News 2008.10.30 Late Edition

IAR Systems Debuts Version 3.10 of Embedded Workbench for Atmel AVR32
IAR Systems has announced the launch of IAR Embedded Workbench® for Atmel AVR32 Version 3.10, the latest version of the world’s only professional tool chain for AVR32 microcontrollers. IAR Embedded Workbench now supports all Atmel AVR32 devices, including the AP7 and UC3 families, and introduces enhanced emulation and trace debugging support, code checking to the MISRA C:2004 standard, multi-file compilation, and the integration of IAR visualSTATE into the IDE.

GDA Technologies Debuts Freescale MPC5121e Bali Reference Board
GDA Technologies, Inc. (San Jose) announced the availability of the Bali Reference Board equipped with Freescale’s MPC5121e processor. With 32 Kbyte instruction cache and 32 Kbyte data cache, a double- precision FPU, and instruction and data MMU, the MPC5121e is a powerful processor designed for automotive, industrial, and multi-market applications. Based on the scalable e300 Power Architecture(TM) processor core, the MPC5121e is designed to run at 400MHz.

Intellitech Introduces UltraTAP-BT Bluetooth IEEE 1149.1 / JTAG Pod
Intellitech Corporation has announced UltraTAP-BT, a Bluetooth enabled IEEE 1149.1/JTAG pod with non-volatile test program and failure memory. The Bluetooth wireless capability brings the convenience, ease-of-use and low cost appreciated in consumer products to IEEE 1149.1/JTAG test. The UltraTAP-BT is designed to allow plug-n-play test and FPGA configuration without a computer, cable and software. 1149.1/JTAG based tests are executed from the UltraTAP-BT Flash memory.

Robotics Trends Reveals Exhibitors for RoboDevelopment Conference
Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced the lineup of exhibiting companies for their upcoming RoboDevelopment Conference & Exposition. RoboDevelopment Conference & Exposition, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry, will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Avnet, Xilinx, TI Announce Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Platform
Avnet Electronics Marketing (NYSE: AVT) Xilinx® and Texas Instruments (TI) announce the release of the Avnet Spartan®-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform. The platform is currently available to customers worldwide for $795. The Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform provides a complete engineering platform for evaluating and integrating the Xilinx Spartan 3A-DSP FPGA and TI digital media processor based on DaVinci[tm] technology.

Mistral Introduces Elma Blu!box Ruggedized ATR MicroTCA Chassis
Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd. announced the availability of Blu!box, a ruggedized ATR MicroTCA chassis from Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products. The new MicroTCA chassis is an ARINC 404A Full-Size ATR Long Enclosure, used in commercial and military aviation. The 19″ subrack chassis is 5U in height with a depth of 200 mm. Two MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH), two power modules for – 48 V / – 60 V and two cooling units enable the tested system platform to be fully redundant.

IMEC Pushes Authorities to Stimulate International Collaborations
To increase Europe’s microelectronics competitiveness, the Belgian nanoelectronics research center IMEC asks Europe and its governing public authorities to stimulate true cross-border collaborations, not only by setting up networks but also by creating financial means. Only international collaboration will enable Europe to continue to play a competitive role in nanoelectronics and related fields.