New on EDA Blog – 2007.05.25

ADI Blackfin EEMBC Benchmarks
Analog Devices recently announced the certified results for their Blackfin BF533 processor in a wide range of tests performed by the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC). ADI’s Blackfin demonstrated strong performance in 11 EEMBC benchmark ratings, which test for specific capabilities in embedded communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive, industrial and digital entertainment applications. All of the tests were run using EEMBC’s “out-of-the-box” C code.

EDA Industry – 2006
The EDA Consortium’s Market Statistics Service (MSS) recently released data about the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. Revenue for Q4 of 2006 was $1,493 million, which is a 19% increase over Q4 2005. For the full year 2006, revenue totaled a record $5,274 million, which was 15% more than the $4,575 million recorded in 2005. The increase reflects both the continuing growth of the industry as a whole and the growth of the MSS program, which enjoyed a net increase in the number of participating companies compared to the previous year.

PC/104-Plus CPU Modules
The PC/104-Plus architecture has seen steady growth in CPU module boards since its introduction. After periods of incremental gains on share of the PC/104 family CPU module market, PC/104-Plus is projected to rapidly acquire share as it challenges standard PC/104 for the leadership position. PC/104-Plus incorporates a faster stackable PCI connector in addition to the standard ISA connectors of original PC/104 boards.

WiMAX vs 3G-LTE Debate at WiMAX World Europe
This year’s WiMAX World Europe Conference & Expo will feature the Great Debate: WiMAX vs. LTE. The debate will be open to all conference and expo attendees and is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 at noon. The event will discuss the future of mobile WiMAX and competing technologies in Europe.