News – 2008.04.07

Virage Logic Unveils SiWare Memory Compiler, Logic Library
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(tm), announced the availability of memory compilers and logic libraries for TSMC’s 40-nanometer (nm) process. The new SiWare(tm) product portfolio provides semiconductor companies with 40nm physical IP that is designed to enable System-on-Chips (SoCs) to run faster, manage power more efficiently, use less area, and achieve higher manufacturing yields.

Aonix PERC Pico Supports Wind River VxWorks RTOS, Workbench
Aonix®, the leading supplier of virtual machines for real-time embedded Java developers, announced that the PERC Pico product is now available for use with Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and Wind River Workbench development suite. The joint offerings of such hard real-time technologies provide developers with the resources they need to design complex mission- and safety-critical software within large teams where modular design is essential.

American Portwell Rolls Out ABN-512 PCI-E x8 Network Interface Card
American Portwell Technology, Inc., a world-leading innovator and supplier of Internet Security Appliances, and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, announces ABN-512, a PCI-E x8 network interface card with Intel 82598EB dual 10 Gigabit fiber MM LC bypass adapter ports. The ABN-512 is optimized for multi-core architectures and able to implement efficient packet routing by using multiple queues and interrupt load balancing using MSI-X.

Mentor Graphics, Agilent Reduce RF-PCB Development Time by Half
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), the market and technology leader in radio frequency (RF) design solutions, announced a jointly developed solution that can significantly improve productivity for the design of RF circuits on printed circuit boards. The industry-first solution is expected to cut PCB design cycle times in half.

Xilinx Announces Radiation Tolerant Virtex-4QV FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the leading provider of programmable solutions and the leader in Aerospace and Defense (A&D) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), announced the immediate availability of radiation-tolerant Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-4QV FPGAs. The new Virtex-4QV family is the first FPGA solution for space applications to offer multiple platforms optimized to meet processing needs of video, audio, radar streams, and packet processing functions.

Gennum Creates First Single Chip HD, 3Gb/s Transmit, Receive Solutions
Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) has developed the industry’s first single-chip transmit and receive solutions to support 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s), as well as high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), for serial digital interface (SDI) applications. These highly integrated chips provide broadcast and professional video equipment manufacturers a complete SDI solution.

Wintegra Announces Third Generation Universal Front End FPGA IP Core
Wintegra, a market leader in access processing semiconductors, announced the availability of its third generation Universal Front End (UFE3) IP core for high channel density wireless backhaul designs. The UFE3 IP core enhances Wintegra’s cellular infrastructure solution set and offers carriers a cost effective way to migrate their current voice centric cellular solutions to high-capacity data-plus-voice capable designs.

National Instruments Offers Multi-core Programming Workshops
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced an initiative sponsored by Intel Corporation to deliver free, hands-on multi-core programming workshops based on the NI LabVIEW graphical programming language to engineers and scientists around the globe. The Multi-core Programming with NI LabVIEW Hands-On Workshop will be presented in 18 U.S. and Canadian cities beginning in May and 15 international cities this fall.

Altera Improves Arria GX FPGA Family
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced its Arria(TM) GX FPGA family now offers support for transceiver speeds up to 3.125 Gbps, additional serial protocols and reduced static power. Arria GX FPGAs are designed to deliver robust signal integrity at a low price for higher volume applications. The increased transceiver speeds, expanded protocol support and reduced static power enables the Arria GX family to deliver greater value.

Teridian Samples 78Q8430 Fast Ethernet Multi-Media Offload Controller
Teridian Semiconductor Corp. announced general sampling of its 78Q8430 10/100 Fast Ethernet Multi-Media Offload Controller for video streaming and mixed media (data, voice and vide over IP) applications. The 78Q8430 targets Ethernet applications requiring reliable connectivity and quality of service levels such as industrial networking, set top box, digital television, and other consumer broadband or audio/video equipment. Publishes Report on Industrial Nanomaterials
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “NanoSEE 2008: Nanomaterials Industrial Status and Expected Evolution.” Over the past two years, scale up of multi-wall carbon nanotube production has led to a dramatic price decrease down to $150/kg for semi-industrial applications.

NXP to Deploy CoWare ESL Technologies
CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that it has established a new strategic relationship with NXP to deploy ESL technologies. The strategic, multi-year relationship covers a broad spectrum of ESL technologies from CoWare as well as a major services agreement to support the rapid deployment of these technologies across NXP’s business units.

ON Semiconductor Launches BelaSigna 300 Audio Processor
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader in efficient power solutions, has announced the latest member in its BelaSigna family of audio processors – formerly offered by AMI Semiconductor. BelaSigna 300, an ultra-low-power high-fidelity audio processor, targets portable communication devices such as mobile phones, hands-free kits (HFKs) for automobiles, and wireless headsets.

Ethernet Direct Rolls Out RUG-118 Industrial Gigabit Converter With SFP
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, offers RUG-118, a slim Industrial Gigabit Media converter with SFP flexibility to revolutionize a new application in the market. RUG-118 is a versatile slim Industrial converter from Ethernet Direct which offers hassle free media conversion between 10/100/1000BaseTX and 1000Base SX/LX/LHX/ZX.

CPU Tech to Showcase SystemLab PS Real-time Platform Simulator at SAE
CPU Technology, Inc. (CPU Tech) announced it will demonstrate its SystemLab PS(tm) Platform Simulator, capable of modeling and simulating an entire suite of automotive electronic control units executing software in real time, at the SAE 2008 World Congress April 14-17, 2008. Held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, the company will be in booth number 1230. Media interview opportunities are available.