News – 2008.03.02

ACCES I/O Products Offers USB Analog Input Modules for Under $350
ACCES I/O Products announces the immediate release of a new series of low cost USB analog input modules – the USB-AI Series. This innovative line of 12 and 16-bit USB modules will be showcased at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. Starting with its flagship model, the USB-AI16-16A, this high-speed USB 2.0, 16-bit multifunction analog input board is ideal for precision measurement, analysis, monitoring, and control in countless embedded applications.

Atmel Offers AVR RZ Raven 2.4 GHz Wireless Evaluation Kit for $99
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the availability of the AVR® RZ Raven evaluation kit that provides designers a unique ready-to-use development platform in the rapidly growing low power wireless market for the 2.4GHz ISM frequency band available worldwide. The kit utilizes the AVR picoPower(tm) technology in combination with the superior RF performance offered by the AT86RF230 2.4 GHz ISM transceiver.

Agilent IC-CAP Target Modeling Package Extracts Device Models
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the first commercially available package that extracts models from semiconductor manufacturing process targets. An option for the 2008 release of Agilent’s Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software, the package enables designers to develop device-simulation models earlier in the design cycle for faster overall IC design.

Texas Instruments Debuts OMAP35x Processors with ARM Cortex-A8 Core
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the availability of four new OMAP(TM) processors, based on the market’s first broad offering of the ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 core, providing an unprecedented combination of laptop-like performance at handheld power levels in a single chip. With more than four times the processing power of today’s 300 MHz ARM9 devices, the superscalar Cortex-A8 core runs up to 600 MHz.

Synopsys IC Compiler 2007.12 Features Concurrent Hierarchical Design
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the availability of the industry’s first concurrent hierarchical design system as part of the IC Compiler 2007.12 release. The IC Compiler 2007.12 release transcends these flows by enabling a concurrent methodology where planning occurs in tandem with implementation, delivering faster time to tapeout. The 2007.12 release also introduces new advances in clock tree synthesis technology that improves clock skew and lowers power dissipation.

Atmel Rolls Out AT91SAM7L Ultra-low Power ARM7 Microcontrollers
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced a new series of high-performance, ultra-low power ARM7TDMI®-based microcontrollers, the AT91SAM7L series, embedding power switches controlling multiple power islands and programmable voltage regulators to reduce power consumption in active and standby modes. There is a rapidly growing demand for more power efficient products that is driven by a market trend towards environmentally friendly, battery operated and portable products.

Atmel Introduces AVR XMEGA 8/16-bit Microcontrollers
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the AVR XMEGA(tm) family. The system performance of AVR XMEGA expands the market reach for 8/16-bit microcontrollers. With second generation of picoPower(tm) technology, XMEGA is the only family of Flash microcontrollers with true 1.6V operation. The ultra low power consumption is combined with fast 12-bit analog functions, a DMA controller, an innovative Event System and a crypto engine.

Mistral Customizes Software, Hardware Solutions for TI’ OMAP35x
Furthering its role as a catalyst between product developers and technology companies, Mistral, a leading product realization company specializing in real-time embedded solutions, announced that it is now geared up to provide customized hardware and software solutions for the high-performance OMAP35x(TM) platform from Texas Instruments (TI).