News – 2008.03.27

VMETRO Rolls Out SBC731 6U VPX SBC, MPE730 Quad-Core Processing Engine
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions, announced two new 6U VPX-REDI products. The MPE730 is a 6U VITA 46/48 Quad-Core PowerPC(tm) Multi-Processing Engine that integrates dual Freescale Power Architecture(tm) MPC8641D processors and Serial RapidIO® fabric connectivity. The SBC731 is a 6U VPX-REDI Single Board Computer (SBC) that supports a single MPC8641D processor and the Serial RapidIO fabric.

Embedded Masterclass 2008
For embedded engineers working with Linux or considering using Linux, the Embedded Masterclass 2008 is turning into a ‘one stop event’ for Realtime and Embedded Linux. Leading technology vendors will be available to discuss such topics as commercial Linux operating systems, debugging tools for Linux development, in-memory database solutions for Linux systems and even a hands-on workshop that will enable engineers to get Linux up and running on ARM target hardware.

Mentor Graphics Launches Questa Codelink for Processor Driven Tests
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced immediate availability of the Questa® Codelink(tm) product, an addition to the Questa Functional Verification Platform designed to speed the validation of ASICs containing one or more embedded processors. The Questa Codelink product is an integrated, source-level debug environment targeting processor driven tests.

Digi Introduces Wi-Point 3G Cellular Router PC Card
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) introduced the Digi Wi-Point 3G, a PC card based 3G cellular router with integrated Wi-Fi access point. It acts as a cellular-to-Wi-Fi hotspot and provides secure, high-speed Internet access to remote workgroups and devices. It works with more cellular PC data cards than any other cellular router, enabling Internet connectivity virtually anywhere a cellular signal is available.

Strategy Analytics Publishes Report on Semiconductor Design IP
The Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component Strategies report, “RF Analog Mixed-Signal Gains Importance as Semiconductor Design IP Growth Slows,” notes that the semiconductor design IP (intellectual property) sector grew to $1.5 billion in revenue in 2007, up approximately 11 percent over 2006, a slower growth than in previous years.

Ethernet Direct Introduces Falcon FWO-5805-VS Outdoor Wireless Bridge
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, announces its new Industrial wireless product solution, Falcon FWO-5805-VS, 5 GHz Industrial Wireless Radio Bridge with Video Server feature. This product offers a brand new Wireless solution for surveillance application by combining superior wireless technology and latest product innovation.

Nextreme Receives Phonon-Blocking Patent for Boosting Thermoelectrics
Nextreme Thermal Solutions(tm), the leader in microscale thermal and power management products for the electronics industry, announces that it has been awarded US Patent 7,342,169 for “Phonon-Blocking, Electron-Transmitting Low-Dimensional Structures” technology that has the potential to significantly impact energy conservation and thermal management – two major drivers in the world economy today.

Virtutech to Discuss Multicore Software Development, Simulation
Virtutech, Inc., the leader in virtualized software development (VSD), will present two sessions and serve on two panels on maximizing the potential of multicore processors at the Multicore Expo, the only conference dedicated to delivering real developer solutions for multicore and multiprocessing designs. Additionally, Virtutech will demonstrate the new version of its Simics platform at Virtutech booth number 12.

Ambric to Showcase aDesigner, Am2045 MPPA, Am2045 GT Development Board
Ambric(R), Inc., a fabless semiconductor company shipping the world’s first one-TeraOPS-class Am2000(TM) chip family of highly scalable, massively parallel processor arrays (MPPAs), using Ambric’s award-winning Structural Object Programming Model tools to make massively parallel software development practical for complex embedded systems, will be exhibiting and giving a talk at Multicore EXPO 2008.