News – 2007.07.12 – Late Edition

Atmel Expands AT91SO Secure Microcontroller Product Family
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the addition of three new members of its AT91SO family for high security systems. These devices are fully compatible with the AT91SO100 secure silicon platform that has already been widely used in markets that require enhanced security such as Electronic Transaction Terminals.

ADLINK Introduces DAQe-2208 96-CH PCI Express Analog Input DAQ Card
ADLINK introduces the DAQe-2208, a 96-CH 12-bit 3 MS/s ultra high-density analog input data acquisition card, combining high-density with high-bandwidth via an x1 PCI Express bus. This high-end card is capable of sampling up to 96 single-ended AI channels with different gain settings and scan sequences and offering differential modes for 48 AI channels to provide optimal noise elimination, making it compatible with ultra high-density analog signals with various input ranges and sampling speeds. The DAQe-2208 is ideal for data logging and signal analysis application requiring large amount of input channels and data transferring. The DAQe-2208 features also include analog and digital triggering and 24 programmable digital I/O lines.

NI Creates Low-Cost PXI Digit Multimeter for Data-Logging Measurement
National Instruments expands its low-cost digital multimeter offering with the NI PXI-4065, a new 6½-digit multimeter for PXI. The low cost of the PXI-4065 digital multimeter along with its 6½-digit performance offers a new entry point for reliable, high-channel-count data-logging measurement systems. Engineers can combine the new multimeter with more than 150 available NI PXI switch configurations in the low-cost NI PXI-1033 integrated chassis and controller to create high-channel-count, 6½-digit data-logging systems for $3,500 (USD) for up to 48 channels and $12,000 (USD) for up to 784 channels. For further system expansion, engineers can add 3,000 channels with each additional 18-slot PXI chassis.

Consumer Electronics Drives GaN Laser Diode Market
The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) service release, “Gallium Nitride Laser Diodes: Market and Applications 2006-2011,” projects dramatic 103 percent market growth for GaN-based laser diodes through 2011. The consumer-based optical data storage market, dominating all other applications, will drive demand for GaN laser diodes driven by adoption in gaming, PC and home theater markets.

Frost & Sullivan to Discuss Braking, Stability Control Systems Market
Frost & Sullivan will host a conference call on 18 July 2007 at 15.00 BST to provide industry participants with an overview of the recently published study focusing on the Braking and Stability Control Systems Market.

TI Rolls Out Flexible 3.3-V, 2.5-V and 1.8-V Clock Generator Family
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a family of highly-programmable, one to four phase-lock loop (PLL) clock generator devices with the ability to generate up to nine output clock sources from a single input frequency. Each output can be programmed in-system for any clock frequency up to 230 MHz. These features provide a number of system benefits such as reduced power consumption, shorter lead time and the flexibility to easily upgrade the clock without redesigning the system. These benefits ultimately reduce cost for a broad range of consumer applications such as IP set-top boxes or phones, digital media systems such as digital televisions, streaming media and printers, navigation systems and portable devices.

Mercury Computer Systems Introduces OpenRTRT, DirectViz, Patchwork3D
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced three new offerings that provide whole power, real-time interactive and photo-realistic 3D rendering, and real-time 3D ray tracing.

Tektronix Signs Off Power with Sequence Design’s CoolProducts
Tektronix, Inc., a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement, and monitoring instrumentation, recently reviewed their power design and analysis needs and chose Sequence Design’s CoolProducts for their accuracy, versatility, and outstanding support. Sequence’s CoolProducts family – CoolTime, CoolPower, and CoolCheck – added key functionality to their design flow and reduced design closure times by preventing time-consuming iterations between separate timing, SI, power analysis and optimization tools.

ARC’s Low Power Configurable Solutions Sets Standard for NA Companies
Low power consumption is one of the most important considerations for system-on-chip (SoC) designers creating products for next-generation electronic applications. This is a key reason why eleven companies in North America have adopted ARC International’s (LSE:ARK) configurable media subsystem and processor solutions to create power-sensitive chips for medical, government/security, multimedia, and networking/peripheral devices.