News 2008.07.16

Fujitsu Debuts AUTOSAR 2.1 Driver for Automotive Onboard Microcontroller
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited announced the development and launch of a new microcontroller driver for its MB91460 Series of high-performance 32-bit automotive microcontrollers, jointly developed with EB, Elektrobit Corporation and compatible with Release 2.1 of AUTOSAR, the open software architecture for automobiles from the AUTOSAR automotive software standards consortium. The new microcontroller driver will be available from Fujitsu Microelectronics and EB from July 18, 2008.

Pinnacle Data Systems Introduces COMX-S1 COM Express Module
Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (PDSi) (AMEX: PNS) announced general availability of its newest compact computing board, the COMX-S1 COM Express module. This powerful embedded computer-on-module (COM) features the latest mobile AMD technologies, including single- and dual-core AMD Sempron[tm] processors and AMD Turion[tm] processors and the AMD M690 chipset. It delivers high performance with low wattage and stunning built-in dual-channel graphics capability.

Renesas Announces SuperH SH72544R Microcontroller for Powertrains
Renesas Technology America, Inc. introduced the SH72544R 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), the newest member of the popular 32-bit SuperH® RISC family. It enables the design of advanced electronic controls for car and truck engines and transmissions that boost efficiency, decrease emissions, and improve performance. Operating at speeds up to 200MHz, the MCU achieves the 400-MIPS performance and the high reliability essential for next-generation automotive applications.

TI Lowers Design Costs with TMS320DM335 Digital Media Processor
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced its lowest-cost digital media processor, the TMS320DM335 device, for applications driven by advanced image capture and display requirements. Consumers will now be able to have enhanced interaction with their electronic devices such as Internet radio, e-books, video surveillance products and digital telescopes through feature-rich graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

American Portwell Introduces WADE-8067 Mini-ITX Motherboard
American Portwell Technology, Inc., a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel ECA), has developed a new motherboard with the latest Intel® platform for embedded applications. Portwell’s WADE-8067 (Mini-ITX form factor), built with the 45nm Intel Core(tm)2 Duo processor T9400 and Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset, provides the best solution for multiple applications such as POS, DVR, Mobile Kiosk, Lottery, Gaming and Digital Signage.

Wind River Test Management Shorten Testing for Device Manufacturers
Wind River Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND) announced a test automation solution, called Wind River Test Management, that is designed to help device manufacturers significantly shorten the testing process, drive down product development costs and bring devices to market more quickly. Specifically, Wind River Test Management will automate the software quality assurance process and improve overall code quality. It is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2008.

MHS Electronics Announces Tanner EDA Foundry Design Kits
MHS Electronics (Nantes, France) has announced that it is now supporting Tanner’s EDA tools with foundry design kits for analogue and mixed-signal IC designers. Using these kits minimises the risk of errors when transferring a design to the foundry and maximises fabrication yields. These professional kits provide foundry-specific information including process options, design rules, advanced Tcell device generators, layer information and SPICE simulation models.

Kontron Certified Design Partners Support nanoETXexpress COM
Kontron’s certified design partners Diamond Point International, b-plus, ACCES I/O and Microteam shared the multiple industry breakthroughs enabled by the extremely small nanoETXexpress Computer-on-Module form factor. For OEM customers, the COM Express[tm] COM.0 Type 1 pin-out compatible Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module provides investment security as one of the most innovative and future-oriented Computer-on-Modules with extremely compact dimensions based on Intel® Atom[tm] processors.

SYSGO Announces PikeOS for MPL Ruggedized PIP10 Platform
SYSGO announced the availability of PikeOS on MPL’s ruggedized PIP10 platform, enabling the use of virtualization technologies in extreme environments. PikeOS allows multiple operating system APIs to run concurrently on one hardware platform, such as POSIX, Linux, and Java, thus supporting the effort of industrial manufacturers to reuse legacy code in long product lifecycles.

Nucleus OS Multimedia Framework Passes OpenMAX IL Conformance Testing
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that the Nucleus® Operating System (OS) Multimedia Framework (MMF) has passed OpenMAX[tm] IL conformance testing on the Atmel AT91SAM9261 platform, making it the first commercial OS to achieve such platform conformance validation awarded by the Khronos[tm] Group. Reaching this industry milestone promotes easier porting of multimedia components to the Nucleus OS.

edXact Becomes Member of Synopsys in-Sync Interoperability Program
Backend verification specialist edXact SA announced that it has joined Synopsys’ in-Sync® interoperability program. The in-Sync program establishes relationships between Synopsys and other EDA vendors to enable customer flows to run as smoothly as possible. edXact (Voiron, France) provides software solutions that help semiconductor designers to remove the backend verification bottleneck, while maintaining their existing design flow and achieving tape-out accuracy.

MTNet Test Lab Standardizes on Aeroflex 6402 AIME CDMA Test Platform
MTNet, the CCF accredited conformance test lab established within the Ministry of Information Industries of the People’s Republic of China, has standardised on the Aeroflex 6402 AIME CDMA test platform for 1xEV-DO Rev A and A-GPS testing. MTNet selected Aeroflex following a recent public tender to upgrade its CDMA test capability to include 1xEV-DO Rev A protocol testing and A-GPS protocol and minimum performance testing.