Across Our Blog Network – 2007.08.17

OpenAmeos Open Source UML Modeling Tool
Aonix announced an open source version of its Ameos UML tool. Ameos feattures UML profiles for generating C/C++, Ada, Java, CORBA, COM, and EJB. Under the new open source policy, Ameos is available under terms based on the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) as OpenAmeos.

Wireless USB
Wireless USB (WUSB) products will hit the market this year. According to In-Stat, the initial WUSB products will be dongle and hub solutions that will allow PCs to wirelessly connect to PC peripherals and CE devices. Integrated solutions with Certified WUSB capability will be offered in a few devices before this year, including PCs, printers, multi-function peripherals (MFPs), and digital still cameras. Certified WUSB are designed to replace USB cables on the PC desktop. They also facilitate temporary connections between mobile and fixed devices (ie – portable digital audio players to PCs, digital still cameras to printers).

EDA Industry Revenue – Q1 2007
The electronic design automation (EDA) industry, grew by 10% to $1,345 million in Q1 of 2007, versus $1,223 million in Q1 2006. The four-quarter average growth rate was 15%. This increase reflects both the continuing growth of the industry as a whole and the growth of the MSS program. Companies that were tracked employed 25,820 professionals in Q1 2007, up 11% from the 23,324 in Q1 2006.

Landscape for Fixed-Mobile Convergence Webinar
ABI Research and FierceTelecom is offering a webinar titled, “The Landscape for Fixed-Mobile Convergence.” The webinar will feature in-depth analysis of key fixed-mobile convergence market trends and forecasts. It will examine how the various solutions for fixed-mobile convergence fit together, including the mass-market FMC solutions currently being deployed, and how, from a hardware platform perspective, dual-mode Wi-Fi-enabled handsets will compete with femtocells in the race to capture fixed voice services.

MathStar Field Programmable Object Array Webcast
MathStar has a webcast about its 1 GHz Field Programmable Object Array (FPOA), which is a reprogrammable device offering up to four times the performance of FPGAs. The webinar, which is available on-demand, will show the advantages of FPOAs in image processing applications such as flat field error correction, edge detection, two dimensional filters and two dimensional transforms. Examples of each will be discussed including performance benchmarks and resource requirements.