News 2008.08.05

Timesys Offers Embedded Linux Support for Logic’s OMAP35x SOM-LV
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions and Logic Embedded Product Solutions group, a leading supplier of product-ready System on Modules (SOMs), easy to use development kits, and single board computers (SBCs), announced LinuxLink support for Logic’s OMAP35x SOM-LV. Based on Texas Instruments’ OMAP35x family of applications processors, LinuxLink for the Logic SOM leverages the system’s powerful suite of high-performance multimedia features, including audio, video, and image processing.

Nu Horizons Announces TFT-LCD Display Integration Webinar
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ: NUHC) announces a web-based seminar featuring the 16-bit H8S microcontroller from Renesas. This seminar will highlight the H8S/2378 microcontroller’s ability to interface directly to a TFT-LCD via Renesas’ Direct-Drive technology; eliminating the need for an external LCD controller. The H8S/2378 is one of a series of devices supported by a defined software application-program interface (API) increasing the portability of third party graphic routines and applications programs.

Xirrus Announces Open Source Wi-Fi Monitor Linux Tool
Xirrus, Inc. announced the release of its Wi-Fi Monitor utility as an open source desklet application for Linux. The free utility is already available on Windows Vista, Windows XP, and MacOS platforms and has become the most popular Wi-Fi application of its kind with over 500,000 downloads to date. Part of a class of mini-applications – variably known as gadgets, widgets, desklets, etc. – these programs run on the computer desktop and provide quick access to useful information and functions.

OKL4 Integrates Sony Ericsson XPERIA Smartphone with Qualcomm MSM7200
Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), a global provider of systems software and virtualization technology for embedded systems, announced that the company’s OKL4 microkernel-based virtualization platform enables the integration of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 smartphone with the Qualcomm MSM7200 chip set, providing advanced power management capability and a feature-rich multimedia environment.

Nallatech Ships XS-610 Dual FPGA, PowerPC Multiprocessor, XMC-210 Mezzanine
Nallatech announced first customer shipments of its new VXS-610 dual FPGA and PowerPC multiprocessor and its new XMC-210 FPGA and dual-channel 3 GSPS A/D XMC mezzanine to several defense customers in the US and Europe. The VXS-610[tm] VXS multiprocessor features two Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T or LX155T FPGAs, on-board PowerPC and two PMC/XMC sites. The XMC-210[tm] PMC/XMC mezzanine features an on-board Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T or LX155T FPGA, coupled directly to two 8 bit, 3GSPS A/D converters.

IDT PanelPort VPP1600EMG Receives DisplayPort Certified Logo from VESA
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) announced it has received the DisplayPort[tm] certified logo from the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) for its receiver and timing controller device. To achieve the logo certification, the IDT PanelPort[tm] VPP1600EMG device passed an extensive qualification test by VESA-authorized independent testing lab, Allion, on the PHY and LINK layers.

Temperature Control Wins Actel Cup Electronics Design Contest
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that a mixed-signal Actel Fusion-based wireless auto-monitoring temperature control design from Xi’an Institute of Posts and Telecommunications won the top prize in the first ever Actel Cup design contest in China. The winning design was chosen by a judging committee from among the 390 submitted designs ranging from automotive and medical to power management solution designs.