EDA News – 2006.11.16

  • Freescale Improves Motor Control with MC34929 Motor Driver IC
    Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL)(NYSE:FSL.B) has introduced a three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to help drive small motors reliably with reduced board space. The MC34929 IC provides a cost-effective, small-footprint BLDC motor driver solution for a variety of consumer, portable and office equipment applications containing small motors.
  • Advanced Technetix Acquires EMR Suppression Nanotechnology
    Advanced Technetix, Inc. (Pink Sheets:AVXN) announced today that the company has acquired patented electromagnetic radiation suppression nanotechnology earlier this week from Nanonize Corporation, a privately held company located in Ontario, Canada, prior to that company collapsing its operations for lack of ongoing funding. Advanced Technetix will begin incorporating the technology into its existing products and planned consumer electronics accessories, including its patented AccessKey(TM) mobile set-top box family of products.
  • Texas Instruments Reveals Winners of MSP430 eZ Design Contest
    Recognizing innovation and excellence in ultra low power microcontroller (MCU) design, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) awarded first, second and third place MSP430 eZ Design Contest prizes during the fifth annual MSP430 Advanced Technical Conference in Dallas. First prize went to a shirt pocket-sized, two-channel digital storage oscilloscope designed by Shaun Parsons of Johannesburg, South Africa. Second and third place prizes went to a tiny, battery-free temperature recorder and to a real-time clock temperature-compensating display watch.
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  • QNX, VoiceBox Improve User Experience of Telematics, Consumer Devices
    Two software innovation leaders have joined forces to improve the user experience of voice recognition systems for in-car telematics and infotainment applications. QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the embedded market, and VoiceBox(R) Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of conversational voice search technologies, are working together to improve the reliability and user experience in next-generation telematics, consumer electronics, and digital home applications.
  • ZiLOG First to Create 8-bit MCU With Vector Control Capability
    ZiLOG(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILG), a leading provider of integrated microcontroller (MCUs) and universal remote control solutions, announced that its Z8 Encore! MC(TM) (FMC16100 Series) is the first 8-bit MCU to offer vector control capability, an innovation that significantly lowers the bill of materials (BOM) costs for appliance manufacturers, reduces both energy consumption and, in appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, water usage, factors that benefit both consumers and the environment as well as help extend the life cycle of the product itself.
  • Seeker Wireless Showcases Location Based Services at LBS
    Seeker Wireless, one of the leading location based service providers, announced today that it will be showcasing its unique range of location solutions at the forthcoming Location Based Services 2006 Conference, to be held at the Hilton Olympia in London from November 20th – 23rd.
  • Tundra Semiconductor Appoints Director to Board
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the world leader in System Interconnect, today announced the appointment of Terry Nickerson to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.