News 2008.08.24

VDC Publishes Embedded Real-time, Mobile Application OS Research
Recently released data from Venture Development Corporation’s (VDC) Embedded/Real-time and Mobile Application Operating Systems study leads to the conclusion that the overall embedded software code base may be growing at a rate of approximately 9% per year. Comparatively larger code size is not always an indicator of more complex system functionality, as smaller code bases often result from superior coding techniques and more efficient use of system resources. However, this data supports the idea that system complexity is driving the need for greater amounts of software content per project.

IBASE Rolls Out IB885 Mobile AMD Sempron Single Board Computer
IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050), a world leader in embedded computing platforms, releases a Mobile AMD Sempron-based 3.5-inch Disk-Size SBC. The IB885 embedded board is powered by the AMD Sempron[tm] processor models 200U and 210U that smartly combines performance and value in a small-footprint BGA package to enable small form factor solutions with optimal thermal dissipation. IB885 is well suited for designs in the medical, transportation, industrial control, communications, and retail markets.

TEK Microsystems Launches JazzFiber-V5 Serial FPDP I/O Module
TEK Microsystems, Inc. announced released the JazzFiber-V5 Serial Front Panel Data Port (FPDP) I/O module for high performance streaming sensor I/O interfaces. The JazzFiber-V5 module provides the fastest available solution for single and multichannel ANSI/VITA 17.1-2003 Serial FPDP interfaces with the hardware, firmware and software features to support the emerging VITA 17.2 standard for Serial FPDP extensions.

Ethernet Direct Introduces Iguana IUE-500EC Industrial Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation is pleased to offer IUE-500EC. The Iguana series IUE-500EC is an Industrial 5-port Unmanaged Ethernet Switch positioned as enhanced entry-level switch. It supports IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3x with 10/100M, full/half duplex and MDI/MDI-X auto-sensing RJ45 ports.

EDA Tech Forum Events Feature Mentor Graphics Chairman
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, will present the keynote “A Demographic Driven Design Evolution” at a number of upcoming EDA Tech Forum events. Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics will examine mega trends in global demographics and how they are altering the electronic landscape. He will explore the implications on electronic design and the evolution it is undergoing to accommodate these changes.

Gleichmann Electronics Announces Say it! Demonstration Kit
A complete Say it! – Demonstration Kit, which includes all the essential hardware and software components to demonstrate voice synthesis functions, is available immediately from Gleichmann Electronics. The development tool from NEC Electronics is hardware-based on a low power 78K0R/KG3 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) with 20 MHz operating frequency. In addition to 256 Kbytes of Flash memory and 12 Kbytes of RAM, the device also includes a 16 x 16-bit hardware multiplier, a buzzer output controller, a BCD adjustment as well as a wide selection of serial interfaces.