News 2008.09.16

ARBOR Tech Introduces Arpex-1600 Embedded Automation Computer
ARBOR Tech., a leading provider of embedded and networking computing, has launched Arpex-1600, 1U fanless embedded automation controller, supporting Intel AMD Geode LX 900 CPU and onboard 512MB system memory. Arpex-1600, the advanced box PC, is a x86-based platform with powerful computing & communication capability, versatile I/O, patented mechanical design with LCM display, fanless and modular design.

MSC Vertriebs Announces CXB-A945M COM Express Platform
In its new CXB-A945M COM Express platform, MSC Vertriebs GmbH combines the advantages of the low-power Intel® Atom[tm] processor architecture with the I/O diversity and excellent graphics characteristics of the Intel® 82945/ICH7 bridge technology. The processor type used is the N270 (‘Diamondville’). The N270 is clocked at 1.6 GHz and consumes only 2.5 W of power so that the heat generated can be dissipated without an active heat sink.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Rolls Out WANic 5654 Packet Processor
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the availability of its WANic[tm] 5654 high-performance packet processor. The WANic 5654 enables OEMS to develop wire-speed applications for telecommunications service providers and business enterprises to examine the content of traffic, gather statistics, perform traffic shaping and routing and to add other content aware services.

u-blox Creates Smallest GPS Receiver Module
u-blox’s new AMY module, at just 6.5 x 8 x 1.2 mm, is the smallest GPS receiver module available anywhere on the market. This module is ideally suited for applications where space is at a premium and expand the possibilities of GPS integration beyond those that are already capturing the imagination of consumers. AMY can be embedded in applications including mobile phones, PDAs, wristwatches.

Semtech Debuts ToPSync ACS9550 IEEE1588v2 PTP Packet Clock Slave Device
Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the expansion of its ToPSync[tm] product platform with the availability of the ACS9550, an IEEE1588v2 precision time protocol (PTP) packet clock slave device that eases the move away from leased line access to cheaper Ethernet-based wireless backhaul.

Achronix Semiconductor Ships 1.5 GHz Speedster SPD60 FPGA
Signaling a breakthrough in three decades of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design where performance has been sacrificed for flexibility and time-to-market, Achronix Semiconductor announced that it has already begun shipping the world’s fastest FPGAs. The Speedster family, with the SPD60 as its initial member, delivers speeds up to 1.5 GHz, which represents a three-fold increase in performance over existing FPGAs.

Tanner EDA Debuts 64-Bit HiPer Verify Physical Verification Tool Suite
Tanner EDA, the world leader in PC-based analog and mixed-signal IC design tools, announced the immediate availability of 64-Bit HiPer Verify for Windows. Tanner has ported its flagship physical verification product to the Windows Vista (x64) platform to provide customers the increased capacity and higher performance critical for designing today’s most complex designs.

AWR, Mentor Graphics Team on High-Frequency PCB Design Flow
AWR and Mentor Graphics® Corporation, (NASDAQ:MENT) announced AWR Connected[tm] for Mentor Graphics. This new synergy of design flow between AWR and Mentor Graphics obsoletes file translation between Mentor Graphics’ industry-leading Expedition Enterprise design environment and AWR’s Microwave Office® microwave and RF design environment. The resulting design and simulation solution is easy to learn and use and its operation is fully transparent to the user.

Altera Stratix II FPGAs Speed Hardware Messaging, Processing Engine
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced that HPC Platform of Paris, France, has selected two members of the Stratix® II FPGA family for use in their ultra-low latency system for market data processing, algorithmic trading and complex financial product valuation acceleration. The Hardware Messaging and Processing Engine (HMPE) features an optimized modular architecture, domain specific language (DSL) compilers and software environments that enable customers to effectively use FPGAs as reconfigurable hardware.