News – 2008.07.09

Frost & Sullivan Publishes World Microcontrollers Market Report
Intensifying competition compels microcontroller manufacturers to differentiate their products by promoting factors beyond performance benefits. The microcontroller market’s increasing tilt toward standard cores such as the ARM and 8051 further propels efforts towards differentiation. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World Microcontrollers Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $14.64 billion in 2007 and estimates this to reach $19.08 billion in 2011.

Consortium Releases Qseven Specification for Embedded Computer Module
The Qseven consortium has officially released and published version 1.0 of the Qseven specification. This now provides the ability for manufacturers of embedded computer modules to start their Qseven designs. Qseven is unlike previous Computer-On-Modules (COM) standards due to its primary focus being directed towards mobile and ultra mobile applications.

Technosoft Rolls Out 3 kW IDM3000 CANopen Intelligent Drive
Technosoft is pleased to offer the new 3 kW intelligent servo drive that embeds motion controller, drive and PLC functionalities in the same unit. Based on the MotionChip[TM] technology, IDM3000 is specially designed for servo applications requiring high peak torque, dynamic response and flexible integration features. It can be used to control brushless, induction, and DC motors up to 3 kW. IDM3000 drives 10 A continuous and 30 A peak currents, at a supply voltage ranging from 160 to 325 V.

Digi Debuts Connect N2S-170 Card-based Ethernet Networking Controller
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) introduced the Digi Connect® N2S-170, a card-based Ethernet networking controller that provides reliable network connectivity for Model 170 traffic controller equipment. Model 170 traffic controllers are used throughout the U.S. for numerous traffic management applications including ramp metering, traffic signal control and within variable message signs.

Verigy Reveals Details of VOICE 2008 Technical Program
Verigy (NASDAQ:VRGY) announced details of the technical program for VOICE 2008, Verigy’s third annual conference for its V93000 and V5000 users and partners to be held September 23-24, in San Jose, Calif. The technical program will include more than 60 technical presentations on the latest SoC and memory testing techniques, methodologies and best practices from some of the leading global semiconductor and memory device manufacturers, as well as Verigy representatives.

Addonics Announces Diamond Cipher with 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption
Addonics Technologies announced a hard drive kit with built-in eSATA and USB 2.0 connectors that allows users to easily connect an external SATA hard drive to a system or use any SATA hard drive as a removable cartridge drive with the highest level 256-bit AES hardware encryption. The 256-bit AES hardware encryption incorporated inside the Diamond Cipher enclosure is the most secure storage solution available today.

Vishay Enhances 150 CRZ Series of SMD Aluminum Capacitors
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced that it has extended the capabilities of its 150 CRZ series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors to offer low impedance values, high capacitances and ripple currents, and 4-pin versions for high vibration capability. The 150 CRZ devices are available in five case sizes, ranging from 8mm by 8mm by 10mm to the larger 12.5mm by 12.5mm by 16mm.

New Members Join Ambric University Research Program
Ambric® has expanded its University Program to 13 members worldwide. All of the program members are using Ambric’s Massively Parallel Processor Array (MPPA) chips and aDesigner software development tools to tackle leading-edge research projects more effectively than with the traditional architectures and development tools of digital signal processors (DSPs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor Powers Clearview miPC Infinity Device
RMI Corporation and Clearview Technology, Inc. announced that the miPC Infinity[tm], an innovative computing product bringing true “mobile computing” to the market, is powered by the RMI® Alchemy[tm] Au1250[tm] Processor, through its Windows CE 5.0 Pro embedded platform. RMI’s highly integrated, feature-rich and power optimized Alchemy Processor enables up to 12 hours of playback time in a true mobile computing platform.