News 2008.09.22

AXIOMTEK Unveils SHB101 Quad-core PICMG 1.3 Single Board Computer
AXIOMTEK introduces its first quad-core PICMG 1.3 full-size CPU card, the SHB101. Power by the latest Intel® Core[tm]2 Quad processor in LGA775 package with a 800/1066/1333 MHz FSB, the SHB101 offers great performance, high density, and good power efficiency, making it an ideal solution for telecom, visual inspection, digital surveillance system, and ATM systems. The SHB101 with Intel® Q35 Express chipset can support up to 8 GB of DDR2 DIMM memory.

Concurrent Debuts FP 210/024 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Board
Concurrent Technologies announces their latest Gigabit Ethernet switch board, the FP 210/024, to operate alongside their range of VMEbus based single board computers. The FP 210/024 is an unmanaged embedded Ethernet switching platform that provides a low cost, low power, switching solution for integrators. Typically consuming less than 20 Watts, it offers twenty-four 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-negotiating Ethernet ports, twelve accessible via the VMEbus P2 I/O connector and up to twelve via the front panel with the option for two being optical.

MosChip Rolls Out MCS60C80 Digital Content Management Processor
MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. announced a new processor for digital content management and routing of audio / video (AV) streams. MosChip’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is based on an ARM9[tm] processor and is designed as a next generation digital content manager and AV stream router to manage AV streams over 1394 / FireWire and USB connections for fast and reliable storage. Given its small footprint and low power requirements, the MCS60C80 is ideal in applications.

Quantum3D Launches Sentiris AV1 PCI Express Mezzanine Card
Quantum3D, Inc. announced the availability of Sentiris AV1. The Sentiris AV1 PCI Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) was conceived to address the ongoing needs of high safety- and security-critical applications such as primary flight instrumentation and multi-level security (MLS) systems. Certifiable to DO-178B for software and DO-254 for hardware, Sentiris AV1 is the first XMC to offer an obsolescence-proof design. This is accomplished by leveraging a field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based video- and graphics-processing core.

Infinisim Launches RASER Simulator for Mixed-signal Designs
Infinisim, Inc. announces RASER, a simulator specifically designed for mixed-signal ICs. RASER guarantees SPICE accurate results with an average of 50 times speedup and capacity for large mixed-signal circuits. RASER is the first simulator in the market that does not trade off accuracy for capacity and performance.

Synopsys Debuts Galaxy Custom Designer for Mixed-Signal Implementation
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) unveiled its Galaxy Custom Designer[tm] solution, the industry’s first modern-era mixed-signal implementation solution. Architected for productivity, Galaxy Custom Designer leverages Synopsys’ Galaxy[tm] Design Platform to provide a unified solution for custom and digital designs, thereby enhancing designer efficiency. Galaxy Custom Designer delivers a familiar user interface while integrating a common use model for simulation, analysis, parasitic extraction and physical verification.

Infiniscale, Mentor, ST Team on Analog Parametric Yield Optimization
Infiniscale and Mentor Graphics Corporation announced a collaboration to provide innovative parametric yield optimization to the sub-90nm analog designers’ community, in cooperation with STMicroelectronics, their common major customer. Infiniscale proposes a model-based solution to handle process and environment variations and design parameters in order to guarantee robust sizing and yield improvement.

Inphi, Sierra Achieve 40G DQPSK Driver, Multiplexer Interoperability
Inphi® Corporation announced the successful interoperability demonstration of its market leading 40G DQPSK modulator driver with Sierra Monolithics (SMI), the leader in 40 Gbps SerDes, multiplexer and clock multiplier unit (MUX/CMU). The result of this demonstration is the industry’s first reference design, which enables systems designers to develop next-generation 40G DQPSK optical communications systems rapidly.

TS-Associates, Voltaire, Accolade Debut TipOff Wombat Data Fabric Edition
Trading Systems Associates plc, Voltaire, Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT) and Accolade Technology Inc announce TipOff – Wombat Data Fabric Edition, a new variant of TS-Associates’ middleware monitoring product, incorporating software developed by Voltaire and hardware developed by Accolade. TipOff has been designed to deliver ultra-low latency and performance monitoring for Wombat Data Fabric[tm] systems deployed on InfiniBand, the NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions flagship middleware offering.

Thales Deploys DO-254/ED-80 CTS from Aldec
Aldec, Inc. announced that Thales has decided to deploy the DO-254/ED-80 CTS (Compliance Tool Set) from Aldec. The DO-254/ED-80 CTS is an In-Hardware FPGA validation system developed to meet Level A-D requirements defined by the DO-254/ED-80 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Certification Manual. The deployment of the system has enabled Thales to validate for the certification authorities that the hardware implementation of an advanced avionics system’s RTL design is working correctly.