EDA News – 2006.10.05

  • TimeSys Unveils LinuxLink Subscriptions for Atmel Microcontroller
    TimeSys Corporation, the leading developer service provider for the embedded Linux market, today announced the availability of LinuxLink subscriptions for the Atmel(R) AT91SAM9260 microcontroller. LinuxLink by TimeSys is the first commercial offering to support the majority of embedded developers who build and assemble their own commercial-grade custom Linux platforms. By delivering on-demand access to continuously updated processor-optimized Linux packages, components and tools, engineers benefit from a rich development environment and community support.
  • Strategic Test Rolls Out PXA270 Embedded System On Module (SOM)
    Strategic Test has extended their range of PXA270 SOMs with the release of the low-cost TRITON-270. Priced at 112 Euro, the module includes a 312 MHz PXA270 processor, 32 MB SDRAM, 32 MB NOR Flash and a 200-pin SODIMM connector.
  • Crossware Enables Simulation of NXP CAN Controller Peripherals
    Crossware, a leading embedded software tools developer, has enhanced its ARM(R) Development Suite to enable simulation of CAN (controller area network) controller peripherals of NXP Semiconductors’ (formerly Philips Semiconductors) LPC2119, LPC2129 and LPC2194 microprocessors.
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  • Strategic Test Debuts Arbitrary Waveform Generator Cards with 4 GigaSamples
    Strategic Test Corp. has released two new 8-bit resolution Arbitrary Waveform Generator cards with up to 4 GigaSamples onboard memory. The UF2-6110 has two synchronous 125 MS/s output channels, while the UF2-6111 offers four channels on a single PCI card. Both cards are supplied with 64 MegaSamples of signal memory standard, but can be increased to 4 GigaSamples using a proprietary DIMM module on the card.
  • Wavesat, RF Magic Deliver WiMAX Mini-PCI Module for Under $100
    RF Magic, a fabless semiconductor company at the forefront of highly integrated broadband radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits (IC) and Wavesat, a leading supplier of WiMAX chipsets, software and development tools, announced today that the two companies have partnered to deliver a cost-effective WiMAX mini-PCI module. With a bill of materials under $100, the module has been developed to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and original device manufacturers (ODM) with a quickly deployable WiMAX CPE. The Mini-PCI is available now for volume delivery.
  • SI2 to Facilitate Standardization of Common Power Format
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), a worldwide consortium of industry-leading companies in the semiconductor, electronic systems and EDA tool industries, announced today that they have reached agreement for Si2 to facilitate standardization of the Common Power Format (CPF) through the IEEE. Si2 agrees to join the IEEE-SA as a corporate member and, once the CPF Working Group (WG) has been approved by the IEEE, Si2 has agreed to be available, at the request of the WG, to serve as secretary of the IEEE CPF WG to enable closer synchronization with Si2′s recently announced Low-Power Coalition (LPC).