News – 2008.04.14

Express Logic Introduces Eclipse Based BenchX IDE for Embedded Systems
Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced the introduction of BenchX(tm), a comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for embedded systems. Expanding beyond the RTOS and middleware markets it has served for eleven years, Express Logic designed BenchX IDE to customer need for low-cost, industrial-grade software development tools.

MathWorks Supports Automated Model Checking for Safety Critical System
The MathWorks announced that its Simulink Verification and Validation software automatically evaluates and verifies system models for compliance with DO-178B and IEC-61508 standards and MAAB modeling guidelines, which have been extensively adopted by international aerospace, automotive, and industrial equipment markets, among others.

Telelogic Enhances Rhapsody Model Driven Development Solution
Telelogic (STO:TLOG), an IBM Company (NYSE:IBM) announced enhancements to its market leading Model Driven Development(tm) (MDD(tm)) solution, Telelogic Rhapsody. The new features decrease time-to-market through the support of MDD best practices that do not disrupt current project workflow, and provide system engineers a way to leverage advanced visualization and prototyping capabilities to easily validate design correctness and effectively communicate intended design behavior.

Xilinx Announces Embedded Development Kit 10.1
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its embedded development environment of tools and ecosystem technologies for supporting innovative system-on-chip designs targeting the company’s newest 65nm Virtex(R)-5 FXT FPGAs. Version 10.1 of the Embedded Development Kit (EDK), which delivers the award-winning Xilinx(R) Platform Studio embedded tool suite (XPS), includes new high-performance processing design capabilities.

CoWare Unveils Checkpoint, Restart for Native SystemC Virtual Platform
CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced the first ever checkpoint / restart capability for native SystemC Virtual Platforms. This new capability provides unprecedented debugging productivity for software developers by letting them focus on the execution sequence where the software bug occurs which is simply not possible using physical hardware boards.

Xilinx Debuts Latest System Generator for DSP, AccelDSP Synthesis Tool
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced the availability of versions 10.1 of the System Generator for DSP tool and the AccelDSP(TM) synthesis tool. With support for the new Virtex(R)-5 FXT platform, the newest release delivers the industry’s first ESL design methodology to enable a direct FPGA implementation path for DSP algorithms described using imaginary and complex numbers.

GE Fanuc Announces R15-EC, RAF-EC, RAR-EC ExpressCard Interfaces
Responding to the requirement for powerful, portable solutions for avionics testing applications, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced three ExpressCard interfaces for testing critical aircraft systems. The R15-EC is a dual port MIL-STD-1553 ExpressCard Interface; the RAF-EC is a dual port ARINC 664 ExpressCard Interface; and the RAR-EC is a multichannel ARINC 429 ExpressCard interface.

Strategic Test PCI Digitizers, Waveform Generators Feature 256MB Memory
As of May 1, Strategic Test, one of the world’s leading suppliers of PC-based instrument boards, will equip all of its cards with 256 MBytes of on-board memory. With this larger memory it is now possible to record a 200 MSamples/s 8-bit signal for more than 1 second compared to only 320 milliseconds for a card with just 64 MBytes. The new larger memory applies to all of Strategic Test’s PCI and PCI Express cards, more than 100 models in total.

Xilinx, OmniTek Deploy Advanced Video Processing Platform
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic supplier, and OmniTek announced the successful deployment and broad adoption of the Advanced Video Development Platform (AVDP). OmniTek is the product division of Image Processing Techniques Ltd., a leading UK consultancy company providing electronics design services to the broadcast and post-production industries.

Sigma Introduces VXP9452 Video Imaging Processor
Sigma Designs (Nasdaq:SIGM), a leader in digital media processing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, announced the new VXP9452 processor, an advanced video imaging processor that offers two fully separable video processing channels each featuring full 12-bit input and output support. The VXP9452 is intended for use in audio/video receivers, video/image processors, cinema/home theatre projectors and professional monitors.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced the availability of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition to develop and run applications using the Virtex-5® FXT family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), the new system integration platform from FPGA leader Xilinx®.

World Digital Power Management ICs Markets Report
The market for digital power management integrated circuits (ICs) will receive a huge boost as various industries focus on improving energy efficiency in their power electronics. Suppliers are reacting to this demand by releasing new products that guarantee energy savings through enhanced power efficiency, greater design flexibility and larger available board space for design through component integration.

Ross Video Develops Multi-Definition Keyer with Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic supplier, announced its Virtex(R)-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) played a key role in the development of the Multi-Definition Keyer (MDK) digital production switch by Ross Video Ltd. Virtex-5 FPGAs provided a highly integrated system platform with logic-optimized silicon features, built-in digital signal processing (DSP) building blocks, and ample on-chip memory.

KLA-Tencor Develops Wafer Plane Inspection Technology
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) introduced its latest mask inspection technology, called Wafer Plane Inspection (WPI), a unique mask inspection technology that provides the versatility in a single system to find all defects on a mask and also shows the defects that will print on the wafer. WPI also operates up to 40% faster than previous inspection systems, potentially reducing the percentage of total mask manufacturing time devoted to inspection.

Miranda 3G/HD/SD Audio/Video Processor Features Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic supplier, announced that Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a developer and manufacturer of high-performance hardware/software for the television broadcast industry, has launched a new 3G/HD/SD universal audio/video processor that incorporates Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to lower system costs and accelerate time to market.

Media Excel Rolls Out DaVinci Based HERA 4000 Transcoders
Media Excel, a leader in advanced real-time video encoding and transcoding solutions, announced that it has launched a new generation of video compression professional appliances which can rapidly encode, transcode and distribute professional, broadcast-quality video to any device over any network using the Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) DaVinci(tm) technology digital media processor.

OKI Printing Bridges Photonics at Nanotechnology Conference
OKI Printing Solutions and its LED business company, OKI Digital Imaging, announced their participation in the 4th International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation. OKI Digital Imaging will give an invited lecture in the session of ‘More than Moore – Bridge to Photonics’. The lecture will encompass that EFB technology will bring breakthrough in “Silicon photonics” and will view future prospect of EFB technology as a Bridge to Photonics.

AWR, WIN Semiconductors Release PP15-10 Process Design Kit
AWR and WIN Semiconductors Corporation (WIN) announced the latest release of the WIN PP15-10 process design kit (PDK), the first in a series of next-generation commercial foundry PDKs available for monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design. The kit enables optimal product performance and time-to-market advantages.