News – 2007.06.20 – Late Edition

Kontron Introduces AM4100 Advanced Mezzanine Card
Kontron announced its new Kontron AM4100 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC/AdvancedMC) at the NXTcomm 2007 Trade Show in Chicago, USA. Based on the 1.5 GHz Dual Core Freescale PowerPC(R) MPC8641D, the Kontron AM4100 delivers up to 2.3 MIPS/MHz computing performance and highest Ethernet bandwidth without breaking the power budgets of modular AdvancedTCA carriers or highly-integrated, redundant MicroTCA multi-processing systems.

Mercury Computer, PNNL Playing Games for National Security, Cyberspace
The same computing power used in millions of game consoles may soon help tackle computational challenges in national security, cyberspace, and bioinformatics. Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are collaborating to apply multicore technology such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor to these critical applications. These technologies are currently used in game devices like the Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3.

Tensilica Integrates Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler to Reference Flow
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Tensilica, Inc., a leading IP supplier of high-efficiency standard and extensible processor cores, announced that Tensilica incorporated Cadence(R) Encounter(R) RTL Compiler with global synthesis in its CAD flow which supports both Diamond(R) and Xtensa(R) cores. Encounter RTL Compiler with global synthesis enables Tensilica customers to achieve smaller, faster and lower-power implementations for microprocessor designs using Tensilica IP.

Kontron Rolls Out 10-Gigabit Triumvirate AdvancedTCA Products
Kontron, a leading global provider of open modular solutions for the communications market, unveiled at NXTcomm its 10-Gigabit triumvirate AdvancedTCA product portfolio that enables telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) to accelerate their IMS and IPTV-oriented application system designs. The three open modular platform elements consist of – the Kontron AT8030 AdvancedTCA processor node featuring three Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPUs and one AdvancedMC slot; the Kontron AT8904 AdvancedTCA 10 GbE Switch with two AdvancedMC slots, and the Kontron AT8404 AdvancedTCA 10 GbE Carrier with four AdvancedMC bays. All three are designed for Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA) compliance.

Red Bend Software Announces vCurrent Mobile FOTA Solution v5
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating solutions for mobile phones and wireless modules, announced the general availability of vCurrent(R) Mobile version 5 beginning June 30. The new release significantly improves the user experience as the first FOTA software that gives manufacturers and operators the ability to update mobile phone firmware while a consumer is using the phone. This innovation completely changes the paradigm of how FOTA updates are performed, and eliminates a barrier to adoption by making irrelevant the issue of update time.

AMREL Announces 800W eLoad Bench-top Electronic Load
AMREL/AMERICAN RELIANCE, INC. introduces their new 800W eLoad Bench-top Electronic Load (BPL) at the Fuel Cell 2007 Conference. The 800W BPL is AMREL’s newest “CUSTOMER DRIVEN” programmable power product to address the growing trends in digital power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy requiring more advanced and sophisticated T&M Equipment. AMREL’s eLoad BPL offers the industry’s highest current rating.

Freescale, Tundra Enable Bandwidth-Hungry Broadband Systems
Freescale Semiconductor, a global semiconductor leader, and Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, introduced a development platform that combines the industry’s highest performing programmable digital signal processors (DSPs) and the lowest power Serial RapidIO (sRIO) switch available.

Excel Software Ships MacA&D OSX 2.2
Excel Software is shipping MacA&D OSX 2.2 for system and software modeling, requirement management, code generation, reengineering and project reports. This major release supports PHP design and code generation plus enhanced requirement management, diagram generation and editing. The new Global Search dialog scans thousands of text files and folders in seconds for matching text or wildcard patterns.

Solarflare Designs 10-Gb Ethernet Controller with Synopsys IC Compiler
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, announced that Solarflare Communications, Inc. has taped out its new 90-nanometer (nm) 10-gigabit (Gb) Ethernet controller using the Synopsys IC Compiler place-and-route solution. Earlier this year, Solarflare announced Solarstorm(TM), the lowest-power 10-Gb Ethernet controller chip. Aiming to continue to strengthen its leadership position, Solarflare turned to Synopsys’ IC Compiler for this new chip. IC Compiler helped Solarflare significantly reduce design time and improve results by delivering smaller overall area as well as 10 to 20 percent power reduction in several critical blocks.