News 2008.07.21

Timesys Offers Embedded Linux Support for TI OMAP 35x
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for the Texas Instruments OMAP 35x processor platform. LinuxLink for the OMAP 35x leverages the architecture’s powerful suite of high-performance multimedia features, including audio, video and image processing.

Ethernet Alliance Introduces EAUP White Paper Challenge
The Ethernet Alliance announced the EAUP’s 2009 White Paper Challenge. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of universities that are members of the EAUP. The winning university and student representative will each be awarded a cash prize of $3,000 and the opportunity to present their white paper at next year’s Interop Las Vegas, May 17-22, 2009. White papers must be focused on Ethernet technologies and advancement.

Jungo, Ralink Technology Team on Low Footprint USB Wi-Fi Solution
Jungo Ltd. has joined with Ralink Technology Corporation to develop a unique low-footprint USB based Wi-Fi solution. This new solution enables equipment manufacturers to integrate Wi-Fi capabilities into non-native Wi-Fi platform designs using the USB interface. The cooperation combines Jungo’s proven embedded USB software with Ralink’s extensive knowledge of wireless chipset design.

Analog Devices Announces ADM3251E Surface Mount RS-232 Transceiver
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is expanding its family of interface products with the industry’s first fully isolated single-package surface mount RS-232 transceiver with integrated dc-to-dc converter to supply isolated power. Featuring a very small form factor SMT (surface-mount technology) package, the ADM3251E transceiver integrates a line driver, line receiver, oscillator, rectifier, regulator, voltage doubler, voltage inverter and transformers into a single-chip solution that isolates both the data and power lines on chip.

Avnet Launches Xilinx FPGA On-Ramp Technical Sessions
Avnet Electronics Marketing has launched eight new On-Ramp Technical Sessions[tm] featuring programmable solutions from Xilinx®. Avnet subject matter experts are visiting customers across the globe to present the latest On-Ramp Technical Sessions featuring live presentations and demonstrations. On-Ramps are offered free of charge for qualified Avnet customers.

LinuxWorld Announces Keynote Speakers for Mobile Linux Conference
IDG World Expo has announced an exciting line-up of keynote speakers for the first ever Mobile Linux Conference taking place at this year’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®. Senior executives from ACCESS, Funambol, Intel, Motorola, Sprint and Sun Microsystems are slated to tout the progress of the mobile Linux marketplace and explore how Linux-based mobile platforms really work. LinuxWorld® is scheduled to take place August 4-7, 2008, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

WiMAX World 2008 Reveals Keynote Speakers
Industry leaders will come together at the WiMAX World 2008 Conference & Expo to present their perspectives on the state of WiMAX deployments and new market opportunities. The conference will feature a comprehensive lineup of more than 150 presentations by operators, service providers, vendors and analysts. Executives from Clearwire, Motorola, Intel, Samsung and Nortel are among the many high profile speakers that will be providing audiences with global insights and perspectives on the latest WiMAX deployments, enabling technologies and trends in demand generation.

Mobile Knowledge Selects u-blox GPS for Passenger Information Monitor
Mobile Knowledge has chosen a dead reckoning GPS module developed by u-blox for a cutting edge Passenger Information Monitor & Point of Sale system being used by New York City’s Yellow Taxi fleet. The Mobile Knowledge Passenger Information Monitor (PIM) is the most widely deployed passenger facing, in-taxi information, entertainment and point-of-sale terminal in the world today. It combines GPS navigation and tracking, point-of-sale and entertainment functions in a single integrated device.