News 2008.10.21

Tensilica Offers Video Processing Webcast
Tensilica, Inc. will present a live webcast, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Video Processing,” highlighting the importance of product differentiation through video-enhancing features. While digital video-compression codecs are at the heart of the video revival as a hot consumer-product category, these codecs are now standardized for HD (high-definition) video products and do not offer much room for product differentiation.

KPIT, VaST Team on Virtualization Tools for Automotive OEMs, ODMs
VaST and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. announced a partnership to deliver electronic virtualization tools and specialized services to global automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and ODMs. The combination of tools, software IP, and services accelerates cost reductions and quality improvement.

Arch Rock Releases Internet Protocol Specification for ZigBee
Arch Rock Corporation has proposed a new framework for running ZigBee application profiles such as Smart Energy and Home Automation over the industry-standard Internet Protocol (IP). The Compact Application Protocol (CAP) expands the scope of the ZigBee applications to any IP-enabled device, regardless of the type of wired or wireless network to which it is connected, while preserving the resource-efficiency and compactness critical to devices networked using IEEE 802.15.4 low-power radio.

Knowles Rolls Out Waterproof Shot Detection Acoustic Sensor Assemblies
Knowles Acoustics introduces waterproof shot detection acoustic sensor assemblies for use as a component to detect / receive ultrasonic sound waves in air. The H & F Series (full Housing and Fixed plate versions) sensors utilize the latest membrane & conductive plastic technologies to provide a robust mechanical assembly able to meet the IP67, MIL-STD-461E and MIL-STD-810F mechanical and electronic criteria allowing the acoustic sensor to perform over a wide environmental range.

Enea Announces Middleware Workshops for Telecom Equipment Providers
Enea® (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced a ground breaking new opportunity for companies tackling the complexity of developing communications infrastructure equipment. The Enea Communications Center (ECC) will offer no-charge, on-site, half-day workshops for telecom equipment providers (TEMs) who are evaluating service availability middleware options (commercial and open source), perhaps the most important design decision made on a new project.

EMA Design Automation Launches TimingDesigner 9.1
EMA Design Automation[tm] announced TimingDesigner version 9.1, adding support for SDC which provides the ability to interface with FPGA and ASIC design flows. With TimingDesigner 9.1, EMA has taken another step in helping our customers ensure their critical interfaces are designed right the first time. EMA is enabling design teams to move forward with confidence knowing their constraints will be representative of their original design intent.

IPextreme Announces V1 ColdFire IP Core for Altera Cyclone III
IPextreme®, Inc. announced immediate availability of the V1 ColdFire® IP core optimized for Altera Cyclone III devices. The V1 ColdFire FPGA CIII Processor core can be downloaded, free of charge, at IPextreme’s online marketplace, the Core Store.

Enea Debuts New Alarm, Notification Services for Element Middleware
Enea® (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced significant new enhancements to its world class Enea Element middleware. New to Element 3.1 are alarm management and event notification services that bring Element closer to delivering 100% service availability. Element 3.1 also adds supports for Cavium Networks OCTEON Multicore MIPS 64 processors, that are being used in control and intelligent data-plane applications.

Virtium Technology Announces SSDDR SODIMM Module
Virtium Technology Inc. announced the addition of SSDDR SODIMM to its family of memory and storage product lines. SSDDR is the first innovative memory and SSD board design that combines Serial ATA Solid State Drive (SATA SSD) and Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Ram (DDR SDRAM) technologies in a single SODIMM socket for Single Board Computers (SBCs), ETX, COM Express and ATCA applications.

Enea Reveals Customer Centric Software Initiatives
Enea® (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced a series of initiatives geared toward bringing stronger focus to the company’s key vertical markets. The initiatives will combine the company’s world-class services expertise and market-leading commercial software with a new emphasis on select open source software projects, thereby helping to foster industry growth and standards adoption.

3DSUG Announces Keynote Speaker for 3DS Users Group Conference
The 3DS Users Group (3DSUG) announced Dr. Paul Jacobs will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 Annual 3DSUG Conference. Dr. Jacobs will address the 3DS Users Group March 16, 2009. Dr. Jacobs currently works as a consultant to the rapid prototyping and direct manufacturing industries. He is well known for authoring the book Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing: Fundamentals of StereoLithography which was published in 1992.

Quasonix Selects Altera Stratix III FPGAs for Telemetry Receiver
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced Quasonix, LLC is leveraging Stratix® III FPGAs in its latest DMS[tm] Telemetry Demodulator and RDMS[tm] Airborne Telemetry Receiver products. Altera’s high-performance FPGAs offer advanced digital signal processing (DSP) modulation and filtering for the demodulators, enabling Quasonix to deliver a high-performance solution for flight-test telemetry.