EDA News – 2006.09.28

  • Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) Gains New Members
    Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) today announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics Corporation (Digimics), DMP (Digital Media Professionals) Inc., Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx, and TrustIC. The breadth of technologies represented by the new members illustrates the combined industry-wide acceptance and adoption of the OCP standard.
  • Orange Tree Debuts High Performance Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA Board with USB
    Orange Tree Technologies announces ZestSC2, a high performance FPGA board that can be used stand-alone or connected by USB to a host computer. The board is aimed at data acquisition, and stand-alone embedded processing and control applications such as image processing, radar, industrial, and test.
  • ST Unveils ARM7 Microcontrollers with Full-spec Operation at 3.3V, 5V
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) has extended its popular STR7 range of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI-S(TM) core with the introduction of the super-integrated STR750F family. The first general-purpose ARM7 Flash microcontrollers to support full-spec operation at both 3.3V and 5V, the new family delivers 54 MIPS (at 60MHz) performance while providing outstanding low power modes down to 12 micro A in STOP or 10 micro A in STANDBY modes, making it ideal for battery-operated applications. The ability to operate from either 3.3V or 5V gives maximum flexibility in electrically noisy environments without additional costs.
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  • Real-Time Virtualization Enhances Reliability, Security for Mobile Handsets
    Michel Gien, co-founder and executive vice president of corporate strategy of VirtualLogix, Inc., the global leader in Real-Time Virtualization(TM), will present at the ARM Developers’ Conference in Santa Clara on Tuesday, October 3. Mr. Gien’s presentation, “Hardware Virtualization Platform Helps Develop Mainstream, Linux-based Mobile Phones,” will discuss how by partitioning and virtualizing hardware resources, the VirtualLogix VLX technology enables both real-time modem software and Linux to co-exist on the same processor and associated peripherals, without modifying already proven telephony stacks or applications.
  • OMRON Subsidiary Targets Russian Industrial Automation Market
    OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY), a global leader in factory automation, sensing and control technologies, has established OOO OMRON ELECTRONICS (‘OEE-RUS’), a wholly owned subsidiary of OMRON’s Industrial Automation Business (‘IAB’) in Moscow, Russia. The new company, which will handle the sales and servicing of IAB’s control equipment, is scheduled to start operations in October 2006. Following the establishment in January this year of OMRON’s new sales subsidiary in New Delhi, India, this latest announcement represents a further commitment by OMRON to serving its customers in the burgeoning BRIC markets.
  • ST Announces SN250 Single-Chip ZigBee Wireless Networking Solution
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leader in wireless technology, today announced a new single-chip ZigBee(TM) wireless networking solution — the SN250 — which integrates a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4-compliant radio transceiver and a state-of-the-art 16-bit microprocessor with EmberZNet(TM) software stack. The power-efficient chip includes comprehensive, hardware-supported, network-level debugging features for easy application development.