News 2008.09.10

National Semiconductor Debuts ML571-1982CLK Video Timing Reference Design
National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) introduced a new video clock reference design, now available as a module for the Xilinx ML571 serial digital video development board. National’s module improves the jitter performance of the ML571 board’s SerDes-optimized Virtex®-5 LXT field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and enables popular FPGA-based video solutions to easily meet the stringent Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 424M jitter specifications.

Radiocrafts Introduces RC11×0 ISM Band RF Module Series
Radiocrafts AS expanded their product line with a completely new module series, the low cost high performance RC11×0. This is a multi-channel RF transceiver with embedded protocol, breaking the USD 10 limit in volume. The series includes models for use in the license free ISM bands at 433, 868 and 915 MHz. The new modules have numerous applications in M2M communication, sensor and control networks.

Trusted Logic Introduces Trusted Foundations Software for Devices
Trusted Logic has released a new version of its trusted execution environment, Trusted Foundations[tm] Software, making it easier to develop high-performance security-sensitive applications on any device. Trusted Foundations[tm] Software merges two former products of Trusted Logic, the Security Module which was fully dedicated to the wireless market, and jTOP® for Terminals which was dedicated to the payment terminal market.

SynaptiCAD Rolls Out Latest V2V Translator with Verilog 2001 Support
SynaptiCAD has released a new version of it’s V2V tools for translating between VHDL and Verilog source code that supports Verilog 2001 code constructs. Also, SynaptiCAD’s BugHunter Pro can now be used as a graphical debugging environment for translating and testing the new models.

Korenix Announces JetNet 3706-RJ Industrial Unmanaged PoE Switch
The JetNet 3706-RJ, an IP67 industrial PoE switch, is specifically designed for the toughest industrial environments. JetNet 3706-RJ is constructed of a rugged weather tight aluminum case and equipped with six IP67 rated RJ45 Ethernet ports, which provide a waterproof, and dust-tight connection. Four of the six Ethernet ports are PoE capable. JetNet 3706-RJ extends your power deployment to the most inaccessible areas.

Sequence, Faraday, NemoChips Reduce Total Power by 50%
Pairing Sequence Design’s PowerTheater and NemoChips and Faraday Technology Corporation, led to a 52% reduction in total power for an advanced mobile processor design. NemoChips recently taped out its next-generation processor, designed jointly with Faraday’s SoCompiler Design Services, that ushers in a new era in mobile computing with ultra-high performance for streaming HD video, and power usage as much as 10X less than its closest competitor.

Opera Software Launches Opera Devices SDK 9.6 at IBC
At this gathering of technology’s greatest minds, Opera Software unveils its Opera Devices SDK 9.6. Opera’s previous Software Development Kit (SDK) set the bar high for version 9.6, in terms of performance improvements and its new user interface visual effects. However, the Opera Devices SDK 9.6 takes a leap forward with several new and improved features, as well as its ability to deliver these features to even the most limited devices.

Aeroflex to Launch New PXI, LTE Test Instruments at Electronica 2008
Aeroflex is planning to launch several new PXI and 3GPP LTE test products at Electronica 2008 (Booth A1.117). Being launched at Electronica 2008 are several additions to the Aeroflex 3000 Series of modular, PXI-based test instruments including the 3026C and 3021C RF signal generators and a new 3GPP LTE RF signal generation/analysis capability. Aeroflex is also planning to launch a new 3GPP LTE handset tester.

Thomson Grass Valley LDK 8300 Slow Motion Cameras Feature Altera FPGA
While sports fans enjoy watching their favorite teams on live television, slow motion playback allows them to relive crucial moments. Providing the underlying technology for that capability, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced Thomson (Euronext Paris:18453) (NYSE:TMS) selected its families of FPGAs for use in its new slow motion camera. Thomson’s latest high-definition, high-speed LDK 8300 cameras use Altera’s Cyclone® III, Stratix® II GX, and Stratix III FPGAs to capture and replay athletes in action.

Altera Cyclone FPGAs Power Newtec Sat3Play Satellite Broadband Terminal
In a world of high-speed video downloads and lightning-fast data transmissions, the Internet is a daily tool in many households around the world. Despite the proliferation of this technology, there are many rural areas in Europe where there is no broadband access – until now. Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced Newtec’s award-winning Sat3Play® broadband terminal is using its Cyclone® II FPGAs to deliver broadband services.