News 2008.12.15 Late Edition

WIN Enterprises Introduces MB-73170 Mini ITX Motherboard
WIN Enterprises, Inc. announces the MB-73170 Mini ITX motherboard. Powered by the Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor, the MB-73170 was designed for applications requiring high-performance in a small form factor such as POS, mobile kiosks, factory automation, gaming machines, multimedia, and digital signage.

Connect One Releases Nano LANReach Embedded LAN Module
Connect One[tm] released Nano LANReach, an embedded LAN module that quickly and easily connects any embedded device to 10/100BaseT LANs with minimal programming. Measuring only 2.5×3.5 centimeters including a built-in RJ45 connector, the Nano LANReach’s extensive firmware functionality makes it the most affordable and versatile LAN solution for embedded devices today.

IAR Systems Launches visualSTATE 6.20 for Embedded Systems
IAR Systems has announced the launch of IAR visualSTATE® 6.20, the latest release of its unique high-level design tool featuring code generation, simulation and test, and formal verification. The new release of IAR visualSTATE provides dramatically improved speed and memory efficiency, enabling rapid verification of more complex designs. This makes IAR visualSTATE even more suitable as a design tool for small embedded designs that require high integrity.

Open Kernel Labs OKL4 Targets ARM Cortex Multicore Processors
Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) introduced its roadmap for supporting advanced mobile chipsets built on ARM® Cortex[tm]-A8 and Cortex-A9 MPCore[tm] multicore processors. OK Labs technology targets use cases that include both Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) on dual, tri- and quad-core mobile CPUs as well as asymmetric multicore systems with ARM processors dedicated to different processing functions.

MontaVista Linux Supports ARM1176JZ-S, ARM1176JZF-S Processors
MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced that MontaVista Linux now provides support for the ARM1176JZ-S[tm] and ARM1176JZF-S[tm] processors, including the first ever big endian support option for the ARM11[tm] family in a Linux environment. By supporting these ARM11 family processors, MontaVista gives consumer device manufacturers a commercial-quality Linux implementation along with tools to reduce time-to-market and development costs for custom SoC designs.

Renesas Introduces R2J20651NP Integrated Driver-MOSFET
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the R2J20651NP, a 35A Integrated Driver-MOSFET for CPU and DDR type SDRAM power supplies in PCs, servers and other types of electronic products. When running at a switching speed of 200kHz and producing 1.8V DC from a 5V DC input, it achieves up to 96.5 percent efficiency — the highest in the industry. Thus the device aids the design of green systems that run cooler and use less power. Moreover, it incorporates control functions that can be used to help improve system safety.

IMEC Debuts Monolithically Integrated 11 Megapixel Micro-mirror Array
IMEC presents a monolithically integrated 11 megapixel micro-mirror array for high-end industrial applications, a world’s first both in terms of pixel density and reliability. Each mirror in the array is 8µm x 8µm and can be individually tilted by the high-speed integrated CMOS circuitry underneath the array. This device fits in IMEC’s CMORE initiative, which offers cost-effective solutions for continued system scaling, not by shrinking CMOS but by focusing on monolithic co-integration of heterogeneous technology.

iPhone Drives Microelectromechanical Systems Market
The success of Apple Inc.’s iPhone is spurring competitors to offer products with comparable features, fueling a sales boom for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometers used to detect motion in smart phones. “Apple’s visionary use of MEMS accelerometers that support the automatic switch from landscape to portrait view on the iPhone display has prompted a flood of competitors to follow suit,” said Jérémie Bouchaud, principal analyst for MEMS at iSuppli Corp.

Mentor Graphics Veloce Maximus Supports 512 Million Gates
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) unveiled the Veloce® Maximus product, the industry’s largest capacity hardware emulator. At up to 512 million gates, the Veloce Maximus product exceeds the capacity of competitive offerings by a significant margin. The most complex Systems-on-Chip (SoC) designs in development today demand Veloce Maximus-class capacity for effective functional verification.

Mobius Photonics Receives Patent for Parallel Laser Processing
Mobius Photonics, Inc. has been awarded U.S. Patent #7,443,903, “Laser Apparatus Having Multiple Synchronous Amplifiers Tied to One Master Oscillator.” The architecture described offers a unique way to scale up average power for integration into high throughput machine tools without sacrificing reliability.