News 2008.12.17 Late Edition

STMicroelectronics STWD100 Watchdog Timer IC Features Chip-Enable Input
By providing a chip-enable input, the STWD100 watchdog timer IC from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) prevents automatic reset generation during in-system programming or boot-up, enhancing flexibility for developers to control and manage applications. Comparable alternative devices do not have chip-enable capability.

SensAble Announces OpenHaptics 3.0 Software Development Toolkit
SensAble Technologies announced the immediate availability of OpenHaptics® version 3.0, a software development toolkit that dramatically simplifies and speeds the touch-enabling of computer applications. Designed to work with SensAble’s PHANTOM® force-feedback haptic devices, the release includes the new QuickHaptics[tm] micro API, which enables any professional with even passing familiarity with C++ to quickly and easily add kinesthetic feedback to what users see and/or hear on a computer screen.

Power Integrations Debuts PI Expert Suite v7.1 for Power Supply Design
Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI) introduced a new version of its popular power supply design software, PI Expert. The software now supports the LinkSwitch-CV and LinkSwitch-II families of primary-side-control switcher ICs, and includes comprehensive design functionality for offline LED drivers.

Agilent Unveils X-Parameter Nonlinear Model Generation for Components
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced a breakthrough nonlinear modeling technique for components such as amplifiers and transistors that are commonly used in the wireless and aerospace defense industries. The X-parameters can be generated either from simulation with the company’s Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software or from Agilent’s test and measurement instruments, for faster communications-product development.