News – 2008.03.25

Vimicro Introduces VC0343 Embedded Web Camera Processor
Vimicro International Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC), a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs advanced mixed-signal multimedia products and solutions, announced the launch of its latest Web camera processor, VC0343, targeting laptop embedded applications. With Vimicro’s accumulated rich experience in Web camera processor design, VC0343 can not only reduce the power consumption and the package size of a chip, but also has excellent compatibility and design flexibility.

Wisair Creates SDIO Wireless USB Embedded Solution for Mobile Devices
Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB solutions, announced that it is furthering its efforts to bring embedded Wireless USB technology to portable and handheld electronic devices with its new SDIO Wireless USB solution. Based on the Wisair WSR601 low-power single chip, the design enables vendors to embed Wireless USB into portable devices using the Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) interface.

Samsung Electronics Acquires IP Assets of Clairvoyante
Samsung Electronics announces the acquisition of IP assets of Clairvoyante Inc., an IP licensing company responsible for the development of PenTile(tm) subpixel rendering display technology and associated gamut mapping algorithms. Clairvoyante’s PenTile technology offers a significant reduction in power consumption for high-resolution mobile LCDs and for extending the lifetime of high-resolution mobile OLED displays.

Avnet Electronics Debuts Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop
The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), is launching the Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop(tm) featuring Renesas Technology America, Inc. The Art of Motor Control Design workshop features practical techniques for implementing motor control designs and will be offered in locations throughout North America beginning March 27.

Connect One Announces Programmable Secure Internet M2M Solution
Connect One, the Device Networking Authority(tm), announced a reference design and a corresponding evaluation board that bring together the 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) for application control and the CO2128 iChip for secure, reliable TCP/IP connectivity to LAN and GPRS networks. The marriage of Microchip’s PIC24 and Connect One’s secure iChip offers an attractive option to system architects needing to develop and manage an open and flexible Internet-enabled application.

Nu Horizons Publishes Step-by Step Guide for Xilinx, Micron Products
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ: NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power and system solutions; released the first in a new series of application notes aimed at assisting engineers in identifying each key element in the design process. This “Step-by Step Guide” focuses on interfacing the Micron MT47H family of DDR2 SDRAM to Xilinx Spartan 3A/AN FPGAs.

VaST, Tensilica Team on Models for CoMET System Engineering Environment
VaST Systems and Tensilica announced that models of Tensilica processors are now available from VaST Systems for the VaST CoMET System Engineering Environment. Customers of both Tensilica’s fully configurable Xtensa processor products and off-the-shelf Diamond Standard Series will be able to easily import the cycle accurate instruction set simulator provided by Tensilica into the VaST platform for early architectural exploration and software development and debugging.

QuickLogic Develops UltraDMA System Block to Speed Hard Drive Transfer
Continuing its commitment to the mobile device market, QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK), has developed an UltraDMA (UDMA) system block for its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. Created in conjunction with CSSP customers, the UDMA block speeds data transfers to mass storage while reducing system power requirements.

Altera Announces M164 Package for Cyclone III FPGAs
Providing designers with the highest density FPGA per board area, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced the availability of new 8×8 mm2 packaging (M164) for its family of 65-nm Cyclone® III FPGAs. Designers of space-constrained high-volume applications in consumer, military and industrial markets can now take advantage of the combined lowest power and density leadership of the Cyclone III devices.

IDT Unveils DisplayPort Receiver, TCON Device for Flat Panel Display
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) announced the availability of a DisplayPort receiver and timing controller (TCON) device for inclusion in flat panel displays for monitors, notebooks, and LCD TV displays. The new IDT DisplayPort(tm)-compatible receiver solution, named PanelPort(tm), is a receiver and timing controller (TCON) device slated to be integrated in flat panel products currently in development.

LandAirSea Selects u-blox GPS for 8100G Miniature Tracker
LandAirSea Systems, the leading provider of mass market GPS-based tracking devices, announced the launch of a miniature, battery-powered, GSM-based real-time vehicle tracking unit featuring u-blox 5 GPS technology from Swiss GPS technology provider, u-blox. LandAirSea’s new 8100G tracking device incorporates the latest in GPS and wireless technology to accurately determine the exact location of a vehicle, and can be used to track individual vehicles or entire fleets.

AVTECH Reduces Cost of IP Surveillance Camera with eASIC Nextreme ASIC
eASIC Corporation, a provider of zero-mask charge ASIC devices, announced that AVTECH reduced the system cost of its new dome IP surveillance camera by 45%. This was achieved by replacing a low density FPGA with eASIC’s zero-mask charge Nextreme ASIC. The Nextreme device consolidated multiple high-performance image processing functions and enabled AVTECH to increase the camera features while significantly reducing overall system cost and power consumption.

Bottom Line Technologies Joins Xilinx Authorized Training Provider Program
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the expansion of its Authorized Training Provider (ATP) program to include Bottom Line Technologies, Inc. (Pennsylvania) as its exclusive training provider for the Northeast U.S. region, including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Eastern Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Xilinx Alliance Program Welcomes Signatec
Signatec, a world leading designer and manufacturer of high-speed, PC-based data acquisition, parallel signal processing, continuous signal recording and arbitrary waveform generation systems, announced that it has joined the Xilinx® Alliance Program. The elite program is composed of companies with the best, most advanced technologies in the areas of IP cores, digital signal processing (DSP), embedded development tools, board-level products and fully-integrated system solutions.