News 2008.11.03 Late Edition

Cypress LUPA-3000 CMOS Image Sensor Delivers Highest Data Throughput
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced the commercial sampling of a CMOS image sensor with industry-leading digital data throughput of 13.2 Gbps. The new 3.0-megapixel LUPA-3000 sensor offers a triggered and pipelined synchronous shutter with a high frame rate of 485 frames-per-second (fps) and windowing capability for undistorted images and fast readout. The sensor also features on-chip digital LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) outputs.

Freescale Announces MRF6V4300N Radio Frequency Power Transistor
Freescale Semiconductor has reinforced its commitment to the commercial aerospace market with the introduction of a high-performance laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) RF power transistor. The latest addition to Freescale’s RF aerospace portfolio, the MRF6V4300N device is optimized for HF to UHF communications.

Evatronix SDIO Host Controller Supports SDIO Specification 2.0
Evatronix SA, announced the upgraded SDIO-HOST – a full SDIO specification 2.0 compliant host controller. Moreover, a variety of spec-independent enhancements add up to the overall value and performance of the product, making it one of the most complete memory controllers available as a single IP core.

Carbon Design Systems Rolls Out Latest SoC Designer
Carbon Design Systems[TM] began volume shipments of SoC Designer, the industry’s most widely-used cycle-accurate tool for creating and analyzing system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Carbon assumed development, support and sales of SoC Designer from ARM® in July, and now offers a complete system validation solution with cycle-accurate system modeling, cycle-optimized platform creation, execution and analysis, and cycle-accurate model kits for ARM intellectual property (IP).

AWR, austriamicrosystems Debut Open Access Based SiGe Process Design Kit
AWR and austriamicrosystems AG introduced an Open Access based process design kit (PDK) for austriamicrosystems S35 0.35-µm silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS process technology that is optimized for circuits operating up to 10 GHz and beyond. The design kit lets users take full advantage of the industry-leading fabrication capabilities of austriamicrosystems together with AWR’s Analog Office RFIC design suite.

Cypress Samples LUPA-1300-2-color SXGA CMOS Image Sensor
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced the commercial sampling of a high-sensitivity, high-speed SXGA (Super Extended Graphics Array) resolution CMOS image sensor with color. The new 1.3-megapixel LUPA-1300-2-color sensor offers a triggered and pipelined synchronous shutter and on-chip digital LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) outputs. The image sensor features a high frame rate of 500 frames-per-second (fps) and windowing capability that delivers undistorted images and fast readout.

Geensys Announces AUTOSAR Builder Compliance with ARTOP
Geensys, the specialist provider of embedded development tools, value-added embedded engineering and consulting services, and embedded software IP, has announced that its award-winning AUTOSAR Builder is the first AUTOSAR development tool to provide compliance with ARTOP – the new AUTOSAR Tool Platform being established by the ARTOP User Group (ARTOP-UG) and officially launched to the AUTOSAR community on October 27th.

Trusted Labs Updates TL SET for Common Criteria 3.1
TRUSTED LABS announces that its security editing tool, TL SET, has been updated for Common Criteria 3.1 – the new version of the international standard for IT security evaluations. Included in this update are six new certified Protection Profiles – originally written for the Common Criteria versions 2.3 and 3.0 – which Trusted Labs has converted to the Common Criteria version 3.1.

Sensing&Control Selects GreenPeak Wireless Technology
GreenPeak Technologies announced a new remote soil moisture monitoring application developed by its Spanish integrator Sensing&Control. Sensing&Control has developed an application where EC-5 soil moisture probes from Decagon Devices – a world leader in the measurement of water activity and soil moisture monitoring in vineyards or greenhouses – can wirelessly transmit their measurements in open field agricultural applications to remote monitoring sites.

AirTies Air 7120 HD IP Set-top Box Features Opera 9.5 for Devices
Opera Software announced that AirTies has selected Opera 9.5 for Devices for its new set-top box, Air 7120. Air 7120 is the state-of-the-art High Definition IP set-top-box with distinctive design and excellent wireless capabilities. AirTies plans to launch the in-home bound Air 7120 primarily across Europe, Asia and Middle East.