News 2008.12.18 Late Edition

Laird Technologies Unveils Bluetooth Modules for Medical Products
Laird Technologies, Inc. announced a new range of Bluetooth® modules designed to support the demands of medical equipment manufacturers. For two years the medical device community has preferred Bluetooth as the wireless standard for the next generation of interoperable wirelessly-connected medical devices. As a result, a new Health Device Profile created by the Medical Working Group of the Bluetooth SIG will be a key requirement for manufacturers designing products for Continua Alliance Approval.

VIA Announces VIPRO VP7710 Touch Screen Panel PC
VIA Technologies, Inc announced the VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC, a full featured, entirely fanless panel PC suitable for intelligent display applications in demanding environments. Rugged, stable and flexible, the VIA VIPRO is the first in a series of advanced display technologies from VIA.

For Sale: Ambric Massively Parallel Processor Arrays
Ambric has announced plans to sell the company including its product line, patents and other assets. Ambric’s programming model and silicon architecture provided the industry’s first platform capable of delivering high performance media processing solutions several times faster than what is currently possible on DSPs and FPGAs. Each Ambric MPPA chip has 336 32-bit processors delivering over one TeraOPS of performance.

AdaCore Introduces GNAT Pro for Wind River VxWorks 6.6 SMP
AdaCore announced the availability of GNAT Pro for Wind River’s VxWorks 6.6 SMP product. This powerful Ada development environment brings a language that was designed from the ground up to support multi-processing to an operating system that takes advantage of multi-core processors.

Aeroflex Launches 7100 Digital Radio Test Set
Aeroflex has launched the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set designed to enable chip-set designers, software developers and handset manufacturers accelerate the pace of development projects to meet the requirements of the new 3GPP Rel-8 E-UTRAN standard better known as 3G LTE. The Aeroflex 7100 delivers the most comprehensive testing capability for 3G LTE mobile devices available in a single bench-top instrument.

MSC Vertriebs Rolls Out EXM-IMX31 CPU Module
A high computing performance, huge on-board flash memories and an extreme low power dissipation distinguish the MSC EXM-IMX31 CPU module, which will be presented by MSC Vertriebs GmbH at SPS/IPC/DRIVES in hall 7, stand 394. The compact CPU module with a form factor of 65 mm x 90 mm complies with the recently disclosed EXM32 system-on-module (SOM) specification and is specifically designed for harsh environmental conditions.

Micron Optimizes Multi-Chip Packages TI OMAP35x Processors
Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE:MU) announced the availability of its high-performance multi-chip package (MCP) solutions optimized to work seamlessly with Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) OMAP35x applications processors. Micron’s broad portfolio of MCP solutions feature low-power Mobile DRAM and NAND technology that allow customers to mix and match memory densities, configurations and package options that best meets their design requirements.

Laird Technologies Wireless Systems Publishes Healthcare White Paper
Personal Healthcare could potentially change as two disruptive forces come together is the message in a new White Paper from Laird Technologies Wireless Systems. The White Paper titled “Trust me, I’m not a doctor – The changing nature of healthcare”, argues that new technologies and applications will push new personal medical monitors into the local storefront and disrupt the current balance of power in the doctor / patient relationship.

AIRBUS Selects SYSGO PikeOS for A350 XWB Aircraft
SYSGO announced that their PikeOS safe and secure virtualization platform has been selected by Airbus for the FSA-NG (Fly Smart with Airbus New Generation), a DO178B certified equipment to be deployed on the A350 XWB aircraft. The purpose of the FSA-NG system is to provide the pilot with access to applications and information during the flight as well as to provide data for the maintenance team.