News – 2008.04.14 Late Edition

Aonix Launches PERC Ultra 5.1
Aonix®, the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, launched the latest version of PERC Ultra, Version 5.1, the industry’s most widely used real-time virtual machine deployed in hundreds of thousands of devices. In addition to improving performance, PERC Ultra 5.1 has broadened its RTOS support, added important security enhancements, and implemented support for Java 6 class files.

Parasoft Embedded Supports ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1
Parasoft Embedded, leading provider of solutions and services that deliver quality as a continuous process throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for embedded and real time systems, announced full support of ARM® RealView® Development Suite 3.1 (RVDS), a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for software development that supports all ARM processors and ARM debug technology.

Renesas Technology Rolls Out 50 New R32C/100 Series Microcontrollers
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced an extensive expansion of its R32C/100 series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs): 50 new products have been added, comprising 11 groups for automotive and other applications. The new MCUs are built around the R32C/100 high-performance 32-bit CPU core, the most advanced available in the M16C family of complex instruction set computer (CISC) devices.

AMCC Announces Evaluation Kits for PowerPC 460EX, 460GT Processors
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation [NASDAQ:AMCC], a global leader in optical transport, embedded Power Architecture(tm) processing and storage solutions, announced the availability of low-cost, easy-to-use evaluation kits for its Power Architecture 460EX and 460GT processors. AMCC’s new evaluation kits provide users with a comprehensive set of resources.

Renesas Unveils Sub-Atomic Particle Board Demonstration Platforms
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced three innovative “Sub-Atomic Particle Board” (SPB) demonstration platforms, for the M16C, R8C and H8 microcontroller (MCU) product families. The new platforms are designed to ease and accelerate the assessment of the on-chip peripheral functions and system development tools of MCUs by offering a truly integrated suite of hardware and software.

eSOL Debuts eT-Kernel/Extended RTOS for Freescale i.MX31 Processor
eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced immediate availability of the eT-Kernel/Extended realtime operating system (RTOS) coupled with the eBinder integrated development environment (IDE) for the i.MX31 multimedia applications processor from Freescale. eT-Kernel/Extended supports a process model and memory protection with a memory management unit (MMU), and is based on the latest “T-Kernel/Standard Extension” specifications.

Renesas Launches SH-MobileR2 Processor for Portable Multimedia System
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the SH-MobileR2 (product name: SH7723), the latest member in the SH-Mobile series of application processors for portable multimedia systems. The new device enables the design of portable and mobile devices with multimedia capabilities that are suitable for personal navigation devices (PNDs), portable media players and V2IP (video and voice over IP) terminals.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Unveils $39 Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the electronics distribution components group for the Americas region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the release of a $39 Xilinx® Spartan®-3A Evaluation Kit. Populated with a Xilinx Spartan-3A 400A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), the kit is a cost-effective solution for designers evaluating or testing their design targeting low-cost, high-volume applications.

Actel to Discuss Power Efficiency 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.

MontaVista, AMCC Team on Linux Support Packages for PowerPC 460EX, 460GT
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ: AMCC) and MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced that two new Linux support packages (LSPs) will make MontaVista Linux® Professional Edition 5.0 available for developers using the AMCC PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors. MontaVista LSPs will enable engineers to use the MontaVista DevRocket integrated development environment (IDE) to develop products for the new processors.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases Virtex-5 FXT FPGA Evaluation Kit
The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announces the release of the Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FXT FPGA Evaluation Kit. Based on the latest Virtex-5 FXT Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Xilinx, the kit includes an evaluation board, ISE® Design Suite 10.1 WebPACK(tm) design tools, evaluation Embedded Development Kit (EDK) software, power supply and access to reference designs and tutorials.

Aonix PERC Ultra 5.1 Features Support for Wind River Linux
Aonix, the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, announced the release of PERC Ultra 5.1 with support for Wind River Linux. The characteristics of Java found in PERC Ultra to address the scalability, manageability, reliability, security, and performance needs of networking and telecommunications equipment providers are also addressed with the security enhanced and carrier grade Linux provided by Wind River.

Avnet Announces MicroBlaze Processor Linux Design Solution
The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces the release of a new Xilinx® MicroBlaze® Processor Linux DVD, MicroBlaze Processor Linux Starter Kit and the launch of the Linux for MicroBlaze Processor SpeedWay Design Workshop(tm). The stand-alone Linux for MicroBlaze Processor DVD is based on both PetaLogix Petalinux and LynuxWork’s BlueCAT Linux distribution and tool chains.

PrismTech, Sparx Integrate OpenSplice with DDS Enterprise Architect
PrismTech(tm), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, has partnered with Sparx Systems, a leading provider of modeling tools based on open standards, to fully integrate PrismTech’s OpenSplice(tm) DDS (Data Distribution Service) with Sparx Systems’ Enterprise Architect. The collaboration will create a technology ecosystem that fully supports the lifecycle of complex, data-centric applications.

ETAS Selects Aonix PERC Ultra Virtual Machine for Automotive Diagnostics
Aonix®, the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, announced ETAS’ selection of the PERC Ultra virtual machine (VM) for a new line of automotive service diagnostic equipment. ETAS Group, a subsidiary of Bosch, provides General Motors and other major automotive OEMs with dealer service tools. Thanks to PERC Ultra, ETAS has been able to more easily support the multiple architectures and RTOSs working in their service tool chain.

Ambarella AmbaCast Processor Powers 10,000 Channels of H.264 Encoders
Ambarella, Inc., a leader in low-power, high-definition video compression and image processing semiconductors, announced that over 10,000 channels of H.264 real-time broadcast encoders worldwide are now powered by its AmbaCast(tm) processor. This achievement confirms Ambarella’s position as the leading technology provider for broadcast quality video processing.