News 2008.09.25

Lanner Launches LUGE EM-F345 Embedded Computer with Intel N270, 945GSE
Lanner Electronics Inc. announced the launch of a new embedded computer based on the Intel® Atom[tm] Processor N270 and the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset. The Lanner LUGE EM-F345 embedded computer is designed for flexible deployment in any scenario. Its robust fanless design makes the EM-F345 an ideal solution for video applications such as digital signs, outdoor advertising and kiosk systems.

congatec Debuts conga-CA945 with Intel Atom N270, 945GSE Express Chipset
congatec AG continues to enhance its highly successful COM Express product family with the unveiling of the economically priced conga-CA945 module. The new module features the Intel® Atom[tm] processor N270 and the full-featured Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset in conjunction with the Intel® I/O Controller Hub 7-M. The complete design of this compact (95×95mm) COM Express module delivers excellent performance-per-watt at optimized price levels.

XJTAG Announces Introduction to Boundary Scan Workshops
XJTAG has scheduled a series of free ‘Introduction to boundary scan’ training workshops at its Cambridge headquarters. The full-day sessions will run throughout the autumn and winter and are designed to provide design, development, test, and production engineers with a practical hands-on introduction to boundary scan. XJTAG’s trainers will explain how boundary scan can be used right across the product lifecycle to improve designs, reduce respins and enhance test coverage, fault diagnosis and production yields on complex BGA-populated circuits.

VMETRO Launches FPE320 3U VITA 46 FPGA Processing Engine
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS, VPX, XMC and FMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, announced the industry’s first 3U VPX FPGA processing engine with support for the new FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard. The FPE320 incorporates the largest available Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGAs and an onboard FMC mezzanine site.

TDK Creates 1005-size Thin-Film Band-Pass Filter for Mobile Devices
TDK Corporation announced that it developed a 1005-size thin-film band-pass filter that is just 0.3 mm thick, making it the world’s smallest filter of its kind. TDK applied the thin-film technologies it developed through the manufacture of HDD magnetic heads, which are among TDK’s leading products, to create a filter that is substantially low-profile and smaller than earlier 2012-sized products with just one-twelfth the volume.

Analog Devices Unveils ADP120, ADP121, ADP130 LDO Linear Regulators
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced a family of high-performance LDO (low dropout) regulators that generates the low noise, low voltage supply rails and extended battery life required for superior performance in mobile handsets and other battery-powered devices. The ADP120 and ADP121 LDOs are available in the industry’s smallest wafer-level chip scale package (WLCSP), as well as a standard TSOT option, offering design flexibility for high-performance, small form factor handsets.

Morpho Joins Tensilica Xtensions Partner Network
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that Morpho, Inc., a leading provider of image processing software solutions for mobile devices, has joined the Tensilica Xtensions[tm] partner network. Morpho, Inc. offers software application expertise for developers of camera-enabled mobile phones, digital still cameras, camcorders and automobile navigation systems.

Seagrave Designs FDNY Fire Trucks with Mentor VeSys Electrical Software
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC, manufacturers of heavy duty emergency fire and rescue vehicles, has used the Mentor VeSys® Electrical Series software to design, simulate and service the electrical wiring systems on its M2-FDNY model fire truck. The strong service documentation functionality of the VeSys software has helped Seagrave meet stringent FDNY specifications for electrical service manual documentation and after-sales service.