News – 2008.02.26 Late Edition

Freescale Semiconductor Introduces Flexis JM Microcontroller Family
Used in countless devices from PC peripherals and memory sticks to industrial equipment, universal serial bus (USB) connectivity has become a pervasive standard for serial communications. Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its Flexis(tm) JM family of microcontrollers (MCUs) to help designers easily incorporate USB connectivity into a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

Innovasic Announces fido1100 Reference Designs, Modules
Innovasic Semiconductor announced two new reference designs for its fido®1100 real-time communications controller family. Printed circuit board modules based on these designs will be available for purchase. Customers wishing to take advantage of the fido1100 deterministic real-time response, fail-safe operation and programmable I/O, can now utilize these reference designs and modules to do rapid prototyping and performance evaluation.

TenAsys Virtualization Software Supports Multi-OS, Multi-core Systems
TenAsys Corp., a leading provider of real-time OS and virtualization software, announced support for using multiple operating systems (OS) in a multi-core environment. This includes guest operating systems, both general-purpose and real-time, like Linux, Windows CE, QNX, VxWorks and other legacy real-time operating systems (RTOS).

Digi Deisgns XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5 RF Module for ZigBee Mesh Networking
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) introduced the XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5, an extended-range RF module designed for ZigBee mesh networking. The powerful XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5 provides up to 1 mile (1.6 km) RF line-of-sight transmission, significantly increasing the number of applications in which ZigBee mesh networking can be used. It is the latest addition to Digi’s Drop-in Networking product family and is fully compatible with any other XBee ZNet 2.5 Drop-in Networking product.

Hitachi, Tilcon Create Reference Designs for Automotive, Mobile Devices
The Embedded Business Group (EBG) of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), and Tilcon Software Ltd., the leading provider of Graphical User Interface (GUI) software tools for embedded systems and real-time applications, announced they have teamed to develop a wide array of reference designs, the first of which is based on the Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices.

RadiSys COM Express Starter Kits Streamline Product Development
RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, announced the introduction of a family of comprehensive COM Express design starter kits that streamline COM Express product development. Manufacturers of equipment for imaging, industrial automation, gaming, and test & measurement applications can now obtain all the hardware they need for COM Express prototyping by using a single order code.

STMicroelectronics, Freescale Debut Automotive Power Architecture MCUs
Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), leading semiconductor suppliers to the automotive industry, have unveiled the first four automotive Power Architecture(tm) microcontroller (MCU) products resulting from the two companies’ joint design program, initiated two years ago. The two companies have achieved first silicon for four automotive MCUs targeting powertrain, body, instrument cluster and safety/chassis applications.

RadiSys Announces Value-Priced CE945GM2A COM Express Modules
RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, announced the introduction of a COM Express module that targets value-priced industrial automation, gaming, and test & measurement applications. The Procelerant(tm) CE945GM2A replaces older ETX technology at a comparable price point, enabling high-speed serial interface options such as PCI Express, Serial ATA (SATA) and gigabit ethernet.

Timesys Offers BSP, LinuxLink for Atmel AT91SAM9RL Microcontrollers
Timesys Corporation, a provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced Linux support for the AT91SAM9RL microcontroller from Atmel. Timesys is offering a free Board Support Package (BSP) for the Atmel 9RL. Additionally, the free Atmel BSP can be upgraded to a full LinuxLink subscription, providing a powerful suite of software, tools and support to accelerate the development of a custom Linux platform. Both the free BSP and LinuxLink subscription are available.

Microchip Rolls Out PICDEM Touch Sense 1 Demo Board
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the PICDEM(tm) Touch Sense 1 Demo Board for capacitive touch-sensing applications. The easy-to-use board comes with a PICkit(tm) Serial Analyzer and the royalty-free mTouch(tm) Sensing Solution Software Development Kit (SDK). Together, the board and supporting materials provide a complete platform for implementing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces.

Enea dSPEED Platform 2.0 Supports Multiple DSP, Blade Platforms
Enea® (STO:ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, announced the availability of the Enea® dSPEED Platform 2.0, offering extensive industry hardware and software support for the management of high performance digital signal processors (DSP) clusters, including out-of-the-box support for the RadiSys Promentum ATCA-9100 board.

PrismTech, Hitex Join Team on Low-Latency Real-Time Data Integration
PrismTech(tm), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, is joining forces with Hitex, a specialist embedded systems company, to deliver much-needed low-latency, real-time data integration solutions. As part of its software offerings, Hitex will partner with PrismTech to deliver PrismTech’s best-in-class OpenSplice(tm) DDS (Data Distribution Service) middleware to vertical markets across Northern Europe.