News – 2008.04.08 Late Edition

VDC Publishes Report on SS7 Market Opportunities and Requirements
Despite marketing hype focused on VoIP, IMS and the Next Generation Network (NGN) packet technologies, SS7 Signaling System is not yet facing its final curtain, according to recent trend analysis of the SS7 Signaling market from VDC’s SS7 Market Opportunities and Requirements: Global Market Demand Analysis. VDC research indicates the hybrid networks resulting from the introduction of these technologies will actually drive further SS7 signaling demand.

AXIOMTEK Launches AX12260 PC/104-Plus Embedded CPU Board
AXIOMTEK, a leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for advanced communication, industrial and automation applications, is pleased to introduce a new ultra low power consumption PC/104-Plus embedded CPU board, the AX12260, which is equipped with an AMD® Geode(tm) LX800 processor at 500MHz with integrated graphics, standalone capability and flexible I/O options that developers require.

ADLINK Announces aTCA-6900 Intel-based AdvancedTCA CPU Blade
ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of trusted embedded products, announced availability of the aTCA-6900, a next-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) CPU blade which features the latest Intel 5100 chipset, two quad-core LV-Xeon processors, and two AMC bays for enhanced performance, integration and flexibility. aTCA-6900 provides telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) with a powerful, cost-effective solution.

Timesys Offers LinuxLink Support for Freescale MPC8572 Processor
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for the Freescale MPC8572 PowerQUICC III multi-core processor. LinuxLink for the MPC8572 includes integrated support for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), which balances the tasks performed by the multiple processing cores to improve performance.

Barco Introduces DCPB-2000 JPEG 2000 PCI-Express Acceleration Boards
Barco Silex, Barco’s center of competence for electronic design services and embedded video coding, is pleased to announce its new DCPB-2000 family of JPEG 2000 PCI-Express Acceleration boards. Capitalizing on its leadership in real-time and high-definition JPEG 2000 IP cores, this family of boards encodes and decodes JPEG 2000 in real-time. These JPEG2000 solutions will be demonstrated at NAB, Barco Silex Stand C11519F, in the Las Vegas Congress Centre, Las Vegas.

Sonifex to Feature LatticeECP2M FPGA at NAB Show
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that its low cost LatticeECP2M(tm) FPGAs will be on display at the upcoming NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, April 14-16. The device’s capabilities will be demonstrated at the Sonifex booth, where it has been designed into the RM-HD1 HD-SDI Expansion card for the RM-2S4, RM-2S10 and RM-4C8 line of Reference Monitors.

Atmel, Telit Team on Machine to Machine Communications System Design
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), an international leader in the field of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, announced that Telit is harnessing the expertise of microcontroller leader Atmel in its high-performance M2M modules. The GE863-PRO3 is the first product in Telit’s dual-processor range to feature an Atmel ARM9-based processor running the application in tandem with a dedicated processor for GPRS communication.

Axell Selects Sequence PowerTheater for RTL Power Calculations
Axell Corporation, an emerging Japanese multimedia chip supplier, has selected Sequence Design’s PowerTheater for precision power calculations at RTL, routinely reducing power consumption by as much as 20 percent according to Kazunori Matsuura, Engineering Group Director, Axell Corporation. Axell has recently taped out a complex graphic chip comprising multi million gate devices with PowerTheater.

Summit Microelectronics Adopts Analog FastSPICE Circuit Simulator
Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis(tm) technology for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits (ICs), announced that Summit Microelectronics, Inc., a world leader in programmable power management ICs, has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE(tm) circuit simulator for full-circuit performance simulation and complex-block characterization of its precision power management ICs.

SANYO Semiconductor Signs Off with Apache RedHawk
Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power signoff and silicon integrity platform solutions, announced that SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (SANYO Semiconductor) has adopted RedHawk, Apache’s industry leading full-chip power signoff solution for their most advanced design. As consumers demand more functionality, SANYO Semiconductor recognizes that power integrity is a critical design requirement for their silicon success.