News – 2007.04.25

MathWorks Acquires PolySpace Technologies
The MathWorks announced that it has acquired PolySpace Technologies, a software company based in Grenoble, France that provides embedded software tools for the automatic detection of run-time errors at compile time.

WiMAX IC Market Shifts from Fixed to Mobile
Fixed WiMAX IC vendors have recently re-directed their energies towards Mobile WiMAX, particularly in the second half of 2006 and into 2007, reports In-Stat. This represents a dramatic change, as the overwhelming majority of 2005 and 2006 WiMAX chipsets were Fixed WiMAX (802.16d)-compliant, with a very small percentage in 2006 representing chipsets used in early WiBro (mobile WiMAX-based) devices, the high-tech market research firm says.

Synopsys Unveils DesignWare for ARM AMBA 2, AMBA 3 AXI Protocols
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, announced the 2007.04a release of DesignWare(R) synthesizable intellectual property (IP) for the ARM(R) AMBA(R) 2 and AMBA 3 AXI(TM) protocols. The DesignWare Library solution allows designers to easily integrate the high-speed protocol into their systems-on-chip (SoC) designs and enables designers of AMBA protocol-based systems to focus on the development of value-added elements to differentiate their products. The 2007.04a release includes a new I2S protocol IP for the APB bus, an AXI-to-APB3 compliant bridge with built-in fabric, and a highly configurable AXI-to-AXI bridge supporting a multi-layered AXI bus-based design. The release also includes extensive enhancements to the existing IP for the AMBA 2 and AMBA 3 AXI protocols.

QuickLogic Debuts ArcticLink Solution Platform for Mobile Devices
QuickLogic(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the lowest power programmable solutions leader, announced it is now shipping its revolutionary ArcticLink(TM) solution platform. It reduces design time and risk for the mobile market by embedding high performance host controllers, a programmable fabric for implementing additional controllers and peripheral connectivity, as well as a selectable processor interface – all in a single, low power device. The ArcticLink solution platform meets the need for mobile devices to integrate a wide variety of wireless, storage and image/video technology by providing designers solutions including USB 2.0 High Speed OTG, SD/MMC memory, High Speed SDIO for Wi-Fi and Mobile TV, CE-ATA and IDE Hard Disk Drive, and a vast library of other production-proven solutions.

VMETRO Rolls Out Two New ADC XMC Modules
VMETRO has announced two high-speed analog input XMC modules with the latest generation Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 FPGA. The AD3000 is a single channel 3GSPS ADC, and the AD1500 is a dual channel 1.5GSPS ADC. The modules’ analog input utilizes either a National Semiconductor ADC083000 or ADC081500 8-bit converter. Both designs share a common FPGA back-end with either a Virtex-5 SX95T or LX110T FPGA and are directly connected to the analog input. This combination of high-speed analog input and high-performance FPGA processing is ideal for demanding real-time applications such as Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), Radar and Telecommunications.

Technosoft Announces New Intelligent Servo Control Modules
Based on the MotionChip(TM) technology, Technosoft’s ISCM4805 / ISCM8005 Intelligent Servo Control Modules combine motion controller, drive and PLC functionality in a single compact unit. They are flexible solutions, particularly adapted for distributed and coordinated control of brushless, DC, linear or step motors up to 240W, 80V.

VaST Expands Support of SystemC, OCPIP in CoMET6 Virtual Prototyping
VaST Systems Technology Corporation is driving deeper into the embedded systems design supply chain with expanded standards support in CoMET6. The latest version of its flagship virtual system prototyping solutions includes greater interoperability through Native IEEE 1666 SystemC and OCP-IP TL2.

Avnet Distributes ADS’ Embedded Single Board Computers
Applied Data Systems (ADS), a leading developer of ARM-based embedded systems, and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), have announced a distribution agreement for ADS’ line of “application-ready” embedded single board computers.

EVE Reports Revenue Growth of 115% for Fiscal 2007
EVE, supplier of the broadest selection of hardware-assisted verification solutions, including hardware description language (HDL) acceleration, fast emulation and easy prototyping, announced that it closed its fiscal year March 30, 2007, with revenue growth of 115%. EVE also announced it has reached five consecutive quarters of profitability.