News – 2006.08.31 – Early Edition

  • AdventNet Rolls Out SQLOne Database Search Engine
    AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of the most affordable and feature-rich software solutions for databases, networks and systems management, today announced the immediate availability of SQLOne Database Search Engine. SQLOne enables users to effortlessly search for relevant business information simultaneously across multiple databases such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL. The web-based, keyword-driven search engine empowers users to access business critical information as easily as they would search the Internet.
  • STMicroelectronics Debuts 32-Mbit Flash Memory for Automotive Applications
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) today announced a new and enhanced version of its 32-Mbit Flash memory chip that is intended specifically for the automotive market. Offering high-speed memory access over a wide operating temperature range, the M58BW32F fits perfectly with automotive customers’ needs for powertrain and transmission- control modules, and for other high-performance automotive systems that use the latest generation of 32-bit microcontrollers.
  • L-3 Supports Air Force Space Telemetry, Tracking and Control Network
    L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Telemetry-West (L-3 Telemetry-West) division has been awarded a $9.9 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide the next-generation, crypto-modernization-compliant encryptor and decryptor for satellite telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C). This program will include two configurations – an embeddable solution and a standalone end cryptographic unit (ECU). L-3 Telemetry-West has partnered with L-3′s Communication Systems-East (L-3 CS-East) division for this key national security initiative.
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  • Toshiba Flows with Cadence QRC Extraction for 65nm Design
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Toshiba has adopted Cadence(R) QRC Extraction for its most advanced 65-nanometer design flows. Cadence QRC Extraction provides silicon-accurate parasitic extraction for next-generation process nodes, including sensitivity-based and chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) model-based extraction.
  • Is Anyone Using UML?
    Over on Dr Dobb’s: “Though I often hear that question, perhaps a better formulation is: ‘Is anyone other than well-funded pioneers like NASA using UML to auto-generate code?’ For the dream of model driven design is to layer a new level of abstraction between the developer and the machine. Design the model, press the ‘generate code’ button, and smart tools build your system.”
  • HD – is it Necessary?
    Over on the TI blog: “Through examples like Lifesize and digital camera, we have seen that there are various reasons for choosing to implement HD. We have also seen that the right mix of flexibility and system integration is critical. But is HD always necessary? In some cases, HD is not needed at all. Standard Definition (SD) is still the best tradeoff in applications like IPTV in Asia where BOM advantages (less memory for example) take precedence and limited network bandwidth makes delivering even high-quality SD still a challenge.”