New on EDA Blog – 2007.11.16

WiMAX Deploys Worldwide
According to ABI Research, mobile operators and other service providers are planning mobile WiMAX networks all over the world, mainly in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands. ABI Research forecasts substantial numbers of WiMAX subscribers worldwide: more than 95 million using CPE devices by 2012, and almost 200 million using mobile devices, with some overlap between the two groups.

EDA Industry Revenue – Q2 2007
The electronic design automation (EDA) industry, grew by 11.4% to $1,408.8 million in Q2 of 2007, versus $1,264.8 million in Q2 2006. The four-quarter average growth rate, which compares the most recent four quarters to the same four quarters in the prior year, was 14.6%. 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 26,164 professionals in Q2 2007, up 7.4 percent from the 24,362 employed in Q2 2006.

Android Platform for Mobile Devices
The Open Handset Alliance recently announced the Android platform, which is an open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. Through Android, developers, wireless operators, and handset manufacturers will be better positioned to bring to market innovative new products faster and at a much lower cost. The end result will be a mobile platform that will enable wireless operators and manufacturers to give their customers better, more personal, and more flexible mobile experiences.

Embedded Multi-Core CPU Market
According to Venture Development Corporation (VDC), revenue growth for multi-core CPUs in embedded applications is projected to be strong through 2011. Multi-core CPU revenues from embedded in 2011 will be over six times that of 2007 multi-core revenues and over 44 times 2006 levels.

Webinar: Linux and RTOS Virtualization in a Carrier Grade Environment
MontaVista Software, Inc.and VirtualLogix are hosting three webinars. The webinars will show how MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) has been optimized to meet the requirements of virtualization on single-core and multi-core processors. VirtualLogix will use MontaVista Linux CGE to demonstrate RTOS and Linux virtualization with VLX for Network Infrastructure, which is a real-time virtualization technology.

MontaVista TestDrive
MontaVista TestDrive is a virtual evaluation center that enables embedded Linux developers to test the full capabilities of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and DevRocket developer tools. MontaVista TestDrive is a hosted web service for evaluating MontaVista Linux on a target processor and reference board of the developer’s choosing. TestDrive can shrink the time required for the technical evaluation of embedded Linux, of development tools, and of candidate hardware platforms from months to days. TestDrive eliminates the cost of buying software and hardware for evaluations, and the hard work necessary to acquire and build evaluation systems.