News 2008.09.14

Adeneo Windows Embedded CE Training Feature Free ARM Development Kit
Adeneo announces its next dates and locations for its Windows Embedded CE 6.0 training sessions. The goal of this training is to provide an in depth understanding of all the internal mechanisms of Windows Embedded CE (WinCE). The training is presented by Developers for Developers and is based on Microsoft’s official course for CE 6.0 and covers 5 days of in-depth technical training and hands on labs on a complete ARM based development platform.

Common Platform Technology Forum
IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. and Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. announced the annual Common Platform Technology Forum will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This free, day-long event offers insights and presentations about the technical breakthroughs enabled through the companies’ ground-breaking Common Platform technology initiative.

ABI Research Publishes Broadcast RF Power Semiconductor Market Report
The global market for RF power semiconductors used in broadcasting is much larger than years of “conventional wisdom” have suggested, according to a new study from ABI Research. Its growth is being driven by the current explosion in digital broadcasting, both television and radio. This market is expected to remain very healthy for the next decade.

Elma Rolls Out 19-in Ruggedized MicroTCA Rackmount Enclosures
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced new ruggedized MicroTCA enclosures in a 19″ rackmount format. The new MicroTCA chassis features modified front panels that can be secured to the chassis. This provides more protection for shock and vibration. Shock absorbers/dampers can also be added to the enclosure for extra protection. Thermal management can be achieved via either convection or conduction-cooling.

FlashRunner Programmer Supports Freescale MPC5000 PowerPC Devices
The universal, standalone in-system programmer specifically designed for the production environment (FlashRunner) now fully supports Freescale MPC5000 microcontrollers. FlashRunner is a high-performance, standalone in-system programmer specific for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories. FlashRunner is targeted at production environments, easily integrates into your programming system or Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system.

Actel to Present at Portable Design, Embedded Power Conferences
Defining the issues and highlighting solutions for power-conscious designs, executives from Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) will speak at the Portable Design Conference and the Embedded Power Conference being held next week in Silicon Valley.

JVC Selects PLDA’s AHB-PCIe Bridge IP for Digital Camcorder
PLDA announced a key design win for its industry-leading AHB-PCIe bridge IP with Victor Company of Japan, Limited. Professional Systems Division (JVC), a leader broadcast, professional and security video and audio equipment. JVC will be utilizing the PLDA AHB-PCIe Bridge IP to provide a robust interconnect solution for its newest professional digital camcorder optional product. The PLDA AHB-PCIe Bridge IP will be used inside the JVC camcorder option to enable connection to an ExpressCard[tm] removable memory card.