News – 2008.05.27

Pebble Bay Unveils PowerPC LynxOS 5 RTOS for GE Fanuc Quad PPC8641D SBC
Pebble Bay, the independent embedded software consultancy, has announced the industry’s first commercial realisation of the LynxOS 5.0 RTOS for PowerPC, with a fully supported Board Support Package (BSP) developed for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The robust, complex and high-performance BSP enables GE Fanuc’s quad-8641D based DSP220 and DSP230 military single board computers.

Stealth Computer Rolls Out SV-2400 Rugged 24-in Widescreen LCD Monitor
Stealth Computer a division of Stealth.Com Inc., a market leader in the industrial computer and peripherals market has released a new Model: SV-2400 Industrial Grade, Panel Mount LCD monitor. The 24″ all steel enclosed touch screen LCD Monitor is built to withstand the demanding effects of harsh environments typically encountered in industrial plant floor and Human Machine Interface applications.

STMicroelectronics, Ericsson Team on Analog Baseband for EMP Platform
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced the intention of ST and EMP (Ericsson Mobile Platforms) to, within the existing partnership, also develop an analog baseband for a future high-volume EMP platform. Building upon the successful joint development and start of volume production of 3G and 3.5G digital baseband processors for Ericsson Mobile Platforms’ licensees, the two companies are now extending their efforts into the area of analog baseband.

Real-Time Innovations Targets Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, summarized its success in providing real-time messaging and data distribution technology to unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs). RTI also emphasized its commitment to future UAV design and development advancements. The use of RTI middleware can make UAVs more reliable and increase flexibility as mission parameters change and evolve.

Korenix to Demonstrate Industrial Networking Solutions at Computex
Korenix is pleased to announce its participation in the Computex 2008 tradeshow, which will be held from June 3 to 7 in Taipei, Taiwan. Korenix will be exhibiting its industrial computing & networking solutions in Hall 1 at booths D731, D732a, D735, and D736a. Visitors will be able to assimilate the cutting-edge embedded system technology and learn about various up-to-date developments of industrial technology.

GE Fanuc to Present Harbor Surveillance Paper at UDT Europe 2008
At the UDT (Undersea Defence Technology) Europe 2008 conference and exhibition (June 10 – 12, Glasgow, Scotland) GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms will present a poster session entitled “Technical Needs and Challenges in Harbor Surveillance.” At the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms booth (Hall 4, Booth 128), three key products will be highlighted.

Synopsys Introduces Zroute Multi-threaded IC Compiler Router
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, unveiled Zroute, a new multi-threaded router fully integrated into IC Compiler. Zroute has been developed from the ground up to take full advantage of the newest multi-core microprocessor architectures and to solve emerging design-for-manufacturability (DFM) challenges in IC design.

SonicsStudio 4.8 SoC Development Tool Features JEDA OCPchecker
Sonics, Inc. and JEDA Technologies announced the interoperability of their products. The newly released SonicsStudio 4.8, Sonics’ SoC development tool, includes the JEDA OCPchecker, a SystemC based OCP compliance checker to pinpoints protocol violations under virtual platform simulation environments. SonicsStudio 4.8 users now have the option to turn on/off at runtime through their SonicsStudio interface.

Infiniscale Debuts TechYielder Model-based Parametrical Yield Optimizer
Infiniscale SA, the leading Model-based Analog design and Yield Optimization Company, announced TechYielder[tm] a unique powerful yield optimizer targeting advanced complex Analog Designs. For the first time, Infiniscale model-based parametrical yield optimizer offers designers the opportunity to maximize both yield and robustness in record time.

EVE Launches DW-FPGA DesignWare Foundation Library for FPGA Synthesis
EVE announced availability of DW-FPGA, a DesignWare foundation library for use with field programmable gate array (FPGA) synthesis software. DW-FPGA offers register transfer level (RTL) source code for the most commonly used DesignWare Foundation Library intellectual property (IP) components from Synopsys Inc. DW-FPGA supports XST from Xilinx, Quartus from Altera, Synplicity’s SynplifyPro, Precision from Mentor Graphics Corporation, and Verilog, VHDL and SystemVerilog.

VIA Debuts OpenBook Mini-Note Ultra Portable Notebook Reference Design
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, introduced the new VIA OpenBook[tm] mini-note reference design targeted at the rapidly growing global market for ultra-portable notebooks. The VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design introduces a host of new innovations, including the next generation of VIA Ultra Mobile Platform, based on the VIA C7®-M ULV processor and the new all-in-one VIA VX800 digital media IGP chipset.

JTAG Technologies Announces JT 2147/AGP Module for Aeroflex ICTs
JTAG Technologies, a leading provider of boundary-scan test tools and an Aeroflex technology partner, announces the availability of the JT 2147/AGP boundary-scan interface for use with Aeroflex high-performance In-Circuit Testers (ICTs). With the availability of the JT 2147/AGP, both current and previous generation 4200 Series systems can be more easily upgraded with a high-performance JTAG Technologies boundary-scan controller.

NI Measurement Studio 8.5 Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced Measurement Studio 8.5 to add test and measurement functionality to the latest Microsoft development environment with a complete set of .NET class libraries, tools and NI data acquisition driver support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Measurement Studio 8.5 includes ASP.NET AJAX-compatible user interface controls and advanced network variable communication functions for creating remote monitoring Web applications.

SpyLinks Industry Alliance Program Leverages Atrenta SpyGlass
Atrenta Inc., the leading provider of Early Design Closure® solutions to radically improve design efficiency throughout the IC design flow, announced the formation of a broad industry alliance program focused on better integration of the various members of the semiconductor supply chain. The program, called SpyLinks[tm], will leverage Atrenta’s industry standard SpyGlass® product suite and the company’s emerging 1Team® product suite.