News – 2008.04.09

ZeroG Wireless Enables Wi-Fi, IP Connectivity on Virtually Any System
ZeroG Wireless, an innovator in low power RF IC design, announced a breakthrough in embedded Wi-Fi design. Coupling its expertise in low-power analog and RF design with its deep understanding of embedded systems, ZeroG has created a Wi-Fi IC that can be easily integrated into nearly any system regardless of host microcontroller (MCU) or operating system (OS). The result is a much faster time to market for embedded designers.

SMSC Introduces Switch, PCI Ethernet, USB to Ethernet Controllers
SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company providing innovative system solutions spanning analog, digital and mixed-signal technologies, has broadened its portfolio of Ethernet technology solutions with the introduction of several new switches, PCI Ethernet controllers and USB to Ethernet controllers for the embedded market. Now, designers have a single supplier for a variety of networking products designed to work with a broad range of device architectures.

ZeroG Wireless, Microchip Team on Wi-Fi for PIC Microcontrollers
ZeroG Wireless, an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, announced that it is collaborating with Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, to co-develop Wi-Fi solutions for users of Microchip’s PIC® microcontrollers. ZeroG Wi-Fi chips are architected to meet the needs of embedded system designers, enabling simple and cost-effective design-in of Wi-Fi connectivity with a wide variety of processors.

Avnet Electronics to Present at Embedded Systems Conference
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will exhibit and showcase design know-how by offering technical design seminars for engineers at next week’s 20th Annual Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), running April 14-18 at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. Avnet Technology Specialist Jim Carver will present “Selecting a Microcontroller for Your Power Constrained Application” on Monday, April 14.

Altera to Demonstrate at Embedded Systems Conference
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) will showcase its low-power embedded technologies and programmable logic at the Embedded Systems Conference. Through sponsored tracks and in-booth demonstrations, attendees will learn how to rapidly reduce the power consumption and increase the flexibility of their embedded designs. The combination of the Nios® II embedded processor and Altera’s low-power FPGAs and development tools, offers embedded designers a powerful competitive edge.

Ambric to Showcase at Embedded Systems Conference 2008
Ambric®, Inc. will be exhibiting and giving a talk at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) 2008. Ambric will showcase its new version of aDesigner(tm), a software development tool suite which now has comprehensive performance analysis capabilities. It will also be showing the Am2045(tm) massively parallel processor array (MPPA) device and the Am2045 GT(tm) development and accelerator board.

Jasper Design Automation Debuts Production Proven Proof Accelerators
Jasper Design Automation, the leader in successful deployment of production proven formal verification solutions, unveiled a powerful set of modeling extensions – Formal Scoreboard(tm) Proof Accelerator, Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) Proof Accelerator, Cache Proof Accelerator and FIFO Proof Accelerator – for the rapid and exhaustive verification of intractable datapath designs.

Ambient Light, Body Heat Power IMEC Wireless EEG System
In the framework of Holst Centre, IMEC has developed a battery-free wireless 2-channel EEG system (electroencephalography or monitoring of brain waves) powered by a hybrid power supply using body heat and ambient light. The hybrid power supply combines a thermoelectric generator that uses the heat dissipated from a person’s temples and silicon photovoltaic cells. The entire system is wearable and integrated into a device resembling headphones.

The MathWorks to Present at SAE World Congress 2008
Experts from The MathWorks will present papers and provide demonstrations on applying Model-Based Design to applications in the automotive industry. Students will present papers on their use of Model-Based Design and MathWorks tools to reengineer a stock Chevrolet Equinox as part of the Challenge X student competition.
A 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, an industry-first consumer vehicle, delivered on time, using Model-Based Design will be on display in the MathWorks booth.

Ambric to Exhibit at National Association of Broadcasters Conference
Ambric(R), Inc., a fabless semiconductor company delivering the world’s first TeraOPS-class device, video reference platform, and software development tools that make massively parallel software programming practical for complex embedded systems, will be exhibiting at NAB 2008. Ambric will be exhibiting at NAB from Monday, April 14 through Thursday, April 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada).

Cadence Announces CDNLive! EMEA User Conferences
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced details of the first of its five worldwide user conferences to take place in 2008 — the CDNLive! EMEA conference. CDNLive! EMEA conference will host keynote presentations by Mike Fister, president and CEO of Cadence, and Prof. Dr. Mario Theissen, director with BMW Motorsport. The conference brings together electronics designers and engineers that use Cadence technologies and services.

Orange Tree Technologies Joins Xilinx Alliance Program
Orange Tree Technologies, a board-level embedded hardware and software company focused on high performance system-host communications interconnect, announced that it has joined the Xilinx Alliance Program. The announcement comes on the back of Orange Tree’s record sales performance in the Industrial segment. Participation in the Program is a demonstration of its commitment to supporting the increased use and market deployment of low power, high performance FPGA technology.