News – 2008.04.22

Adeneo, Cogent Debut Windows Embedded CE 6 BSP for CSB737 Development Kit
Adeneo and Cogent Computers Inc. announced the availability of a Board Support Package (BSP) for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 for Cogent CSB737 development kit. The Windows Embedded CE 6.0 BSP released by Adeneo, with integrated drivers for all standard interfaces available on the board, enables application developers to port their Windows Embedded CE-based software onto the CSB737 platform with minimal development effort and risk.

SYSGO Unveils PikeOS Board Support Package for Freescale MPC8379EMDS
SYSGO announced the availability of a PikeOS Board Support Package for Freescale MPC8379EMDS, a Modular Development System (MDS) board using the MPC8379e, a PowerQUICC® II Pro Communications Processor based on a high performance Power Architecture(tm) e300 core. PikeOS has been ported to the MPC8379e processor on Freescale’s MPC8379EMDS that provides high integration that simplifies board design.

Kontron Offers VITA 38 Standard VME Multi-core Systems
Kontron provides VME ecosystems with a unique feature: variable computing capacity. Implementing now VITA 38, the IPMI standard in a VME envelope, Kontron’s PENTXM2 and PENTXM4 6U VME multi-core CPU boards with Intel® Xeon® processors can populate a complete VME rack with some being maintained in stand-by mode and later powered up under application control. The standard out-of-band IPMI command infrastructure is used to implement this feature.

CSR Introduces RoadTunes Handsfree Bluetooth In-car Design
CSR announced the launch of RoadTunes. RoadTunes is a feature rich, fully interoperable Bluetooth handsfree package for Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) and in-car systems. Designed to provide OEMs with a faster time to market, RoadTunes boasts a less than six-week average integration time and at $6 is available from today at the industry’s lowest cost.

Virage Logic Intelli DDR Memory Controller Interface Improves Efficiency
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(tm), announced that the Intelli(tm) Double Data Rate (DDR) memory controller interface can provide up to a 20 percent efficiency gain for high-performance applications, while still maintaining low-power. The Intelli DDR solution incorporates intelligent scheduling algorithms for superior system bandwidth.

Sybase Information Anywhere Afaria Supports Symbian Devices
Sybase iAnywhere announced that its Information Anywhere® suite Afaria® component, which provides leading-edge mobile device management and security capabilities, now supports the latest mobile devices based on the Symbian platform. Sybase iAnywhere is unique in providing robust management capabilities combined with a policy-based, managed security solution to ensure central IT control of Symbian devices.

NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Supports DPO3000 Oscilloscope
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced support for new Tektronix (NYSE: TEK) value line oscilloscopes in the latest version of LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, an interactive PC-based measurement software for quickly acquiring, analyzing and presenting data without programming. Engineers and scientists can use LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition 2.5 to connect to and control all value-line Tektronix oscilloscopes.

Actel, Pigeon Point Systems Team on TCA Management Solutions
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced it has partnered with Pigeon Point Systems, a supplier of TCA management components, to deliver system management platforms for higher performance applications. The first products will include development kits to speed the design of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) carrier board management controllers, all based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) architecture.

Semico Research Creates Field Programmable Computing Array Category
MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, announced that research analyst firm Semico Research Corp. has included the company’s flagship Arrix family of field programmable object array (FPOA) semiconductor devices in a new category of products called field programmable computing arrays (FPCAs). A new Semico report, “The Market for Field Programmable Computing Arrays,” details the FPCA category.

Sun Microsystems, JCF Unveil Java Card Platform Specification 3.0
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) and the Java Card Forum (JCF) announced the availability of version 3.0 of the award winning Java Card(TM) platform specification, to help kickoff the SIMPosium 2008 Conference. This release is the most significant architectural expansion in the dynamic, 10 year history of Java Card technology and a revolutionary step forward for smart card chip manufacturers, smart card vendors, and Java Card platform implementation providers.

Savant Protection Locks Down Virtual Environments
Savant Protection, Inc. announced that its end-point security solution has been proven to provide the optimum level of security for system virtualization by eliminating unauthorized modifications or changes to systems, devices, OS and application sets. Savant’s passive deterrence approach presents a very small operational profile with minimal impact on system performance making it the solution to mitigate the threat of malware intrusion and spread in virtual systems.

Bay Microsystems Selects IDT Route Accelerator
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a provider of mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, announced its Route Accelerator (RA) has been selected for use with Bay Microsystems 40Gbps Chesapeake network processor. The RA is based on an algorithmic search architecture featuring automated table management and power efficiency optimization that enables the large forwarding tables required for network applications.