News 2008.10.21 Late Edition

IDT Acquires Video Processing Technology, Assets from Silicon Optix
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) has purchased the market leading video processing technology and related assets from Silicon Optix, including the Hollywood Quality Video (HQV[tm]) brand and the Reon[tm] product line. In addition, IDT has acquired the members of the Silicon Optix HQV intellectual property and engineering teams necessary to continue delivering video processing leadership and success.

Artisan Rolls Out GSN Modeler for Safety-Critical Systems
Artisan® Software Tools announced the Artisan GSN Modeler. Artisan GSN Modeler provides developers of safety-critical systems with a powerful and easy-to-use visual modeling environment for the creation of well-structured, complex Safety Arguments using the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN). Artisan GSN Modeler will particularly appeal to Safety Case developers within the aerospace, defense, transportation and power industries that need to rigorously document and apply Safety Cases.

Mercury Computer Launches Ensemble MXI-205 Xilinx V5 FPGA AM Module
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, announced availability of the newest member of the Ensemble(TM) product family: the MXI-205 Xilinx V5 FPGA AMC (advanced mezzanine card), a powerful FPGA-based processor and I/O module.

Emerson Network Power Unveils Centellis 4440 40GbE ATCA Platform Core
Emerson Network Power (NYSE:EMR) announced the Centellis[TM] 4440, one of the industry’s first AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) platform cores with 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) backplane technology. The Centellis 4440 is specifically designed to address the carrier-grade requirements of the telecommunications industry and future-proof customers’ ATCA platforms against the increasing bandwidth demands of data plane applications, while remaining fully backward-compatible with existing 1GbE/10GbE fabric technologies.

CommAgility Introduces AMC-3C87F Advanced Mezzanine Card
CommAgility announced the AMC-3C87F, a single width Advanced Mezzanine Card which provides a mix of multicore DSP and FPGA processing power together with flexible, high bandwidth I/O connectivity. This makes it ideal for wireless baseband, test and other processing-intensive applications such as WiMAX and Long Term Evolution of 3GPP (LTE).

Sequence Design PowerTheater Features Timing-Aware RTL Power Analysis
Sequence Design’s PowerTheater has added new “timing-aware” RTL power analysis features to meet the twin challenges of shrinking process geometries and high-performance devices driving hundreds of clock domains. These changes result in highly accurate, timing-aware RTL power analysis in addition to the 10X productivity boost that RTL power management provides over gate-level.

Centellis 2000 ATCA Features SpiderWareM3 Platform Management Software
Emerson Network Power (NYSE:EMR) announced that SpiderWareM3 platform management software is now available on the Centellis[tm] 2000 AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) system. Originally available exclusively on the Centellis 500 and Centellis 1000 MicroTCA[tm] systems, SpiderWareM3 now supports both the ATCA and MicroTCA open-standard architectures of Emerson Network Power platforms.

SMH Technologies Announces FlashRunner FR01AT0 In-System Programmer
FlashRunner FR01AT0, the new member of the FlashRunner series of in-system production programmers, is now available. FlashRunner FR01AT0 is specifically designed for easy integration with all in-circuit and functional test systems (ATEs), like Agilent, Teradyne, SPEA, TRI and others. FlashRunner FR01AT0 is based on the programming engine common to all members of the FlashRunner series, with the addition of new hardware features.

Excel Software Rolls Out QuickLicense 3.0
Software vendors can protect their investment and increase sales by ensuring only licensed customers can use their Mac OS X and Windows products. QuickLicense can protect any software application written in any programming language including desktop applications, plugins, spreadsheets or multi-media content. The product includes an API for complete developer control and the AddLicense tool to wrap compiled applications within a protective license with no programming required.

Staccato Selects Cadence for Ripcord2 WiMedia Ultra-Wideband Devices
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Staccato Communications utilized the Cadence® Low-Power Solution to achieve the aggressive power budget requirements for its 65-nanometer CMOS Ripcord2[tm] family of WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (UWB) devices. The mixed-signal, low-power, single-chip Ripcord2 family combines digital baseband and RF technology to enable multiple protocols, including Wireless USB, High-Speed Bluetooth, wireless IP and wireless audio/video.