News – 2008.05.14

Y-Lynx Introduces YLX-TRM8053-025 Wireless Module
Y-Lynx new wireless module YLX-TRM8053-025 is a powerful combination of a full featured ISM band transceiver together with an ultra flexible Communication Controller (LibIC[tm]). The YLX-TRM8053-025-05 is intended for low power wireless sensor networks with an emphasis on battery powered (down to 2.4V) applications where outstanding battery life can be achieved if full use is made of the Communication Controller’s power saving modes.

ITOX Rolls Out BL100-N Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Q35 Express
ITOX, a provider of embedded x86 products, introduced a new Mini-ITX motherboard utilizing the Intel Q35 Express chipset and ICH9 I/O controller hub. The BL100-N Mini-ITX board addresses the key requirements of embedded computing designs – Cost, Revision-Stability and Long-Term Availability. The LGA 775 socket accepts lower-cost desktop processors, including Intel Celeron 400 series processors, Core2 Duo Intel processors, Core2 Quad processors and 45nm technology processors.

IZT GmbH Introduces S5000 COMINT Stimulator
Generating test signals for today’s COMINT (Communication Intelligence) systems requires far more features than a standard signal generator or RF test source can offer. The IZT S5000 COMINT Stimulator is designed to simulate realistic RF spectrum usage for these systems. The product generates up to several hundred realistic signals of different bandwidth with real content. One IZT S5000 covers an instantaneous bandwidth of 120MHz anywhere in the frequency range up to 3GHz.

Xilinx Debuts Flash Configuration, Storage Solution for Virtex-5 FPGAs
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced a flash-based configuration and storage solution for the Virtex(R)-5 family that delivers new levels of configuration performance for meeting today’s high-speed connectivity requirements. The solution includes a new 128Mb Platform Flash XL configuration and storage device, a next generation Platform Cable USB II development tool, and the Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 FPGA PCIe(R) 1.x and 2.0 Embedded Processor Board.

Lockheed Martin Selects VMETRO Vortex Data Recording Systems
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has awarded VMETRO Inc. a contract to supply Vortex Data Recording systems to support Lockheed Martin’s work on the F-35 Lightning II test laboratory. The Data Recording systems are based on VMETRO’s Vortex VME Open Data Recording platform. The Vortex system will be incorporated into Lockheed Martin’s instrumentation and test plan for Lightning II. The award value exceeds $660,000. Delivery will occur in 2008.

Synopsys, TSMC Team on HSPICE Modeling for 40nm Processes
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing announced the release of the TSMC Modeling Interface (TMI) methodology, which has been developed from Synopsys’ production-proven protocol for integrating custom device models into HSPICE®, HSIM[tm] and NanoSim® transistor-level circuit simulators. This new methodology, on average, improves simulation time and reduces memory usage by 5X.

Jasper Design Automation Debuts JasperGold Verification System, Express v5
Jasper Design Automation, the leader in successful deployment of production proven formal verification solutions, announced a major new release of its flagship formal verification solution: JasperGold® Verification System and JasperGold® Express version 5.0. Featuring new core engines, JasperGold v5.0 delivers dramatic improvements in both interactivity and tunneling performance.

ASSET InterTech to Offer Open Tools for Embedded Instrumentation
Responding to the increasing momentum in the electronics industry toward embedded instrumentation, ASSET® InterTech, Inc. announced it is positioning the company, its products and its technologies to provide open tools for embedded instrumentation in design validation, test and debug applications. Many of the established validation and test technologies are inadequate or ineffective for high-speed chips, I/O buses and systems.

MunEDA to Hold Technical Forums in Anaheim, Boston
MunEDA will hold two MunEDA Technical Forums (MTF) in Anaheim and Boston with contributions of international well known customers like STMicroelectronics, ON Semiconductor, Faraday Technology Corp. and others. MunEDA Technical Forum Anaheim 2008 will be held on Friday, June 13th, 2008 in Hilton Anaheim Hotel close to the Anaheim Convention Center. The MTF Anaheim 2008 is co-located with DAC 2008 but does not interfere the exhibition and official conference schedule.

Mentor Graphics Reveals PCB Technology Leadership Award Winners
Continuing in its tradition of promoting and recognizing printed circuit board (PCB) design excellence, Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced winners of its 20th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards ceremony during the PCB Design Conference East in Tinley Park, IL. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry.