News 2008.09.29 Late Edition

NXP Launches LPC3130, LPC3131 ARM9 MCUs with 480Mbps USB 2.0 OTG
NXP Semiconductors announced the introduction of the LPC3130 and LPC3131 as the industry’s lowest cost ARM9 microcontrollers with High Speed (480Mbps) USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG). The NXP LPC3130 combines a High Speed USB 2.0 OTG, including PHY, and dedicated PLL, 180 MHz ARM926EJ, 96KB SRAM, NAND flash controller, flexible external bus interface, four channel 10-bit A/D and a myriad of serial and parallel interfaces in a single chip targeted at consumer, industrial, medical, and communication markets.

MIPS Technologies Adds 45nm, 90nm IP Cores to HDMI Portfolio
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) announced an expansion of its HDMI IP portfolio, with the industry’s first 45nm IP cores (Controller + PHY), as well as 90nm IP cores in silicon. The company also announced that its 65nm HDMI IP is now silicon-proven, and was recently named as a finalist for Embedded System Product of the Year in the annual Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards.

DesignArt Networks Debuts DAN2400 Universal WiMAX Basestation on Chip
DesignArt Networks made good on its promise to deliver its revolutionary open WiMAX SoC platform, the DAN2400, to the market. With a family of single-chip base and relay station reference designs available today, WiMAX equipment vendors can now build a complete radio access network (RAN) product portfolio, covering all indoors and outdoors applications – based on one single R&D, IOT and certification process.

Netrino Creates Zero Bugs…Period Firmware Design Methodology
Netrino, The Embedded Systems Experts and a leader in embedded systems training and engineering services, announced the Zero Bugs…Period firmware design methodology. Taking a multi-tiered approach, the far-reaching Zero Bugs…Period methodology features a unique bug-eliminating embedded software coding standard at its core plus surrounding layers of system architecture principles and proven project management and organizational processes.

ST, Waseda University Create WV-1 Inverted Pendulum Robot
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and the Waseda University Humanoid Robotics Institute (HRI) announced the development of a high-performance two-wheel inverted pendulum robot, called WV-1 (Waseda wheeled Vehicle-No.1), which is the first result of an ongoing cooperation for the research and development of technology and solutions for innovative humanoid robots and medical-care robot systems.

ARM, Chartered, IBM, Samsung Team on 32nm, 28nm Systems on Chip
IBM (NYSE: IBM), Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHRT, SGX-ST: CHARTERED) Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] announced they will develop a comprehensive 32 nanometer (nm) and 28nm Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) design platform based on high-k metal-gate (HKMG) technology from the IBM-led joint-development alliance.

Agilent Develops Fastest Signal Integrity Circuit Simulator
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced the EDA industry’s fastest signal integrity circuit simulator for multigigabit, high-speed data link design. The Transient-Convolution Simulator — part of Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform — achieves a three-fold simulation speed improvement for signal integrity simulations.

Synopsys IC Compiler 2008.09 Features 2X Speed-Up
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the availability of IC Compiler 2008.09, delivering a dramatic boost in IC designer productivity. The latest release features faster runtimes across the board, leading to a 2X to 3X speed-up in overall turnaround time. This release also introduces new technology that speeds design closure including improved timing, variation-aware clock-tree synthesis, lower power, enhanced DFM, and signoff-quality incremental design-rule checking.

Agilent, Altair Speed Development of Mobile WiMAX Devices
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and Altair Semiconductor announced they will collaborate to accelerate the development of Mobile WiMAX devices. The companies plan to optimize the calibration and verification of Altair’s Mobile WiMAX chipset using Agilent’s Wireless Networking Test Set. As a result, handheld-device manufacturers implementing Altair’s Mobile WiMAX chipset will be able to quickly and efficiently test and verify their Mobile WiMAX devices.

Virage Logic Reveals Expanded Business Model
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL) announced its expanded business model based on the company’s deep collaboration with its manufacturing System-on-Chip (SoC) ecosystem partners. Together with its strategic foundry partners, Virage Logic is making available end-market optimized semiconductor intellectual property (IP) that enables designers to meet the growing challenge of cost effectively delivering highly differentiated products in increasingly narrow market windows.