News 2008.09.24 Late Edition

STMicroelectronics Rolls Out L6591 PWM Controller for Soft Switching
The L6591 PWM controller from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in ICs for power regulation and management, is the first integrated controller optimized for zero-voltage switching asymmetrical half-bridge converters, which enable smaller, lower-cost power supplies delivering high efficiency from standby to full load, thereby reducing heat and power loss.

Lanner Unveils VC-448DX 4-channel PCI Express PCI-E Video Capture Card
Lanner Electronics, Inc. announced the release of a four-channel PCI Express video capture card with onboard H.264 compression and four-channel audio and video synchronization. The Lanner VC-448DX provides four-channel video input at full D1 resolution (30/25 frames per second for NTSC/PAL formats), along with four-channel audio input and automatic audio-video synchronization. It also includes onboard video compression using the H.264 (MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding) format for low bitrate streaming across a network.

Z-Wave Introduces Advanced Energy Control Framework
The Z-Wave Home Control standard expands its reach with the announcement of the Advanced Energy Control Framework (AEC), a specification for advanced energy management technologies that empower homeowners to make informed decisions for energy consumption and monitor home devices. Z-Wave’s AEC will integrate smart metering, consumer notification, automated load shedding and home controls to enable real-time energy management and to help reduce energy demand, lower utility costs and provide active control over home energy consuming devices.

Open Verification Methodology, Cadence Reduce Test Time by 90% for OKI
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced that OKI Network LSI Co., Ltd., is reporting significant benefits from its use of the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) with Cadence Incisive functional verification technology. Co-developed by Cadence and released last year, the OVM is the first scalable, open, multi-vendor verification methodology for SystemVerilog in the industry.