News 2008.08.28

Crossware ARM Development Suite Supports Atmel AT91SAM9263 MCU
Crossware, a leading embedded software tools developer, has enhanced its ARM® Development Suite by adding support for the graphics peripherals of the Atmel AT91SAM9263 ARM-based microcontroller. The enhancements will allow developers using this chip to get programs up and running even more quickly and thereby speed up the whole development process.

Emerson Network Power Introduces LPS200-M Series AC-DC Power Supplies
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has launched a new series of high efficiency 250 watt ac-dc power supplies that feature both ITE and non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical safety approvals. The new LPS200-M series power supplies are compact open-frame designs; measuring just 3 x 5 inches, with a height of only 1.5 inches, they have a typical full load efficiency of 88 percent and a power density in excess of 11 watts per cubic inch.

Strategy Analytics Publishes Report on ST-NXP Wireless, EMP Venture
The Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, “ST-NXP Wireless and EMP Create European Powerhouse as Wireless Chipset Consolidation Continues,” analyzes the impact of the recently announced 50-50 joint venture between ST-NXP Wireless and Ericsson Mobile Platforms (EMP) on the cellphone industry as a whole and on the competitive landscape. This move highlights the accelerating rate of consolidation in the wireless chip industry.

DFI-ITOX Achieves Associate Status in Intel Embedded Alliance
DFI Inc., a leading embedded product solution supplier, announced that DFI-ITOX has been elevated from Affiliate to Associate status in the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel® ECA), a community of communications and embedded developer solution providers. DFI-ITOX achieved this distinction by consistently demonstrating its commitment to innovation and through its ability to meet customer demands for the highest-quality boards ranging in form-factors from Mini-ITX through ATX.

Microsoft Selects u-blox 5 GPS Chipset for MapPoint 2009 USB Stick
u-blox Holding AG announced that Microsoft Corporation selected its latest positioning engine, u-blox 5, for a new “GPS Locator” USB stick. The “GPS Locator” USB stick will be bundled with the next release of MapPoint, Microsoft’s business travel and map software package. The new u-blox 5 GPS chipset is a highly integrated, cost-efficient GPS engine that offers users accurate positioning in a small package without compromising on performance. GPS devices are often bulky and too big to connect to a notebook without a USB cable.

CRFS Debugs RFeye Spectrum Monitoring System with XJTAG Boundary Scan
CRFS (Cambridge Radio Frequency Services), a developer and manufacturer of innovative real-time spectral analysis tools, has selected the XJTAG boundary scan development system to debug, test and programme its RFeye[tm] real-time spectrum monitoring system. The XJTAG development system is being used by engineers at CRFS’s design facility in Cambridge, England, to speed up debug and test of ball grid array (BGA) populated printed circuits boards which form part of the RFeye system.