News – 2008.04.18

Innovation First, Charmed Labs Team on Qwerk VEX Microcontroller
Innovation First, Inc. (IFI), a leader in educational and competition robotics products, will team with Charmed Labs to be the exclusive licensee of the Qwerk Robot Controller. Innovation First will enhance the Qwerk controller to be fully compatible with the company’s popular VEX Educational Robotics platform. The newly branded Qwerk-based VEX controller will complement the current VEX microcontroller and offer enhanced features desired by post-secondary schools and educators.

Telelogic to Showcase UML Modeling Tools at Embedded Masterclass
UML company, Telelogic (now owned by IBM), will be presenting their UML modelling tools at the technology developer’s event, the Embedded Masterclass. Telelogic will be presenting an introduction to the ‘UML 2 Testing Profile’, and its practical application for the testing of embedded software applications. The UML Testing Profile is a test modeling language that can be used with all major object and component technologies and applied to testing systems.

Legend Silicon Rolls Out LGS-8G52 DTV Demodulator Chip for China
Legend Silicon Corp., a silicon solution company for digital broadcasting and broadband wireless communications, announced a new, all-mode DTV demodulator chip for China’s latest DTV standards. This chip, a 3rd generation all-mode product, becomes the most functional and complete all-mode chip currently on the market. With its industry-leading single-carrier and multi-carrier performance, the LGS-8G52 is the first and most ideal 2-in-1 chip solution on the Chinese DTV market.

Zensys Selects Kilopass XPM Embedded Memory for Remote Home Control
Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), announced that Zensys, the developer of the Z-Wave wireless home control standard, has selected the Kilopass XPM one-time programmable embedded memory technology for its broadband wireless remote home control applications. Zensys is using XPM memory to store network and application data.

American Portwell Joins Small Form Factor Special Interest Group
American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market, announced that it has joined the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG), an industry collaboration of board, system, and component manufacturers devoted to reducing the size and power consumption by using advanced technologies.

GrammaTech Receives DARPA Contract for Static Analysis Technology
GrammaTech, Inc., a leading provider of source-code analysis tools, announced that it has been awarded a DARPA contract to develop static-analysis technology for examining multi-core systems. The new technology focuses on identifying concurrent programming defects, which are notoriously difficult to identify and manually debug.