News – 2007.06.27

IAR Launches YellowSuite Tools for Freescale ColdFire Microcontroller
IAR Systems, a leading supplier of embedded development tools, announces a comprehensive suite of tools for Freescale’s ColdFire(R) microcontroller (MCU) architecture. The tool suite – IAR YellowSuite(TM) – is available to embedded developers using ColdFire MCUs based on the V1 and V2 cores. IAR Systems also plans to offer the tool suite for Freescale’s S08 8-bit MCU architecture in Q1 2008.

Technosoft Launches Intelligent Plug-In Servo Drive
Technosoft has extended its product range by adding, to already proven drives, the new intelligent plug-in module PIM2403. Based on the same drive technology as before, MotionChip(TM), this drive reduces the time needed to assembly a machine by changing the screw type contacts for simple pins. System integrators can now easily design a clean PCB that houses all the components, and get rid of all the cables.

AXIOMTEK Unveils Industrial Motherboard with Intel Core 2 Duo Support
AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers, is pleased to launch a high performance industrial motherboard, the IMB201, which supports LGA775 socket Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor with a 533/800/1066MHz front side bus and features an advanced Intel(R) Q965+ICH8DO chipset. With Intel Dual-Core processing technology, the IMB201 provides the excellent performance to handle multitasking and to run multiple applications simultaneously. This industrial motherboard is specially suited for the solutions which need more effective computing and excellent graphics performance, such as digital video recorder (DVR), digital security surveillance, gaming machine, point of service system (POS), video server, and intelligent transportation system (ITS).

Lattice Announces IP Cores for 90nm Embedded FLASH LatticeXP2 FPGA
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the immediate availability of 45 ispLeverCORE(TM) Intellectual Property (IP) and third-party vendor IP cores for its new 90 nanometer embedded FLASH LatticeXP2(TM) FPGA family. Lattice and its ispLeverCORE Connection partners – CAST, ANAGRAM Technologies, DCD, Eureka Technology and WDC — have already ported a wide range of cores addressing automotive, communications, consumer, embedded, instrumentation, video and wireless applications to the LatticeXP2 architecture.

Altera Rolls Out Production-Qualified Arria GX FPGA
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) shipped its first production-qualified Arria(TM) GX FPGAs. The EP1AGX50 device with 50K logic elements (LEs) and EP1AGX60 device with 60K LEs are now shipping to customers. The Arria GX family of low-cost, transceiver-based FPGAs is optimized to support PCI Express (x1 and x4), Gigabit Ethernet and Serial RapidIO(TM) standards at speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.

GE Fanuc Launches Proficy Process Systems for Automation, Control
GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, announced that it has officially launched its breakthrough process control system: Proficy(R) Process Systems. Based on GE Fanuc’s proven, award-winning process control technologies, Proficy Process Systems is a fully integrated system that will provide customers with improved quality and reliability, increased throughput, performance and efficiency, and reduced total cost of ownership.

XJTAG Boundary Scan Integrates Technotime PCB Test Solution
XJTAG, a leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.1 compliant boundary scan tools, has signed a technology agreement with German printed circuit board (PCB) test specialist Technotime Electronic, which has resulted in the XJTAG Professional development system being integrated with Technotime’s novel two-step test fixture solution.

CodeSourcery, IBM to Port Sourcery VSIPL++ for Cell BE Processor
CodeSourcery, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with IBM to develop a version of Sourcery VSIPL++ for the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) processor. Sourcery VSIPL++, a high-performance signal- and image-processing (SIP) toolkit, dramatically simplifies the task of developing SIP applications for the Cell/B.E. processor. Because it implements a high-level, open-standard API, Sourcery VSIPL++ also facilitates the reuse of applications.

Altera Opens EDA/SOPC Laboratory at National Taiwan University
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced the opening of the EDA/SOPC Joint Laboratory at National Taiwan University. As part of Altera’s worldwide University Program, the joint laboratory is equipped with FPGA development boards, Quartus(R) II design software, Nios(R) II embedded processors and Altera(R) MegaCore(R) intellectual property. The laboratory provides the best hands-on educational experience for professors, instructors, and students, enabling engineering students to build their expertise in FPGA design methodology and enhance their opportunity for success in the increasingly competitive global electronics marketplace.

Mellanox Technologies Powers Sun Constellation System
Mellanox(TM) Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, announced that the Company’s InfiniBand adapters and InfiniScale(TM) III InfiniBand switch silicon power the Sun Constellation System which includes an ultra-dense blade server platform, high-throughput, high-density storage, and 3456-port InfiniBand switch. This system is based on non-proprietary and open source technologies and is expected to be one of the most powerful computing platforms in the world providing up to 1.7 PetaFLOPS of performance.