News – 2008.02.26

Trolltech Qt Embedded Device Development Platform Supports Windows CE
Trolltech’s Qt® cross-platform development framework is adding support for Microsoft®’s Windows® CE operating system. This means that applications developed using Qt on Windows, MacOS X®, and Linux® desktop and embedded platforms can now be easily deployed to a range of mobile devices running on the Windows CE and Windows Mobile operating systems.

BSQUARE Creates Embedded CE BSP for ARM Cortex-A8, TI OMAP35x EVM
BSQUARE Corp. (Nasdaq:BSQR) announced that it is producing a production-quality board support package (BSP) for TI’s new extensible OMAP35x(tm) Evaluation Module (EVM). The OMAP35x application processors are based on the new ARM® Cortex(tm)-A8 processor, which offers an unprecedented combination of laptop-like performance and superior power management for a wide range of applications.

Microchip Rolls Out PIC16F72X 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of low-cost 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs). The 28- and 40-pin PIC16F722/3/4/6/7 (PIC16F72X) MCUs are capable of operation down to 1.8V and feature a 16 MHz internal oscillator; up to 14 Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) channels; communication (SPI, I2C(tm), AUSART) and two Capture, Compare and PWM (CCP) modules; plus the mTouch(tm) Sensing Solution peripheral.

CoFluent Design Rolls Out Studio v.2.2 for ESL Modeling, Simulation
CoFluent Design, an electronic system level (ESL) company that delivers state-of-the-art software solutions for early system architecture exploration and performance analysis, announced version 2.2 of CoFluent Studio(tm) which provides advanced capabilities for modeling wireless, telecommunications and networking systems.

IAR Systems, SCIOPTA Team on Safety-Critical Applications
IAR Systems and SCIOPTA Systems have entered into an agreement on a joint solution of RTOS and development tools to address the needs of customers building safety-critical applications, including those that have a need for IEC 61508 certification. Under the agreement between IAR Systems and SCIOPTA Systems each party will sell and support the combination of the SCIOPTA RTOS and IAR Embedded Workbench, which are both well adapted for safety-critical applications.

Synfora Debuts PICO Express FPGA Algorithmic Synthesis for Xilinx FPGAs
Synfora, Inc., a premier provider of algorithmic synthesis tools used to design systems-on-chips (SoCs) and FPGAs, announced the availability of PICO Express FPGA(tm), advanced algorithmic synthesis technology optimized for Xilinx high-performance 65nm Virtex(tm)-5 and low-cost Spartan(tm)-3A DSP FPGAs. PICO Express FPGA enables the implementation of large and complex sub-systems.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Introduces ICS-1554 PMC Module
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-1554 PMC Module. With four 16-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 160 MHz, no competing product provides better throughput in demanding applications such as communications, radar, wireless test and measurement, 3G and 4G cellular base station development, signal intelligence, smart antenna, radar beam forming and satellite ground stations.

Xilinx Announces XtremeDSP Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced the immediate availability of the XtremeDSP Starter Kit – Spartan(TM)-3A DSP FPGA Edition. The new kit delivers a complete solution for cost-sensitive DSP application development such as portable medical equipment, low-cost wireless infrastructure, flat panel displays and many other applications that require DSP performance along with low cost and low power.

Kontron Debuts nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module with Intel Menlow
Kontron unveiled the first highly integrated and low power Intel® Menlow design based on the nanoETXexpress computer-on-module. The credit card sized module is COM Express pin-out Type 1 compliant and a perfect fit for the next generation of low power, ultra-mobile applications. Kontron presents the nanoETXexpress-SP, one of the first designs to incorporate the extremely low power Intel Menlow dual chip embedded platform.

Xilinx Debuts XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition
Xilinx(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of the XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan(TM)-3A DSP FPGA Edition, a complete development platform for video applications that require low-cost and high-performance video processing. This new kit gives designers of video applications everything they need to accelerate their development.

IDT Introduces CPRI1 FIC Solutions with Serial RapidIO
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced a new family of common public radio interface (CPRI1)-based functional interconnect chip (FIC) solutions. These products, which bridge adjacent standards within the wireless infrastructure, will reduce development time and cost and enable developers of base station architectures to more readily meet the needs of the rapidly evolving wireless market sector.

Kontron Rolls Out PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 CPU Board with Intel Core 2 Duo
Kontron introduced the new Kontron PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 slot-CPU board with Intel multi-core performance. The long time available Kontron PCI-759 offers outstanding processor performance at an excellent price/performance ratio for industrial grade embedded applications such as process control, test & measurement and vision systems.

Microchip Adds USB 2.0 OTG Functionality to 32-bit PIC32 MCU Family
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the addition of integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality to its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family. Integrated USB OTG helps design engineers easily and cost-effectively address the growing demand for advanced USB connectivity in their end products. The PIC32 family brings more performance and memory to embedded designers while maintaining pin, peripheral and software compatibility with Microchip’s 16-bit microcontroller and DSC families.

Aonix Unveils PERC Pico with Real-Time Memory Analysis Tools for Java
Aonix® announced a new release of its PERC Pico product—the first commercial offering based on an emerging Java Specification Request (JSR)-302 for development of hard real-time safety-critical code. Rivalling the capabilities of optimized C-language programs, PERC Pico 1.1 enables developers to use the Java language in low-level code requiring small memory footprint, fast performance, and predictable tight response-time latencies.

IBM Qualifies Mentor Calibre nmOPC, OPCverify on Cell/B.E. Platform
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced the Calibre® nmOPC and OPCverify(tm) computational lithography tools accelerated with Cell Broadband Engine(tm) (Cell/B.E.) processor technology have been qualified for production at IBM for 45nm and smaller process nodes.

Automation, Industrial Markets Drive Orange Tree FPGA USB Solutions
Orange Tree Technologies, a board level embedded hardware and software company focused on high performance system-host communications interconnect reported on 2007 sales performance. Figures showed a sharp rise in industrial demand for its FPGA USB 2.0 solutions with deployment into the control automation segment being particularly strong.