News – 2008.04.17 Late Edition

Jennic Announces JN5139-EK020 IEEE802.15.4 JenNet Starter Kit
Jennic announces the immediate availability of a new low-cost Starter Kit which allows developers with little or no wireless experience to develop products. Priced at just $219, the JN5139-EK020 IEEE802.15.4/JenNet Starter Kit, simplifies the evaluation and application development of low power wireless connectivity products using Jennic’s robust and reliable JenNet networking stack.

Omnitrol, TI Team on Real-Time RFID Traceability for PCB Manufacturing
Omnitrol Networks and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced an alliance to deliver a radio frequency identification (RFID) real-time traceability solution for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing applications. The new offering, which integrates Omnitrol Networks’ Work-in-Process visibility software and TI’s Gen 2 chip technology, provides electronic and contract manufacturers an automated method of simultaneously identifying and tracking PCBs.

Hitec to Showcase Electronic Systems Enclosures at Embedded Masterclass
Cambridge metalworkers to the technology sector, Hitec, have announced that they have helped sponsor and will be exhibiting at the Embedded Masterclass technology developers conference to be held in London and Bristol on the 8th and 13th May. Hitec is an important supplier to European developers of hi-tech systems, in markets such as medical, communications, printing, electronic systems, environmental control and machinery.

Netrino Announces Embedded Software Boot Camp
Netrino, LLC, The Embedded Systems Experts(SM), announced the launch of an Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) training program. Netrino’s Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) is a hands-on, one-week training course designed to develop and strengthen the embedded software programming expertise of individuals and teams. The program is available immediately to interested engineering teams. In addition, a public session of the program will be held at Netrino’s headquarters.

GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for DO-178B Supports VxWorks 653 2.2
AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support services, announced the availability of GNAT Pro High-Integrity-Edition for DO-178B (version 6.1.1) on the latest version of the Wind River’s VxWorks 653 Platform, Version 2.2 for avionics and mission-critical systems. The result is a uniquely powerful and seamless environment for the development of Ada and mixed-language software for safety-critical and other high reliability applications.

MIPS Creates First Hot Spot Analyzer for Fast Linux Kernel Profiling
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a provider of industry-standard architectures, processors and analog IP for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, announced a software utility for its family of System Navigator(TM) EJTAG probes that enables fast, accurate profiling of the Linux kernel. With the Hot Spot Analyzer (HSA), software engineers can quickly identify program bottlenecks that are restricting system performance.

AdaCore Rolls Out GNATbench 2.1.0 Eclipse-based Ada IDE
AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support services, announced a new major release of GNATbench, the company’s Eclipse-based development environment for Ada. GNATbench 2.1.0 includes a variety of enhancements, including general project management and presentation capabilities, new features within the language-sensitive editor, new source navigation capabilities, new wizards, and an enhanced builder.

Si2 Introduces Common Power Format Relational Analyzer Tool
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the availability of a Common Power Format Relational Analyzer tool that will allow users of Si2′s CPF standard to analyze the design intent for a low-power design and examine the current state and relationships among the CPF data objects. The CPF Relational Analyzer is also useful as a training aid to learn/understand CPF, as an aid to ease the adoption process and as an analysis tool in the IC design process.

IBM Chip Alliance Makes Breakthrough with High-K Metal Gate Gate Material
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and its joint development partners – Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Chartered), Freescale Inc. , Infineon Technologies AG, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung), STMicroelectronics N.V. and Toshiba Corporation – announced that they have collectively demonstrated significant performance and power consumption advantages over industry standards by using a breakthrough material known as “high-k/metal gate” (HKMG) on silicon.

TSMC PDK Features Cadence QRC Extraction, Virtuoso Passive Component Designer
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced the qualification of Cadence® QRC Extraction and Virtuoso® Passive Component Designer for the TSMC 65-nanometer process design kit (PDK). The newly qualified technologies deliver tested and proven inductance, substrate extraction and passive component design.