News – 2008.02.11 Late Edition

Broadcom Rolls Out HEDGE Reference Design for Smartphones
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, announced a new HEDGE reference design platform that will significantly accelerate the process of developing next generation smartphones for mass consumer handsets. The new reference design is based on Broadcom’s breakthrough 65 nanometer single-chip dual-core HSDPA + EDGE multimedia baseband processor.

Freescale Announces Integrated Linux BSP on Cellular Products
Freescale announced the support for the Linux® operating system on its cellular products. Freescale’s Linux cellular platform is capable of supporting any Linux Application Framework, whether it is an industry standard or an OEM’s proprietary solution.

Freescale Debuts MC34671, MC34673, MC34674 Li-Ion Battery Charger ICs
While lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries offer many advantages for portable consumer electronics, they require extremely accurate charging current and output voltages to optimize battery life and performance. To address this need, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a family of Li-Ion battery charger ICs designed to provide the industry’s highest performance and accuracy, as well as exceptional configuration flexibility.

Texas Instruments Unveils OMAP3440 ARM Cortex A8 Applications Processor
Mobile technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is revolutionizing the way consumers view and share content on their mobile handsets. TI’s new OMAP3440 is the industry’s first ARM Cortex A8-based applications processor to bring full HD camcorder functionality to mobile devices, giving users the ability to record high-definition (HD) video, as well as enjoy new applications enabled by the large displays in the latest Smartphones and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

EVE Announces Billion-Cycle Challenge Seminar Series
EVE will host its Billion Cycle Challenge seminar series for hardware designers, verification engineers, electronic systems level (ESL) architects, R&D managers, firmware and embedded software managers this month in Paris, London and Munich, Germany.

Agilent Rolls Out MIPI D-PHY Protocol Test Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced the industry’s first MIPI D-PHY (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) protocol test solution, supporting Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) and Display Serial Interfaces (DSI) for mobile devices. This solution, which is based on Agilent’s 16900 logic analyzer platform, facilitates MIPI D-PHY hardware and software debug and reduces interoperability testing.

Keithley, Stratosphere Enable Sub-65nm Process Characterization
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announces a partnership with Stratosphere Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), a provider of innovative parametric yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers. Keithley’s partnership with Stratosphere Solutions will address advanced process development and monitoring using an Array TEG (test element group) technology.

Agilent Real-Time Signaling Analyzer Features LTE, SAE Technology
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced that it has extended its signaling analyzer real-time platform to include LTE and SAE technology. For mobile network equipment manufacturers and service providers, the Agilent signaling analyzer is a single scalable, distributed, troubleshooting tool that identifies and isolates customer problems in equipment integration test and final system integration as well as in network trials, deployment and optimization.

Kineto, NXP to Enable UMA on 3G Handsets
Kineto Wireless, the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, announced that it is working together with NXP to create a UMA-enabled 3G solution based on NXP’s Nexperia cellular system solution for UMTS. Kineto’s UMA client software is fully compliant with the latest 3GPP GAN specifications (version 6.10). 3G handsets with embedded UMA technology allow customers to seamlessly roam and handover between the cellular 3G UMTS network, the 2.5G GSM/EDGE network, and home or enterprise Wi-Fi access networks.

Kontron, Astute Networks Team on Platform for HLR/HSS, IPTV, IMS
Kontron, a leading global provider of open modular solutions for the communications market, and Astute Networks, a leader in the development of high performance networked storage solutions for mission-critical applications, announced a technology partnership for the purpose of developing leading-edge platform solutions intended for support of HLR/HSS, IPTV and IMS network applications.

Continuous Computing, picoChip to Create Femtocell Reference Design
Continuous Computing®, global provider of integrated systems and services that enable telecom equipment manufacturers to rapidly deploy Next Generation Networks (NGN), and picoChip, the leading supplier of femtocell silicon, announced that the two companies are partnering to bring to market an integrated High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) femtocell software reference design.

Wind River, NEC Demonstrate Android, platformOViA on Medity M2
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO) announced a collaboration to demonstrate both the Open Handset Alliance’s Android platform, which is currently available as an ‘early look’ release, and the NEC Electronics platformOViA software platform ported onto NEC Electronics’ Medity M2.