News 2008.10.29 PM Edition

Timesys Offers LinuxLink Support for Freescale i.MX31 PDK
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for the Freescale i.MX31 PDK. Based on Freescale’s i.MX family of multimedia processors, LinuxLink for the i.MX31 PDK leverages the system’s powerful suite of high-performance multimedia features, including audio, video and image processing.

STMicroelectronics Anounces DSP Library for STM32 Microcontrollers
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has announced a DSP library for its ARM Cortex-M3 based STM32 microcontrollers, allowing developers to take full advantage of the STM32 to host signal processing and control functions on the same core. ST is the first supplier of ARM Cortex-M3 based MCUs to provide an extensive DSP library, allowing developers to optimize application performance and reduce time to market.

Microchip Launches MPLAB ICD 3 High-Speed In-Circuit Debugger
Microchip Technology Inc. the MPLAB® ICD 3 — a cost-effective, high-speed development tool that supports in-circuit programming and debugging of Microchip’s Flash-based 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), and its entire line of 16- and 32-bit MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). With robust system capabilities and high-speed circuitry, the MPLAB ICD 3 offers full compatibility with the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), exceptional programming speed and reliability.

Axell, Beceem, EDA Express, Magillem, MtekVision, Verilab Join OCP-IP
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) announced that Axell Corporation, Beceem, EDA Express, Magillem Design Services, MtekVision, and Verilab have joined the organization. The six new members illustrate the strong support and industry-wide adoption of the OCP standard.

Moai Electronics Deploys Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler, Encounter Test
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced Moai Electronics Co., a leading IC design company in Taiwan, has deployed Cadence® Encounter® RTL Compiler and Encounter Test to successfully tape out a flash memory controller with dramatically faster time to market, lower test costs, and higher quality.

Hitachi Lowers Manufacturing Cost with Cadence Encounter Test
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that its unique test technologies have enabled Hitachi Ltd., in the hardware domain of Information & Telecommunication Systems, to cost-effectively produce high-performance large scale integrated circuit (LSI) devices in volume with the lowest number of test escapes or defects achieved by Hitachi to date. Cadence helps Hitachi ensure that these complex, high-performance LSI devices work as designed.