News – 2008.05.12

Cypress Introduces CY8C23×33 PSoC Mixed Signal Array for Motor Control
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced a new PSoC® mixed-signal array with an enhanced analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for fast analog sampling and expanded 8 Kbytes of Flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing. The CY8C23×33, the newest member of Cypress’s flagship PSoC family, targets applications with rich feature and software content, ranging from motor control, to camera image engines, to powerline communications and more.

Freescale Announces Symphony DSP56720, DSP56721 Multicore Audio DSPs
Developers and systems designers creating advanced consumer audio products now can leverage the low cost, high performance and board space advantages of Freescale’s Symphony[tm] multicore DSP56720 and DSP56721 digital signal processors (DSP). The multicore devices support a range of high definition audio standards and enable remarkable audio experiences for end users of car infotainment systems, A/V receivers, professional audio equipment and more.

TranSwitch Introduces Taurus Flexible Programmable Silicon Platform
TranSwitch® Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of carrier-class semiconductor solutions for the converging voice, data and video network, announces a family of flexible programmable silicon platforms. The first platform, Taurus, which is targeted for access applications, provides programmability, flexibility and cost effectiveness unsurpassed in the market. Taurus includes a targeted set of access interfaces, including GPON, Ethernet, and POTS/TDM.

Sundance Announces SMT351T FPGA Based Modular Solution
Sundance, the leading supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable FPGA systems, announced availability of the SMT351T, its highest performing FPGA based modular solution. The announcement demonstrates Sundance’s unrivalled capability of providing easy access and customer succession to the latest FPGA-DSP technology. The SMT351T is pin compatible and functionally identical to predecessor Sundance modules stretching back more than a decade.

Xilinx Unveils Virtex-5 SX240T FPGA, Floating Point Operator IP Core
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced the introduction of the Virtex(R)-5 SX240T device to its award winning 65nm Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform optimized for high-performance digital signal processing (DSP). With up to 528 GMACs of multiply-and-accumulate performance and over 190 GFLOPS of single-precision, floating-point DSP performance, the new device offers the world’s highest performing reconfigurable DSP solution.

Arecont Vision Launches H.264 Megapixel IP Cameras at IFSEC 2008
Arecont Vision, the industry leader in megapixel IP camera technology, is debuting the industry’s first full line of H.264 megapixel IP cameras at IFSEC 2008. Comprised of four models offering 1.3, 2, 3 and 5 megapixels, the new line features Arecont Vision’s proprietary implementation of H.264 compression technology to provide security professionals with the broad range of video formats and resolutions required for various applications.

Actel Enables Human Machine Interface, Miniature Motor Control
Further expanding its offerings for the portable market based on the industry’s lowest power field-programmable gate array (FPGA), Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced two plug-in daughter cards developed to manage human machine interface (HMI) and miniature motor control functionality. The new HMI Daughter Card and the Motor Control Daughter Card are offered as plug-ins to Actel’s popular IGLOO Icicle Kit.

Carbon Model Studio Shortens Time to Develop System Models
Carbon Design Systems[tm] released an enhanced version of Carbon Model Studio, the leading solution for the automatic generation, validation and implementation of hardware-accurate software models, to dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy new system models. Additional capabilities were added to Carbon Model Studio to reduce the debug time and improve the generation of Model Validation components.

CoWare, Agility to Accelerate Simulation of Complex DSP Algorithms
CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, and Agility Design Solutions, Inc., a technology innovator that accelerates signal processing algorithm design, verification and implementation, announced a strategic relationship focused on accelerating the simulation and implementation of complex DSP algorithms starting from MATLAB models.

Vendors to Develop Products for VITA Radio Transport
Pentek, Inc.; DRS Signal Solutions (DRS-SS); Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. (DRT); and Eclipse Electronic Systems, leading suppliers in the defense/aerospace communications industry, announced intentions to develop and market products utilizing a new communications standard recently approved by VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) called VITA Radio Transport (VRT).

JTAG Technologies to Launch New Products at National Electronics Week
JTAG Technologies, the acknowledged market leader in IEEE Std 1149 boundary-scan tools, will be using the National Electronics Week (17th to 19th June, at Earls Court, London) to unveil a number of new product developments, including enhancements to its popular test development tool ProVision. New hardware to simplify JTAG boundary-scan integration into a number of proprietary test systems will also be debuted on JTAG Technologies stand (C21) at NEW. Introduces Power Architecture Conferences in Munich, Paris, the open organization that develops and promotes Power Architecture[tm] technology, announced the full agenda for its Power Architecture Conferences in Munich, Germany, on May 26–27 and in Paris, France, on May 29–30. The event is sponsored by: AMCC, Cadence Design Systems, e2v, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Kontron Modular Computers, Lauterbach, Synopsys, TQ-Components, Virtutech, and VaST Systems.