News 2008.07.14

Renesas Rolls Out 36 New R8C/Tiny Series 16-Bit Microcontrollers
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the addition of a total of 36 new 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to the R8C/Tiny product line, thus giving automotive system engineers a choice of 72 devices optimized for in-vehicle body-control applications. The new MCUs in the 80-pin R8C/38E, 64-pin R8C/36E, and 48-pin R8C/34E product groups have on-chip flash memory, a built-in precision clock oscillator, and enhanced functionality, as well as packages with extra I/O pins.

Express Logic Releases TraceX 3.1 Embedded Development Tool
Express Logic, Inc. announced the release of TraceX V3.1, an upgrade to its host-based TraceX embedded development tool introduced last year. TraceX enables embedded developers to visualize and better understand the behavior of their real-time systems. TraceX 3.1 adds new summary and profiling features that further assist developers in understanding the behavior and performance of their real-time system.

DiSTI Offers Human Machine Interface Webinars
DiSTI, a global leader in Human Machine Interface (HMI) development, unveils a free monthly webinar series to provide both consumers and producers of simulation, training, test and courseware content with a practical understanding of the human machine interface element. Five topic areas will be covered in a six month schedule.

Freescale, Arada Team on 802.11n Access Point Devices Reference Design
Freescale Semiconductor and Arada Systems have collaborated to create a production-ready reference design offered to help speed and simplify the development of concurrent 802.11n access point devices. The solution supports advanced 802.11n features such as security, QoS and multiple SSID for both video and VoIP applications. The reference design leverages Freescale’s MPC8377E-RDB platform to deliver more than 330 Mbps of TCP/IP throughput in the combined 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands.

Cadence Launches C-to-Silicon Compiler
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) introduced Cadence C-to-Silicon Compiler, a high-level synthesis product that improves designer productivity up to 10 times in creating and re-using system-on-chip IP. The innovative technology in C-to-Silicon Compiler helps bridge the gap between register transfer level (RTL) models — commonly used to verify, implement, and integrate SoCs — and system-level models, usually written in C/C++ and SystemC.

Synopsys Announces DesignWare SATA Device IP
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the availability of the DesignWare SATA Device IP, for use in applications such as solid state drives, hard disk drives and optical disk drives. Additionally, Synopsys’ comprehensive, silicon-proven DesignWare SATA IP solution consisting of Device, Host, PHY IP in 90 nanometer (nm) and 65nm processes, and Verification IP (VIP) has passed the SATA-IO Building Block interoperability testing, demonstrating full SATA functionality from a single vendor.

Virage Logic Announces Intelli DDR3 1.6 Gb/s Memory Interface Solution
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL) announced the broadening of its Intelli[tm] DDR memory interface product portfolio with the introduction of Intelli DDR3, a high-performance memory interface solution that supports speeds up to 1.6 Gigabits-per-second (Gb/s). Comprising a DRAM memory controller, digital PHY, DLL, and I/O, Intelli DDR3 provides a true System Aware IP[tm] solution that is able to mitigate and manage the high-speed interconnect effects that must be addressed at the package as well as board level.

Improv Grants XHMicro Development Rights, Source Code to Jazz DSP IP
XHMicro announced that it has received full source code and development rights to the innovative Jazz[tm] configurable semiconductor IP and development tool technologies developed by Improv Systems. The technology, which provides high-performance low power digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities for leading-edge consumer and multimedia products, has been in use for ten years by product developers worldwide. XHMicro intends to further develop the solutions and customize them for the Chinese IC design market.

IDT Develops 9-Mbit 70P3519, 4-Mbit 70P3599 Dual-Port Devices
IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) announced it has added two new dual-port devices to its growing family of multi-port devices. For applications ranging from industrial control to medical imaging and communications, the new 9-Mbit and 4-Mbit dual-port devices deliver 200MHz performance to satisfy demanding memory buffering requirements. By offering a 1.8V core voltage, the devices utilize significantly less power than existing solutions.