Virage Logic Debut RTL to Test Floor Embedded Memory Test, Repair Subsystem
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL) announced the availability of a completely open register transfer level (RTL) to test floor embedded memory test and repair subsystem based on the latest release of its flagship Self-Test and Repair (STAR[tm]) Memory System and the recently introduced STAR[tm] Yield Accelerator. The new release of the STAR Memory System features an open memory interface.
IGEL Technology Releases Latest Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Firmware
IGEL Technology announced the availability of its latest Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded firmware on the broadest and most powerful range of thin clients on the market. The latest firmware gives users increased choice of hypervisors for virtual PCs, improved device management and further energy saving capabilities. IGEL Universal Desktops powered by Microsoft Windows XP Embedded now have additional Ericom features included as standard.
Ubicom Introduces StreamEngine 7000 Processors for Digital Home
Ubicom®, Inc., a leading provider of communications processor and software solutions, has introduced a new family of StreamEngine® processors for home networking and connected media devices. The StreamEngine 7000[tm] family is software-compatible with the popular StreamEngine 5000[tm] family and delivers higher performance with lower power in a smaller package and a reduced bill of materials.
Freescale Symphony DSP Features Multi-Channel Dolby Volume
Freescale Semiconductor’s Symphony family of audio digital signal processors (DSP) are the first DSPs in the market to integrate multi-channel Dolby Volume intelligent audio processing technology. Based on the Symphony 24-bit DSP core, Freescale’s Symphony DSP platform combined with Dolby Volume offers an elegant solution for consistent program loudness on A/V receivers, surround sound processors, digital TVs, speaker systems and Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) products.
TeamF1 Announces Managed Access Point Solution for AMCC Makalu
TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software, announced that its Managed Access Point Solution (MAPS) — a complete turnkey software package for advanced and secure enterprise-class wireless access points — is the first software solution available on Applied Micro Circuits Corp.’s (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) newly released PowerPC 405EX-600MHz “Makalu” network appliance reference hardware design platform.
Wavesat, Compal to Develop Mobile WiMAX USB Dongle with Odyssey 8500
Wavesat announced that Compal Communications, Inc. (CCI), a leading ODM for handheld devices, has selected Wavesat to co-develop products for its Mobile WiMAX product line, starting with a USB Dongle. The collaboration between the two companies will leverage Wavesat’s multimode Odyssey 8500 4G Broadband chipset, providing access to multiple broadband wireless technologies including WiMAX Wave2, XG-PHS, WiFi and seamless migration to LTE.
Freescale Unveils 50-Volt LDMOS RF Power Transistor for L-Band Radar
Continuing to push the boundaries of high-power radio frequency (RF) technology, Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled the world’s first 50-volt LDMOS RF power transistor line-up for L-Band radar applications. The line-up is ideal for a wide range of high-power RF applications including air traffic management and long range weather radar.
I-View Selects Tundra PCI Express Bridge, AlogicsPCI One Chip Decoder
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX: TUN ), a global leader in System Interconnect, and Alogics, a leading video security and surveillance solution provider, have been selected by I-View Communication Inc. (I-View), a leader in digital video recording (DVR) for security and surveillance systems, to provide PCI Express® (PCIe) Bridges and PCI One Chip Decoders to enable I-View’s PCIe DVR video capture cards for next generation surveillance systems.
AMCC, TeamF1, Senao Unveil 802.11n WLAN Access Point Reference Design
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in embedded Power Architecture[tm] processing, optical transport and storage solutions, in partnership with TeamF1, Inc., and Senao Networks, Inc., announced a comprehensive hardware/software reference design kit, based on the company’s award-winning PowerPC® 405EX processor and designed to accelerate customer time-to-market for Enterprise 802.11n Wireless Access Points.
The MathWorks Announces DAC Keynote, Panel, Tutorial
At this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC), The MathWorks will be in Booth 741 to show how Model-Based Design accelerates electronic system and embedded software development through interactive demonstrations of workflows for system and algorithm design, code generation, and verification. The MathWorks will also demonstrate products that enhance the verification capabilities of the MATLAB and Simulink product families.
Semiconductor Chip Sales Grow by 5.9% to $21.2 Billion in April
Worldwide sales of semiconductors of $21.2 billion in April were 5.9% higher than the $20.1 billion reported for April 2007, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. April sales were essentially flat sequentially with the $21.2 billion reported for March 2008. Year-to-date sales of $82.9 billion are 4.3 percent higher than the first four months of 2007 when sales were $79.5 billion. SIA noted that the April results are in line with historical industry patterns.
Solarflare Deploys Arithmatica CellMath Designer Datapath Synthesis Tool
Arithmatica, Ltd. announced that Solarflare Communications, Inc. has deployed Arithmatica’s datapath synthesis tool, CellMath Designer, to optimize the datapath sections of Solarflare’s new 10GBASE-T PHY product. Arithmatica’s CellMath Designer enabled Solarflare’s IC design engineers to significantly reduce chip area and power consumption while ensuring all timing requirements were met by providing specialized datapath synthesis algorithms and proprietary math architectures.
Oticon Selects Synopsys IC Compiler for Hearing Aid DSP
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced that Oticon has taped out part of its next-generation digital signal processor (DSP) chipset for hearing-aid devices using Synopsys’ IC Compiler design planning and place-and-route product, which is part of the Eclypse Low Power Solution. Enhanced design productivity, small form factor, and low power consumption were key requirements for Oticon’s design.
Coherent Logix Achieves First Pass Success with Extreme DA GoldTime
Extreme DA[tm] customer Coherent Logix achieved first-pass silicon success for the hx2100, the latest in its line of HyperX-based digital signal processors (DSPs). Coherent Logix used Extreme DA GoldTime[tm] exclusively for full-chip timing analysis of its design before manufacture. Failed silicon means a significant penalty in development time and non-recurring engineering costs as designs must be re-worked to achieve silicon success.