News – 2008.02.11

MCCI Announces Certified Wireless USB Embedded Device Software
MCCI®, a leading developer of Universal Serial Bus (USB) software technology, announced a new Certified Wireless USB Embedded Device software solution. The MCCI Certified Wireless USB solution enables seamless wireless connectivity for complex, multi-function products in major consumer electronics markets, including mobile handsets, digital photography, navigation devices, and media players. It will be available to leading OEMs and platform vendors in the first quarter of 2008.

SanDisk Debuts iNAND 16-Gigabyte Embedded Flash Drive for Handsets
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the proven leader in flash memory storage cards, announced the 16-gigabyte (GB) iNAND(tm) embedded flash drive (EFD).

Xilinx Introduces Digital Pre-Distortion Reference Design
Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, announced a new digital pre-distortion (DPD) reference design based on its Virtex(TM) family of platform FPGAs and XtremeDSP solutions that is optimized for Freescale Semiconductor’s RF power laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) devices for wireless infrastructure. The Xilinx DPD reference design can be used to develop LTE, WiMAX, WCDMA and TD-SCDMA multi-carrier systems and complements existing Digital Front End reference designs available from Xilinx.

Trolltech Qtopia Phone Edition 4.3 Supports Touch Screen Devices
Trolltech® announced the continued evolution of Qtopia® Phone Edition, the leading application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones. With version 4.3, Qtopia Phone Edition affirms its position as the category leader with major improvements in real-world start-up speeds, external benchmarking for compliance with key industry standards, and a range of new features.

ACCESS, MontaVista Integrates Mobilinux, ACCESS Linux Platform
ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, and MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, reinforced their shared commitment to accelerate the development of smart mobile devices by releasing a pre-integrated software stack combining the ACCESS Linux Platform(tm) with the MontaVista Mobilinux(tm) operating system.

IMEC Develops Flexible Air Interface Baseband Platform for Mobile SDR
IMEC has completed design and tape-out of a flexible-air-interface (FLAI) baseband platform for software-defined radios (SDR). IMEC’s solution is an ideal basis to support upcoming generations of mobile devices featuring 802.11n, 802.16e, mobile TV and 3GPP-LTE communication standards. The system-on-chip (SoC) platform and its patented components with their programming environment will be licensed to industry for commercial product development as white-box intellectual property (IP).

Movial, MontaVista Team on Solution for Device Manufacturers
Movial, the company that inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences and MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced they will be showcasing their joint developer solution for the first time at Mobile World Congress. The combined offering of MontaVista Mobilinux(tm) 5.0, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones and Movial IXS (Internet Experience Suite), a white label application suite for creating custom branded user interfaces, helps device manufacturers speed development and creative design of next-generation mobile applications for consumer electronics and mobile devices.

Khronos Rolls Out OpenKODE 1.0 Royalty-Free Specification
The Khronos(tm) Group announced that it has publicly released the final OpenKODE(tm) 1.0 specification, a royalty-free, cross-platform open standard that bundles a set of native APIs to provide increased source portability for rich media and graphics applications. Khronos is also releasing a full conformance test suite for OpenKODE 1.0 to enable conformant implementations to use the OpenKODE trademark. The specification may be used royalty-free by implementers and developers.

Laird Technologies Acquires Ezurio
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced its acquisition of Ezurio, Ltd., a privately-held company and leading supplier of short range wireless M2M (Machine-to-Machine) solutions. Ezurio’s sales revenues in the 12 months ending December 31, 2007, were approximately $8 million – an increase of 24% over the same period in 2006.

Avnet Announces Xilinx On-Ramp Technical Sessions
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has launched five new On-Ramp Technical Sessions(tm) featuring solutions from Xilinx® programmable logic. On-Ramp Technical Sessions feature live presentations and demonstrations free of charge for qualified Avnet customers.

Xilinx Demonstrates DPD for OFDMA on Axis Digital Radio Platform
Axis Network Technology has announced the first public demonstration of Xilinx Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) technology on an Axis Digital Radio platform. The innovative system architecture used by Axis provides the capacity, performance and flexibility needed to rapidly develop and deploy advanced digital radio algorithms, such as DPD and CFR. The platform additionally supports the emerging network gigabit interfaces such as CPRI and OBSAI, all within the same digital radio platform.

EDN Names OneSpin 360 EC-FPGA as Award Finalist
OneSpin Solutions, an EDA company that provides leading-edge formal verification solutions, announced that its 360 EC-FPGA equivalence checking solution has been selected from hundreds of nominations as a finalist in EDN’s 18th annual Innovation Awards competition. The awards recognize people, products, and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry.