News – 2007.01.26

  • Rabbit Unveils RCM4200 RabbitCore with 10/100 Ethernet Connectivity
    Rabbit Semiconductor, Inc. is proud to introduce the RCM4200 RabbitCore module, equipped with 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, GPIO with on-board analog input, and serial flash memory. The robust features of the RCM4200 support countless applications like embedded data-logging, remote device monitoring and control, serial to Ethernet communications, point of sale, industrial control, building automation/security and networking.
  • CSR BlueCore Gains Noise Cancellation, Enhanced Speech Intelligibility
    CSR expanded its portfolio of high quality third party software extensions for its BlueCore-Multimedia platform – including our advanced BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon. The ATS6000MM SoundClear Multi-Mic noise cancellation and hands-free audio processing software from Acoustic Technologies will allow CSR’s BlueCore-Multimedia customers to integrate advanced noise cancellation and enhanced speech intelligibility into products such as Bluetooth headsets, automotive navigation, hands-free systems, and mobile handsets. This new addition to CSR’s eXtension Partner Programme offers customers exceptional voice quality and performance when designing BlueCore Multimedia based products.
  • eASIC, MoreThanIP Offer Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC Cores for Nextreme ASICs
    eASIC Corporation, a provider of Structured ASIC devices and Configurable logic IP, and MoreThanIP GmbH, a leading supplier of networking IP cores, announced the immediate availability of a Tri-Mode (10/100/1000) Ethernet MAC core for eASIC’s 90nm Nextreme Structured ASIC Family. The dynamically configurable Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC core will enable engineers to build robust Ethernet line card, NIC card or switching applications operating at 10/100 or 1000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet).
  • CSR Adds Audio Compression to BlueCore5-Multimedia Platform
    CSR (LSE:CSR) announced that it has added a new compression technology to its powerful DSP-based BlueCore5-Multimedia platform which will offer its customers much improved wireless audio quality. By porting APT Ltd’s enhanced apt-X algorithm onto the BlueCore Multimedia platform, CSR is offering yet more ways for wireless audio designers to create devices which offer improved levels of audio quality, with reduced processing latency compared to the Bluetooth standard SBC encoding, without compromising on power consumption.
  • ISO and IEC Adopt SNIA’s SMI-S for Storage Networking Standard
    The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced that its Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) has been designated an International Standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This designation is expected to further accelerate the already widespread adoption of the standard by storage vendors and IT users in all markets worldwide.
  • Opera Software Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Opera Mini
    This week Opera Software celebrates the one-year anniversary of Opera Mini. Within its first year, Opera Mini has changed the way millions of people access and view the Web on their mobile phone. Designed to work with almost any mobile phone, Opera Mini is available free.
  • Dongbu Offers ARM Physical IP Design Support at 130nm Node
    Dongbu Electronics and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] announced a license agreement that extends the availability of ARM(R) low-power and speed-and-density products, part of the ARM Artisan(R) physical IP family, to designers developing chips using Dongbu’s CMOS process at the 130-nanometer (nm) node. The ARM physical IP portfolio is ideally suited to support system-on-chip (SoC) designs targeting mobile handset and portable consumer applications, and will be offered to Dongbu’s foundry customers at no charge via the ARM website.
  • ABI Research Concludes iPhone is No Smartphone
    Apple’s iPhone was the talk of the town after its January 9 launch. Industry observers were by and large impressed with the new device, praising its user interface, innovation, and seamless integration. But two senior ABI Research analysts — wireless research director Stuart Carlaw, and principal mobile broadband analyst Philip Solis — point out that while the iPhone is undoubtedly clever and capable, it is not correct to call it a smartphone, as much of the media has done.
  • Tundra Semiconductor Samples Tsi110 PowerPC Host Bridge
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, announced that the Tundra Tsi110 PowerPC(R) Host Bridge is now available for general sampling. Ideally suited for designs where cost and power are of primary concern, the Tsi110 targets high volume applications such as; set-top boxes, home gateways, video-over-IP, video surveillance and other multi-media applications.
  • Patent Office Reaffirms Validity of National Instruments LabVIEW Patent
    National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced that the United States Patent Office issued a reexamination certificate upholding the validity of one of National Instruments’ patents, U.S. Patent No. 5,301,336 (“’336 patent”), which relates to National Instruments’ LabVIEW software.