News 2008.10.16

WIN Enterprises Introduces MB-73150 COM Express Module
WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and network platforms for OEMs, announces the MB-73150 COM Express Module with Intel Core 2 Processor. The MB-73150 offers OEMs a range of scalable processor options that include the Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo, Core[tm] Duo or Single Core[tm] Celeron® M. System memory supports DDR II 400/533/667 up to 2GB. Parallel and serial ATA interfaces offer flexibility in storage methods.

Microchip Gains Touch Screen Controllers by Acquiring Hampshire Company
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced it has acquired Hampshire Company, Inc. Hampshire is a leader in the large-format (typically with screen diameters greater than 5 inches) touch screen controller market. Hampshire provides customers with high-quality universal touch screen controllers, along with best-of-class application support and driver-interface software.

Freescale, G4 Apps Partner for Automotive Safety, Telematics Platform
Freescale Semiconductor and G4 Apps are announcing the immediate availability of a jointly developed, production-ready automotive platform for safety and telematics applications. Designed to support a full range of mobile Web connectivity options including cellular and WiFi, the platform features an industry-proven module for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC).

Enea Unveils OSE RTOS, LINX IPC Support for PowerPC Power Architecture
Enea® (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced production availability of the OSE real-time operating system for AMCC’s family of PowerPC-based Power Architecture processors, including the 405EXr, 440GRx and 440GX. Enea also announced that AMCC will deliver Enea’s open source LINX interprocess communications services with its new 460GT-based Arches AdvancedMC reference design kit.

Micronas Launches HAL 880 Programmable Linear Hall-effect Sensor
Micronas (SWX Swiss Exchange: MASN) announced the HAL® 880 programmable linear Hall-effect sensor. The HAL 880 is complementing Micronas’ family of programmable linear Hall sensors HAL 8xy. It uses digital technology to deliver superior sensor performance while offering a linear analog output for compatibility with existing sensor designs. The HAL 880 allows system designers to reuse acquired know-how from previous designs with the HAL8xy family and adopting this experience to their new designs.

Analog Devices Announces ADP5520 Adaptive Lighting Management System
The Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) ADP5520 lighting management system is a power-efficient, customizable display management solution designed to improve viewing quality and extend battery life in mobile phones, personal navigation devices and media players, for example.

Signal Forge Rolls Out SF1020 Battery Powered Signal Generator
Signal Forge released a new battery-powered signal generator. With the introduction of the Signal Forge 1020 (SF1020), field test engineers now have the option to leave their large, heavy and expensive signal generators in the lab. The SF1020 is a small, lightweight battery-powered signal generator with a frequency range of 1 Hz to 1 GHz and numerous waveform modulation functions.

Orchid Technologies Joins Intel Embedded Alliance
Orchid Technologies Engineering and Consulting, experts in embedded computer design featuring Intel’s new ATOM processor design, announced that they have joined the Intel Embedded & Communications Alliance (Intel® ECA). The community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies.

SCOPE Alliance Publishes Technical Position Paper
The SCOPE Alliance, an association of leading Network Equipment Providers (NEPs), announced the release of its new Technical Position Paper, The SCOPE Alliance – Influencing the Agenda. SCOPE members have developed a common reference architecture and understanding of open specifications to enable a vibrant carrier-grade base platform (CGBP) ecosystem.

Virtium Technology to Attend AdvancedTCA Summit 2008
Virtium Technology Inc. will be exhibiting at this year’s AdvancedTCA Summit. Virtium is introducing SSDDR SODIMM, a dual-function DDR and SATA SSD module on SODIMM socket. Virtium’s combined DDR & NAND Flash SATA module is the first long-term sustainable solution for both solid state drive storage module (SSD Module) and main memory functions in single board computer (SBC) applications.