News 2008.11.17 Late Edition

AdaCore Introduces GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for MILS
AdaCore announced plans to fully support the VxWorks MILS product line for medium and high security levels of the Common Criteria: Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4 and above. GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for MILS is a full-featured Ada development environment and toolchain based on the proven GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for DO-178B. It includes the Cert run-time library that is part of numerous safety-certified systems and which can meet Common Criteria Security Assurance Requirements equivalent to EAL 4.

Atmel Unveils Mainline Linux Kernel v2.6.27 for AT91SAM9G20 ARM MPU
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the availability of the latest Linux® mainline release, v2.6.27, for its 400 MHz ARM926EJ-S[tm]-based AT91SAM9G20 embedded microprocessor, and for other members of the AT91SAM9 family. The short time interval between product availability and publication in the official Linux kernel is due to the well-established Linux support for AT91SAM9 MPUs, and peripheral re-use across the product family.

Stealth.com Announces LPC-450M Little PC for Embedded Applications
Stealth.Com Inc. has released a new small form factor or mini PC designed specifically for in-vehicle/mobile/embedded applications. Stealth’s model: LPC-450M Little PC operates with a 10-16VDC power input making it ideal for DC powered applications typically found in vehicles and remote applications.

nSys Offers Free Evaluation Licenses of USB 3.0 Verification Suite
nSys Design Systems announced the availability of FREE Evaluation licenses of its USB 3.0 Verification Suite. The Evaluation license will also help increase the users’ understanding of the SuperSpeed USB technology. The USB 3.0 nVS FREE Evaluation license is available to qualified users.

MCCI, Synopsys Accelerate SuperSpeed DataPump with DesignWare IP
MCCI Corporation announced a partnership with Synopsys, a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, to help mutual customers bring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products to market in 2009. The two companies are working together to combine MCCI’s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed DataPump for embedded devices with DesignWare IP supporting the SuperSpeed USB standard. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 addresses the need for transferring or streaming large media files.

Agilent Announces 3GPP LTE Wireless Library
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced the world’s first fully coded bit error ratio (BER) solution for the time division duplex (TDD) version of 3GPP’s long-term evolution (LTE) standard using 2×2 and 4×4 multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) technology. This solution complements Agilent’s same capability for the frequency division duplexing (FDD) version of LTE and is expected to accelerate the development of mobile devices and base stations for the China market.

Nallatech BenONE PCI Express FPGA Accelerator Qualifies for HP ProLiant
Nallatech announced that the Nallatech BenONE series of PCI Express FPGA accelerator cards has been qualified for the HP ProLiant DL160 G5 server. This is a significant development as the Nallatech product is the first PCIe based FPGA accelerator qualified in the HP HPC accelerator program for use in HP ProLiant servers.

Vitesse VSC3406 Clock and Data Recovery Transceiver Targets HD Video
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets:VTSS) is targeting its latest Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) transceiver, the VSC3406, at high-definition video broadcast equipment. The VSC3406 significantly improves the signal integrity of uncompressed, high definition (HD), SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), 1080i/1080p signals as the data gets distorted through cables, connectors and backplanes.

Cadence to Release OVM Verification IP for USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the planned first quarter 2009 availability of new Open Verification Methodology (OVM) verification IP (VIP) for two key high-speed protocols: USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0. The new Cadence® VIP will help increase productivity, predictability and quality for users designing these new high-speed serial protocols into IP or system on chip (SoC).

Trusted Logic Trusted Foundations Software Confroms with OMTP TR1
Trusted Logic, a leading provider of secure open software for embedded systems, has submitted its Product Profile Statement to declare conformance with the new Advanced Trusted Environment (TR1) recommendation from the OMTP (Open Mobile Terminal Platform). The OMTP TR1 defines key requirements for safer mobile transactions, enabling telecom operators to deploy value-added high security services such as mobile payment and banking.

A*STAR IME, Chartered Team on 65nm Fine-Pitch Packaging Solutions
A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Singapore and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Nasdaq: CHRT) and (SGX-ST:Chartered), one of the world’s top dedicated semiconductor foundries, have successfully optimized a range of fine-pitch packaging technologies for copper metallization and low-k dielectric silicon processes at 65 nanometer (nm) and below.

Arches Computing Systems to Demonstrate Message Passing Interface
Arches Computing Systems announced that it is demonstrating at Supercomputing 2008 the Message Passing Interface (MPI), running in both hardware and software on the Xilinx® Accelerated Computing Platform (ACP), a heterogeneous platform built around an Intel® Xeon ® 7300/7400 multi-core processor and a Xilinx Virtex®-5 FPGA-based Nallatech FSB-FPGA module.

Elma Electronic Improves IEC Ejector Handles
Elma Electronic Inc has announced new features to its IEC handles for VME and other applications. The Elma IEC ejector handles now come in a simple one-piece solution. Previous versions had up to 14 pieces and were more complicated to assemble. The new handles are more durable and rugged. With fewer parts, they offer quicker, easier, and virtually error-free assembly.