News – 2008.05.07

Concurrent Technologies Debuts SY AMC/205 MicroTCA Development System
Concurrent Technologies announces a MicroTCA[tm] System designed to aid the bench development of MicroTCA[tm] applications. The SY AMC/205 is a 5-slot MicroTCA free-standing cube which supports up to 5 AdvancedMC[tm] (AMC) modules. To focus the development process the SY AMC/205 comes pre-loaded with a dual-core processor AMC, a graphics and storage-disk AMC, and a MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) which leaves 3 AMC slots available for system development.

ITTIA Releases DB-SQL 2.5 Lightweight Database for Embedded Systems
ITTIA DB-SQL, a lightweight database management system for embedded systems and mobile devices, version 2.5 has been released for general availability. New features in version 2.5 include a lightweight SQL engine, support for the VxWorks operating system, and language bindings for Java and C#. More mobile and embedded products will benefit from the robust data management facilities of ITTIA DB-SQL to improve stability and scalability without increasing the cost of hardware.

Savant End-Point Security Solution Protects Windows XP Embedded OS
Savant Protection, Inc., announced that its award winning Savant end-point security solution fully supports the Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Operating System. This capability allows advanced commercial devices, from ATMs to Point of Sale Systems, to be hardened with the optimum level of security available for a reduced footprint environment.

Radiocrafts Develops First Wireless M-Bus RF Module
Radiocrafts AS, a leading provider of compact RF modules, now expand their product line with a compact Wireless M-Bus RF module for use in Automatic Metering Reading (AMR) applications. This is the first compact all-embedded module compliant with the new Wireless M-Bus standard available in the market. The Wireless M-Bus standard (EN 13757-4:2005) specifies the communication between water, gas, heat and electricity meters or concentrators.

Nextreme Introduces OptoCooler UPF40 Thermoelectric Cooler Module
Nextreme Thermal Solutions, the leader in microscale thermal and power management products for the electronics industry, announces a new thin-film thermoelectric cooler module – the OptoCooler UPF40 – that is designed for optoelectronic applications with high heat-flux requirements. The module is ideally suited for the cooling and temperature control of optoelectronic devices such as semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) and laser diodes.

Sun Selects On2 TrueMotion Video Codecs for JavaFX RIA Platform
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA), announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with On2 Technologies (AMEX: ONT) to use On2′s TrueMotion® video codecs for Sun’s JavaFX products for creating Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) with immersive media and content. Consumers are demanding a rich video experience across multiple screens. Sun and On2 will deliver the essential technologies and services that will power the next generation of consumer experiences.

Cypress Announces Online Solutions Library for PSoC Designs
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced an online solutions library of intellectual property addressing a wide range of applications and functions. The new Cypress Solutions Library website is a free resource of user-generated IP that can be easily replicated for quick, effective design with Cypress’s flexible, programmable PSoC® architecture, as well as for designs using Cypress’s USB and proprietary 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB[tm] technologies.

Motorola to Discuss Open Source Development Model at Wireless Expo
Motorola will discuss Open Source Development Model Implementation at the upcoming 2008 Wireless & Mobile Expo and Conference, scheduled on July 15 & 16, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006.

NemeriX to Moderate Key GPS Panel at IET and GSA Semiconductor Forum
NemeriX, a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power, high-performance A-GPS solutions for GPS and location-based service (LBS) products, announced that NemeriX’s VP Marketing Lew Boore will be moderating a key panel session on GPS at the IET & GSA International Semiconductor Forum 2008 (ExCel London, UK, 14 – 15 May 2008). Boore will head up a panel of leading industry professionals.