News 2008.09.29

Dune Networks Announces PETRA Fabric Access Processor Devices
Dune Networks announced the availability of its PETRA line of FAP (Fabric Access Processor) devices as part of its SAND[tm] chipset. Announced are the P220 and P230 devices in the Petra family, providing 40Gbps and 80Gbps full-duplex traffic management and fabric access functionality, respectively.

AWR Rolls Out Analog Office Design Environment Version 2008
AWR(R) released Version 2008 of its Analog Office design environment targeted for Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) design. Version 2008 includes hundreds of enhancements to the user interface and design flow that dramatically increase user flexibility and productivity.

Aldec Introduces Active-HDL 8.1 for FPGA Designs
Aldec, Inc. announced the release of Active-HDL 8.1. The new release introduces a first-to-market FPGA simulator supporting assertions and functional coverage in SVA, PSL and OVA at an affordable price. Other improvements in this release include Verilog® simulation performance speed-up and support for additional VHDL 2008 language constructs. Active-HDL is a mixed-language HDL simulator that offers project management, graphical design creation and support for all leading FPGA vendors from a single integrated design environment.

Express Logic Sponsors Renesas Developers Conference
Express Logic, Inc. will sponsor Renesas Technology’s upcoming Developers’ Conference, which will be held in San Diego, California from October 13-15, 2008. The Renesas Developers’ Conference is a premiere technology event that enables embedded system developers to obtain ideas and data for new designs that use microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs) for applications in consumer, industrial, automotive and communication markets, among others.

SLS Supports Pre-Packaged uCLinux for Nios II Embedded Processor
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced it is partnering with SLS Corporation to offer Nios® II users a commercially supported, pre-packaged uCLinux option that targets its popular Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK). The commercial support offered by SLS, in conjunction with the flexibility and ease-of-use of the NEEK, enable embedded designers to quickly meet the evolving needs of their projects.

MorethanIP Introduces SPAUI, RXAUI IP Cores for FPGA, ASIC
Dune Networks announced the immediate availability of the industry’s first SPAUI and RXAUI intellectual property (IP) cores for FPGAs and ASICs. MorethanIP’s SPAUI and RXAUI are optimized for Altera’s Stratix II GX, Stratix IV, and Xilinx Virtex 5 LXT / FXT devices to provide a compelling solution for storage, telecommunications, and data center applications. The identical cores can also be targeted seamlessly to ASIC and Structured ASIC, providing a low-risk path to cheaper devices.

Dune Networks, AllowTech Team on SPAUI, RXAUI FPGA Cores for Stratix II GX
Dune Networks announced the availability of SPAUI and RXAUI cores for the Stratix II GX FPGA family. The two companies cooperated to ensure interoperability between Dune’s new generation of PETRA P220 and P230 devices and AllowTech’s SPAUI and RXAUI cores. SPAUI, an interface based on the XAUI industry standard, incorporates several extensions to support dense 10Gbps level applications with speedup, for accommodating such factors as packet headers, full rate 12GE, and in-band flow control.

Toshiba Creates Capricorn Graphic Processors with Altia HMI Tools
Toshiba has created the Capricorn family of SoCs. Toshiba Corporation announces the selection of Altia HMI tools for their Capricorn graphic processors. Altia, the industry-leading provider of GUI development tools and consulting services for embedded system development for automotive applications, offers a tool chain with superior graphics capability and tight, deployable code generation. Toshiba’s devices take full advantage of these features.

Xilinx to Showcase Solutions at Forum de L’Electronique 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions will be showcased at Forum de L’Electronique, Silica stand #2.S.70, September 30 – October 2, 2008 in Paris. Xilinx will conduct live demonstrations on solutions for machine vision and industrial networking applications.