News 2008.06.25

Intermec Announces Windows Mobile 6.1 Webinar
On June 30, 2008, Intermec (NYSE:IN) will host a free webinar, Windows Mobile 6.1: Benefits for Mobile Computer Users. The one-hour, educational online event will provide insight from both Intermec and Microsoft on how the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform enhances the performance, security, device management, battery life, virtual memory and capabilities of mobile computing.

Kontron Introduces KTUS15/miTX Embedded Motherboard with Intel Atom
Kontron extends its line of embedded mini-ITX motherboards with a new, ultra low power variant – the high quality Kontron KTUS15/miTX embedded motherboard based on the Intel® Atom[tm] processor with up to 1.6 GHz and the highly integrated Intel® System Controller Hub US15W. The Kontron KTUS15/mITX motherboard is the ideal choice for solar/battery powered mobile, in-vehicle or stationary applications.

Wind River VxWorks MILS 2 to be Evaluated for EAL6+/NSA High Robustness
Wind River Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) announced that Wind River’s VxWorks MILS 2 is in evaluation to be certified to the Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) Evaluation Assurance Level 6+/NSA high robustness. Companies responsible for defense, networking, industrial and other infrastructure systems worldwide are demanding ever-increasing functionality and secure and safe operation with very high assurance of protection from intentional or inadvertent threats or errors.

Avnet Memec Announces Actel Ultra-Low Power SpeedWay Design Workshop
Avnet Memec, a specialty semiconductor division of Avnet Electronics Marketing – an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) – has launched the Actel Ultra-Low Power SpeedWay Design Workshop[tm]. The new, in-depth, “how to” workshops provide hands-on experience to designers interested in leveraging Actel’s 5-microwatt IGLOO® field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for battery-operated and portable applications.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Ships WANic 5860 Packet Processor
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced that the WANic[tm] 5860 packet processor is now shipping. Ideal for applications demanding wire-speed communications, the WANic 5860 card is designed to enable rapid application development using open, modular, highly available systems based on PCI-X platform architectures. It is supported by GE Fanuc’s growing ecosystem of third party software vendors such as 6Wind.

Mentor Graphics Accelerates Verification of PCI Express Applications
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) announced its high-performance platform to accelerate the verification of PCI Express products. This new platform enables designers to test their complete system, including PCI Express I/O’s, as well as employ real-world stimulus early in the development cycle – reducing the total system verification process from weeks to hours.

Digital Airways Debuts Kaleido 3D Graphic Rendering for Mobile Phones
Digital Airways introduces Kaleido 3D, an advanced graphic rendering solution for mobile phones. Building on the Kaleido UI software solution, Kaleido 3D allows 2G and 3G handsets manufacturers to create full 3D user interfaces quickly and cost effectively. Kaleido 3D responds to handset manufacturers’ challenges in developing sophisticated 3D graphics for user interfaces and product positioning by providing a multi-platform UI framework.

CodeSourcery Offers MIPS Optimized Sourcery G++ C/C++ Development Tool
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) announced that a MIPS®-optimized release of Sourcery G++, a complete C/C++ development environment based on the GNU Toolchain and the Eclipse[TM] IDE, is available now from CodeSourcery, Inc. The release supports all MIPS cores, including performance enhancements in the MIPS32® 24K® core and the superscalar MIPS32® 74K[TM] core, as well as other optimizations.

GrammaTech CodeSonar 3.1 Static Analysis Tool Supports Mac OS X
GrammaTech, Inc. announced that CodeSonar 3.1 Enterprise now supports both the desktop and server versions of Mac OS X. “CodeSonar was originally targeted at safety-critical software, which seldom uses Mac OS X. As GrammaTech’s customer base grew broader, more companies expressed interest in CodeSonar for Mac OS X. For example, a major wireless device manufacturer requested it.

MapuSoft Offers Jungo WinDriver as Add-on to Code Reuse Products
MapuSoft Technologies (MT) announced it will add WinDriver[tm] the cross-OS driver development tool to its current list of product offerings. The WinDriver product line, developed by Jungo Ltd., allows for development of USB, PCI, and PCI Express drivers and supports any device, regardless of its silicon vendor. With this unique tool and its standardized APIs, developers can easily develop driver code for multiple supported operating systems.

Vishay Rolls Out High-Power, High-Speed 850nm Infrared Emitters
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new generation of 850-nm infrared emitters in 5-mm leaded packages. The TSHG5210 and TSHG6210 are available with ±10° viewing angle while the TSHG5410 and TSHG6×10 devices are available with a ±18° viewing angle. They offer extremely high radiant intensity with the industry’s lowest forward voltage.

Vishay Announces D2TO35 35-W Thick Film Power Resistor
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) released a new 35-W thick film power resistor featuring a compact, easy-to-mount TO-263 package (D2PAK) and a broad range of resistance values. The new D2TO35 thick film resistor is non-inductive and provides a wide resistance range of 0.01O to 550kO. Packaged in the very small TO-263, which measures a mere 10.1mm by 10.4mm with a low 4.5-mm profile, the resistor saves valuable space on the circuit board.