News – 2006.08.22

  • WinSystems Launches PCM-COM8-G RoHS-Compliant PC/104 Module
    WinSystems today introduced the PCM-COM8-G, a RoHS-compliant, 8-channel PC/104 asynchronous communications module. It is well suited for embedded applications requiring a large number of serial I/O ports. Each channel supports RS-232, RS-485, and RS-422 electrical levels to interface to a wide variety of serial communications devices such as modems, data collection equipment, and distributed I/O terminals. The board is designed to work in PC/104-expandable embedded computer systems running Windows(R) CE, Windows(R) XP embedded, Linux, QNX, VxWorks, and DOS. A PCM-COM8-G will operate over the full industrial temperature range of -40° to +85° Centigrade.
  • Unicoi’s Fusion SIP Software Powers Raytheon’s Analog Radio Adapter
    Unicoi Systems, a leading provider of real-time multimedia software and reference designs to embedded device developers and OEMs worldwide, today announced that Raytheon JPS Communications selected Unicoi’s Fusion Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) software to enable its new Analog Radio Adapter, the ARA-1. Comparable to an analog telephone adapter (ATA), which allows a standard telephone to operate on an IP network, Raytheon JPS’ ARA-1 provides the same functionality for an analog radio.
  • LVL7 Systems Supports Wind River Linux Platform for Network Equipment
    LVL7 Systems, Inc., the leading provider of production-ready networking software, today announced its commitment to support the Wind River(R) Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition. The complementary solution of LVL7′s FASTPATH(R) software combined with Wind River’s Linux-based device software platforms provides a shared customer base of networking OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) with solid support for high-end network devices spanning the enterprise and telecom market sectors.
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  • Telelogic Influences Application Development
    Telelogic (STO:TLOG), the leading global provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced that Computer Business Review (CBR) has ranked Telelogic in the top ten most influential companies in application development for 2006. This year marks the fourth time in a row that Telelogic has been ranked among other global leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, BEA, Adobe, and Eclipse.
  • AirDefense Receives Patent for Wireless Intrusion Prevention
    AirDefense, the innovator that launched the wireless LAN security market, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded US Patent No. 7,086,089 titled “Systems and Methods for Network Security” to AirDefense. Filed on June 3, 2002, this is the third patent awarded to AirDefense in the wireless LAN intrusion protection space. It encompasses core technology fundamental to all wireless intrusion detection and prevention solutions. AirDefense is the only company to own all the intellectual property for wireless LAN intrusion prevention.
  • X-FAB Implements Cadence’s Virtuoso NeoCircuit DFM Solution
    X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG, the world’s leading analog mixed-signal semiconductor foundry, today announced it is implementing Cadence Design Systems’ Virtuoso NeoCircuit DFM solution to identify and eliminate yield-related problems early in the design phase and fabrication process. The product avoids the tedious and manually intensive task of sizing and optimizing a circuit topology in terms of process tolerances, voltage and temperature variations (P-V-T). Virtuoso NeoCircuit DFM overcomes the difficulty of estimating yield and optimization when IP is over-constrained in area and power consumption, or is optimized for a special corner.
  • Thales, Alcatel Encrypt DWDM Wavelengths for High Bandwidth Applications
    Thales and Alcatel (Paris:CGEP.PA) (NYSE:ALA) today announced a major breakthrough in the security of DWDM wavelengths for financial and government applications. The Thales SONET Datacryptor(R) has successfully demonstrated encryption of an aggregate SONET signal generated by an Alcatel 1677 SL provisioned with optional Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) modules and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA). In addition to providing DWDM-based encryption, this testing validates that the Thales SONET Datacryptor does not introduce significant delays or impairments when used with ITU optics for SONET protection schemes, including Linear, Unidirectional Path-Switched Ring, and Bidirectional Line-Switched Ring.
  • Toshiba Ranks First in EEMBC Benchmark with TX4939 Microprocessor
    Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) today announced that certified benchmark scores from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC(R)) are now available for its TX4939XBG-400 microprocessor, the latest member of the Toshiba TX49 MIPS(R) RISC microprocessor family. The device was tested against the EEMBC Networking Version 1.1 and Version 2.0 benchmark suites and the results substantiate the processor’s high-performance system architecture and benefits for digital-consumer applications that include networking.
  • NEC Debuts Microcontrollers for Automotive Body and Safety Control
    NEC Electronics America, Inc. (TSE: 6723) today announced to the Americas a new line of microcontrollers (MCUs), the 8-bit Fx2 series and 32-bit Fx3 series, which are based on the company’s 0.15-micron process technology and have embedded flash memory optimized for automotive body and safety control applications.
  • ACTIS Computer Introduces ESBX-4440 Single Board Computer
    ACTIS Computer SA announces today the availability of its new ESBX-4440 Single Board Computer (SBC) based on the AMCC PPC440GX PowerPC processor. The ESBX-4440 SERIES represents an ideal solution for packet switching applications in the communication, industrial and storage markets as well as OEM design requirements for scalable performance with the AMCC PPC4440GX processor at 667 MHz. It features up to 1 GByte of ECC-protected DIMM DDR memory module capability and delivers lower power dissipation than Pentium solutions.
  • Wireless robots may float above the Earth “Bob Jones has a lofty idea for improving communications around the world: Strategically float robotic airships above the Earth as an alternative to unsightly telecom towers on the ground and expensive satellites in space. Jones, a former NASA manager, envisions a fleet of unmanned “Stratellites” hovering in the atmosphere and blanketing large swaths of territory with wireless access for high-speed data and voice communications.”