News 2008.10.26

Nexcom Launches VTC6000 In-Vehicle Telematic Computer
Nexcom, the industrial embedded computer company, announces an innovative fanless in-vehicle computer, the VTC 6000. The VTC 6000 is designed for use in any car, truck, bus, train, or even for maritime applications. Featuring the Intel® Atom[tm] processor, the VTC 6000 is more compact and consumes extremely low power to optimize system reliability. Other stunning features for in-vehicle operations are power ignition delay control, extended temperature from -22~140°F, and GPS wireless network.

AXIOMTEK Announces EP850 EPIC Single Board Computer
AXIOMTEK announced an extreme performance EPIC single board computer, the EP850, which is equipped with the new Intel® GM45 and ICH9M chipsets and supports 45nm Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo T9400 processor with a 667/800/1066 MHz FSB. Powered by the Mobile Intel® GM45 Express chipset with integrated Mobile Intel® GMA 4500MHD, the EP850 offers excellent 3D graphics and dual-view capability, and supports numerous display output options including CRT, LVDS, and DisplayPort (optional).

Atmel Unveils ATA577x Transmitters for Remote Keyless Entry
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the availability of the new AVR®-microcontroller-based RF transmitter family ATA577x for Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) applications. The new devices are System-In-Package (SiP) or Multi Chip Module (MCM) solutions incorporating Atmel’s well-known AVR microcontroller ATtiny44V and the RF transmitter T5750/53/54. This new family covers all worldwide frequencies (ATA5773: 315 MHz, ATA5774: 433 MHz, and ATA5771: 868 to 928 MHz).

Avalue Rolls Out EAX-Q35, ERX-Q35 Industrial ATX Motherboards
Avalue is bringing a full line of industrial motherboards to customers. Additionally, newly revealed strong scalable industrial ATX motherboard products, EAX-Q35 and ERX-Q35, are powered by a LGA775 Intel® Core[tm]2 Quad processor with a 800/1066/1333MHz front side bus, and support the Intel® Q35 and ICH9DO chipsets.

Cirrus Logic Debuts CS47048 32-Bit DSP for Audio Amplifier Applications
Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS) has introduced the industry’s highest-performance audio system-on-a-chip (SOC), the CS47048, targeting audio amplifier applications. By combining an advanced 32-bit audio DSP, high performance multichannel audio codec and a digital audio receiver/transmitter into a single IC, the CS47048 dramatically reduces overall board space requirements and system cost.

QNX Announces Aviage HMI Player for Adobe Flash Lite 3
QNX Software Systems announced its latest high-performance solution for creating graphical user interfaces for embedded products. The QNX Aviage HMI player for Adobe® Flash® Lite[tm] 3, version 1.1 allows embedded developers to combine the rich graphics capabilities of Adobe Flash with the mission-critical reliability and performance of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS).

Ethernet Direct Introduces IUG-500EC Industrial Gigabit Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation announces IUG-500EC, Industrial Gigabit Switches with conformal coating technology that meets MIL-I-46058C standard. The Iguana series IUG-500EC is an Industrial 5-port Unmanaged Gigabit Switch positioned as enhanced entry-level switch. It supports IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3x with 10/100M, full/half duplex and MDI/MDI-X auto-sensing RJ45 ports.

LDRA Debuts TBsecure with CERT C Secure Coding Programming Checker
LDRA (Booth 1017) has released its new TBsecure plug-in complete with the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) CERT C secure coding standard. TBsecure identifies security vulnerabilities and enables implementation of the just released CERT C Secure Coding Standard version 1.0. The CERT C v1.0 standard debuts today at Software Development Best Practices in Boston alongside LDRA’s launch of the TBsecure plug-in and its CERT C program checker at Embedded Systems Conference.

National Debuts SIMPLE SWITCHER Regulators, Enhanced WEBENCH Design Tool
National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) announced the addition of a sophisticated but easy-to-use graphical tool to its WEBENCH® online design environment as well as 11 new SIMPLE SWITCHER® step-down voltage regulators. The voltage regulators are well-suited for a wide variety of applications including automotive, industrial and communication. National’s WEBENCH design environment helps make design easy. It has been expanded to include enhanced optimization tools.

Mentor Graphic YieldAssist Links with Teseda Diagnostic Environment
Teseda Corporation announced that they have partnered with Mentor Graphics to link Mentor Graphic’s YieldAssist toolset with the Teseda Diagnostic Environment. This new capability will provide Teseda and Mentor customers with an integrated and truly layout-aware roundtrip flow that will accelerate their ability to rapidly diagnose scan failures down to the yield-limiting defects, and identify those defects in the physical layout.

Aeroflex Announces TM500 TD-LTE Test Mobile
Aeroflex has launched the TM500 TD-LTE test mobile designed to support Time Division Duplex for 3G LTE (TD-LTE). Complementing Aeroflex’s highly successful TM500 LTE-FDD for 3G LTE Frequency Division Duplex, which has been successfully deployed worldwide since 2007, the TM500 TD-LTE test mobile is designed to enable infrastructure equipment vendors match the demanding timescales for TD-LTE trials in China.

Raytheon Adds 30 $20,000 Awards to MathMovesU Scholarship Program
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has revised its popular MathMovesU scholarship and grants program to invest more substantially in students already committed to studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Under the restructured plan, students who have already won a MathMovesU scholarship are eligible to win one of 30 additional $20,000 merit-based bonus awards if they major in a STEM field at an accredited college.