News – 2007.07.23

Power-Saving Clock-Gating Technique is an Inseparable Part of SoC Design
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, announced the publication of a new Pointers & Pitfalls technical paper entitled “Power-Saving Clock-Gating Technique is an Inseparable Part of SoC Design.”

HD Lab Publishes SystemC Behavioral Synthesis Style Guide
HD Lab, Inc., announced the availability of its “SystemC Behavioral Synthesis Style Guide”, a reference book that documents production-proven expertise and design techniques based on SystemC, the de facto standard for ESL design and verification.

Xilinx Introduces Spartan-3A DSP Low Power FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced the addition of power efficient Spartan(TM)-3A DSP devices to its XtremeDSP(TM) portfolio of solutions for signal processing applications. The new devices, which are in production today, deliver high-performance DSP capabilities in a low-power FPGA for applications such as tactical radios for military communications, wireless access points and portable medical equipment.

BigLever, Telelogic Team on Model-Driven Development, Software Product Line
BigLever Software(TM), a leading provider of software product line development tools and services, and Telelogic(R), a leading global provider of software solutions for Enterprise Lifecycle Management, announced the creation of a partnership aimed at meeting customer demand for the integration of model-driven development(TM) (MDD(TM)) and software product line (SPL) technologies. With the unified capabilities of Telelogic’s Rhapsody(R) MDD solution and BigLever’s Gears(TM) SPL solution, both companies’ customers can realize major improvements in time-to-market, combined with the productivity gains of MDD and the dramatic increases in portfolio scalability delivered by SPL approaches.

MOXA Rolls Out Industrial-Grade Gigabit Media Converter
MOXA is happy to announce the release of a new industrial-grade gigabit media converter, called IMC-101G. This new product offers industrial-grade media conversion between a 10/100/1000BaseT(X) connection and 1000BaseSX/LX/LHX/ZX, allowing users to extend the distance between copper based connections with fiber optic cables.

Measurement Computing Unveils Two 8-channel USB Analog Input Devices
Measurement Computing Corporation, a market leader in low-cost data acquisition, announced the release of two new 8-channel USB analog input devices, the USB-TC-AI and the USB-TEMP-AI, which feature four differential temperature inputs, and four differential or single-ended voltage inputs with programmable gain. These new products are modeled after MCC’s highly successful USB-TC and USB-TEMP products, which have all eight input channels configured for temperature.

Pentek Debuts Dual Digital Transceiver with DDC Core, Interpolation Filter
Pentek, Inc., one of the pioneers of VME board-level technology, released its Model 7140-420 Dual Digital Transceiver with Wideband Digital Downconverter (DDC) Core and Interpolation Filter. This is a complete software radio system in a PMC/XMC module. It includes two A/D and two D/A converters for connection to HF and IF ports. This highly versatile transceiver, with greatly extended bandwidth, can fulfill an unusually wide range of applications in signal intelligence, military and commercial communications systems and in radar. This module is also available in a variety of form factors including PCI, 3U and 6U cPCI, as well as a PMC/XMC conduction-cooled version.

SDC Systems Announces Embedded BIOS with StrongFrame Technology
SDC Systems have announced the release of General Software’s Embedded BIOS(R) with StrongFrame(TM) Technology, a new version of their Embedded BIOS product that is used extensively in products such as kiosks, point of sale (POS) devices, medical equipment, gaming systems, test equipment, and avionics products including flight management systems and flight data recorders.

VegaStream Selects Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS for VoIP Gateways
Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announces that VegaStream Group, Ltd., of Bracknell, Berkshire, UK, has selected Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS for use in its new family of VoIP Gateways. VegaStream’s VoIP gateways enable service providers and business customers to profit from lower telephony costs and improved productivity between their organizations’ headquarters and remote offices.

Discretix Multi-Scheme DRM Secures Motorola’s MOTO Z8 Mobile Handset
Discretix, the leading provider of embedded security and DRM solutions for mobile devices and flash memory, announced that its Multi-Scheme Digital Rights Management (DRM) Client will provide multimedia content security for Motorola’s latest mobile handset, the MOTO Z8. The MOTO Z8, now available with select wireless operators in Europe, is a remarkable combination of communications and entertainment, incorporating crystal clear video playback and hi-fi audio quality into a groundbreaking “kick slider” form factor, featuring a graceful mechanism that achieves a “fit-to-face” profile by gliding open in a curve to match the contour of your face.

MP3 Design Sees Action with BlueCore Bluetooth Technology from CSR
CSR announced that an MP3 design from Actions Semiconductor is benefiting from its BlueCore technology for Bluetooth, to bring wireless stereo streaming music, handsfree calls from a mobile phone and wireless music file transfer from PCs or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The combination of the Actions chipset and reference design with CSR’s Bluetooth silicon provides MP3 manufacturers with a low cost but high quality and highly differentiated offering. The Actions MP3 reference design is available now.