, pre-programmed with a real-world software application which is designed to demonstrate all of the MCU’s main features and peripherals.
  • Companies Develop In-Vehicle and Wireless CompactRIO Modules
    Engineers and scientists requiring connectivity to in-vehicle communication buses and sensors along with wireless communication now have more options for acquisition, design and control applications. Industry leaders such as AVIAOK International Company, Drivven and Science & Engineering Applications Datentechnik GmbH (S.E.A.) have developed custom modules for the National Instruments CompactRIO platform, adding a wide variety of functionality to the platform for automotive, aerospace and military in-vehicle applications; wireless communications; and position monitoring for mobile applications; as well as direct connectivity to in-vehicle sensors for electronic control unit (ECU) design and rapid prototyping.
  • Kontron Offers PC-based OEM Control System
    Kontron, KW-Software, TenAsys and Profimatics are offering a new innovative PC-based control system for OEM customers. The new control system is based on ThinkIO. With the IEC 61131 PLC runtime system ProConOS, the IEC 61131 PLC programming system MULTIPROG and the machine visualization ProVisIT, KW-Software provides the basic technology for the new control system. Profimatics supplies the real-time operating system INtime which runs in parallel with Windows and ensures real-time. With INtime, Profimatics also provides the adaptation for I/O systems, e.g. for Ethercat and Hilscher CIF.
  • Cadence VoltageStorm with Dynamic Power Analysis Making Gains
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, said market acceptance of the Cadence(R) VoltageStorm(R) Dynamic Gate (DG) Option power-analysis technology is quickly approaching that of its industry-standard static-power-analysis solution. VoltageStorm DG is a key component of foundry industry reference flows and is used in multiple designs at leading customers such as Sigmatel and OmniVision.
  • Cadence Verification Alliance Program in India Gains 13 Members
    Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt Ltd., the Indian branch of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that 13 new partners have joined its Cadence(R) Verification Alliance Program, a global partner network of consulting companies with skills in verification consulting services, verification IP development, and training for Cadence customers. The companies include GDA Technologies, Ingot Systems, Innovaide, IntelliProp, KPIT Cummins Infosystems, Manipal Dot Net, Mindtree Consulting, nSys, Oski Technology, Silicon Interfaces, StellarIP, Tata Elxsi, and TES PV Electronic Solutions.