News 2008.10.29

Evatronix Announces USBHS-HUB Hi-Speed USB Embedded Hub Controller
Evatronix SA, announced the USBHS-HUB – a Hi-Speed USB Embedded Hub Controller to support the full range of USB host applications. Thanks to a variety of functional features that have been implemented in the IP core, the controller increases the number of USB Hi-Speed host ports that can be used to connect any USB device.

PrismTech Rolls Out Spectra 2.1 for Software Defined Radio
PrismTech[tm] announced the release of Spectra[tm] 2.1, the next version of its market-leading Spectra product suite for Software Defined Radio (SDR) developers. PrismTech’s products power netcentricity by optimizing resource management and providing superior communications and data management. Spectra 2.1 delivers new and unrivalled levels of Software Communications Architecture (SCA) developer productivity, SCA compliance validation and SCA operating environment (OE) performance.

Birdstep Technology Announces Raima Database Manager Embedded 9.0
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced the upcoming release of version 9.0 of its Raima Database Manager Embedded also known as RDM Embedded. This is the latest release from the Raima Database Management Family providing exciting new capabilities and functionality for embedded systems application developers, and topping the list is a micro HTTP server. General availability of this new version of the popular embedded database is targeted for mid December 2008.

Xilinx Unveils Virtex-5 FXT FPGA ML510 Embedded Development Platform
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its Virtex-5 FXT FPGA ML510 Embedded Development Platform for developing high-performance embedded systems driven by dual processors. Built around the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform with its two integrated Power PC(R) 440 processors and supported by Linux and VxWorks operating systems, the new development platform provides software and hardware design teams with unprecedented levels of flexibility and computational capacity.

SEMATECH Receives Telius SP UD System from Tokyo Electron Limited
SEMATECH, in partnership with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany, is pleased to announce that it has received a 300 mm Telius[tm] SP UD system from Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL). The Telius SP UD system is the latest generation through-silicon-via (TSV) etch tool that has the versatility to investigate various chemistries to etch vias ranging from sub 1 micron to tens of microns wide.

Accverinos Accelerates ASIC Prototypes with Altera Stratix III FPGAs
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced Accverinos Co., Ltd. is using Stratix® III FPGAs in its latest family of ASIC prototyping boards. The All-in-One Baseboard B-11, Stratix III edition, which features an Altera® EP3SL340 FPGA, offers design engineers a verification platform rich with logic, memory and digital signal processing (DSP). Designers can use Stratix III devices as ASIC prototypes that run at or near system speeds.