- Freescale Introduces Multi-Core Audio DSPs for HD Audio
Responding to the demand for increased memory and performance in advanced audio applications, Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled two digital signal processing (DSP) chips designed to support multiple high definition (HD) audio standards. The Symphony DSP56720 and DSP56721 dual-core DSPs represent the first offerings in a family of multi-core 24-bit audio processors from Freescale, further broadening the company’s expansive audio portfolio.
- CyberOptics, JUKI to Develop Next-Generation LaserAlign Optical Sensor
CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq:CYBE) announces that it partnered with JUKI Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, to develop LNC 60, a 5th generation version of CyberOptics’ LaserAlign(R) optical sensor. This new product from CyberOptics is used to simultaneously align components on the six nozzles on each placement head inside JUKI’s newest pick-and-place machines to ensure the correct orientation of each component at time of placement. The LaserAlign sensor allows JUKI to perform the component alignment process rapidly on the fly so that components are placed quickly and accurately.
- WIN Enterprises Rolls Out PL-01030 Compact, Fanless Micro PC
WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and platforms for OEMs, announces the PL-01030, a compact, low-power, high-performance device for the OEM market. This versatile device can be used as an entry-level micro PC embedded computer. Fanless operation also makes it attractive for industrial control.
- FTDI Simplifies Microcontroller USB Flash Drive Interface
FTDI announces the availability of the DLP-VLOG, a development platform based on its Vinculum Universal Serial Bus (USB) host controller IC. The platform, configured as a simple data logging application, is designed to read temperature, humidity and voltage data, and store it on the supplied 32MB USB flash drive. A Microchip microcontroller used together with the Vinculum IC serves to illustrate how to provide virtually unlimited data storage to a small microcontroller. The DLP-VLOG provides a complete reference design on which to base new Vinculum development as well as being a starting point for similar logging applications.
- Hitachi Entier Embedded Data Manager Supports Nucleus PLUS RTOS
The Embedded Business Group of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), announced that its Entier relational database management system (RDBMS), an application-optimized platform with unique, powerful local search capabilities, will support the Nucleus(R) PLUS real-time operating system (RTOS) from Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT).
- Xilinx Passes PCI Express Compliance Tests with Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced that its Virtex(TM)-5 LXT FPGAs have passed the latest PCI Express Endpoint v1.1 base specification compliance workshop and are now listed on the PCI-SIG integrator’s list. This the first time the PCI-SIG, which controls PCI Express compliance, conducted a workshop to test for v1.1 compliance. Xilinx continues at the forefront of PCI Express technology with its Virtex(TM)-5 family, the world’s first and only 65nm FPGAs available today, with hard-coded PCI Express(R) Endpoint and Tri-mode Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) blocks.
- Radiocrafts Announces High Power 500mW Narrow-Band RF Module
Radiocrafts AS, a leading RF module supplier, now expands their product line with a high power narrow-band RF module for the European market. The RC1280HP, offering up to 500 mW output power for increased range, is based on the RC1280 RF Transceiver Module for FSK operation with embedded protocol. When used with quarter-wave antennas a line-of-sight range of 5-6 km can be achieved. The new RC1280HP module uses the same protocol and channels as the RC1280. Interoperation between RC1280 and RC1280HP is therefore possible in a network with both long- and shorter range modules.
- Ubicom Streamlines Designs with Cadence Incisive Formal Verifier
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Ubicom, a leading developer in communications and media processor (CMP) and software platforms, has incorporated the Cadence(R) Incisive(R) Formal Verifier solution into its overall design flow. This has allowed Ubicom to streamline the overall time needed to verify some of their most advanced products that drive interactive applications and multimedia content for the digital home.
- Fujitsu Fingerprint Touch Sensor Integrates with Mobio Biometric Device
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), an industry leader in fingerprint sensor technology, announced that its MBF200 single-touch sensor IC has been integrated into Mobio(R), a handheld biometric security device developed by Cryptolex Trust Systems, Inc.
- Fujitsu to Showcase H.264 Video-Processing IC for HD Recording, Playback
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) will host a demonstration of Amedia Networks’ new gateways, which use Fujitsu’s MPEG-2 encoder and decoder technology with Amedia’s wireless chip set to transmit bandwidth-intensive HD video wirelessly at distances up to 75 meters at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11, Sands Hotel, booth 70809.
- Samsung First to Sample 50nm 16Gb NAND Flash Memory
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced that it is now sampling its 16-gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory with customers â€“ the first NAND flash using 50 nanometer (nm) process technology.
- Arrow Electronics Acquires Agilysys KeyLink Systems Group
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire substantially all of the assets and operations of the Agilysys KeyLink Systems Group (“KeyLink”), a leading enterprise computing solutions distributor, for $485 million in cash. Arrow will also enter into a long-term procurement agreement with the Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group, Agilysysâ€™ value-added reseller business.
- Toshiba Selects Silicon Optix HQV Video Processor for HD DVD Player
Silicon Optix, the leader in programmable video processors, announced that its Reon-VX HQV video processor will be featured in Toshiba’s new top-of-the-line HD DVD player, the HD-XA2.
- Agilent Debuts Microwave Test Accessories for Communications, Mil-Aero
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced a series of first-to-market, broadband microwave test accessories specifically optimized for communications and aerospace/defense applications. The innovations embedded in this industry-leading series provide broadband capability and enhanced measurement accuracy, which significantly expand the test and measurement capabilities in the communications and aerospace/defense industries.
- Telelogic Offers Free Modeler for UML 2.1 Modeling
Telelogic (Nordic Exchange/MidCap/TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, announced the release of Telelogic Modeler(TM), a free Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML(TM)) design environment for engineers, designers, and developers of embedded, real-time, and enterprise IT applications. The free Telelogic Modeler substantially increases the opportunity for organizations to start to increase productivity and shorten design cycles with Model-Driven Development.
- Lattice Semiconductor Rolls Out ispLEVER 6.1 Service Pack 1
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the immediate release of its latest ispLEVER(R) design tool suite update, version 6.1 Service Pack 1. This release includes expanded support for the recently announced LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA family, including the LatticeECP2M20 and LatticeECP2M35 devices. LatticeECP2M FPGAs are the industry’s only low-cost FPGAs with massive on-board memory and integrated 3.125 Gbps SERDES. This release also includes the latest OEM versions of Mentor Graphics’ Precision RTL and Synplicity’s Synplify synthesis design tools, part of Lattice’s complete FPGA design solutions.