News 2008.08.07

Wind River Launches ICE 2 Hardware Emulator
Wind River (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced the immediate availability of Wind River ICE 2, a high-performance hardware emulator designed to improve debugging efficiency during the device development lifecycle. The company also announced an add-on module to ICE 2, called Wind River Trace 2, which will provide developers with better visibility into hardware and software interactions.

STMicroelectronics, STATS ChipPAC, Infineon Team on Embedded eWLB
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), STATS ChipPAC (SGX-ST: STATSChP), and Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop the next-generation of embedded Wafer-Level Ball Grid Array (eWLB) technology, based on Infineon’s first-generation technology, for use in manufacturing future-generation semiconductor packages.

Digi-Key PTM…Online Features Over 270 On Demand Training Modules
Digi-Key is pleased to announce that its collection of PTM…Online, On Demand PowerPoint/audio-based training presentations has now grown into a comprehensive library of more than 270 training modules, which cover a wide variety of supplier-specific technologies. Examples include ADI’s Intro to ARM7 Core and Microconverters, Altera’s Cyclone II FPGA, AVX/Kyocera Clock Oscillators, the Basics of Wire and Cable from Alpha Wire, and many more.

Mistral Announces PCM Telemetry Encoder for Analyzing Flight Parameters
In keeping with its endeavor to develop effective and efficient systems that meet the demanding requirements of the aerospace and defense applications, Mistral Solutions, a leading product realization company specializing in real-time embedded solutions, announced the availability of its PCM Telemetry Encoder.
Mistral’s PCM Telemetry Encoder is a robust and fully configurable On-Board system designed for analyzing flight parameters in airborne applications.

Addonics Technologies Rolls Out Portable Dual Drive Enclosure
Addonics Technologies announced its Portable Dual Drive Enclosure, a palm size storage solution that accommodates up to two 2.5″ SATA hard drives with “push button” RAID support. With the Portable Dual Drive Enclosure users can easily install up to two 2.5″ SATA hard drives of 9mm – 9.5mm height. Up to four Compact Flash cards can also be used in the enclosure with an optional Addonics SATA-CF hard disk adapter to create a portable and shock-resistant SSD (Solid State Drive).

Strategy Analytics Publishes Report on Power Amplifiers
Strategy Analytics, the global research and consulting company, released, “PA Technology Trends: 2008 – 2013,” which notes an increase in the number of firms developing CMOS power amplifiers (PAs) for cellphones. This report from the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components market research service summarizes efforts by more than 20 firms that will lead to simplified multi-band, multi-standard cellphone front ends, potentially reducing the cost of cellphones, while potentially disrupting established suppliers.