News 2008.09.15

Mercury Computer Systems Debuts Converged Sensor Network Architecture
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing systems and software for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, introduced the revolutionary Converged Sensor Network[tm] (CSN[tm]) Architecture at the 2008 Joint Symposium of the Army Team C4ISR in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mercury also introduced the SigmaNET[tm] VXS-based solution of hardware and software enhancements that enable sensor networking and converged management in existing embedded systems.

Microchip Develops OEM Automotive LIN/SAE MCP202X J2602 Transceivers
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the MCP2021 and MCP2022 (MCP202X) LIN/SAE J2602 transceivers. The new devices are 3rd party-LIN/J2602 approved, OEM approved, and AEC-Q100 certified to meet the stringent requirements of global automotive manufacturers worldwide. The transceivers include built-in voltage regulators and are compliant with the LIN Bus 2.0/2.1, SAE J2602, and LIN 1.X standards.

Agilent Launches SystemVue 2008 Electronic System-Level EDA Platform
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced SystemVue 2008, a new electronic design automation (EDA) platform for electronic system-level (ESL) design. The new platform cuts physical layer (PHY) design time in half for high-performance communications algorithms and system architectures, for both wireless and aerospace/defense applications.

Aonix Launches TeleUSE 4.0 64-bit User Interface Management System
Aonix®, an independent international company delivering complete solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, released TeleUSE® version 4.0, the latest version of its object-oriented User Interface Management System environment, for 64-bit architectures. New platform support in TeleUSE 4.0 enables seamless cross-platform Motif graphical user interface (GUI) application development on the latest 64-bit systems running Linux, Solaris, and HPUX.

Actel Debuts RT ProASIC3 Radiation Tolerant, Flash FPGA for Space Flight
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) introduced the industry’s first radiation-tolerant, flash-based FPGAs for space-flight applications. The reprogrammability of the new low-power RT ProASIC(R)3 devices simplifies prototyping and eases hardware timing validation while offering critical immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets.

Altera 10GbE Ethernet Reference Design Supports XAUI Protocol
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced the availability of a 10-gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) reference design targeting designers using the XAUI communications protocol. Line cards and system controllers used within network routers, enterprise and metro Ethernet switches, and storage switches can leverage Altera’s Arria® and Stratix® series of FPGAs to connect reliably to 10GbE backplanes or networks. Altera’s 10GbE solution is IEEE 802.3ae standard compliant and successfully passed the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) 10GbE tests.

Lattice Supports Reduced Latency Dynamic Random Access Memory I/II Memory
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced industry-leading FPGA-based support for the Reduced Latency Dynamic Random Access Memory (RLDRAM®) I/II memory devices. The LatticeSC[tm] and LatticeSCM[tm] FPGA families (collectively, the “LatticeSC/M” families) now support RLDRAM I/II rates up to 800Mbps. The high-speed RLDRAM I and RLDRAM II memory controller IP (intellectual property) is implemented in Lattice’s unique, low power MACO[tm] (Masked Array for Cost Optimization) structured ASIC technology.

Actel RTAX Space FPGAs Feature DSP Capabilities
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced it has added sophisticated digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities to its industry-leading, radiation-tolerant FPGA technology for space-flight applications. The RTAX-DSP family uniquely combines Actel’s successful radiation-tolerant RTAX-S FPGA fabric with a high-speed multiply-accumulate (MAC) capability on a single chip. The RTAX-DSP devices are protected against single-event upsets (SEUs) and offer total signal processing capability in excess of 15 billion multiplications per second.