News – 2007.03.20 – Late Edition

Strategy Analytics, Embedded Market Forecasters Target Embedded Systems
Strategy Analytics is pleased to announce a new partnership with Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF), to jointly develop a set of metrics to describe the efficiency of current embedded systems development practices. In addition, this baseline data will be used to explore the organizational issues, software development practices and design tools needed to develop truly innovative, breakthrough applications.

LitePoint IQfact Automates Manufacturing Test for Wavesat WiMAX Chipset
LitePoint Corporation, an industry leading provider of advanced wireless test solutions, announced the availability of the LitePoint IQfact(TM) manufacturing test software for WiMAX products based on Wavesat chipsets. This turnkey software package runs on IQmax(TM)-500 R&D and IQmax-100 WiMAX manufacturing one-box test solutions. The fastest test times and lowest cost of test realized by LitePoint’s successful IQfact solutions are now also available for wireless product manufacturers using the Wavesat WiMAX chipset.

Elma Bustronic Unveils VITA 46-Compliant VPX Backplane with 5 Slots
Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has developed a new 5-slot VPX backplane. The 5-slot VPX features a mesh topology with a theoretical slot-to-slot bandwidth of over 5,000 Mbytes/sec. The backplane was designed with a 20-layer controlled-impedance stripline design. To ensure optimal performance, signal integrity analysis was performed on the backplane. Elma Bustronic fabricated the backplane with the higher grade material commercial FR408. This allows excellent performance even at high signal frequencies.

Core Logic MAP Integrates with SPIRIT Voice Processing
SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice, video and audio engines, announced that Core Logic Inc. (KDQ: 048870), a global leader in mobile multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) products, has integrated SPIRIT voice processing solution into its Multimedia Application Processor (MAP) targeted for mobile phone OEMs.

Altium Designer 6 Supports Altera Cyclone III FPGAs
Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) announced that its unified electronic product development solution – Altium Designer 6 – now supports the newly-introduced Cyclone III field-programmable gate array (FPGA) device family from Altera Corporation. This move allows engineers to use the low-cost Cyclone III devices to rapidly and interactively develop electronics systems using the full power of Altium Designer’s unified design environment.

Kozio Diagnostics Supports Freescale’s MPC832x Processors
Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of automated hardware diagnostics ideally suited for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power on self test, announced support for custom product designs using Freescale’s MPC832x series of PowerPC processors, including the e300 core as well as the QUICC Engine(TM) technology.

European Commissioner Selects DVB-H for Mobile Broadcasting
European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Viviane Reding, ignored the advice of the European Mobile Broadcasting Council (EMBC) and the majority of Europe’s broadcasters and Telecoms operators, and, in what appears to be a solo decision, said that her technology of choice for European mobile broadcasting should be DVB-H.