News 2008.11.04 Late Edition

MontaVista Offers Webinars for Improving Embedded Linux Startup Time
MontaVista® Software, Inc. announces registration for two free web seminars on improving embedded Linux Startup time, presented with Freescale[tm] Semiconductor, OpenSystems Media and Christopher Hallinan, author of Embedded Linux Primer, the number one-selling book on embedded Linux. The web seminars will provide strategies for improving embedded Linux startup time and present techniques that help design engineers to reduce boot time while preserving the base functionality required of most embedded Linux systems.

Luminary Micro Debuts Stellaris Intelligent Landscape Display Module, RDK
Luminary Micro announced the new Stellaris Intelligent 3.5-inch Landscape Display Module (MDL-IDM-L35) and Reference Design Kit (RDK-IDM-L35). Based on the feature-rich Stellaris LM3S1958 microcontroller, the new intelligent display module combines a complete QVGA landscape-oriented touch-screen user interface with several serial, digital, and analog connectivity options for easy implementation as a Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch display panel in an embedded control device.

NXP Licenses Differential DPA Patents from Cryptography Research
Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI) announced an agreement with NXP B.V. regarding the use of CRI’s patents to enhance the security of NXP’s tamper-resistant smart card chips against Differential Power Analysis (DPA) and related attacks. Under the agreement, NXP receives the freedom to use CRI’s patents as part of its strategy to develop and enhance its secure chips and related software for smart cards and other security-conscious applications.

AWR Collaborate on Advanced Radio Systems-on-Chip
AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), announced that its Finnish R&D facility will conduct research within the European Integrated Circuit/Electromagnetic Simulation and design Technologies for Advanced Radio Systems-on-chip (ICESTARS) project. ICESTARS strives to enable the development of low-cost wireless chips that can operate at frequencies up to 100 GHz.