News 2008.07.24

Intel Introduces EP80579 Integrated Processor Family
As Internet access continues to be added to all kinds of computers and devices, Intel executives outlined a plan to use its chip design expertise, factory capacity, advanced manufacturing techniques and the economics of Moore’s Law to usher in a new category of highly integrated, purpose-built and Web-savvy System on Chip (SoC) designs and products. The company also unveiled its first eight such products under its Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor family for security, storage, communications, and industrial robotics.

Insyde Announces InsydeH2O UEFI Firmware for Intel EP80579 Processor
Insyde Software, a leading provider of Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based firmware, BIOS and engineering services announced the availability of its InsydeH2O[tm] UEFI firmware solution for the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor product line. With the release of this latest version of InsydeH2O, Insyde Software continues to add to their already broad UEFI BIOS portfolio with Intel compatibility.

STMicroelectronics Rolls Out Clock Distribution ICs
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has announced the first six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs, which are the first in the market to provide per-channel output-enable controls for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications. The two-channel STCD1020, three-channel STCD1030, and four-channel STCD1040 save component count, board complexity and bill-of-materials costs in multi-mode devices such as cellular handsets and M2M (machine-to-machine) communications.

OKI Launches Polluxstar Real Voice Text-to-Speech Software
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6703) announced it has launched “Polluxstar®” a text-to-speech (TTS) software that enables reproduction of a user’s real voice complete with that individual’s unique intonations and tones. By using Polluxstar on a computer, users can communicate using their own voice, instead of a mechanical non-human voice.

Linear Technology Rolls Out LTC4224 Compact Dual Hot Swap Controller
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4224, a compact, low voltage Hot Swap[tm] controller for protecting boards and backplanes that use two 1V to 6V voltage supplies. Systems, including fiber optic networks, will benefit from the simplified control with independent turn-on and adjustable ramp of the two supplies. The LTC4224 enables safe insertion and removal of a module into a rail by limiting any inrush currents large enough to create a glitch on the rail which can cause other plug-in modules to malfunction.