EDA News – 2006.08.25

  • STMicroelectronics, Dahua Develop Cable/IP Dual-Mode Set-top Box
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of silicon chips for set-top boxes (STBs), and Dahua Technology Ltd, China’s largest cable and IPTV dual-mode STB provider, announced today that they have successfully designed and manufactured a highly integrated digital-cable and IP set-top box, making ST the first silicon supplier to provide single-chip dual-mode digital set-top-box solutions for the China market. The box, which begins deployment in Hangzhou Province in August 2006, will enable consumers to enjoy a new three-in-one digital media experience including digital-cable TV, video-on-demand, and web browsing for a wider choice of information services and broadcast programs.
  • Evalue Unveils 3.5-inch VIA V4 CN700 Single Board Computer
    Evalute Technology of Taiwan has launched the ECM-3711 single board computer (SBC) with the VIA CN700 chipset optimized for the VIA V4 (Eden and C7) processor. The compact and powerful ECM-3711 features single 5V ATX power input, jumpless serial port settings and advanced STR (Suspend to RAM) power management for enhanced ease of configuration, power efficiency and total cost of ownership.
  • TIVR Rolls Out VC-1 Video Decoder for Mobile Devices
    TIVR Communications, a leading provider of efficient multimedia solutions, today announced the availability of highly optimized SMPTE VC-1 Simple & Main Profile (Microsoft’s WMV9) video decoder software for Mobile and Embedded platforms. TIVR’s VC-1 decoder benchmarking results show that Real-time (15 fps) decoding of QVGA (320×240) resolution VC-1 Simple Profile streams coded at 192 kbps is achievable with 37 MHz of ARM9 CPU load (on an average).
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  • Comtech M2M to Showcase Intelligent Communications at World Congress
    Comtech M2M, a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Provider, will demonstrate its Intelligent Communication Solutions at the 13th Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), taking place on October 8th – 12th, 2006 at the ExCel, London, UK. Comtech will be showcasing communication solutions on stand K42, which “bridge the gap” between remote ITS equipment and central I.T. management systems.
  • Mistral Introduces Targa’s Removable Disk with 64 GB Capacity
    Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space today announced the availability of the upgraded higher capacity version of the Removable Disk System from Targa Systems. Targa Systems, a division of L-3 Communications, which is accelerating its leadership in providing solid-state data storage solutions for military & aerospace applications has now come up with the 64 GB capacity Removable Disk and will be releasing the 128 GB version soon.