News – 2008.02.20 Late Edition

TenAsys, ICS Triplex Team on ISaGRAF Automation for INtime RTOS
TenAsys Corp., a leading provider of real-time OS and virtualization software, announced that the ISaGRAF 5 IEC 61131 / IEC 61499 automation software is now compatible with their INtime real-time operating system (RTOS). ISaGRAF is a control software environment that enables the creation of local or distributed control systems. It offers a combination of a highly portable and robust control engine and an intuitive application development environment.

Tekmos TK87C751 MCU Offers Drop In Replacement for NXP S87C751
Tekmos, Inc. has introduced the industries first true pin for pin, code and timing compatible drop in replacement for the S87C751 previously offered by NXP. The TK87C751 is an integrated microcontroller combining the Tekmos 8051 Classic CPU core, built in power management, I2C controller, 2 timers, 3 parallel ports, 128 bytes of internal RAM, plus an industry first by including 65K bytes of Flash program storage, all within the original 28 PLCC package.

ON Semiconductor Introduces AC-DC Adapter GreenPoint Reference Design
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) introduced a GreenPoint(tm) open reference design for a 5 watt (W) ac-dc adapter for Constant Current, Constant Voltage (CCCV) mobile phone chargers. This reference design exceeds ENERGY STAR® requirements for single voltage ac-dc and ac-ac external power supplies revision 1.1, for high active-mode power efficiency and low standby-mode power consumption.

VirtualLogix to Present Virtualization at TI Developer Conference
Dave Beal, director of product management for VirtualLogix, Inc. is presenting the business and technical advantages virtualization delivers to DSP environments at the TI Developer Conference Worldwide 2008. In the first of two discussions, Beal will provide an overview of virtualization for TI’s DaVinci(TM) processors including use cases for virtualization of the processor’s DSP on single and multi-core DaVinci(TM) processors (DM643x and DM644x) as well as OMAP 34xx devices.

Portwell Rolls Out NAD-2065, NAR-2085 Communications Appliances
American Portwell Technology, Inc. announces new entry-level NAD-2065 desktop and NAR-2085 1U rackmount communications appliances that use Intel chipsets and Celeron processors to provide high computing performance with low power consumption for edge network appliances. The fanless, low power NAD-2065 desktop and NAR-2085 1U rackmount are the ideal choice for system integrators (SIs), OEMs and software developers designing and implementing edge networking security applications.

Accellera Approves VHDL 4.0 Standard Specification
Accellera, the electronics industry organization focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, announced that its members and Board of Directors have approved the VHDL 4.0 standard specification. VHDL 4.0 is a refinement of VHDL 3.0 (approved by Accellera in October 2006) based on feedback from trial implementations. Accellera has immediate plans to release VHDL 4.0 to the IEEE for balloting in 2008 and to support the IEEE 1076(TM)-2008 balloting process.

Accent Tapes Out with CPF-based Cadence Low-Power Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Accent S.A., a leading SoC (System on Chip) silicon solution provider, announced that Accent has successfully taped out a low-power RFID application design using the Common Power Format (CPF)-based Cadence® Low-Power Solution. The complex power strategy was captured in CPF, which was used both in the front-end and back-end implementation.