News 2008.10.14

Connect One Introduces Nano WiReach Embedded WiFi Module
Connect One[tm] released Nano WiReach, an embedded WiFi bridge that quickly and easily connects any embedded device to 802.11b/g wireless LANs with minimal programming. Measuring only 1.7×3.3 centimeters, the Nano WiReach’s multiple hardware interfaces and extensive firmware functionality make it the most advanced and versatile WiFi solution for embedded devices today.

TI TMS320C6474 Digital Signal Processor Features Three 1 GHz Cores
The TMS320C6474 from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) integrates three of TI’s industry-leading TMS320C64x+[tm] cores running at 1 GHz each on a single die, delivering 3 GHz of raw DSP performance that consumes 1/3 less power at 2/3 less DSP cost over discrete processing solutions. The C6474 provides significant system integration for customers currently utilizing DSP farms for communications infrastructure, medical imaging, military communications and industrial vision inspection end equipments and markets.

Ocular Launches Cascade ARM9, Denali x86 HMI Systems
Ocular, Inc., a longtime leader in advanced display-centric LCD solutions for the embedded computing and communications marketplaces, has introduced two new lines of human/machine interface (HMI) systems featuring Ocular’s advanced display technology and x86 or ARM processors. Ocular’s Cascade line of HMI systems feature ARM9 processors while the Denali HMI systems offer x86 processors.

Express Logic, Renesas Debut Audio-Video Media Player Reference Design
Express Logic, Inc. and Renesas announced availability of a comprehensive reference design platform for powerful, inexpensive media players. The media player platform is based on Renesas’ SuperH SH-2A microcontroller architecture and Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS, and enables access and display of media from USB flash drives or SD memory cards. The media player will be demonstrated at Renesas’ 2008 Developers’ Conference this week in San Diego.

Ocular Rolls Out Crystal Touch Capacitive Touch Screen
With the new Crystal Touch from Ocular, system designers are able to combine the vibrant optical quality of a TFT or monochrome display, the convenience of an easy-to-use capacitive touch screen and the extreme durability required by demanding embedded applications.

Aonix Releases DO-178B Certification Kit for ObjectAda RAVEN
Aonix®, a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announced the release of a new certification kit for ObjectAda RAVEN. Built in response to requirements from existing customers, Aonix has designed the ObjectAda RAVEN certification kit to provide all the evidence and tools required to assist customers for certification to DO-178B Level A as well as to other standards.

EUVL Symposium Features 52 Ultraviolet Lithography Technical Papers
SEMATECH engineers and the industry at large have made significant advances in moving forward the infrastructure that will prepare extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) for cost-effective manufacturing, according to papers presented at the 2008 International EUVL Symposium in Lake Tahoe, California. At the seventh EUVL Symposium, an outstanding set of 52 technical papers and 106 posters covering all aspects of EUVL technology, reported excellent progress in many key areas.

Xilinx to Demonstrate Automotive Solutions at Convergence 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions enabling automotive applications will be showcased at Convergence 2008, October 20-22 in Detroit, Michigan. Xilinx participation includes in-booth demonstrations focusing on Xilinx Automotive (XA) solutions beyond silicon for driver assistance and driver information applications:

ISMI Symposium Features Semiconductor Manufacturing Discussion
In a timely panel discussion, leading financial and industry experts will address concerns surrounding the current and future direction of semiconductor manufacturing in G7 countries – US, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Canada and Italy – on October 23, during the 5th Annual ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness.

Panasonic Mobile Selects Tensilica Xtensa LX2 Customizable Processor
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. (Panasonic Mobile) has licensed the Xtensa® LX2 customizable processor core for a baseband processor integrated circuit for mobile phones. Now Panasonic Mobile will develop several different configurations of the Xtensa processor.