News 2008.12.16

Sun Microsystems Introduces CMT UltraSPARC T2 Reference Design Kit
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) announced availability of the UltraSPARC(R) T2 Reference Design Kit (RDK), to accelerate the design, development, and testing of UltraSPARC T2 processor-based embedded systems designs. Offering systems designers a comprehensive suite of development tools and hardware interconnect options needed to test, verify and optimize system performance, the RDK furthers Sun’s commitment to the community of developers and programmers using chip-multithreading (CMT) technology around the globe.

Embedded Alley Announces Development System for Linux-based Devices
Embedded Alley announced the introduction of the Embedded Alley Development System for Linux-based Devices, a software and services offering designed to help intelligent device OEMs integrate and update Linux and other embedded Free and Open Source (FOSS) platform components into a unified tool kit. The Development System also facilitates build and integration of in-house and 3rd party commercial software.

Virage Logic Debuts 40nm Embedded Memory, Logic Library for LP Processes
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL) announced the expansion of its silicon proven 40-nanometer (nm) embedded memory compiler and logic library product portfolio with new availability for low power (LP) processes. The expanded SiWare[tm] product portfolio provides semiconductor companies with 40nm physical IP that is designed to enable Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to run faster, manage power more efficiently, use less area, and achieve higher manufacturing yields.

AXIOMTEK Rolls Out SBC86836 Mini ITX Motherboard with Intel Atom
AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, is pleased to introduce the SBC86836 industrial-grade Mini ITX motherboard built with ultra low power 45nm Intel® Atom[tm] processor N270 at 1.6GHz and the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset. The Intel® GMA 950 graphics engine is built into the chipset to provide faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.

Cypress, Legend Silicon Unveil First USB TV Dongle Reference Design
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) and Legend Silicon Corp. introduced a reference design for a DTMB (Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast – a DTV standard) USB dongle. The Legend MoBLTV[tm] reference design includes the resources to quickly develop a high-performance DTMB dongle that brings television signals to PCs and laptops. It leverages Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX2LP high-speed USB controller to drive Legend Silicon’s LGS-8GL5/LGS-8G75 demodulator.

Altera, DDD Group Team on 3D Digital Cinema Quality Images
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) and DDD Group plc (LSE:DDD) announced a partnership that is bringing 3D digital cinema-quality images to your living room. DDD has qualified its TriDef Core embedded 3D image processor to run on Altera’s Arria® GX FPGA. As a result, DDD is delivering a custom circuit board that integrates with the existing 2D video electronics to deliver enhanced 3D features including automatic 2D-to-3D conversion.

Movial Becomes Member of Khronos Group
Movial announced it has joined the Khronos[tm] Group industry consortium. By joining the Khronos Group, Movial continues its ongoing commitment to support the development of open standards — including enabling the acceleration of graphics and multimedia on a wide variety of platforms and devices. The Khronos Group is an open, member-funded consortium committed to developing royalty-free standards for mobile and embedded markets. Wraps Up Asian Power Architecture Conferences announced that its Asian Power Architecture® Conferences drew record attendance to hear the latest developments on Power Architecture expertise and technology and participate in hands on training for next-generation product design. The events featured experts from Cadence, D2, Freescale, Global Graphics, IBM, Lautherbach, Silicontek, Synopsys, and Virtutech, and drew design teams and managers from the aerospace, consumer, industrial, networking, storage, and wired/wireless communications sectors.