News – 2007.10.21

Consumer Electronics to Generate $22 Billion in Holiday Sales
Consumer electronics products dominate the holiday wish lists of adults and teens and will generate $48.1 billion in fourth quarter sales, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). Results from the 14th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns study were presented today at CEA’s Industry Forum, a four-day conference designed to inform, connect and educate CE professionals, industry analysts and the media on the latest CE trends and technologies.

Carbon Design Systems Offers Webinars on Automatic Model Creation
Carbon Design Systems, the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of virtual hardware models, continues its webinar series on automatic model generation for the ARM® and MIPS® platforms this month. A webinar meant for users of the MIPSsim(TM) Instruction Set Simulation from MIPS® Technology will be held Thursday, October 25, at 2 p.m. E.D.T. A similar webinar meant for users of RealView® System on Chip (SoC) Designer from ARM® will be held Tuesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. E.D.T.

IMT-2000 Recommendations Include IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN Standard
The IEEE announced a major step forward in the internationalization of the IEEE 802.16(TM) WirelessMAN® standard for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks with its incorporation into the set of IMT-2000 Recommendations maintained by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Final approval was granted by the ITU’s Radiocommunication Assembly (RA), which convenes every 3-4 years and included delegations of nearly 100 nations along with many private-sector representatives and international member organizations such as IEEE. The International Telecommunication Union is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies.

Advantest to Present Three Papers at International Test Conference
Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the global leader in semiconductor test equipment, is presenting three papers in the technical program at the 38th annual International Test Conference (ITC) at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Oct. 23-25). Long active in ITC planning and in the conference itself, Advantest is also a platinum-level supporter of the conference. In addition, Advantest is a corporate sponsor of the “Automatic Test Equipment Vision 2020 Workshop,” held during Test Week on Oct. 26.

Moxa Speeds Up Communication Programming with Protocol Converter
Moxa is pleased to launch Moxa Protocol Converter (or MPC for short), a software engine that runs on any of Moxa’s ready-to-run embedded computers. MPC is designed to establish bi-directional data stream channels between any two of the embedded computer’s ports, and loads custom-written drivers (written in C) that audit the data stream as it flows from one port to the other.

GAO Tek Rolls Out GAO2045 ADSL Tester
GAO Tek Inc. is pleased to announce its latest, improved ADSL tester, based on GAO2041, released as the GAO2045 ADSL Tester. The ADSL tester is a compact, easy-to-use, handheld instrument supporting various ADSL line standards and is especially useful for installation, maintenance and measurement. The tester provides a highly simplified process: operators need simply to write the configuration and set the measurement margin and parameters. A push of a button completes the ADSL2+ line parameter, MODEM simulation, and ISP login functions. The tester will then clearly indicate, by red/green LED, compliance with the standard according to the margin value embedded.

GDA, California Micro Devices to Develop CM5100 for Mobile Handset
GDA Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Electronics Design Services (EDS), and Silicon Intellectual Property (IP), announced its collaboration with California Micro Devices (Nasdaq: CAMD) to develop the CM5100, an MDDI compliant serial interface display controller and embedded memory for today’s most advanced mobile handset designs.

ULP Bluetooth Drives PAN Sensors in Sports, Wellbeing, Exercise Markets
ULP Bluetooth (formerly Wibree) holds the key to a huge potential market for personal area network sensors in the areas of sports, exercise, health, and wellbeing. ABI Research forecasts that by 2012 the market for ULP enabled PAN sensors in this area will represent nearly 140 million units. The technology research firm expects sports and exercise applications to take the early lead in this market.

Oxford Semiconductor Samples PCI Express End-Point Silicon
Oxford Semiconductor has announced it has begun sampling the world’s first PCI Express end-point to serial RS232, 422 and 485 device. Engineering samples are with lead customers now and the first of a complete family of new parts is scheduled to enter full production in January 2008.

Real-Time Systems to Distribute Ardence Embedded Products
Real-Time Systems GmbH (RTS), a leader in embedded software and real-time hypervisor technology for Intel architecture-based platforms, announced that it has been appointed central European distributor for Ardence embedded products. Ardence, a Citrix company, (Nasdaq: CTXS) is a leader in embedded software platforms for managed device control. The newly-added product portfolio perfectly complements Real-Time Systems’ product and service offerings for real-time and embedded applications.

Component Distributors to Distribute SkyeTek Embedded RFID Readers
SkyeTek, Inc., the leading provider of embedded RFID reader technology, announced that Component Distributors Inc. (CDI), a high tech electronics distributor, has signed a strategic agreement to distribute SkyeTek’s full line of high frequency (HF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID readers in North America.