News 2008.12.17

Rabbit Introduces Wireless BL4S100, BL4S200 Single Board Computers
Rabbit, a Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) brand, introduced the BL4S100 and BL4S200 single-board computers (SBCs) that feature either Wi-Fi or ZigBee connectivity, a microprocessor, memory and abundant I/O that allow easy deployment of wireless nodes for industrial, commercial and medical applications. This unique combination of control, I/O and connectivity makes it easy for engineers to add wireless connectivity and control to devices.

Numonyx Unveils NAND Flash Memories for Wireless, Embedded, Storage
Continuing to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of NOR, NAND, RAM and PCM (phase change memory) solutions, Numonyx B.V. launched a series of new NAND flash memory devices for use in wireless, embedded and data storage applications. These include up to 32 Gb (gigabits) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND, 32 GB (gigabytes) eMMC and up to 8 GB microSD products fabricated on the advanced 41nm process technology.

Immersion Announces Automotive-Grade Haptic Touchscreen Technology
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) announced the first-ever automotive-grade actuator that enables fast integration of advanced touch feedback (haptics) into touchscreens and touch surfaces for the global automotive industry. Immersion’s haptics technology dramatically elevates the automotive user experience. With haptics, users experience more intuitive interactions, reduced glance time for improved safety, and more elegant space-saving designs.

Crossware Releases Version 3 of C/C++ Compiler for ARM Microcontrollers
Crossware, a leading embedded software tools developer, has released version 3.0 of its C/C++ compiler for ARM-based microcontrollers. The new compiler, available as part of Crossware’s ARM Development Suite, is able to perform highly advanced optimisations that can significantly increase the execution speed and also reduce the code size of the final compiled application.

Synopsys Releases Expanded VMM Verification Methodology
Synopsys, Inc. announced the release of an expanded version of VMM, the industry’s most production-proven verification methodology. The updated release includes new, user-driven features, such as a multi-stream scenario generator, transactor iterator and command-line options manager. These features increase scalability from block to system-level, ease-of-use and verification productivity.

DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY for 40nm Passes USB-IF Certification
Synopsys, Inc. announced that its DesignWare® USB 2.0 nanoPHY is the first 40-nanometer (nm) USB 2.0 PHY IP to successfully pass the USB Implementers Forum Hi-Speed USB PHY certification. Synopsys’ technology-leading USB 2.0 nanoPHY mixed-signal IP, now available in a native 1.8V architecture, meets the full USB 2.0 specification including 5V short tolerance for 24 hours and 3.3V operation.