News – 2007.10.29

Altera Rolls Out Arria GX Development Kit for Transceivers
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced the availability of its first development kit for the Arria(TM) GX FPGA family, the only risk-free low-cost FPGAs with transceivers. The Arria GX Development Kit delivers a robust environment for the development and testing of designs implementing high-speed serial interfaces such as PCI Express (PCIe), Serial RapidIO® (SRIO), and Gigabit Ethernet (Gbe). The kit helps designers achieve significant cost savings and a dramatic reduction in overall design time. The development kit can be used by system designers as a starting point for their own designs.

Lattice, Dune Networks Team on SPAUI-based Networking Solutions
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading FPGA provider, and Dune Networks, a provider of networking devices for Data Center, Enterprise and Carrier Ethernet scalable switching platforms, announced they will collaborate in the development and marketing of SPAUI-based networking solutions.

CoWare, Carbon Design Systems Partner on Virtual Hardware Platforms
CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, and Carbon Design Systems(TM), the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of virtual hardware models, announced the expansion of their strategic relationship focused on accelerating availability of virtual hardware platforms for architecture design and software development. Through an OEM agreement, CoWare will directly sell and support Carbon Model Studio for use with CoWare Platform Architect, streamlining access to the tools and delivery of platform modeling services.

Quantum3D Launches LibertyATX Deployable HPC System
Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of COTS (Commercial-off-the-Shelf), open-architecture, realtime visual and special-purpose computing products and solutions, announced the availability of a new COTS, Deployable, High Performance Computing (DHPC) system, Quantum3D LibertyATX(TM).

Microchip Announces MCP1602 2.0 MHz, 500 mA Switching Regulator
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the latest addition to its analog power-management product family-the MCP1602 switching regulator. The 2.0 MHz, 500 mA switcher has a power-good feature that indicates when true voltage regulation has been achieved, ensuring reliable system behavior. With both adjustable and fixed output voltages, as well as auto transition from Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) to Pulse-Frequency-Modulation (PFM) modes, the new switcher reduces heat dissipation and extends battery life in a variety of portable, handheld electronic devices.

GlobalEdge Software Provides Solutions to ThreadX Developers
Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), has teamed up with GlobalEdge Software Ltd., a leading embedded software solutions and services company based in Bangalore, India, to provide ThreadX customers with embedded software solutions and IP-based services. GlobalEdge services combine ready solutions and engineering services to offer complete product realization.

PrismTech, Tekmicro Announce OpenFusion ICO Middleware for Quixilica
PrismTech and TEK Microsystems, Inc., jointly announced the availability of PrismTech’s OpenFusion Integrated Circuit ORB (ICO) middleware for TEK Microsystems’ VXS-based Quixilica family of digitizer boards and data recording systems. The design, integration, and reuse of FPGA hardware applications is now significantly faster and less expensive for developers of distributed, high-performance computing systems, such as those used in software defined radio, radar, electronic warfare and telecommunications.

XJTAG Rolls Out Version 2.0 of Boundary Scan Development System
XJTAG, a leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.1 compliant boundary scan development tools, announced version 2.0 of its popular XJTAG boundary scan development system, which sets a new standard for speed and accuracy of printed circuit board (PCB) debug and test.

GAO Tek Updates DS1151 (B) Super Signal Level Meter
GAO Tek Inc. is introducing an upgrade to its DS1151 (B) Signal Level Meter. The newly developed model, DS1151 (B) Super Signal Level Meter, is designed to provide features which are most widely used and favored by professionals in the CATV industry. Key functions include measuring and displaying the amplitude at a predefined frequency or carrier. In addition, the peak-hold level measurement feature in LEVEL and SPECTRUM mode can even detect the occasional disturbance. Analogue channels, digital channels (QAM) and FM channels can all be tested efficiently and accurately. The device also supports C/N measurement, voltmeter functions, spectrum analysis, auto test and data logging. Overall, it is easy to use for a wide range of applications. As a result, market demand has been strong. The letter ‘B’ in the product designation refers to its capability to provide a broader frequency range and support the return path measurement.

dPict Imaging Unveils Aexeon Analytix for Video Analytics
dPict Imaging announces Aexeon Analytix, a family of multi-processor PCI capture and image processing boards for video analytics applications. Aexeon Analytix is designed to add video processing and analytics to existing video recorders without the need for software application development.

AdaCore Becomes Member of TOPCASED Project
AdaCore, provider of the highest-quality Ada tools and support services, announced its participation as a member of the TOPCASED Project (Toolkit in Open Source for Critical Applications & System Development).

Lingoport Reveals Software Localization, Internationalization Study
Lingoport, Inc., a leading provider of globalization software and services, announced results of an industry-wide Internationalization (i18n) and Localization (l10n) Study that examines readiness on the part of clients and Localization Service Providers (LSPs) to implement i18n development projects. The study uncovered a significant “perception gap” between clients and LSPs with respect to their knowledge and capabilities in the specialty. Clients, especially, maintain a “false sense of security” in i18n, and their LSP partners lack sufficient resources for meeting client i18n needs. As a result, the study implies significant threats to ongoing l10n efforts through time-to-market risks.