News – 2008.05.27 Late Edition

Fairchild Develops Power Supply Reference Design for 400W Ecodesign
Fairchild Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FCS) system-power experts from the Global Power Resource Center in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany have developed the industry’s first power supply reference design for 400W ecodesigns. This power supply reference design shows how the combination of two state-of-the-art products, the award-winning Green FPS[tm] power switch (FSFR2100) and Power-SPM[tm] (FFP06R001) in modular SIP-9 packages, creates an elegant and efficient design.

XJTAG Introduces 3U PXI Boundary Scan Module
XJTAG, a leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.x compliant boundary scan development tools, has introduced a 3U PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) XJTAG module, which provides a high speed interface to the boundary scan chain. This new PXI card will enable users of PXI chassis to leverage XJTAG’s ability to debug, test and program complex ball grid array (BGA) populated printed circuit boards and systems from within their integrated PXI test platform.

Timesys Offers LinuxLink Support for Atmel AT91SAM9G20 Microprocessor
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for the Atmel® AT91SAM9G20 Embedded Microprocessor. LinuxLink for the SAM9G20 leverages the increased processor performance and reduced power consumption offered by the new Atmel SAM9 platform. With this LinuxLink, subscribers will get web-based access to a Linux platform that has been pre-complied, integrated and tested for the AT91SAM9G20 Evaluation Kit.

MathStar Shuts Down Chip Development, Systems Level Businesses
MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH) announced it has committed to a plan to discontinue its field programmable object array (FPOA) chip development and its board-level systems development businesses. The Company decided to do so to preserve the Company’s assets while it considers strategic alternatives. As previously reported on May 21, 2008, the Company has decided to engage an investment banker to explore strategic alternatives.

TEAC Selects eSOL PrFILE2 Middleware for TASCAM Solid State Recorders
eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced that TEAC Corporation has selected its PrFILE (R) 2 FAT file system for their TASCAM-brand Solid State Recorders “SS-R1″ and “SS-CDR1″. Both the SS-R1 and SS-CDR1 use the CompactFlash(R) memory card as storage media to record/playback audio data. PrFILE2 provides a reliable file system for writing and reading such audio data to/from the CompactFlash memory card.

NI TestStand 4.1 Test Management Software Supports Multicore Processor
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced NI TestStand 4.1, the latest version of the company’s test management software, which now helps engineers develop faster test systems with multicore processor support. As manufacturers shift to multicore processors to provide performance gains, NI TestStand 4.1 running on these new processors can deliver more powerful systems with increased test throughput.

Duolog Offers OCP-Conductor Transaction Analysis Tool to OCP-IP Members
Duolog Technologies and OCP-IP announce that Duolog will provide its OCP-Conductor Professional transaction analysis tool free of charge to members of OCP-IP. The Tool is a detailed OCP transaction viewer that enables fine-grained analysis of bus transactions. A complete transaction sequence can be traced from request to response along with a host of related information about the transaction, permitting instant, powerful, high-level OCP transaction analysis and debug.

Verigy, Cadence Host Seminars for Improving Yield
Verigy (NASDAQ:VRGY) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. are hosting a seminar series for semiconductor designers and manufacturers on how to improve product yield economics. This series of half-day seminars will include presentations by Cadence and Verigy representatives on technologies and techniques for yield learning that optimize data gathering for improved throughput and accuracy of diagnosis, as well as provide methods to address yield issues earlier in the process.

IPL Alliance to Host Luncheon Workshop at Design Automation Conference
The Interoperable PDK Library (IPL) Alliance announced that it will host a free luncheon workshop at the Design Automation Conference in Anaheim, California on Monday June 9, 2008. Entitled, “Interoperable PDK Libraries: ‘The Proof is In the Pudding!,’” the workshop will explore the process and critical success factors of developing an interoperable PDK.

OCP-IP Releases Part 2 of Network on Chip Benchmarking Specification
OCP-IP announced that part two of the Network On Chip (NoC) Benchmarking specification is released to member review. Part One of the NoC spec was published in March 2008. The release of Part two completes the entire specification for benchmarking NoCs and facilitates the development of a benchmark suite. Part Two contains sections on Architecture Definition, Traffic Configuration, Measurement and the Micro-Benchmarks Set.

OCP-IP Announces Early June Release of OCP 2.2 Revision A
OCP-IP announced the early June release of OCP 2.2 Revision A. The latest version of the specification now includes several consensus profiles. Consensus profiles provide company engineers with standardized configurations of OCP options for specific system use cases, ensuring interoperability without conversion, increasing productivity and speeding time to market.

Cellular Modem Industry to Exceed 200 Million Units by 2013
Boosted by 3G network deployments, cellular modems are providing wireless connectivity to laptops, UMPCs and even desktop computers. 2007 data contained in a new study from ABI Research reveals that cellular modem sales, including PC Cards, Express Cards, USB modems, embedded modems and 3G/Wi-Fi routers cumulatively, increased more than 300% compared to 2006. The firm forecasts that by 2013, shipments of cellular modems will exceed 200 million units.