News – 2008.03.03

WiQuest Unveils Wireless USB Device Embedded Card Reference Design
WiQuest Communications, Inc., the leading ultrawideband solutions provider, announced availability of its seventh reference design kit. This new Wireless USB Device Embedded Card reference design enables device equipment manufacturers to build complete Wireless USB solutions with minimal cost and risk. This is the latest in a series of WiQuest products that customers are using to build on as they develop wireless USB products.

Aldec Debuts ALINT Stand Alone Verilog Design Rule Checker
Aldec, Inc. announced the world-wide release of ALINT(TM), a stand-alone Verilog design rule checker that complies with the second edition of the STARC RTL Design Style Guide for Verilog HDL. ALINT reduces the risk of developing complex multi-million gate ASICs by resolving structural, coding and consistency problems early in the design cycle. It detects design issues at the point of creation.

AXIOMTEK Rolls Out IMB100 Core 2 Duo Micro ATX Industrial Motherboard
AXIOMTEK released a high performance industrial-grade Micro ATX motherboard, the IMB100, with a full-range of integrated peripherals for general industrial and embedded applications. Based on Intel® Q965+ICH8 Express chipset and featured LGA775 socket for Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo, Pentium® D, Pentium® 4 and Celeron® D processors, the IMB100 helps users to deploy more responsive, high-performance, low-power systems and can fit in any Micro ATX chassis.

Connect One Delivers Internet Functionality with Secure iLAN, iWiFi
Connect One(tm), the Device Networking Authority(tm), announced the immediate availability of two new affordable external devices servers for secure machine-to-machine (M2M) IP connectivity. The Secure iLAN and Secure iWiFi enable any device with an RS-232/RS-485 port to immediately communicate over the Internet in a fully secure manner using LAN or Wireless LAN, respectively.

AXIOMTEK Announces PANEL6158 Ultra Slim Industrial Flat Panel Monitor
AXIOMTEK is pleased to introduce an ultra slim industrial LCD monitor, the PANEL6158, which equips a 15-inch high brightness XGA LCD display and supports multi-signal interfaces such as DVI, VGA, S-Video, and Video. Its unique industrial-grade plastic front bezel meets NEMA4/12 (IP65) compliant. This model has stylish industrial design and supports full range screw-type adaptor plug for all kinds of heavy-duty industry and rugged environments.

TES Electronic Solutions Acquires Assystem Quimper Design Centre
TES announced it has increased its design capacity and capabilities by acquiring Assystem’s Quimper Design Centre. The move adds significant competence to TES Design capability and enhances its ability to deliver complete product realization to customers under its unique Custom Design and Manufacturing (CDM) model. The move increases TES Electronic Solutions ability to deliver services from concept through volume manufacturing and lifecycle management.

International Rectifier Rolls Out 600V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors
International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE:IRF) introduced a family of 600V insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) that reduces power dissipation by up to 30% in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and solar inverter applications up to 3 kW. The new application-specific devices use IR’s latest-generation field stop trench technology to reduce conduction and switching losses, and are optimized for switching at 20 kHz with low short circuit requirements.

IRIS Technologies Announces Lowest Cost FPGA Data Acquisition Boards
IRIS Technologies Inc. – which supplies boards, reference designs, systems and platforms – now has the lowest cost multi-FPGA, FPGA plus DSP and FPGA plus DSP data acquisition boards for customers. IRIS cards are ideally suited for Offload Processing, Algorithm Acceleration, ASIC prototyping and for use in High Performance Computing (HPC) and System Prototyping/Emulation applications.

OCP-IP Reveals Network On Chip Benchmarking Specification
OCP-IP announced that part one of the Network On Chip (NoC) Benchmarking specification has entered member review. Part one of the specification details requirements and features for application programs, synthetic micro-benchmarks, and abstract benchmark applications. It discusses ways to measure and benchmark reliability, fault tolerance, and testability of the on-chip communication fabric.

QuickLogic Introduces PolarPro II Programmable Solution Platform
QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) has announced its next-generation customer specific standard product (CSSP) platform: PolarPro II. This latest addition to the popular PolarPro family of platforms offers a compact, optimized I/O structure, increased responsiveness for its Very Low Power (VLP) mode, and greater embedded SRAM configurability, along with other additional features to reduce PCB space and system Bill-Of-Materials (BOM) costs.

Nangate Donates Open Source 45nm Standard-cell Library to Si2
Nangate, the leading provider of tools for design-specific digital cell library development, announced that it has donated an open source 45nm standard-cell library to the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) – an organization of industry-leading companies in the semiconductor, electronic systems and EDA tool industries.

LG Tapes Out HDTV Application Chipset with Synopsys PrimeYield LCC
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that LG Electronics (LGE) has successfully discovered and fixed lithography hotspots in its HDTV application chipset using Synopsys’ PrimeYield LCC (lithography compliance checker). The HDTV application chipset, a high-volume design on TSMC 65nm technology, is intended for use in high-definition television. PrimeYield LCC enables designers to avoid having to respin their designs due to missing litho hotspots.

Mercury Federal Systems to Develop Testbed for JCREW Program
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Mercury Federal Systems, Inc., has received a $2.5 million contract award from U.S. Army Ft. Monmouth’s CECOM in New Jersey, for development and demonstration of a testbed to support the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) program.

Intel Designs Atom Processors for Mobile Internet Devices
The Intel® Atom(tm) processor will be the name for a new family of low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and a new class of simple and affordable Internet-centric computers arriving later this year. Together, these new market segments represent a significant new opportunity to grow the overall market for Intel silicon, using the Intel Atom processor as the foundation.

Alta Releases 1-4 Channel MIL-STD-1553 PCI Interface Card
Alta Data Technologies has released a 1-4 channel MIL-STD-1553 PCI interface card that provides advance new features for communications (such as avionics, JTIDs, Link-16, SADL), test, and simulation. Alta’s 1-4 channel PCI MIL-STD-1553 interface card provides advanced new features for data transmission verification, signal capture (voltage measurement) protocol validation, data buffering and easy integration with a multi-layer ANSI-C/.Net/Labview application program interface.

ACE Invests in Compaan Design
CE Associated Computer Experts bv has made a strategic investment in Compaan Design. Compaan Design is a spin-off from one of ACE’s research partners in the field of compilation technology: The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University. Compaan Design offers a high-potential, leading edge technology that will offer a solid solution to the problems that are associated with programming and development of parallel, multiprocessor, embedded systems.