EDA News – 2006.08.24

  • RADVISION’s 3G-324M 3G Video Software Toolkit Supports Fast Call Set-up
    RADVISION (Nasdaq: RVSN), leading provider of video network infrastructure and developer tools for unified visual communications over IP, 3G and emerging next-generation networks, today announced the immediate availability of fast call set-up support in the new release of its 3G-324M toolkit. This release aligns the industry-leading 3G video software toolkit with the recent improvements to the 3G standard established by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) Study Group 16.
  • Xceive Rolls Out High Performance Single-Chip RF-to-Baseband Receivers
    Xceive Corporation, developer of the world’s first fully integrated multi-standard RF-to-baseband transceiver ICs for TVs, PC TVs and set-top boxes, today announced the XC3028L and XC2028L, the world’s smallest, low power, high performance single-chip receivers. Maintaining the high level of performance experienced with Xceive’s XC3028 and XC2028 tuners, XC3028L and XC2028L use 20 percent less power.
  • Engineous, VCTI to Create Common Visualization Platform for 3D Simulation
    Engineous Software, provider of award-winning integration, automation and design optimization software and related services, announced today their partnership with Visual Collaboration Technologies, Inc. (VCTI). Through the agreement, Engineous and VCTI will integrate their technologies to bring VCTI’s common visualization platform, VCollab, into Engineous’ iSIGHT-FD multi-disciplinary design exploration system. Engineous has also 0joined VCTI’s distributor network as a value added reseller (VAR) to deliver the joint solution.
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  • Web Seminar: No More Code! Visual Embedded Design With PSoC Express
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) today announced that it will host a free online seminar that explores creating custom programmable solutions using its PSoC Express(TM) visual embedded design tool. The 60-minute seminar entitled “No More Code! Visual Embedded Design With PSoC Express,” will be presented in conjunction with CMP Media’s Electronic Engineering Times on Thursday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
  • Mercury Debuts Echotek ECV4-RFT COTS Wideband Remote Fiber Transceiver
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced its new Echotek(TM) Series ECV4-RFT Wideband Remote Fiber Transceiver, a mixed-signal module with unique capability to coordinate data streams to and from sets of spatially distributed sensors. Based on COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) technology, this new product combines high-speed A/D and D/A (analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog) technology, Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-4 FPGA (field-programmable gate array) reconfigurable processors, and fiber I/O, for wideband applications that require a unique blend of powerful remote processing and low-latency data transfer.
  • U-center Mobile GPS Evaluation, Visualization Tool for Pocket PC Devices
    u-blox today announced the introduction of u-center mobile, a GPS evaluation and visualization tool for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC handheld devices such as PDAs. u-center mobile is the handheld version of u-center, u-blox’ PC-based GPS evaluation software.
  • Pluto the Planet is No Longer a Planet, Pluto the Dog is Still a Dog
    CNN: “Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight. After a tumultuous week of clashing over the essence of the cosmos, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930. The new definition of what is — and isn’t — a planet fills a centuries-old black hole for scientists who have labored since Copernicus without one.”