News – 2008.05.06

AXIOMTEK Launches eBOX647-FL Fanless Embedded Computer with VIA C7 CPU
AXIOMTEK is pleased to release the eBOX647-FL, a fanless and cost-effective embedded computer, which supports an onboard low power VIA C7 1.5 GHz processor with the VIA CX700 single-chip core logic controller. The eBOX647-FL features compact-size, multiple I/O, easy access mechanism, and a unique anti-vibration and thermal solutions, which make it an especially solution for industrial automation, digital signage application (DSA), gaming and vehicle applications.

VMETRO Unveils HPE640, HPE720 6U VPX/REDI Hybrid Processing Engines
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS, VPX, XMC and FMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, announced two new 6U VPX/REDI hybrid processing engines (HPE), the HPE640 and the HPE720. These products integrate Freescale Power Architecture[tm] MPC8641D dual-core PowerPC processors for general purpose processing with Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGAs in a single slot.

WIN MB-60630 SBC Supports 45nm Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processors
WIN Enterprises announces support for the 45nm Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors L5410 and L5408 with extended lifecycle support on its MB-60630, dual-socketed PICMG 1.3 form factor Single Board Computer (SBC). The SBC enables OEMs to offer small, server-class appliances with the high performance of 8 processing cores. Applications include intense computing — military and medical imaging, scientific analysis, digital media, and oil/gas exploration.

VMETRO Announces FusionIPC Inter-Processor Communications Software
VMETRO announced FusionIPC, an Inter-Processor Communications (IPC) software stack for Distributed Multi-Processing systems. FusionIPC is designed for use in demanding signal processing applications such as radar and signal intelligence where the workload exceeds the processing capability of a single CPU. FusionIPC utilizes the Serial RapidIO (sRIO) fabric.

NI Rolls Out Graphical Differencing and User Interface Toolkit
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced the NI Graphical Differencing and User Interface Toolkit, a software solution that helps engineers and scientists identify differences between models built using The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® software. Engineers and scientists also can use the toolkit to easily create user interfaces to interact with their models built using Simulink.

Jasper Design Automation Receives 7th Formal Verification Patent
Jasper Design Automation, provider of advanced formal verification solutions, announced a growing portfolio of innovative formal technology patents to help its worldwide customer base manage dramatically increasing SoC design complexity. The company is investing heavily in formal technology research and development (R&D). As a result of its aggressive and innovative R&D efforts, Jasper was granted its seventh patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trolltech Qt 4.4 Integrates Web Content into Mobile Applications
Trolltech, a global leader in cross-platform application frameworks, has released a new version of its flagship product, Qt. Key features added to the popular framework in Qt 4.4 include functionality that, for the first time, enables developers to create applications that blend content from the live Web into native desktop and mobile applications. Qt 4.4 also makes it easier to deliver a consistent user experience across Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and mobile devices.

Newark Announces $100,000 Live EDGE International Challenge
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor and its companies (Newark, Farnell, Premier Electronics, CPC, Farnell-Newark and MCM) launched its international competition Live EDGE – Electronic Design for the Global Environment, now in its second year. The competition is designed to provide a forum where electronic design engineers and students can design products that are environmentally-friendly through the use of electronic components.

Jazz Semiconductor Issues Call for Papers for AIMS-CAT Conference
Jazz Semiconductor®, the leader in Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal (AIMS) foundry solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Jazz Technologies[tm], Inc. (AMEX:JAZ), announced the Call for Papers for its 2008 Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal Circuits, Applications, and Technology (AIMS-CAT) Conference. This focused one-day event, set for October 22, will be held at the Jazz Headquarters in Newport Beach, CA in conjunction with the Jazz Annual Technology Conference (JATC).

National Instruments Announces NIWeek Graphical System Design Conference
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced plans for NIWeek, the industry’s premier event on graphical system design that attracts more than 3,000 of the world’s brightest engineers, educators and scientists. NIWeek 2008 opens Aug. 5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, for three days of interactive technical sessions, targeted summits, hands-on workshops and exhibitions on the latest developments for design, control, automation, manufacturing and test.

Synopsys Invests In Prover Technology – Signaling Design Automation
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, and Prover Technology AB announced that Synopsys has invested in Prover, which supplies signaling design automation solutions for engineering the safety critical systems that control trains, switches and signals. The funds will enable Prover to accelerate its research and development efforts and expand its operations in Europe, North America and Asia.

NXP Semiconductors Selects Mentor Graphic Design for Test Tools
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced a partnership with NXP Semiconductors in which Mentor’s Design-for-Test (DFT) products will be used by NXP to further improve the quality and time-to-market of NXP’s solutions. The agreement provides NXP with Mentor’s market- and technology-leading DFT solutions, including the TestKompress compressed pattern generation and the YieldAssist failure diagnosis tools. It also provides interim support for NXP’s test tools.