News – 2007.06.11 – Late Edition

Teradyne to Host In-Circuit Test Webinars
Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER), the industry’s leading manufacturer of in-circuit PCB test systems, announced it will host a new series of web seminars on the technical issues and challenges of in-circuit test (ICT) – from basic Manufacturing Defect Analyzers (MDAs) through high performance in-circuit testers. The curriculum is designed to educate test engineers, technicians, QA managers and production teams involved with test in a PCB manufacturing environment.

Linux Phone Standards Forum Reveals Specifications, Roadmap
Demonstrating the growing momentum of the mobile Linux market, The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum announced the publication of specifications, that are part of LiPS Release 1.0, whose complete delivery is planned by the end of 2007. In addition, LiPS unveiled a roadmap of additional specification areas to be developed through 2008. These LiPS Release 1.0 specifications documents represent the first public deliverables from working group activities since LiPS’ founding, and will help to improve interoperability across the Linux-based mobile telephony ecosystem – from software stack suppliers to mobile device OEMs to regional and global wireless operators.

Electronic Component Orders Declines in May
Electronic component orders took a small dip in May, according to the four-to-five week average index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA). The 12-month average, which compares order growth to the previous year, remained flat.

ARM Cortex-M3 Core Powers ST 32-bit Flash Microcontrollers
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, has announced a new family of 32-bit Flash Microcontrollers based on the breakthrough ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M3 core – a core with features specifically designed for embedded applications requiring a combination of high performance (1.25 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz), low power and low cost. The STM32 family benefits from the Cortex-M3′s many new architectural enhancements including the Thumb-2 instruction set to deliver improved performance combined with better code density, and a tightly-coupled Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller for significantly faster response to interrupts, all combined with industry leading power consumption. ST was a lead partner in developing the Cortex-M3 core and is now the first leading MCU supplier to introduce a product family based on the core.

Logic Debuts Zoom Development Kit, SOM with Freescale MPC8360 Processor
Logic Product Development (Logic) announced the release of a new Zoom Development Kit and System on Module (SOM) using Freescale Semiconductor’s MPC8360E PowerQUICC(R) II Pro processor. Logic’s MPC8360 SOMs are off-the-shelf embedded computing modules which provide developers with a cost effective, compact option for use in industrial, medical, and other embedded applications.

PrismTech Ports Spectra OE to Gumstix Miniature Computers
PrismTech, an acknowledged leader in the provision of high performance middleware and tools, announced the availability of its Spectra(TM) Operating Environment (OE) on the Gumstix(TM) family of small form factor computers. This technology breakthrough delivers the first complete COTS Software Communications Architecture (SCA) software defined radio (SDR) solution on the world’s smallest full-function computer, offering significant cost, size, weight and power (SWaP) benefits for SDR developers.

Aurora Networks Increases Capacity with Node PON Module
Aurora Networks announced a PON Module that enables 100 times more capacity than conventional data delivery methods. The model GE4132M PON Module fits in any NC4000 series node or Virtual Hub and is compatible with HFC, Fiber Deep, Fiber on Demand(TM) and FTTP architectures. As a pioneer in digital return with built-in node monitoring and embedded Ethernet, Aurora’s development of a PON Module for cable is a natural step in extending the bandwidth lead against telcos.

AMI Adopts Cadence Encounter Conformal Constraint Designer XL
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ: AMIS) has adopted Cadence(R) Encounter(R) Conformal(R) Constraint Designer XL as its ASIC Timing Constraint signoff tool, after using it to tape out multiple designs for production. The value of the technology is that it improves time to market by verifying and ensuring design constraint quality. It also goes the extra step of identifying and automatically generating missing constraints, cutting this phase of the constraint signoff from weeks to days.

LG Selects Ember’s EM250 ZigBee for HomNet Digital Home System
LG Electronics (LG) has teamed with Ember to ZigBee-enable its digital home technology for controlling and automating home energy efficiency, security, appliances and other devices. ZigBee is an open industry wireless network standard that solves the unique needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensor network applications.

Korenix Wins Computex Award for JetNet PoE Power Sourcing Switch
The JetNet 3705/3705f, the industry-grade IEEE802.3af 4-port PoE power sourcing switch series, has been awarded the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2007 Best Choice Award. There are 27 award winners out of 440 candidates which came from IT industrial high-tech companies in Taiwan joined the competition. Korenix JetNet 3705 series won the prestigious Best Choice Award mainly by the high quality networking product with innovative industrial PoE power sourcing design to meet mission critical PoE applications, such as vehicle surveillance, military surveillance, gas pipeline monitoring system, oil refinery, and unmanned station monitoring etc.