News 2008.08.17

IBASE Rolls Out MI800 Mini-ITX Motherboard for Atom Processors
IBASE Technology, a leading supplier of embedded boards and systems, launches the MI800 Mini-ITX motherboard incorporating the Intel® 945GC Express chipset with GMA950 graphics core. MI800 delivers high 3D performance graphics and is an energy-efficient solution for POS, digital signage, kiosk, and multimedia applications. Aside from CRT support, the Intel® 230 1.6GHz Atomä motherboard also has high performance DVI connection and interface for 24-bit dual channel LVDS displays.

Timesys Offers Linux Support for Tensilica Diamond Standard 232L Core
Timesys Corporation®, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, and Tensilica,® Inc. announced general availability of LinuxLink software subscriptions for Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 232L processor cores. The LinuxLink subscription provides developers with a complete embedded Linux platform that has been integrated and tested for Tensilica’s 232L Diamond Standard processor core, including a 2.6.25 kernel, 232L specific device drivers, GNU uClibc based toolchain, and hundreds of pre-built packages.

American Megatrends Announces TUFMAN Testing Framework
American Megatrends is proud to introduce its new TUFMAN[tm] testing software for validation of management software, which complies with major industry standards such as CIM, WS-Management and SMASH/CLP. MegaRAC TUFMAN, or Test Utility Framework for Management, is a rich web-based framework for testing newly developed management software compliant with the standards established by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the leading industry organization in the field of system management.

NXP, iBiquity Create SAF3560 Multi Standard In-Car Radio IC
NXP Semiconductors has developed the first multi-standard radio integrated circuit (IC) dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio(TM) technology. Dubbed SAF3560(TM), NXP’s single-chip software solution supports HD Radio technology, DAB, DAB+, DRM and T-DMB Radio reception standards, reducing development costs and logistics complexity for car manufacturers and offering better quality in analog and digital radio performance.

Korenix Unveils JetNet 5228G 24+4G Rackmount Managed Ethernet Switch
The JetNet 5228G, a 19-inch 24+4G Rackmount Managed Ethernet Switch, is equipped with 24 10/100 Base-TX ports plus 4 Gigabit RJ45 / MINI GBIC combo ports. It is a special design for building, control room and telecom applications where request high-ports density and performance. The device is mounted within the 19 inch rack, along with other 19 inch public servers or other network devices. It also supports Jumbo Frame, forwarding up to 9.2Kbytes.

Elma Introduces SlimKit 1U EMC Enclosure
Elma Electronic Inc has announced its new 19″ EMC enclosure in a 1U height, called the “SlimKit.” The enclosure combines a slim profile, EMC performance, and an efficient design. The SlimKit features excellent EMC performance without the expense of separate gaskets. Instead, EMC contacts are integrated into the sheet metal. First, the covers of the chassis have EMC tabs that provide protection. The enclosure sidewalls also have punched and formed EMC “spoons” that provides extra EMI/RFI suppression.

Cadence No Longer Seeks to Acquire Mentor Graphics
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) common stock and that its Board of Directors has authorized a $500 million increase to Cadence’s stock repurchase program, subject to market conditions. Together with the Company’s current share repurchase program, Cadence’s total share repurchase authorization is now approximately $912 million.