News 2008.12.10

Avnet Debuts Freescale L Microcontrollers On-Ramp Technical Session
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the launch of a new On-Ramp Technical Session[tm] featuring solutions from Freescale Semiconductor. The new On-Ramp features live presentations and demonstrations of the Freescale L family of 8-bit microcontrollers, and is being offered free of charge upon request for qualified Avnet customers in North America.

Texas Instruments Unveils Royalty-free VICP Signal Processing Library
For the first time, developers of signal processing applications can access the power of a DaVinci[tm] technology accelerator with the new, royalty-free Video/imaging co-processor (VICP) Signal Processing Library available from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The VICP Library allows customers to open the VICP accelerator on the TMS320DM6446, TMS320DM6441, TMS320DM647 and TMS320DM648 digital media processors based on DaVinci[tm] technology.

Intel Announces Completion of 32nm Process Development Phase
Intel Corporation has completed the development phase of its next-generation manufacturing process that further shrinks chip circuitry to 32 nanometers (a billionth of a meter). The company is on track for production readiness of this future generation using even more energy-efficient, denser and higher performing transistors in the fourth quarter of 2009.

IPextreme Introduces Freescale HCS08 Microprocessor IP Core
IPextreme, Inc. is adding the Freescale HCS08 8-bit microprocessor to its line of industry standard 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessors. The Freescale HCS08 is a synthesizable, state-of-the-art, high performance and low power 8-bit microprocessor that can be easily integrated into any ASIC or FPGA design. The HCS08 also provides an easy migration path to Freescale’s 32-bit ColdFire architecture.

Mobius Photonics to Share UV Results at SPIE Photonics West 2009
Mobius Photonics, Inc. will deliver the newest results for UV performance, based on the company’s proprietary fiber amplifier-based UV laser platform, next month at the SPIE Photonics West 2009 Conference. The presentation (Paper 7193-14 & 7195-14) takes place on Monday, January 26, 2009, at the San Jose, California, Convention Center.

Verayo Announces Soft PUF Technology for FPGA Systems
Verayo announced the availability of its new Soft PUF technology for FPGAs and FPGA-based systems. Soft PUF extracts chip-unique signatures to authenticate the FPGA silicon, the underlying board or system. These chip-unique signatures are also used as dynamic, unique and volatile secret keys to enable new security applications not previously possible on the FPGA platform.

Actel to Attend FPGA Summit 2008
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) will participate at the FPGA summit. The FPGA Summit focuses on the use of FPGAs and issues such as efficient design, fast development time, and faster verification. Actel will present the advantages of design techniques and power efficiency in product development at this event.

Fibridge Creates Video Analytics Enabled, HD IP Camera in Four Months
Video surveillance customers who require high-definition (HD), high-resolution video analytics can take advantage of a new Internet Protocol- (IP) based camera solution from Fibridge, a Beijing-based video surveillance company. Building on the optimized DM355-based IP network camera reference design announced in September by Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), Zero One Technology (ZOT) and ObjectVideo®, Fibridge was able to develop this HD IP camera in just four months.

Rheinmetall Defence Selects SYSGO DO178B Certifiable PikeOS
SYSGO has been selected by Rheinmetall Defence to participate to the development of the loadmaster workstation equipment designed for the A400M aircraft carrier. Due to its long-standing experience, Rheinmetall is acting as prime contractor for Airbus and is responsible for the Loadmaster Control System for the new A400M military transport aircraft.

ASTRI Selects Tensilica Xtensa Customizable Processor Cores
Tensilica®, Inc. announced that Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) has selected Tensilica’s Xtensa® customizable processor cores for a video research project. The government of Hong Kong created ASTRI to perform high-quality R&D (research and development) for technology transfer to industry, develop needed technical human resources, and act as a focal point that brings together industry and university R&D assets.