News 2008.11.19

MontaVista Announces Android Mobile Platform
MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced that it will support developers running MontaVista Linux for use with the Google Android platform. The company will be demonstrating the Android mobile platform running on a TI OMAP3 processor, one of the processors supported by MontaVista Linux, in booth E-07 at Embedded Technology 2008 in Yokohama, Japan, November 19-21.

Kontron Rolls Out AM4101 Advanced Mezzanine Card
Kontron announces its new Kontron AM4101 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC/AdvancedMC) representing Kontron’s strength in developing leading-edge processor boards for use in multiple markets that require multi-core performance and versatile communication capabilities. The Kontron AM4101 delivers up to 2.3 MIPS/MHz computing performance and the highest Ethernet bandwidth without breaking the power budgets of modular AdvancedTCA carriers or highly-integrated, redundant MicroTCA multi-processing systems.

Embedded Market Forecasters Publishes Model Driven Development Report
Embedded Market Forecasters(EMF) has published an analysis of model-driven development best practices. This report, entitled, “Model Driven Development of Certifiable Software: A Best Practice for Safety-Critical Applications describes that many embedded developers in “critical software markets” are so busy that they are not aware of the available advances in tool technology that improve their productivity in developing safety-critical applications.

Kontron Unveils MediClient Panel PC with 10.4 inch SVGA Touch Display
Kontron premiers the highly compact and cost-optimized 10.4 inch SVGA Kontron MediClient Panel PC for medical equipment OEMs. The new Kontron MediClient 104 is a fanless medical Panel PC with a durable, lightweight plastic housing that offers IP65 protection and can be tailor-made to suit OEMs’ corporate designs. Despite its compact size, the Kontron MediClient 104 offers a comprehensive set of interconnects.

AdaCore Launches GNAT Programming Studio 4.3
AdaCore announced the release of GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) 4.3 – an advanced, powerful Ada-oriented Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that accompanies the AdaCore GNAT Pro toolset on most platforms. The new release lets developers simultaneously use multiple versions of the GNAT Pro toolset and features a redesigned builder module as well as an improved documentation generator.

OCP-IP, Sonics Adds OCP Checker to CoreCreator II Verification Tool
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) and Sonics, Inc. announce the addition of an enhanced OCP protocol checker to the CoreCreator[tm] II verification tool. The tool enables users to quickly and efficiently identify OCP protocol violations at each socket.

Fanfare Releases iTest 3.3 for Test Automation
Fanfare announced the latest release of iTest®, the company’s flagship test automation product. iTest 3.3 is a comprehensive testing solution for heterogeneous system and device testing. It builds on the capabilities of earlier versions to integrate test assets and automate complex system testing using hardware and software from a variety of different vendors. iTest 3.3 also enables broader use across the quality chain, from the development stage through to customer testing sites.

Xilinx Optimizes Digital Front-End Design for 3GPP LTE Radios
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of a complete Digital Front End (DFE) design optimized for faster, lower cost development of 3rd Generation Partnership Protocol (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communications systems. It is the industry’s first DFE design specifically targeted for high performance 3GPP LTE radio applications that reduces overall power consumption and is scalable from large multi-sector macrocell to picocell base stations.

Lattice SPI4.2 MACO Cores Feature Layer Buffer Management
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that its industry-leading LatticeSCM[tm] FPGA family-based SPI4.2 MACO[tm] (“Masked Array for Cost Optimization”) cores have been enhanced by adding sophisticated link layer buffer management options. Compared to competitive FPGAs, the LatticeSCM FPGA family has offered the industry’s most feature-rich SPI4.2-based cores and bridge reference designs at the lowest cost, power and printed circuit board footprint.

eXludus Becomes Member of HP Multi-Core Optimization Program
eXludus Technologies announced that it has joined the HP Multi-Core Optimization Program. System processor core counts, and associated parallel processing capacity, are rapidly increasing. However, most applications are serial designs not capable of effectively using this parallel computing capacity now available to them.