News – 2008.05.29 Late Edition

Interface Masters Rolls Out Niagara 2266 Gigabit Ethernet Bypass NIC
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, introduced the 6 port Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Internal Bypass Network Interface Card (NIC). Based on Intel 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller, these NIC products are designed to support Gigabit rates and throughput for inline Internet Security appliances, WAN Acceleration Systems, Packet classification, QoS, Gateways and network servers.

AXIOMTEK Announces IMB110 Industrial Micro ATX Motherboard
AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance (ICA), is pleased to launch an industrial-grade Micro ATX motherboard, the IMB110, which supports a Socket 478 Intel® Pentium® M/Celeron® M processor with a 400/533MHz front side bus, and is equipped with an advanced Intel® 915GME+ICH6M chipset. Its slot expansion and discrete graphics interface are fully supported by two PCI slots, one PCIe x1 slot, and one PCIe x16 slot.

PEEDI JTAG/BDM Emulator, Flash Programmer Support PowerQUICC II Pro MPC83XX
Ronetix announced the availability of the new firmware of its high speed, low cost JTAG/BDM Emulator and Flash Programmer. The new firmware adds support of debugging and FLASH programming of PowerQUICC II Pro MPC83XX family from Freescale. The PowerQUICC II Pro MPC83XX family is based on PowerPC e300 core and operates at a maximum clock of 667MHz and is mainly used in high-end network applications.

AXIOMTEK Introduces IPC221, IPC421, IPC423 Rackmount Computer Systems
AXIOMTEK, as a leader of applied computing platform provider, is pleased to introduce three ATX motherboard based rackmount computer systems, the 2U front access I/O IPC221, 4U cost-effective IPC421 and 4U high quality IPC423, which support a LGA775 Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processor with four DDR2 667/800 MHz DIMM sockets up to 8GB memory.

Ralink Announces RT3052, RT3050 802.11n Access Point, Router SoC
Ralink Technology Corporation, a leading developer of 802.11x chipsets, announced the industry’s first 802.11n single chip AP (Access Point)/routers SoC (System On Chip) with integrated five-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch and PHY. The RT3052 is an 802.11 b/g/n, 2T2R single chip with USB OTG, RGMII, SPI, PCM, I2C and UART interfaces and RT3050 is an 802.11 b/g/n, 1T1R (1 Transmit 1 Receive) single chip with USB interface.

Analog Devices Advantiv Powers Hitachi TP-WL700H Wireless Video Hub
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, announced that Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501) is using ADI’s Advantiv[tm] advanced television solutions ICs to drive high-end wireless functionality, flexibility and seamless high-definition (HD) connectivity in Hitachi’s new consumer wireless transmission hub, the TP-WL700H.

EnOcean Alliance Standardizes Wireless Controls for Sustainable Buildings
A group of key companies across North America and Europe have united to form the EnOcean Alliance. The Alliance’s mission is to enable intelligent green buildings based on EnOcean energy harvesting wireless technology. The Alliance has selected Lightfair 2008 as the platform for its official launch. Founding promoters of the Alliance include Masco, Leviton, EnOcean, Distech Controls, MK Electric (a Honeywell subsidiary), Omnio and Thermokon.

Nangate Releases 45nm Open Source Digital Cell Library, Second Edition
Nangate, the leading provider of tools for design-specific digital cell library development, announced that it has released a second edition of the open source 45nm standard-cell library. The new release of the library has been updated with several new user-requested cell variants, CCS and ECSM timing models as well as a DFM kit for yield sensitivity analysis.

Power Flow Integrates Calypto PowerPro CG, Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler
Calypto[tm] Design Systems Inc., the leader in sequential analysis technology, announced the availability of an RTL power optimization flow to integrate Calypto’s PowerPro CG product with the Encounter® RTL Compiler from Cadence Design Systems, Inc. The integrated flow provides an automated, single-pass sequential analysis capability that produces the lowest power implementation while still meeting design constraints.

DAC 2008 Features AMS Tutorial, Seminar from Solido Design
Solido Design Automation, innovator of process variation solutions for transistor-level integrated circuit (IC) designers, will be demonstrating solutions to head off statistical and proximity variations in analog/mixed-signal, custom digital and memory ICs in Booth #660 at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from June 8th to 13th, 2008.