News – 2008.02.08

Ericsson Introduces U380 HSPA Platform for Open Operating Systems
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced the U380 mobile platform, delivering a true mobile Internet experience and empowering consumers with advanced multimedia features. The U380 is an integrated and verified one-chip HSPA platform, supporting all major Open Operating Systems (OS) on the market and the first product based on the recently announced Open OS collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN).

STMicroelectronics Debuts VD6725 Mobile Phone Camera Sensor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in CMOS imaging technology, has introduced market’s smallest single-chip camera sensor for mobile applications. Coupling low space requirements with advanced image processing capabilities, ST’s latest 2-megapixel mobile-phone camera sensor addresses consumers’ appetite for full-featured imaging solutions in ever-more popular thin-profiled handsets.

ST Announces Multiple Software Platforms for Nomadik Processor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in delivering high-performance, low-power multimedia solutions for next-generation mobile products, announced multiple software platform availability and new hardware features of its STn8815 application processor. The Nomadik processor is available to leading handset makers to develop the next-generation of mobile multimedia products with a choice of leading software platforms, including Symbian OS/S60, Linux, Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE.

NEC Develops Reconfigurable Analog Baseband LSI for SDR
NEC Corporation and NEC Electronics Corporation announced the successful development of a reconfigurable analog baseband LSI for Software Defined Radio (SDR). The newly developed LSI is capable of filtering unnecessary signals in the frequency range of 400 KHz to 30 MHz, allowing it to simultaneously support multiple wireless standards for existing and future mobile system standards such as mobile phone, broadcasting, and wireless LAN systems.

Texas Instruments Rolls Out HSPA+ Wireless Platform
Enabling the trend toward ‘flat architectures’ for the cellular network, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] announces the availability of a development platform for the recently ratified HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) standard. Based on the wireless infrastructure-optimized, multicore TMS320TCI6488 digital signal processor, the platform offers updated WCDMA Receive Accelerator (RAC) software drivers and a reference platform.

Tektronix Announces TekExpress SATA Automated Compliance Test Suite
Tektronix, Inc., a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the new TekExpress(tm) compliance test automation framework and new TekExpress SATA automated compliance test software. Running on the TekExpress framework, TekExpress SATA leverages the approved suite of Tektronix serial data performance instruments to automate 100% of the required SATA Gen-1 and SATA Gen-2 compliance tests for receivers, transmitters, and interconnects.

Analogix Introduces Cool HD Ultra Low, Zero Power HDMI Transmitters
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc., a world leader in high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and IP solutions, unveiled details of the industry’s lowest power HDMI transmitter. The Cool HD(tm) technology consumes less than 50mw while supporting resolutions up to 720p and 1080i, and utilizes zero power at 480p resolution.

STn8815 Nomadik Processor Integrates with Linux, Trolltech’s Qtopia
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leader in delivering high-performance, low-power multimedia solutions for next-generation mobile products, expanded its Nomadik(R) multimedia application processor ecosystem with the integration of Linux and Trolltech’s Qtopia application environment in the STn8815 Nomadik engine. This powerful platform provides equipment manufacturers with a complete reference design that facilitates fast development and customization of the latest generations of multimedia applications.

TI Debuts Quad-Channel DACs with Ultra-low Glitch, Internal Reference
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a family of quad-channel digital-to-analog converters (DAC) with ultra-low glitch (0.15nV-s) and an internal 2.5V reference with 2ppm/C temperature drift and 0.02 percent initial accuracy. This multi-purpose family of 16-, 14- and 12-bit devices offers breakthrough multi-channel performance with the combination of high accuracy, low power consumption and small footprint, making them attractive options for portable and high channel count systems.