EDA News – 2006.09.01

  • Sena Bundles TTYredirector for Linux with Device Servers
    Sena today announced that the Tactical Software TTYredirector for Linux will be bundled with Sena device servers, providing commercial-grade serial port redirector software to Sena customers using Red Hat, Fedora Core, SUSE, Debian, and other Linux x86 distributions.
  • Tritech, Radiocrafts Unveil Wireless Communication Platform
    Tritech MeshNET is a scalable and robust architecture for narrowband wireless network communication where all nodes in a network cooperate to transport information, almost like on the Internet. By using many small low-power radio modems, a narrowband wireless network can cover large geographical areas utilizing the license-free frequency bands. A mesh network is by nature self configuring and self healing thus offering redundancy and low maintenance.
  • Hitachi Designs Endurastar Hard Drive for Extreme Driving Conditions
    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced two new automotive hard drives that are tough enough to take on the harshest roads — even those less traveled. The Endurastar(R) J4K50 and N4K50 are Hitachi’s fourth-generation hard drives geared for automotive applications, such as navigation, digital entertainment (music/books/video), telematics and truly mobile computing.
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  • Hitachi Debuts CinemaStar Hard Drive for Slim Digital Video Recorders
    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today introduced the newest member of its CinemaStar(TM) product line. With an upper capacity of 160 gigabytes (GB), the new 2.5-inch hard disk drive is tailor made for the next iteration of slim digital video recorders (DVR) by incorporating features that optimize the storing, retrieving, streaming and editing of digital video. The new product, called CinemaStar C5K160, is based on the Travelstar 5K160 notebook hard drive, Hitachi’s reliability-focused, debut perpendicular recording product.
  • Companies Demonstrate Digital Radio Mondiale Receiver Prototype
    At the IFA Consumer Electronics trade fair in Berlin today, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in technologies for digital radio, in cooperation with Kenwood and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer IIS), presented a fully working prototype of a Digital Radio Mondiale(TM) (DRM(TM)) receiver that would pave the way to the development of a low-power Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) for DRM applications such as fixed and portable radios, car receivers, software receivers, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).
  • e-con Systems Adds Windows CE 5.0 to Sirius Reference Platform
    e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows CE 5.0 on Sirius. The Sirius platform runs Windows CE 5.0 and features 3.5″ LCD with touch screen and includes a range of I/O and expansion slot including SD/MMC slots, USB host and client, 10/100 Ethernet, Blue tooth and Audio in/out. For storage the platform consists of 8gigabit of NAND flash and provides file system support on the same on Windows CE. Among other things the platform has an expansion bus connector through which customer specific application modules can be plugged in. e-con foresees that the Windows CE platform can ease the time to market for products like Kiosks, hand-held billing terminals, Video on demand terminals and industrial applications.
  • SIDSA Takes to the Air at IBC with Mobile TV Platform
    SIDSA, the international provider of Digital TV, IPTV, Mobile TV and broadband solutions, products and services (booth 12,311 and M133), will provide and operate at the IBC show the DVB-H platform set up by the DVB Project (Digital Video Broadcasting) through its Polar Plus Headend which is fully compliant to the DVB standards. National Grid Wireless will provide a modulator, transmitter and antenna, and MIER Comunicaciones the gap fillers (on-channel repeaters).