News – 2007.08.01

NI Designs Data Acquisition Modules for Sound, Vibration Applications
Engineers and product designers now can easily build complex, synchronized systems for high-channel-count applications with the new National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) high-accuracy data acquisition modules specifically designed for sound and vibration applications.

Altera Announces Complete USB 2.0 Device Controller Solution
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) expanded its intellectual property (IP) portfolio with the introduction of a complete USB 2.0 Hi-/Full-Speed Device Controller solution from System Level Solutions (SLS). This new solution is comprised of a soft IP core, software and class drivers, and SLS’s Snap-On PHY daughtercards. The daughtercards are designed for use exclusively with Altera(R) development kits.

Applying Serial RapidIO Technology to Wireless Infrastructure Podcast
The RapidIO(R) Trade Association announced the immediate availability of its latest RapidIO Radio podcast, “Applying the Serial RapidIO Technology to the Wireless Infrastructure.” Featuring Chunhua Hu, senior applications engineer of Texas Instruments, this unique discussion focuses on how Serial RapidIO technology brings substantial benefits to the wireless infrastructure market and lowers OEM’s development risks. In addition, the presentation reviews how RapidIO technology can simplify system design and ultimately reduce time-to-market and system costs. All episodes of RapidIO Radio can be found online at RapidIO and iTunes.

Concurrent Rolls Out NightStar LX 4.1 Debugging, Analysis Tools
Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of real-time Linux(R) operating systems and integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced the release of a new version of its NightStar(TM) LX debugging and analysis tools. NightStar is a powerful, integrated Qt-based GUI tool set for developing and tuning time-critical 32-bit and 64-bit applications. NightStar tools reduce test time, increase productivity and lower development costs.

Empress Embedded Database Supports Wind River’s SBC8548 Board, VxWorks
Empress Software, developer of the EMPRESS Embedded Database, announces the immediate availability of the latest EMPRESS v10.20 engine for Wind River VxWorks 6.4 running on Wind River’s SBC8548 PowerPC evaluation board. The SBC8548, with the VxWorks 6.4 board support package, has been specifically designed for early hardware and software development and together with EMPRESS forms a powerful, tightly integrated development environment ideal for real-time embedded developers requiring high reliability, excellent performance, and strong functionality at both the database and operating system level.

OINA Releases SOUNDabout Lossless Codec for Bluetooth Wireless Stereo
Open Interface North America, a pioneer in Bluetooth technology and a premier provider of embedded Bluetooth solutions, announced the release of SOUNDabout(R) Lossless(TM), a lossless codec that brings audiophile quality to Bluetooth wireless audio by delivering perfect reproduction of streaming audio over a Bluetooth radio link. SOUNDabout Lossless is distinguished by its low latency, symmetric low complexity, and state-of-the-art compression ratios.

Enea Announces Open Source LINX for Communication Services
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, announced that its LINX for Linux product is now freely available as an Open Source offering complete with source code, documentation, test programs, a startup guide, and program build system guide. LINX for Linux delivers transparent, reliable, high-performance interprocess communication services for complex distributed systems that employ multiple operating systems.

Emerson Network Power Launches 4 Artesyn Eighth-Brick DC-DC Converters
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has launched four Artesyn eighth-brick dc-dc converters featuring second-generation power conversion topology that provides up to 93% full load efficiency. The latest additions to the Artesyn LES series of converters offer designers a choice of 22 A @ 2.5 V, 20 A @ 3.3 V, 13 A @ 5 V and 6.7 A @ 12 V.

IBASE Debuts MB875 Multi-Gigabit Motherboard with 4 Gigabit Ethernets
IBASE, a leading provider of network appliances, DVRs and industrial computers, reveals a versatile motherboard with four Gigabit Ethernets that is designed for SOHO network security applications. Optimized for network performance, this scalable platform is based on the Intel(R) 852GM chipset and supports Intel(R) Pentium(R) M / Celeron(R) M processors of up to 2.0 GHz speeds with front size bus of 400MHz. System memory can support up to 2GB of DDR266 DIMM modules.

Fujitsu Unveils MB91F467BA Microcontroller with Six-Channel CAN Network
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) added to its popular MB91460 series of high-performance 32-bit microcontrollers for automotive applications by introducing the new MB91F467BA MCU. The MB91F467BA is specifically designed for integrating several in-vehicle Control Area Networks (CAN) or for controlling CAN, LIN and FlexRay(TM) mixed network gateways.

Indigo Rose Unveils Visual Patch 3.0 for Software Patch Packaging
Indigo Rose Software announced the availability of Visual Patch 3.0, a fast and efficient solution for software developers who need to create secure and compact software patches. The new version creates tiny binary difference patch files that can update multiple older versions of a software application to the current release all from a single executable. Visual Patch 3.0 is compatible with all versions of WindowsT operating systems through Windows VistaT.

Adept Partners with LMI to Extend Machine Vision Technology
Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that they have signed a licensing agreement with LMI Technologies Inc., a global provider of Vision Sensor technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Adept will provide LMI with a license to Adept HexSight(R) software and trademark. LMI will market and support HexSight products on a world-wide basis in addition to development of new products. Adept will gain access to LMI’s enhanced state-of-the-art technology, allowing the company to maintain their award winning vision guidance products.

Digi-Key’s Japanese Website Features Altera Products
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced that its products are now available for sale through the Japanese website of Digi-Key, a major online vendor of electronic components. Orders submitted through Digi-Key’s Japanese website are delivered within three business days of purchase. Altera’s portfolio of programmable solutions handled by Digi-Key include the Arria(TM) GX FPGA family, Cyclone(R) FPGA series, Stratix(R) FPGA series, MAX(R)II CPLD family, MAX3000A CPLD family, Cyclone III and Cyclone II starter development kits, MAX II development kits and configuration devices.