News – 2007.02.13 – Late Edition

NEC Enables Continuous LSI Operation During Logic Circuit Failure
NEC Corporation and NEC Electronics Corporation have successfully developed a fundamental technology that enables an LSI device to continue operating correctly, even in the event of circuit failure in part of the LSI’s logic. This technology will resolve numerous serious problems that are expected to arise in ultra-fine LSI devices of the future, such as an increase in failures, thereby reducing the cost of sustaining high reliability.

RTS Real-Time Hypervisor Enables Multiple OS
Real-Time Systems GmbH (RTS), a leader in real-time software development, announced their Real-Time Hypervisor software. The software enables real-time operating systems (RTOS), such as Wind River VxWorks(R), to run simultaneously with a general purpose operating system (GPOS), for example Linux, on a single hardware platform while ensuring real-time behavior of the RTOS. This breakthrough technology utilizes the advantages of modern multi-core processors where each core may be assigned a separate operating system. RTS expects this product to find wide use in Industrial Automation, Medical, Telecom as well as in Military markets.

Agilent Introduces Automotive Test Solutions
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced multiple product options that help automotive engineers develop their electronic products faster and under budget, while meeting quality requirements. These automotive test products can easily be integrated in complex, automated functional test configurations, which can be leveraged from design validation into production.

RadiSys, VirtualLogix Debut Real-time Multicore Development Kit
RadiSys(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) and VirtualLogix(TM), Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization(TM) company, announced a partnership to deliver a high-performance, real-time development kit using multicore systems based on Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processors. The RadiSys Multicore Development Kit, which includes RadiSys’ OS-9 real-time operating system and real-time virtualization software from VirtualLogix, provides embedded systems designers with the software tools and real-time operating systems they need to develop innovative multicore-based designs on RadiSys Procelerant(TM) ComExpess solutions, embedded servers and motherboards.

QNX, NI Speed Migration to Multi-Core Processors
This week at Embedded World, National Instruments is showing how embedded engineers can now use the NI LabVIEW graphical dataflow environment to target multi-core systems based on the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) realtime operating system (RTOS).

RadiSys Unveils COM Express Modules, Quad Core Embedded Server
RadiSys(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) announced at Embedded World the availability of two new PICMG Compatible COM Express modules as well as a quad core embedded server that deliver unsurpassed performance and functionality.

ioLogik E2000 Active Ethernet Supports NI LabVIEW
MOXA announced that ioLogik E2000 Active Ethernet I/O servers are compatible with NI LabVIEW 8. Active Ethernet I/O is a powerful new concept in remote data acquisition where I/O events trigger customized messages that are instantly sent to host computers. Active Ethernet I/O supports traditional Modbus/TCP for maximum compatibility with existing applications.

TI Improves Battery Life with Power Converter
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a highly integrated boost converter that supports 27-V of output voltage and improves battery life in portable industrial and medical applications, such as portable diagnostic systems.

Renesas, Matsushita Stabilize Operation of 45nm SRAM
Renesas Technology Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC) announced the development of a technique that achieves stable operation with 45nm (nanometer) process generation bulk CMOS for SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) that can be embedded in SoC (system-on-a-chip) devices and microprocessors (MPUs).

Enea, Agere Extend DSP RTOS-Mobile Handset Agreement
Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST), the world leader in advanced device software, announced that it has signed an extended supplier agreement with one of its largest customers, Agere Systems (NYSE:AGR). The extended agreement, which Agere and Enea estimate could be worth up to $5M over the next three years, covers DSP real-time operating systems for select Agere’s Sceptre(TM) and Vision(TM) mobile handset platforms, and caters to future platforms.