News – 2008.04.20

Quatech Rolls Out Airborne Embedded 802.11 Radio for M2M Market
Quatech, Inc., a leader in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) networking and device connectivity solutions, announced the availability of its new Airborne Embedded 802.11b/g Radio Module at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. The new Airborne radio module is Quatech’s first product to include an SDIO/SPI host interface, and is the latest addition to the company’s advanced line of radios for reliable and high-performing WiFi networking.

TI Introduces Z-Accel CC2480 ZigBee Wireless Network Processor
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced the first product from the company’s new Z-Accel family of 2.4 GHz ZigBee-certified network processors. The CC2480 provides engineers complete ZigBee functionality without having to learn the complexities of a full ZigBee stack, making it easy to integrate ZigBee into a wide variety of applications, such as home and building automation and industrial monitoring and control, with minimal development effort.

Freescale Launches mobileGT MPC5123 Dual-Core Processor
Expanding its Power Architecture(tm) technology processors for the embedded industry, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a highly integrated dual-core system-on-chip (SoC) device. The latest member of Freescale’s mobileGT® processor family, the MPC5123 device is designed to simplify embedded Linux® OS-based product development and reduce power requirements and system cost for industrial and consumer applications.

Silicon Image Debuts 12MP Camera Processor IP Core for Mobile Devices
Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, announced the availability of its 12 megapixel (MP) camera processor IP core for integration into system-on-a-chip (SoC) semiconductors. This technology delivers professional picture quality and advanced camera functionality once only found in digital still cameras (DSCs).

Freescale Debuts ColdFire MCF5227x LCD Processor with Touch Controller
To help accelerate deployment of touch-based control in industrial human-machine interface (HMI) applications, Freescale has introduced ColdFire® LCD microprocessors with an integrated touch-screen controller. The advanced 32-bit devices provide an ideal embedded processing solution for human-controlled commercial and industrial applications that require exceptional performance, integration and design flexibility.

Opal-RT Unveils RT-LAB Orchestra Real-Time Framework for Co-Simulation
Opal-RT Technologies Inc., a provider of distributed Real-Time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems, introduced RT-LAB Orchestra, a Real-Time framework for heterogeneous software co-simulation. Successful Real-Time simulation of complex systems often requires heterogeneous models to be integrated into a single co-simulation environment. These models are often written in different programming languages, or generated by various simulation tools.

Sundance Announces SMT8121 Communications Development Platform
Sundance, the leading supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable FPGA systems, announced availability of its second generation, high performance SMT8121 communications development platform. Passengers’ own mobile phone handsets will be able to connect to an on-board base station and access a range of communications services.

Opal-RT Improves TestDrive OP6000 Engine ECU Testing Platform
Opal-RT Technologies Inc., the leading provider of distributed real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems, unveiled a series of improvements to the company’s TestDrive(tm) OP6000 Engine ECU Testing System. Based upon Opal-RT’s flagship technology, RT-LAB(tm), TestDrive OP6000 is a powerful system for improving Electronic Control Unit (ECU) quality throughout the entire production process with real-time open- or closed-loop simulation.

Freescale Bundles CodeWarrior into Tools Suites
Freescale Semiconductor will now package its award-winning CodeWarrior(TM) tools into suites designed to make it easier for customers to migrate across the Freescale product line, reduce their development expense and increase flexibility in how they use their CodeWarrior tools’ licenses. CodeWarrior tools will no longer be offered as stand-alone products, but instead be bundled into four flavors containing various CodeWarrior products supporting Freescale architectures.