News 2008.09.08

TI Launches Piccolo F2802x/F2803x 32-bit Microcontrollers
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced a new series of 32-bit TMS320F2802x/F2803x microcontrollers (MCU) starting at less than $2 in volume. The new Piccolo[tm] F2802x/F2803x microcontrollers feature architectural advancements and enhanced peripherals in package sizes starting at 38-pins to bring the benefits of 32-bit real-time control to applications typically unable to justify the associated cost.

AXIOMTEK Rolls Out PICO820 Ultra Low Power Pico-ITX SBC
AXIOMTEK is please to introduce the PICO820, an ultra low power Pico-ITX SBC, which supports super compact Intel® Atom[tm] processor Z500 series based on the new 45nm Hi-k Intel® process technology. The PICO820 is an incredibly small 10 cm x 7.2 cm mainboard based on Pico-ITX form factor, the world’s smallest x86 embedded board. In the new Pico-ITX form factor, the PICO820 provides system developers and OEMs with an ultra compact yet highly integrated platform.

Embarcadero Debuts InterBase SMP 2009 Database for Embedded Applications
Embarcadero Technologies announced the worldwide availability of InterBase SMP 2009, the newest version of its fast, feature-rich, SQL database for embedded and small-to-medium enterprise applications. The new InterBase SMP 2009 relational database from Embarcadero’s CodeGear[tm] product line provides extra levels of data security, portability, performance, and uptime to VARs, ISVs, OEMs and enterprise businesses.

Eureka Technology Announces DDR3 SDRAM Controller Core
Eureka Technology Inc. announced its latest DDR3 SDRAM controller core for high performance ASIC/SoC applications. DDR3 is the latest SDRAM technology with significantly higher data bandwidth and improved power saving over the previous SDRAM generations. Eureka’s DDR3 SDRAM controller is designed specifically to harness the performance advantage of the DDR3 SDRAM. It employs high speed design techniques such as fast page access, pipeline design and smart arbitration.

Lattice Debuts Service Pack 1 for ispLEVER 7.1 FPGA Design Tool Suite
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced Service Pack 1 for Version 7.1 of its ispLEVER® FPGA Design Tool Suite. The release integrates Lattice’s ORCAstra configuration design utility, features Reveal[tm] Logic Analyzer support on the Linux Operating System, adds new versions of Synopsys’ Synplify® Pro synthesis and Aldec’s Active-HDL[tm] Lattice Edition simulator, includes support for automotive temperature grade LatticeXP2[tm] FPGAs and provides the latest LatticeMico32[tm] embedded open source microprocessor enhancements.

SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative Announces AEC/APC Symposium
International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) announced that its 20th annual Advanced Equipment Control / Advanced Process Control (AEC/APC) Symposium will be held October 4-8 at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chip manufacturing productivity experts and suppliers will attend the symposium to discuss recent technical advancements in advanced equipment and process control as well as to review SEMI standards and consistency with the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.

Sun, Xilinx Introduce Programmable OpenSPARC Evaluation Platform
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAVA) and Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) unveiled a feature-rich, high-performance programmable OpenSPARC evaluation platform. The platform provides academic researchers and hardware developers with a flexible OpenSPARC-based platform to create, customize and deploy next-generation applications for a broad set of end markets including supercomputers, industrial, scientific and medical (ISM), aerospace & defense, and storage and networking.

Electronics.ca Publishes Report on Thin Films in Energy Applications
Electronics.ca Publications, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “The Global Market for Thin Films in Energy Applications.” Global demand for traditional fossil fuels has risen at an unprecedented rate over the last several years. The economics of supply and demand have driven prices of oil, gas, and coal to record levels. In addition, fossil fuels are considered a source of pollution that aids climate change.

Sanyo Denki Selects Actel Fusion FPGAs for RA035 Encoder
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that Sanyo Denki Co. Ltd. has chosen mixed-signal Actel Fusion field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for implementation in its new RA035 position detection device (encoder) for servo motors for industrial applications. Selected for its low power, high accuracy and integration capabilities, the 600,000-gate AFS600 Actel Fusion device serves as the main process circuit, converting signals from the resolver into position data.

Sundance Builds Out OEM Component Business
Sundance, the leading supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable FPGA systems, announced that it is building-out its OEM component business to include a much broader range of function specific sub-modules and daughter cards. The initiative is part of the Company’s strategy to further extend its market reach through better customer access to its Card Store and IP library.