News 2008.07.31

MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 5.0 Supports Cavium OCTEON
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced that MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) 5.0 now supports Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) OCTEON[tm] CN58XX, CN56XX, CN52XX, CN50XX and CN38XX processor families, enabling embedded developers to use the widely adopted MIPS64-based OCTEON architecture to create high-performance multicore applications that are multi-threaded and core-aware while delivering the interoperability, high availability, and field serviceability that carriers need.

Aeroflex 3500 Radio Test Set Supports Field Test 6 Software
Aeroflex has announced the release of new software for its 3500 1GHz hand-held Radio Test Set to support Survey Technologies’ Field Test 6 Software. Now, users of the Aeroflex 3500 Series can improve and automate the acquisition, analysis and display of signal strength across a given terrain, as well as inside buildings. Field Test 6 has expanded the drive-test measurement concept to include indoor measurement and analysis for applications where GPS is not available.

Agilent Announces Genesys 2008.07 Release for RF Board Design
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced shipment of its Genesys 2008.07 release. The new Genesys release contains improvements to the reliability of artwork masks for electromagnetic (EM) verification and RF board manufacturing, along with modeling and user interface improvements. This functionality results in shorter design cycles with fewer iterations for RF designers with tight deadlines and budgets.

Purple Labs Acquires Sagem Mobile Applications Suite, Engineering Team
Purple Labs, the leading software provider for mass-market mobile phones, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire the mobile applications suite and software engineering team of Sagem Mobiles, a French manufacturer that develops mobile phones branded by Sony Ericsson, Orange, Vodafone and other customers.

RoboDevelopment Conference Reveals Keynote Speakers
Robotics Trends and EH Events announced that Sebastian Thrun, Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Team Leader of the DARPA Grand Challenge winning Stanford Racing Team, will deliver the opening keynote at the at the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition taking place November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

IDG World Expo Previews LinuxWorld Conference 2008
IDG World Expo provided a preview of next week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®. During the event, which runs August 4-7 at Moscone Center North in San Francisco, more than 200 exhibitors and thousands of Linux and open source users from around the globe will gather to explore the latest products and solutions, learn from industry leaders about emerging trends, and gather intelligence in broad-reaching educational and hands-on training sessions focused on key industry themes.

National Semiconductor, Ohmite, Vishay Sponsor Live EDGE Competition
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor and its companies (Newark, Farnell, Premier Electronics, CPC, Farnell-Newark and MCM), announced that National Semiconductor, Ohmite Manufacturing and Vishay Intertechnology have become global sponsors for its 2008 Live EDGE Electronic Design Competition for the global environment.

Siverge Networks Optimizes Resources with Runtime NetworkComputer
Runtime Design Automation announced that Siverge Networks has adopted Runtime’s NetworkComputer (formerly known as Flowtracer/NC) flow queuing system to optimize its network computing resources that provide a platform for the development of its System-on-a-chip (SoC) products. Siverge Networks research and development (R&D) center has already begun using the Runtime tool as part of its unified design network.