News 2008.12.16 Late Edition

American Portwell Introduces WEBS Family of Embedded Systems
American Portwell Technology, Inc. announces its new WEBS family of embedded system solutions based on Intel’s Atom(tm) processor. American Portwell Technology’s WEBS family fully utilizes the low-power, high performance-per-watt advantages of the Intel Atom processor along with its ability to facilitate a fanless operation in an extremely compact footprint. At a mere 150 mm x 150 mm x 51 mm, the WEBS-2120-built with Portwell’s Nano-ITX embedded system board-measures less than the size of Apple’s Mac mini.

NEC Introduces V850E/Sx3-H MCUs for Automotive Audio, Navigation Control
NEC Electronics Corporation has reaffirmed its commitment to the automotive market by expanding support for audio and navigation applications with its new V850E/Sx3-H microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the company’s well-established V850E1TM core, the new V850E/Sx3-H devices offer the industry’s highest flash memory capacity for 32-bit MCUs, in addition to improved CPU performance for today’s audio and infotainment systems.

Emerson Network Power Debuts NTS505, NTS508 500W AC-DC Power Supplies
Emerson Network Power announced that it has expanded its NTS line of 500W digitally controlled power supplies with the addition of the NTS505 and NTS508. Intended primarily as medium power front-end units for distributed power systems, NTS500 series AC-DC power supplies offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) unmatched power density in a compact 4 x 7 inch footprint.

Renesas Logical- and Physical-layer IP Support PCI Express 2.0
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the development of a new logical- and physical-layer intellectual property (IP) conforming to PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0 (PCI Express 2.0 or PCIe 2.0), the latest version of the widely used serial interface standard. This IP allows data transfers at up to 5.0 gigabits per second (5Gbps) and supports the 65-nm semiconductor process node.