News – 2007.09.23

eSOL to Market Macrovision Embedded Digital Home Entertainment Software
Macrovision Corporation and eSOL Co., Ltd. (Nakano-ku, Tokyo; Tsutomu Sawada, President) announced that they have entered into an agreement naming eSOL as a reseller of Macrovision’s embedded digital home entertainment software products. In addition to selling the software, eSOL will provide a range of professional services, including software product support, system integration, and customization. The companies will focus on the digital home entertainment segment, starting with digital televisions, digital cameras, digital photo frames, and audio equipment.

NI Creates First 80-Channel USB Data Acquisition Devices
National Instruments announced the industry’s first 80-channel USB data acquisition devices, new BNC USB M Series devices and a new USB-9237 C Series module. The complete NI USB data acquisition offering now spans more than 45 devices with single-channel sampling rates of up to 1.25 MS/s, analog generation of up to 2.86 MHz and correlated digital I/O of more than 1 MHz for low-, mid- and high-channel-count applications. The 80-channel USB M Series devices are the industry’s highest channel-count USB multifunction data acquisition devices, the BNC USB M Series devices provide direct BNC connectivity and the USB C Series modules offer less expensive and more portable hardware. With the plug-and-play connectivity of USB, engineers and scientists have an easy-to-use, portable solution for their measurement, monitoring and control applications.

Anritsu Announces Handheld Mobile WiMAX Test Solution
Anritsu Company introduces the first Mobile WiMAX handheld test solution specifically designed for deploying, installing, and maintaining Mobile WiMAX networks. Incorporated into Anritsu’s award-winning BTS Master and Spectrum Master platforms, the Mobile WiMAX test capability provides field engineers, technicians and contractors with an easy and highly accurate method for conducting RF, demodulation, and Over-The-Air (OTA) measurements on WiMAX signals.

Magma, UMC Team on 65nm Physical Verification, DFM Solution
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, and UMC (NYSE: UMC), a leading global semiconductor foundry, announced a broad physical verification and design for manufacturability (DFM) solution for 65-nanometer (nm) designs. The two companies completed joint qualification of Magma’s Quartz(TM) DRC, Quartz LVS and Quartz DFM for UMC’s advanced processes and development of foundry-validated runsets and models that support the flow, which is tuned to detect design problems so they are corrected quickly. With the software, runsets and models, designers can accelerate time to market and improve manufacturability of chips targeted for UMC’s advanced 65-nm process technology.

Cellular Costs Decline, M2M ARPU Remains Steady
Although per-megabyte costs for data transmission over cellular networks continue to fall, the average revenue per user earned by operators offering cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) services shows no sign of declining, according to new findings from ABI Research.

Virtutech to Discuss Multi-Core Debugging at Power Architecture Event
Virtutech, Inc., the leading provider of virtualized software development solutions, will discuss techniques for analyzing and debugging multi-core software using high-fidelity and high-performance SOC and system models at the Power Architecture Developer Conference, the first-ever forum dedicated to providing robust and challenging educational curriculum on Power Architecture technology. Additionally, Virtutech Simics technology will be showcased at pedestal number 507.

GAORFID Introduces LocateWare RFID Middleware for Locating, Tracking
GAORFID Inc. announces, LocateWare(TM), an RFID middleware that is cost effective, easy to setup and configure and reports real-time location of people, animals and things. LocateWare(TM) enables comprehensive tracking, locating and identification for a wide range of businesses. This GAO RFID application is easy to implement, provides real-time information and has a Web interface. LocateWare(TM) working in conjunction with RFID readers and RFID tags can significantly improve the utilization of critical resources and reduces search time and increases overall efficiency and security.

Orascom Deploys ip.access’ 2G picocell, 3G Femtocell Technologies
ip.access, a leading developer of femtocells and picocells, has announced a frame contract with mobile communications company Orascom Telecom to deploy ip.access’ 2G picocell and 3G femtocell technologies into Orascom Telecom’s networks and its sister companies’, which currently reach 56 million subscribers across Italy, Greece, Algeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.