EDA News – 2006.09.13

  • STMicroelectronics, Chinese Universities Create Microcontroller Laboratory
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leader in microcontroller design and development, today announced the signing of cooperation agreements with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) to establish a microcontroller (MCU) laboratory on each university campus, as part of a wide ranging cooperation program to develop embedded application technologies and train electronic engineering students.
  • Palm Developer Network Empowers Mobile Hardware and Software Developers
    Reaffirming its commitment and ongoing support to the developer community worldwide, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today unveiled the Palm Developer Network (PDN). PDN is designed for mobile hardware and software developers targeting Palm(R) products and is the first formal developer program to include both Palm OS(R) and Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC developers.
  • Atmel Rolls Out Three AVR picoPower Microcontrollers (MCU)
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced today three new AVR(R) microcontrollers with incorporated power-saving technology that provides multi-year battery life in lighting control, security, keyless entry, ZigBee(TM) and other applications that spend a significant amount of their time in sleep mode. The picoPower(TM) technology reduces “power-save” power consumption to as little as 650 nA, even with the 32 kHz clock running and superior brown-out detection, the industry’s lowest RTC sleep power consumption.
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  • Synopsys Introduces Verification IP Open Core Protocol (OCP) Interface
    Synopsys, a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of DesignWare(R) Library intellectual property (IP) with the release of verification IP for the Open Core Protocol (OCP) interface. OCP is a common standard IP core interface, or socket, that facilitates “plug and play” system-on-chip (SoC) design. Synopsys has developed verification IP for the OCP interface in response to customer demand for using the DesignWare Library and VCS(R) Verification Library to verify systems and cores that utilize OCP.
  • TI Demostrates Technology, Applications at Embedded Systems Show
    Continuing to deliver technology for innovators, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will showcase the latest solutions for a variety of applications including wireless sensor networking, software programmable digital power, ultra low power embedded control, and front end analog solutions for industrial motor control at booth 714 during the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. TI will also demonstrate advanced digital signal processing (DSP), microcontroller (MCU), high-performance analog and low-power wireless solutions in an array of technological applications and systems.
  • Digi Rolls Outs PortServer TS HCC MEI Rugged Device Server
    Digi International today introduced the ruggedized PortServer TS HCC MEI, a hardened serial server that makes it easy to Ethernet-enable field devices located along roadsides and at intersections. Designed specifically to operate under severe environmental conditions, it allows customers to network-enable traffic management devices so those devices can be monitored and controlled remotely. With the PortServer TS HCC MEI, users can control traffic lights and variable message signs, issue hazardous road condition warnings and coordinate emergency vehicle detectors and lane control signals’{all from a centralized management station.
  • Tundra Semiconductor Names David Long as Chief Financial Officer
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the world leader in System Interconnect, today announced that David Long has joined the Company as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Long is responsible for leading the Company’s global financial operations, reporting requirements, and shareholder communications.
  • Ronetix Debuts AT91SAM9261 Starter Kit with GNU Tools, eCos, Eclipse
    Ronetix today announced the availability of the new Starter Kit with Atmel AT91SAM9261 – a 240 MHz ARM926E. The Starter Kit consists of a Base Board, a CPU Module in SODIMM200 format and open source software.
  • OMRON Completes Acquisition of SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES
    OMRON announced on September 13, 2006 that it had completed its previously announced acquisition of 100% of the shares of SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED, (‘STI’) for a purchase price of US$94 million. The terms of the transaction were approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 24, 2006, and at an extraordinary meeting of STI shareholders held on September 12, 2006.