News – 2008.04.30

Stonestreet One Releases Latest UltraSuite for Windows, WiCenter Basic
Stonestreet One, Inc., the industry leader in WiMedia-based ultrawideband (UWB) and Certified Wireless USB software solutions for PC and embedded systems, announced the latest releases of its UltraSuite® for Windows and WiCenter® Basic for Wireless USB software products, now featuring support for Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) host hardware platforms running with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Ethernet Direct Launches WUE-567 Industrial IP-67 Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, is pleased to announce WUE-567 Industrial IP-67 Ethernet switch ideal for use in harsh or outdoor environments, such in the transportation and factory automation industries. The Whale series WUE-567 is a highly reliable and fault-tolerant Industrial 5-port Unmanaged IP-67 Switch.

Darfon Selects Cypress PRoC LP Programmable Radio on Chip
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced that Darfon Electronics Corp. (Darfon), a leading manufacturer of PC peripherals, has selected Cypress’s PRoC(tm) LP programmable radio-on-chip for a new ultra-small micro dongle for wireless mice. The micro dongle, roughly the size of a U.S. dime, uses the fully-integrated CYRF69213 PRoC LP device to deliver flawless, low-power wireless connectivity to Darfon’s mice.

GiDEL Announces PROC_SoC Verification System for SOC, ASIC Designs
GiDEL, a leader in reconfigurable systems, announced that it has released a new generation of the PROC_SoC[TM] Verification System. The PROC_SoC family is designed to debug and verify SoC designs of diverse design styles. The new generation has doubled the capacity of the system by incorporating Altera’s new Stratix® III EP3SL340, the world’s largest and fastest FPGA.

Texas Instruments Releases Code Composer Essentials v3
Spurred by the rapid adoption of its initial Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU), Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) announced the release of Code Composer Essentials (CCEssentials) v3. CCEssentials v3 for MSP430 provides major upgrades designed to enhance performance, emulation and ease-of-use, all at a very low cost.

Innovision Research Debuts Gem NFC IP Evaluation, Licensing Programme
Innovision Research & Technology is making its unique Gem(tm) Near Field Communication (NFC) semiconductor intellectual property (IP) available under an evaluation licensing programme. This will enable semiconductor companies to develop NFC capability, either for stand-alone solutions or as part of System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated NFC solutions.

Semiconductor Devices in End-User Segments Drive Asian EDA Tools Market
The increased use of semiconductor devices in end-user segments drives the revenue growth of the Asian electronic design automation (EDA) tools market. End markets such as consumer electronics, communications, computing are booming in Asia, creating the need for more market-tailored products. The automotive industry is another growth opportunity for analog EDA tool vendors because of the increased use of electronics in vehicles.

ABI Research Publishes Passive RFID Readers Report
According to a new study released by ABI Research, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers are becoming both more highly integrated and more innovative. Reader ICs have come to lead the market for Low Frequency (LF) and High Frequency (HF) RFID, enabling these technologies to be integrated into smaller, more power-efficient devices. Similar integration is now happening in Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID readers.

NFC Forum Reveals Winners of Global Competition
The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced the winners of its Touching the Future: NFC Forum Global Competition. In the competition, developers in a Commercial Track vied for the honor of having their solutions named “The Best NFC Service of the Year 2008,” while a Research Track recognized “The Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year 2008.”

Jasper Design Automation to Showcase Formal Verification Unleashed at DAC
Jasper Design Automation will provide private demo suite demonstrations of its Formal Verification Unleashed at DAC. Visitors can also view demonstrations of JasperGold Verification System, the most technically advanced formal verification solution for ensuring higher design quality and greater design confidence from architecture-to-silicon; as well as GamePlan Verification Planner, a powerful free tool for generating and tracking structured verification plans.