News 2008.11.20

MontaVista Offers Webinars on Migrating VxWorks Device Interfaces
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announces open registration for two new educational webinars. The online webinars, on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, will deliver helpful information for device developers who are looking to migrate their device interfaces from the VxWorks® RTOS to embedded Linux.

eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition Features Memory Partitioning Support
eSOL, a leading developer of real time embedded software solutions, announced that its prominent eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition now provides a “Memory Partitioning Option” to protect memory across different cores and partitions while maintaining software reusability, system reliability, and design flexibility. eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition is based on the symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) model, yet incorporates benefits of the asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) model to offer deterministic characteristics for real time embedded applications.

ARM Announces IP Portfolio Program
ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] announced the ARM IP Portfolio Program, an innovative business and engagement model for companies offering custom ASIC design services. The initiative provides access to a comprehensive range of ARM® IP and an opportunity for closer cooperation on new business opportunities. ARM also announced that Socle Technology Corporation, a leading system-on-chip (SoC) design service and solution provider in Taiwan, is the first member of the new program and will offer the service worldwide.

Cypress CapSense Proximity Sensing Solution Detects Up to 25cm
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced that its proximity detection solution enables a best-in-class proximity detection range of 25 cm. Based on the market-leading CapSense[tm] touch-sensing technology, the solution leverages the flexible PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip architecture to deliver variable detection range and sensitivity along with desired system effects.

VirtualLogix Supports All ARM11 MPCore, Cortex-A9 Multicore Platforms
VirtualLogix[tm], Inc. announced support for all multicore platforms based on the ARM11[tm] MPCore[tm] and ARM® Cortex[tm]-A9 multicore processors in addition to the ARM Cortex-A8 processor. In aligning itself with the latest hardware advances in multicore, VirtualLogix is simplifying the adoption of industry-standard processors while paving the way for virtualization in mobile devices.

IPextreme Licenses Freescale V2 ColdFire SPP IP Core to Teridian
IPextreme®, Inc. announced that Teridian Semiconductor Corp., a leading supplier of mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) used in energy, automation, networking, and secure access systems, has licensed Freescale’s V2 ColdFire® SPP IP core through IPextreme. Teridian selected the V2 ColdFire core after evaluating several processor cores for use in the company’s power metering solutions.

Freesky Research Publishes Report on 40 and 100 Gigabit Networks
While it has become a fixture in virtually every home and business, Ethernet will not dominate multi-gigabit networks to the extent it has dominated sub-gigabit networks, according to Freesky Research’s soon-to-be-released report, 40 and 100 Gigabit Networks: Technologies, Markets, Applications. As LAN speeds increased to a gigabit, the most cost efficient networks embraced Ethernet as their primary data link protocol.