News 2008.10.20

AMCC Introduces Arches Reference Design Kit for PowerPC 460GT
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a leader in embedded Power Architecture® processing, optical transport and storage solutions, announced the availability of Arches, an Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor dual-processor reference design kit for its Power Architecture 460GT processor. Arches provides developers with options for hardware, software, development tools and connectivity interfaces.

Macraigor, Viosoft Unveil Embedded Linux Development Toolkit for ARM
Macraigor Systems LLC, a supplier of embedded debugging tools, and Viosoft Corporation, a pioneer of fully integrated embedded Linux software solutions, announced the availability of an integrated development toolkit for the embedded Linux environment on ARM processors. The toolkit consists of Macraigor hardware debug probes and a full-featured version of Viosoft’s Arriba Embedded Linux Edition, to enable end-to-end cross-platform development and debug of Linux applications on ARM.

VirtualLogix to Present Virtualization for Embedded, Realtime Systems
Francois Armand, Senior Architect for VirtualLogix, Inc., a recognized leader in Real-Time Virtualization[tm], will present a 90-minute class on virtualization for embedded and real-time systems at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, Mass. Serving as a primer to the concept of virtualization, the class will assist attendees in classifying virtualization’s various approaches by providing a taxonomy and describing the different types of virtualization available.

Quickfilter Announces Blue Mojo Wireless Headset Reference Design
Wireless stereo headset suppliers can now get their future Bluetooth-based models to market faster with a reference design from Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. This Quickfilter reference design (Blue Mojo) combines the company’s QF1D512 SavFIRe[tm] (Simple and versatile FIR engine) with a CSR Bluetooth BlueCore[tm]5 Multimedia chip to enable high quality, low-power audio in stereo sound with reduced system costs.

Avnet Announces PMRD-0012 Power Module Reference Design
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announces the North America release of the Power Module Reference Design (PMRD-0012) that will eliminate the need for customers to purchase expensive, off-the-shelf modules. The PMRD-0012 features National Semiconductor Corp.’s PowerWise® power management technology, which utilizes a synchronous buck topology. National’s unique emulated peak current-mode control achieves high-power density with increased levels of efficiency under a variety of conditions.

MathWorks Announces Release 2008b of MATLAB, Simulink Products
The MathWorks introduced Release 2008b (R2008b) of its MATLAB and Simulink product families. R2008b includes new features in MATLAB and Simulink, two new products, 19 major updates, and enhancements to the PolySpace code verification products. Among the most significant enhancements in this release, The MathWorks introduced the new Simscape language for creating physical modeling components and acausal simulation domains in the Simulink environment.

gOS Supports Moblin for Intel Atom Processor-based NetBooks
Good OS, developer of gOS 3 Gadgets, a Linux operating system for NetBooks and NetTops, announced they will expand their consumer-friendly Linux OS to Moblin for Intel® Atom[tm] Processor-based NetBooks, a new category of devices for Internet on the go. Moblin technologies will provide gOS a lower cost platform to develop new products.

Gemini Creates Fastest SPICE-Accurate Analog Simulation Technology
Gemini Design Automation unveiled the industry’s fastest SPICE-accurate simulation technology specifically developed to leverage the throughput advantages of multi-core computing. The company’s native multi-threaded technology has demonstrated run times and capacity of up to 30x that of earlier generation analog simulators, and up to 10x improvements over first-generation multi-threaded approaches.

Altera Announces Platform ASSP Replacement Infotainment System
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced its Platform ASSP Replacement Infotainment System (P.A.R.I.S.) is available to automotive designers and OEMs developing infotainment, navigation, comfort and convenience, and drivers-assistance systems. Jointly developed with Gleichmann Electronics Research GmbH, the P.A.R.I.S. Platform delivers a complete development environment, including tools, intellectual property (IP) and software, dramatically easing the development of automotive in-cabin systems.

Aptina Announces MT9V126 Automotive-Grade Imaging SOC
Aptina announced the launch of its new multi-function automotive imaging SOC. The single-chip design of the MT9V126 provides new scene viewing functionality that automotive and after-market manufacturers have been seeking. The SOC features the industry’s smallest automotive-grade (AEC-Q100) package, excellent low-light sensitivity, on-chip lens distortion correction, perspective correction and a dynamic graphic overlay capability.

Cypress Offers Webinar on PSoC as FPGA Companion Chip
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) and the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas announce the launch of a new online design demonstration – “PSoC the Mixed Signal FPGA Companion Chip.” The video shows designers how to use a Cypress PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip in cost-effective companion chip applications with a Xilinx FPGA. The 30-minute video is available on demand and free of charge.

3L, Lyrtech Team on Integrated Diamond Multiprocessor Tool Suite
3L announced a new partnership with signal processing specialist Lyrtech Inc. Under the deal, Lyrtech’s customers can access a custom version of 3L’s Diamond multiprocessor tool suite that has been tightly integrated with Lyrtech hardware solutions. Optimized for combining multiple DSP/ FPGA/ microprocessor components, Diamond is extremely powerful in generating efficient multiprocessor applications.

Xilinx Demonstrates Automotive Solutions at Convergence Conference
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) demonstrated the latest releases of its Xilinx(R) Automotive (XA) solutions. Jointly developed with Xilinx Alliance Program members, these solutions integrate new application-specific intellectual property (IP) and software-based modelling tools to address the complex image and data processing requirements of vision-based driver assistance (DA) and driver information (DI) systems.

CG2 Completes Phase II of LIDAR Database Generation Process
CG2, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quantum3D, announced that Phase II of its Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Database Generation Process is nearly complete. The initiative converts LIDAR scans into visual database terrain and models, an activity that includes placement of natural and manmade features, with little or no human interaction.