News – 2008.04.09 Late Edition

IAR Offers Native Hardware Debug Support for Microchip MCUs, DSCs
IAR Systems has strengthened its support for Microchip Technology’s range of 16-bit PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC33F digital signal controllers (DSCs) by adding native hardware level debug support, through the inclusion of the Microchip MPLAB® REAL ICE(tm) In-Circuit Emulator System within its C-SPY® debugger, an integral component of IAR Embedded Workbench®.

VisSim/ECD 7.0 Supports TI TMS320F2833x Digital Signal Controllers
Visual Solutions Incorporated (VSI) announces the immediate availability of VisSim/ECD version 7.0 with support for Texas Instruments’ (TI) TMS320F2833x floating-point digital signal controllers (DSCs). Providing 300 million floating point instructions per second (MFLOPS) performance at 150 MHz, the F2833x devices bring higher performance and simpler software development to embedded applications such as industrial control, digital power supplies and advanced sensing.

MAZeT Announces New Embedded Computing Platform
The newest MAZeT product is a scalable, self-sufficient and modular embedded computing platform, based on a PowerPC processor (MPC5200), 4 FPGAs and Linux. The platform was first used as a hardware emulator for Interbus installations. Together with simulation software, Interbus can simulate the behaviour of networked automation systems and other systems structures in real time.

Radiocrafts, Sensinode to Showcase 6LoWPAN Solutions at Embedded Show
Radiocrafts AS, a leading supplier of wireless RF modules for communication in the license-free frequency bands, and Sensinode Ltd, a market pioneer for 6LoWPAN, will present their new solutions at the Texas Instruments (TI) booth (#1708) at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose, California, April 17, 2008. Radiocrafts offers the market’s widest range of compact RF modules with embedded protocol covering all license-free ISM bands including 915 MHz and 2.45.

Actel to Present at Embedded Systems Conference
Speakers from Actel Corporation will address the growing need for power efficiency at the chip and system levels at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, being held April 14 – 18 in San Jose, California at the McEnery Convention Center. Topics will include methods to minimize power consumption for portable applications; embedded design using an FPGA-optimized ARM Cortex-M1 processor; and design techniques for power-efficient motor control.

SDC to Demonstrate PhotoShop Enabled GUI Tool at Embedded Masterclass
Embedded development tools and software specialists, SDC Systems have announced that they will exhibit their Tilcon graphical interface development tool at the UK Embedded Masterclass. The Tilcon IDS Suite has recently been upgraded and has introduced an Adobe Photoshop integration. This feature is now available to customers who have requirements for creating world class embedded GUI and HMI solutions in such diverse markets as medical, industrial, defense, and automotive.

Interface Masters Debuts PCI Express Internal Gigabit Secure Bypass NIC
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, introduced the new PCI Express Internal Gigabit Secure Bypass product line of high-performance encryption cards designed to improve the throughput of inline Internet Security appliances, WAN Acceleration Systems, Gateways and network servers. The products improve networking appliances’ performance by independently executing encryption tasks.

PLDA PCIe 2.0 IP Core Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA
PLDA, the industry leader in the high-speed bus IP market, announced the immediate availability of their PCIe Gen 2 FPGA IP support for the Virtex®-5 FXT platform, Xilinx’s “ultimate system integration platform.” The PLDA PCIe IP Core is 100% compliant with Revision 2.0 of the PCIe specification and supports both x1 and x4 configurations.

Over One Billion IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports Ships Worldwide
The 1394 Trade Association announced that more than one billion FireWire ports have now shipped since the introduction of the first 1394-equipped products in 1995. The billion ports provide more than 600 million consumer and computer products worldwide with the most versatile high-speed connections available from any interface standard.

Electronics.ca Unveils Microsystems, Semiconductors for Life Science
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Microsystems and Semiconductors for the Life Science Industry.” Microelectronics, which has led to the explosion of consumer electronics sales, can now bring its added value to life science applications. The key challenge for microelectronics is to make complexity invisible and adapt it to the value chain and way of working to the life science industries.

VisionGate Chooses MathStar Arrix FPOA Chip for Cell-CT Platform
MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, announced that the company has been selected by VisionGate, Inc. to help develop a potentially groundbreaking medical imaging solution for cellular characterization employing 3D computed tomographic scanning on intact cells from patients at risk of cancer.