News – 2008.04.16 Late Edition

OptNgn Announces Open Source Floating Point VHDL Library
OptNgn announced that it is offering a floating point VHDL library under the GPLv3 Open Source License. FPGA designers can now save months of coding and debug time by using these floating point libraries instead of creating the VHDL from scratch. The parameterized floating point operators being introduced are in three groups: Arithmetic, Transcendental and Trigonometric.

Kozio Supports AMCC PowerPC 460EX, PowerPC 460GT Processors
Kozio(tm), Inc., the leading provider of automated hardware functional test for digital circuit boards, announced support for the latest AMCC Power Architecture(tm) processors, the PowerPC 460EX and PowerPC 460GT. The Kozio solution simplifies product development by providing complete hardware validation suites for design, manufacturing and to ship with the product.

Sentilla Demonstrates Pervasive Computing Platform at ESC
Sentilla, a leading provider of pervasive computing solutions, announced that they are demonstrating the newest approach in pervasive computing development and design at the 2008 Silicon Valley Embedded Systems Conference (ESC). Sentilla’s powerful standard Java-based software platform is a breakthrough that significantly simplifies and reduces time to market for developers and solution providers who are creating applications for small wireless embedded systems.

Texas Instruments Debuts TLC5943 16-bit, 16-channel LED Driver
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a 16-channel, 50 mA constant-current sink LED driver, with an input voltage of up to 17 V. The TLC5943′s integrated enhanced spectrum pulse-width modulation (PWM) improves image quality and reduces flicker noise in monochrome, multicolor and full-color LED displays, as well as LED signboards and display backlighting.

American Portwell Rolls Out ROBO-8921VG2R System Host Board
American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, has launched its new ROBO-8921VG2R in response to market demand for a system host board (SHB) server-class solution with high-end workstation graphic card support.

Ethernet Direct Introduces CUE-500 Industrial PoE Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, releases CUE-500 Industrial Power over Ethernet switch complying with IEEE 802.3af standard. The Cobra CUE-500 is a hardened Industrial 5-port Slim Unmanaged Ethernet Switch. It supports four PoE injector ports classified as power source equipment (PSE).

eASIC Nextreme Powers Gaisler LEON3 SPARC Soft Processor
eASIC Corporation, a provider of zero-mask charge ASIC devices, announced the immediate availability of Gaisler Research’s LEON3 SPARC Soft Processor. eASIC and Gaisler Research migrated the LEON3 processor to eASIC’s Nextreme family of zero mask-charge ASIC devices and achieved 235MHz performance, shattering the performance achievable using high performance FPGAs.

TSMC, Blaze DFM Team on Power Trim Service
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Blaze DFM, Inc. to offer Power Trim Service, a service offering combining a patented Blaze power optimization technology with special variations of TSMC’s advanced manufacturing process. TSMC will make available to its customers the Power Trim Service which provides significant leakage power reduction while maintaining chip performance and area.

Ethernet Direct to Showcase Industrial Ethernet Products at BIAS Show
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, will be exhibiting a complete range of Industrial Ethernet products in BIAS Show from May 27-30, 2008 in Fiera Milano, Italy. BIAS is the exhibition for automation technology covering all components down to the system and offers herewith integrated automation solutions.