News 2008.09.11

SD Card Association Unveils Embedded SD Standard for Storage Devices
The SD Card Association (SDA) announced it will enter the embedded storage market with the Embedded SD standard for storage devices in November. The Embedded SD specification extends the widely adopted, market-proven SD interface to embedded storage, doubling device storage potential and easing platform design in mobile handsets and consumer electronics devices.

Race Technology Rolls Out SPEEDBOX2 High Accuracy Speed Sensor
The SPEEDBOX2 is the successor to Race Technology’s highly regarded SPEEDBOX which is already used by many automotive OEMs and vehicle testing organisations worldwide. The SPEEDBOX2 is a high accuracy, low latency GPS and inertial transducer suitable for interfacing with a wide range of data acquisition and logging systems. The SPEEDBOX2 is used to measure speed and distance travelled, however other outputs include position, gradient, heading and acceleration.

pls Releases Universal Debug Engine 2.4 at electronica 2008
pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme presents the latest version of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.4 at electronica 2008 in Area A6, Both S02. The UDE 2.4 also immediately supports NXP Semiconductor’s new LPC32×0 microcontroller family, which is designed for demanding industrial, consumer, medical and network applications.

Mentor Graphics, Cadence Release Latest Open Verification Methodology
Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the release of the latest version of the open-source Open Verification Methodology (OVM). OVM 2.0 includes the new OVM User Guide, which provides step-by-step guidelines to help users develop reusable, interoperable verification IP and hierarchical environments to facilitate plug-and-play verification.

ASSET InterTech Drives Development of IEEE 1149.7 Standard
ASSET® InterTech, the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation, has assumed a principal role in the development of IEEE 1149.7 as one of the founding members of the working group that is defining the emerging standard, which will be ratified in early 2009. The IEEE 1149.1 Test Access Port (TAP) and Boundary-scan Architecture, but offering options for a smaller, two-wire interface and enhanced functionality, IEEE 1149.7 extends the test and debug capabilities of IEEE 1149.1 standard’s TAP.

austriamicrosystems Launches High Performance Process Design Kit 4.0
austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS) business unit Full Service Foundry , High-Voltage CMOS and SiGe-BiCMOS specialty technologies. Based on the latest version of Cadence Virtuoso (registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.) custom design platform (IC 6.1 release), the new HIT-Kit significantly improves the time-to-market for highly competitive products in the analog intensive mixed signal arena.

Mistral Announces Video Distribution System from Curtiss Wright
Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space, has announced the availability of VDS – the Video Distribution System from Curtiss Wright. Ideal for ship-wide naval distribution systems, local situational awareness systems, airborne distribution systems and simulation systems, the VDS digital distribution systems provide all the elements required for high-performance video distribution over IP networks.