News – 2007.10.28

Agilent Debuts VEE 8.5 Graphical Programming Tool for Test, Measurement
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the enhanced version of the Agilent VEE 8.5 graphical programming software for test and measurement, equipping users with more functions and support for the latest software tools and operating systems in the industry, including Windows Vista.

Broadcom, Avago Create Reference Design for Bluetooth Laser Mouse
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, and Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, jointly announced a new low cost reference design platform for building laser mice based on Bluetooth® technology. The new reference design combines Broadcom’s industry-leading Bluetooth silicon and software with Avago’s revolutionary LaserStream(TM) mouse sensor technology, reducing the number of required components while simplifying the design process.

Tektronix Creates Test Solution for DisplayPort 1.1
Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced a new test solution for the DisplayPort 1.1 standard. The solution represents a complete bench for engineers wanting to optimize and validate the performance of their DisplayPort designs. Tektronix also has submitted new source, cable, and sink Methods of Implementation (MOI) to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) as an aid to engineers and test labs performing DisplayPort 1.1 compliance testing. Additionally, Allion – one of the leading test labs in the world for high speed serial data standards compliance testing – has selected the Tektronix DisplayPort test solution to conduct DisplayPort compliance tests.

Genoa Color Receives Patent for Multi-Primary Color LCD Display
Genoa Color Technologies Ltd. has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Genoa was issued U.S. patent number 7,268,757 for the “Device, system and method for color display” for an LCD display using multi primary colors.

Tektronix Unveils DPOJET Jitter, Eye Diagram Analysis Software
Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced DPOJET, a new Jitter and Eye Diagram Analysis software application for DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 Series oscilloscopes. DPOJET improves the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of engineering test by expanding on features from existing TDSJIT3 and TDSRTE products. New capabilities in DPOJET include improved ease of use and performance and the addition of advanced compliance measurements for high speed serial data technologies including PCI Express and DisplayPort that are only available using Tektronix equipment.

Virginia Tech Students Create DARwIn Fully Autonomous Humanoid Robot
Engineering students from the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech have developed a bipedal humanoid robot using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical system design platform. The Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (DARwIn) was originally developed to study human locomotion for the research and development of prosthetic limbs. DARwIn achieves full range of motion and accurately imitates human movement so effectively that it was quickly modified to play soccer for entry into RoboCup, an international robotic soccer competition created to promote research in robotics, artificial intelligence and related fields. As a result, it has been accepted as the first-ever U.S. entry into RoboCup in the humanoid division.

NEC, Skyley Networks Announce Compliance of ZigBee Platform
NEC Electronics and Skyley Networks are proud to announce that their jointly developed ZigBee® platform has been deemed as a ZigBee Compliant platform by the ZigBee Alliance. The ZigBee compliant platform is based on an NEC Electronics’ 78K0R 16-bit microcontroller, a wireless RF transceiver chip by Uniband Electronic Corporation (UBEC) and the ZigBee stack, which is a software to manage the network. By utilizing this convenient platform, OEMs and system developers can easily develop low power, wireless peer-to-peer mesh networks ideal for the rapidly growing field of industrial and residential building management systems, lighting controls, automated meters, sensors, and security systems which can be certified as a ZigBee product.

DSM Computer Introduces Galaxy Control Cabinet PCs
With the new family of “Galaxy®” control cabinet PCs, DSM AG augments its segment of 19-inch industrial computers from the Infinity® series and its embedded systems of the NanoServer® series with an additional product line. The control cabinet PCs have either four free PCI slots or three free PCI and one PCI Express x1 to allow the installation of a wide range of long or short plug-in cards. These free slots allow the industrial computers to be extended with the usual modules required in plant and machinery construction, such as CAN bus, field bus (LON, PROFIBUS, InterBus, DeviceNet, etc.), or with additional controller cards.

Frost & Sullivan Offers Briefing on Semiconductors for Medical Imaging
The Semiconductors Group at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2007 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the utilization of semiconductors in the medical imaging equipment market to be held on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT.