News 2008.10.06

NXP Launches LPC1700 Series ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller Family
NXP Semiconductors announced the LPC1700 series, the industry’s fastest microcontroller family based on the ARM® Cortex[TM]-M3 processor. Running at speeds up to 100 MHz, the LPC1700 series of microcontrollers operates from 28 – 64% faster than any competitive Cortex-M3 microcontroller available on the market today. This best-in-class performance allows the LPC1700 series to operate the high-bandwidth communications peripherals such as Ethernet, USB On-The-Go/Host/Device, and CAN simultaneously without bottlenecks.

MontaVista Offers Migrating VxWorks RTOS to Embedded Linux Webinar
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announces open registration for a new educational webinar. The online seminar will deliver helpful information for device developers who are looking to migrate their applications from the VxWorks® RTOS to embedded Linux. Attendees will get an understanding of key considerations in planning a code migration, including criteria that warn against moving to embedded Linux.

IDT Rolls Out High Definition Audio Codecs
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) announced a new series of high-definition audio codecs that provide improved audio performance and fidelity, and design flexibility for multimedia notebooks and enterprise desktops. The new series of devices continues the IDT-standard quest for improved power-optimization and features fully integrated capless headphone and stereo speaker amplifiers combined onto a single chip.

Avnet Announces STM32 Cortex-M3 SpeedWay Design Workshop Series
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announces the launch of a new Avnet SpeedWay Design Workshop[tm] featuring STM32 Cortex-M3[tm] 32-bit Flash Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics. The new seminar is being offered in locations throughout North America beginning October 14, 2008. Avnet’s factory-trained field application engineers (FAEs) will present the full day SpeedWay Workshops with support from STMicroelectronics’ application engineers.

Summit Microelectronics Unveils SMB339 Programmable Battery Charger IC
Summit Microelectronics has introduced its third-generation programmable battery charger integrated circuit (IC) for single-cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer powered systems. The SMB339 integrates the largest feature set in the industry, including compatibility with all relevant industry standards: USB 2.0 Specification, USB “On-The-Go” Supplement, USB Battery Charging Specification 1.0, IEEE1725 Standard, Chinese USB Charging Specification, and others.

Express Logic ThreadX RTOS Integrates with Multicore Communications API
Express Logic, Inc. and PolyCore Software, Inc. announced the first commercial RTOS integration of the Multicore Association’s recently released Multicore Communications API (MCAPI) specification. MCAPI provides an industry standard, implementation agnostic API for multicore systems communication. PolyCore Software’s Poly-Messenger®/MCAPI is a communications framework simplifying multicore communication. Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS is a widely-used, small, fast, royalty-free real-time operating system for embedded applications.

Lattice Semiconductor Debuts LatticeECP2M PCI Express Development Kit
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the availability of a new low cost PCI Express development kit for its LatticeECP2M[tm] family of low cost 90nm FPGAs. Based on a new PCI Express x1/x4 evaluation board, the kit accelerates development of PCI Express designs using the LatticeECP2M family. The kit has been developed from the ground up to accelerate the evaluation of Lattice PCI Express technology, demonstrate a range of solutions matching typical application requirements and speed users to design exploration.

ISQED Issues Call for Papers for 2009 International Symposium
The International Symposium and Exhibitions on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED’09) announced that it is now accepting papers, panel organizers, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for the 10th anniversary event. The conference will feature twenty-three technical sessions with over 150 papers on various challenging topics related to design, design automation, design for manufacturability and quality, panel discussions, tutorials, and vendor exhibits.

Quantum3D to Design 3D Mapping System, HMI for RosenView HD IFE System
Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of real-time visual simulation and embedded computing solutions, announced that it has been selected by Rosen Aviation to produce a three-dimensional (3D) mapping system and Human Machine Interface (HMI) for the new RosenView HD in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. The Rosen-Quantum3D collaboration builds upon a long and productive relationship between Rosen and Quantum3D.

ViScope 100 Cardiac Anomaly Indicator Features Quickfilter QF4A512 IC
Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. announced that HD Medical Group Limited has selected its 4-channel programmable signal converter, designated the QF4A512, for use in its ViScope 100 cardiac anomaly indicator. The ViScope 100 is similar in size and shape to a PDA and allows physicians to detect anomalies relating to the mechanical functioning of the heart. It has a unique visual display which allows the physician to see the heart sounds as waveforms and pick-up anomalies at the point of care.