News – 2006.10.17 – Early Edition

  • QNX, ARM Focus on Symmetric Multiprocessing for In-Car Infotainment
    QNX Software Systems and ARM [(LSE:ARM)]; (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced at Convergence 2006, Detroit, MI, their collaboration in symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) solutions for automotive multimedia applications. QNX, the leading vendor of realtime operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, currently supports the ARM11(TM) family for automotive multimedia applications and is working with ARM to extend that support to the ARM11 MPCore(TM) multicore processor.
  • Atmel Introduces ATA6264 Airbag System Power Supply IC
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today the availability of a new monolithically-integrated ATA6264 airbag system power supply IC especially suited for high-end automotive airbag applications.
  • QNX Multimedia Solution Enables Ultimate In-Car Digital Media Experience
    QNX Software Systems ushered in a new era in the company’s history today with a new product that revolutionizes not only how automakers integrate multimedia solutions in the car, but how users experience their favorite music, movies, or other digital media while on the road.
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  • Atmel Rolls Out Driver-ICs for Automotive High-Temperature Applications
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today the availability of three new driver ICs for high-temperature applications (AECQ100, Grade 0). The ATA6824, ATA6827 and ATA6832 are designed using Atmel’s new high-voltage SMARTIS(TM) technology that enables extremely high chip temperatures of up to 200°C. As a result, ambient temperatures of up to 150°C can be achieved, allowing the use of these devices in hot environments.
  • Fujitsu Launches MB91F465X FlexRay Controller
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe today introduced a new FlexRay controller, the MB91F465X, at a press conference at Convergence 2006 in Detroit. The new Fujitsu controller will be available in engineering samples during the first quarter of 2007 in 100-pin QFP packaging. Designed for driver assistance applications, the controller is built around a Fujitsu high-speed FR 32-bit CPU, 544KB Flash and 32KB RAM, with an internal clock speed of 100MHz and voltage range of 3.0V to 5.5V. A multi-chip module version is available now for earlier development.
  • Actel Fusion Programmable System Chip (PSC) Performs System Management
    Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced its single-chip Actel Fusion(TM) Programmable System Chip (PSC) can perform system management functions within electronic systems, a $2.5 billion global market opportunity. These tasks include power and thermal management, data logging and system diagnostics within a variety of markets, including telecommunications, industrial, automotive, aerospace, military and medical.
  • Ideaworks3D and TI Accelerated Mobile Phone Game Development
    A new gaming development platform from Ideaworks3D Ltd, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) brings console-quality 3D games to mobile handsets. With the new gaming platform based on Ideaworks3D’s Airplay(TM) and TI’s OMAP2430 processor, developers will be able to create games targeting a broad range of mobile handsets. The OMAP Gaming Platform allows developers and publishers to create a portfolio of mobile games tied to new handset releases with significantly reduced time and monetary investments.
  • HD Radio Stations to Reach 1200 by End of Year
    With a flip of the switch, WIYY-FM 97.9 (98 Rock) in Baltimore, Maryland, made history recently as the 1,000th station in the United States to broadcast with digital HD Radio technology.
  • Virtutech Creates Simulation Model for BAE’s RAD750 Space Computer
    Virtutech, Inc., the leading provider of virtualized software development solutions for advanced electronic systems, today announced support of BAE Systems’ RAD750 Space Computer. This unique model enables early development, benchmarking and testing of flight software for RAD750 Space Computer-based systems in parallel with the hardware design and prototype debug.
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems Deploys Virtutech Simics for NASA GLAST
    Virtutech, Inc., the leading provider of virtualized software development solutions for advanced electronic systems, today announced that General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has deployed Virtutech Simics to develop and test mission-critical embedded flight software for the NASA Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) project.