News – 2007.08.09 – Late Edition

VistaNav-SSR UAS Monitors Wildfires with Mercury Computer Systems
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced that it was selected by the Remote Sensing Applications Center of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service to support two wildfire monitoring and forest mapping projects in 2007 with the VistaNav(TM)-SSR Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Remote Sensing Applications Center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, provides technical assistance to agency field units using advanced geospatial technology for improved monitoring and mapping of natural resources.

Carbon Design Systems Announces Automatic Model Generation Webinars
Carbon Design Systems, the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of virtual hardware models, announced four upcoming webinars on automatic model generation for the CoWare(R), ARM and MIPS platforms. The first is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, and will outline how automatic model generation is used with CoWare’s Platform Architect design environment. A repeat of an earlier seminar, it is timed for the Asian market and will be held at 9:30 p.m. E.D.T. It will be repeated Tuesday, September 18, at 8 a.m. E.D.T. to accommodate European attendees.

Music Increases Automotive Bluetooth Adoption
The migration of Bluetooth for music streaming into the automotive and portable navigation markets is increasing automotive Bluetooth adoption. In fact, this wireless technology is set to account for 94 percent of in-vehicle communications system shipments by 2013, according to a new Strategy Analytics report, “Automotive Bluetooth: Heat Unit Integration and A2DP Present New Opportunities.”

Sealevel Creates PCI Express 16-port RS-232 Serial I/O Board
Sealevel Systems, Inc. pioneers another first for the industry: a 16-port RS-232 serial I/O adapter designed for the new PCI Express bus design. “Sealevel is prepared to help our customers meet their I/O needs with the PCI Express bus. This new product, the COMM+16.PCIe, has the highest serial port count available for PCI Express,” states Earle Foster, VP Sales and Marketing for Sealevel.

ADLINK Rolls Out Low-Power Geode LX 800 COM Module with SATA Support
ADLINK releases a new, low-power ETX-GLX COM based on the AMD(R) Geode(TM) LX 800 processor and CS5536 companion chipset. The ETX-GLX supports up to 1 GB DDR400 memory in a single SODIMM socket or can optionally be equipped with 128 MB or 256 MB DDR400 memory soldered on the module.

Tilcon Supports Curtiss-Wright SVME/DMV-183 SBC, SPMC/DPMC-704 PMC
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, and CompactPCI products, has announced that Tilcon Software has expanded its support of Curtiss-Wright hardware by offering their EVE user interface engine for use on the rugged dual-PowerPC-based SVME/DMV-183 6U VME single board computer (SBC) when combined with the SPMC/DPMC-704 Graphics PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC). EVE’s dynamically reconfigurable user interface technology speeds and simplifies the development and integration of complex, multi-screen, multi-function graphical user interface applications into cohesive, user-friendly and distinctive user interfaces.

Leica Geosystems Unveils GMX902 GG GPS + GLONASS Receiver
With the Leica GMX902 GG, Leica Geosystems continues its commitment to developing accurate and reliable GNSS monitoring solutions. The Leica GMX902 GG is a high-performance GPS + GLONASS receiver, specially developed to monitor sensitive structures such as bridges, mines or high rise buildings and crucial topographies such as land slides or volcanoes. It provides precise dual frequency code and phase data up to 20 Hz, enabling precise data capture as the basis for highly accurate position calculation and motion analysis.

Quantum3D Names Director of NA Embedded Visual-Computing Software Sales
Quantum3D(R), Inc., a leading provider of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual-computing products and solutions, announced that embedded-industry veteran Ray Niacaris has joined Quantum3D as Director of North American Embedded Visual-Computing (EVC) Software Sales. Mr. Niacaris will be responsible for the sales of EVC software, including IData(R) and FidelityVCF(TM), and coordinating major accounts and channels such as OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), VARs (value added resellers) and LSIs (lead system integrators). Mr. Niacaris will also support Quantum3D’s existing sales representatives in their efforts.