News – 2006.11.14 – Early Edition

  • NEC Introduces Four Industrial TFT Color LCD Modules
    Demonstrating its commitment to provide innovative liquid crystal display (LCD) products for industrial applications, NEC Electronics America, Inc. today introduced to the Americas four new amorphous-silicon, thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. With high brightness levels, high contrast ratios, wide viewing angles and wide operating temperature ranges, the new color displays are ideal for use in automatic vending machines, point-of-sale (POS) systems, gas station screens and navigation systems.
  • Ball-IT, STMicroelectronics Showcase MEMS Wireless Motion Controller
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM),one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, and Ball-IT Oy, a leading provider of advanced real-time wireless sensor solutions, announced a novel MEMS-based wireless motion-control device. Making its debut at ST’s stand at Electronica 2006, the smart golfball-sized object can operate as a free-hand personal computer mouse, compass, measuring tape, pedometer, or a 3D-object controller.
  • National Instruments Unveils Pioneer Programs for LabVIEW FPGA Module
    National Instruments announced pioneer programs for two new devices based on the NI LabVIEW FPGA Module, giving engineers and researchers early access to technology for digital and communications system design. Engineers now can use LabVIEW FPGA to write custom software for each device’s FPGA to prototype and test emerging standards or create custom protocols. With FPGA technology, engineers can repeatedly reconfigure hardware performance through software to meet next-generation requirements, which is a new approach to system design.
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  • AMI Converts 1.2 volt, 90nm FPGAs to 130nm Cell-based ASICs
    AMI Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art structured digital and integrated mixed-signal products, announced the capability to convert 1.2 volt, 90nm FPGAs to 130nm cell-based ASICs. This competency supports OEMs moving from expensive, high-density FPGAs for prototyping to more cost-effective ASICs for production.
  • Universal Debug Engine Supports Infineon 32-bit TriCore Microcontroller
    pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme has upgraded its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.0 with even more comfortable support functions for Infineon’s 32-bit TriCore microcontroller family. UDE 2.0 is one of the most versatile and powerful tools for the development, test and service of complex microcontroller applications.
  • Ausdia Joins Sequence Design’s In-Sequence Program
    Sequence Design announced Ausdia has joined its In-Sequence Technology Partner Program, promoting EDA interoperability and advanced design methodologies. Ausdia specializes in helping clients achieve rapid timing closure and chip convergence, and is the first design services company to join the program.