EDA News – 2006.08.23

  • Temperature Sensors Market Shifting to Non-Contact Measurement
    A new research study finds several important shifts occurring in the temperature sensor market. The study, called The Market for Temperature Sensors in the Americas, 2nd Edition, was researched and published by Flow Research. The temperature sensor market in the Americas totaled $620 million in 2005, according to this study. Revenues from sales of temperature sensors in the Americas are projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 percent through 2010, when they are expected to reach $760 million.
  • Big Faceless Organization Launches BFO Affiliate Program
    Big Faceless Organization (BFO), provider of high quality Java software components, are delighted to announce the launch of their affiliate program.
  • Axesstel Receives Key Patent for Hybrid Voice and Data Devices
    Axesstel, Inc. (AMEX:AFT), a leader in the design and development of fixed wireless voice and broadband data products, today announced it has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent provides for the intelligent control of primary and secondary processors, thereby enabling hybrid or converged devices that can support two or more telecommunication technologies. The primary processor and secondary processor can be any combination of wireless technology such as GSM, CDMA, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, WCDMA/HSDPA, Wi-Max, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or wire-line technology such as public switched telephone network (PSTN).
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  • XMC Mezzanine Cards to Penetrate COTS Military Market
    XMC form factor mezzanine cards are the latest in mezzanine card technology, and they are projected to begin making an impact on the embedded COTS military market in 2007. PMC mezzanines are the current mezzanine standard not only for military applications but for all embedded applications.
  • TI, Arrow Webcast Digital Audio Modulation Techniques
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) will present a live Analog eLab Webcast for designers entitled “Class-D Audio Power Amplifiers: Operation, Efficiency and EMC” on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. CDT (18:00 hrs CET). During the online discussion, TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., and eLab panelists Stephen Crump of TI and David Schmidt of Arrow will talk about the operation and efficiency of Class-D amplifiers with special focus on Class-BD modulation. In addition, they will discuss elements of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, filter component characteristics and proper PCB layout. Engineers are invited to register for the one-hour session.
  • Mentor Graphics Eldo Simulator Sets Standard for Haier IC
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Haier IC has adopted the Mentor Graphics Eldo(R) simulator as its standard SPICE simulator for analog circuit design. Compared with other SPICE simulation tools, Eldo offers better convergence and reduced simulation analysis time.
  • Allegro Rolls Out Real-time MPEG-2 to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Transcoders
    Allegro announces the immediate availability of its real-time MPEG-2 to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC transcoders: AL2000 and AL2010 for the IPTV and Mobile TV markets. Transcoding operations include audio and video transcoding, format conversion, frame rate conversion and ancillary data management.
  • STMicroelectronics Selects Allegro’s MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Test Suites
    Allegro today announced that the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 decoders from set-top-box chip leader STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) have successfully passed Allegro compliance test suites including syntax, stress and system tests, for Main and High profile, level 3 and 4.
  • Sony’s Mylo Communicator Gets Personal with Opera Browser
    Opera Software today offers details on its embedded browser for Sony’s mylo personal communication device. Available in the United States in September, the mylo communicator serves as an entertainment and communication device for those who live in Wi-Fi enabled environments. With the Opera browser, mylo communicator users can surf all their favorite Web sites, including popular webmail services such as Yahoo! Mail and Gmail.
  • SITEL Opens Global Delivery Center at Chennai
    SITEL India, a fast growing BPO Major, today announced the launch of their Global Delivery Center at Chennai Citi Centre at an investment of Rs. 25 Crore and with an initial target of 1000 plus employees to serve its growing business needs. The 3000 people company currently operates out of three centers in Mumbai and Hyderabad.