News 2008.11.30

DSM Computer Rolls Out NanoServer E3-COM Industrial System
With the compact NanoServer® E3-COM, DSM Computer AG presents its first embedded system based on the power-saving Intel® Atom[tm] N270 processor. The scalable industrial computer integrates a baseboard in mini ITX format developed for this purpose with a COM Express[tm] module available long-term that conforms to the PICMG standard.

Kontron Announces CP6001-V 6U CompactPCI CPU Board
Kontron introduces the Kontron CP6001-V, a new 6U value line CompactPCI CPU board specially designed for cost-sensitive industrial applications. Equipped with the 1.86 GHz Intel Celeron M processor 440, the Intel 945GM chipset, up to 4 GB 533 MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM and the ICH7-R IO controller hub, the new Kontron CP6001-V CompactPCI board is optimized to provide the best cost/performance ratio. The CPU board is designed for demanding, powerful industrial automation and IP switching applications.

LDRA Tool Suite Integrates with Lauterbach TRACE32 Debugger
LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debugger. By providing software testing features such as traceability, verification, and code and quality review, LDRA assists users of the Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debugger in fully automating the software testing process with the LDRA tool suite from code coverage to automating unit testing for the target.

DSM Computer Offers Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems
Until June 30, 2008, the end of Windows® XP Professional by Microsoft® Corporation was an accomplished fact. With this decision, the official sale of Windows® XP Professional for the complete consumer market was stopped. The software, however, is currently still available in the market. The so-called System Builder licenses for Windows® XP Professional can still be purchased until January 31, 2009 from distributors.

TDK-Lambda Rolls Out 1000W PFE-F AC-DC MEGA-Brick Power Supplies
TDK-Lambda adds more functionality to its PFE range of AC-DC MEGA-brick power supplies with the introduction of the 1000W PFE-F Series. Like the existing lower power PFE modules, TDK-Lambda’s PFE1000F combines the AC to HVDC front-end with DC-DC converter into a single module. In addition the baseplate cooled design greatly simplifies the thermal design of the equipment in which they are used. PFE modules satisfy the increasing requirement for fanless high power.

Hermon Laboratories Announces TCA 4100 IP Test Equipment
Hermon Laboratories, a world-leading expert in compliance testing in telecom, announces its new test equipment TCA 4100 low cost PC Based solutions is initially offering for VoIP and SIP (H.323). Both solutions are available as optional add-ons plus VQT (PESQ), and acoustic testing with HATS. SIP solution is also available as a standalone software application.

3L, Impulse Accelerated Technologies Team on Design Flow
3L and Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc. announced a new design flow that targets multiprocessor systems from signal processing specialist Lyrtech Inc. By integrating the 3L Diamond multiprocessor tool suite and CoDeveloper, the design flow accelerates the creation, debug, verification and implementation of very complex applications that require multiprocessor performance. Ease-of-use features enhance design productivity.

Phonak, NXP Team on Ultra Low Power Radio Chip
NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems developed in collaboration with Phonak. The new ultra low power radio is currently being integrated into Phonak’s portfolio of CORE-based hearing systems and wireless accessories.

MagnaChip Unveils 0.18um, 0.35um Advanced Bipolar CMOS-DMOS Process
MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., a leading Asia-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications, announced the availability of its industry leading 0.18um aBCD and 0.35um aBCD (Advanced Bipolar CMOS-DMOS) process technologies for foundry customers.

BiTMICRO Ships E-Disk Altima 4Gb Fibre Channel Solid State Drive
BiTMICRO Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash solid-state drive solutions, announced at the SC Conference 2008 (SC08) International Conference in Austin, Texas the first customer shipment of its E-Disk Altima 4Gb Fibre Channel solid state drive (SSD). The drive, a 128 GB E-Disk Altima FC SSD, was shipped to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd of Israel.

Elektrobit Develops 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report for Ford SYNC
EB has developed a set of applications for Ford SYNC, a fully integrated car connectivity and entertainment platform. The SYNC platform represents a significant technology leap in the automotive infotainment domain as it enables Ford to continuously add applications to SYNC during the life cycle of a car. EB supplies two groundbreaking applications, 911 Assist and the Vehicle Health Report (VHR). The 911 Assist calls automatically for help in case of an accident and the VHR delivers a diagnostics report on a voice command.

Marklin Digital Selects Kontron for Central Station 60213
Kontron presented the hardware platform for the new Central Station 60213 from Märklin Digital. With its manifold tailor-made interfaces, the new platform underlines Kontron’s competence in embedded computer technology. The platform, which Märklin introduced in September 2008, offers more application flexibility than any other known control system for model railways.