EDA News – 2006.11.20

  • RadioScape Ships RS500 Multi-Standard DAB/DRM Modules
    A new digital radio technology called Digital Radio Mondiale(R) (DRM(R)) is now taking off according to RadioScape, one of the world’s leading companies in digital radio technology. The DRM standard, which is complimentary to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), digitises the Long Wave, Medium Wave, and Short Wave frequencies giving near FM-quality reception.
  • Genesis Digital Imaging Selects Mercury Computer for PACS Solutions
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced a three-year agreement to provide a range of picture archiving and communications system (PACS) solutions to Genesis Digital Imaging, an innovative company based in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Mercury, IMP of Erlangen Focus on Cell BE Solutions for Medical Imaging
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced a cooperation with the Institute of Medical Physics (IMP) of Erlangen, Germany, which is focused on the joint development and commercialization of medical imaging technology deployed on the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor.
  • Microchip Debuts dsPICDEM Buck Switch-Mode Power Supply Development Board
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the dsPICDEM(TM) Buck Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Development Board (Part # DM300023), which comes with sample software and exercises to help designers quickly evaluate and develop digital SMPS and power-conversion products. The new board is populated with a dsPIC30F2020 Digital Signal Controller (DSC), and is supported by Microchip’s world-class development tools, as well as a series of educational WebSeminars on digital SMPS-related topics.
  • Kontron ePanel-PM Embedded Flat-Panel SBC Targets Low-Profile Systems
    The ePanel-PM SBC (single-board computer) is Kontron’s latest Intel(R) Pentium(R) M-based piece of “flatware” from the uFLAT series for the design of mobile panel-PCs or other low-profile systems such as webpads, test equipment, door and gate stations or rear-seat systems.
  • Ramtron to Qualify FRAM Devices to AEC-Q100 Automotive Standards
    Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced an AEC-Q100 automotive qualification programme for its FRAM devices.
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  • CoWare Processor Designer Enables OKI to Design Differentiated SoCs
    CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan has selected CoWare Processor Designer for its custom processor design development. OKI selected CoWare Processor Designer because it will be instrumental in enabling OKI to differentiate its SoC designs in the marketplace. Prior to this, the company has used commercial, general-purpose digital signal processors (DSPs), but the hardware costs in terms of area and power consumption have become too high. OKI was already using CoWare products and was impressed by the technology roadmap for Processor Designer as well as the full solution that CoWare is now offering for platform-driven ESL hardware and software development.
  • Kontron Offers MARS for Mobile Rechargeable Systems Development
    Kontron facilitates the development and implementation of efficient power supplies for mobile applications with the new Kontron MARS (Mobile Application platform for Rechargeable Systems) modular development platform. The Kontron MARS is an optimized reference design for ETX(R), ETXexpress(TM) (COM Express-compliant), and microETXexpress(TM) solutions and is easily transferable into customer-specific designs.
  • Aeroflex Adds WiMAX, 1xEvDO, HSUPA to PXI 3000 Wireless Test Platform
    Aeroflex has announced that it has added significant new wireless test capabilities to its PXI 3000 Series modular wireless test platform to aid the rapid production testing of the most popular consumer mobile devices. Within a single software-definable PXI modular platform, the Aeroflex PXI 3000 Series now includes support for WiMAX OFDMA, 1xEvDO and HSUPA. With the addition of these new measurement suites, the Aeroflex modular RF test systems now allow testing of cellular, WLAN and WiMAX in one product, whereas competitive test systems must be configured from numerous instruments making them more costly, bulky, slower and harder to integrate.
  • Aeroflex Debuts IQCreator Signal Generation Software with WiMAX Support
    Aeroflex announced IQCreator(TM) version 8.3 with significant new features to support the rapidly growing WiMAX 802.16 standard for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks. The new version of IQCreator also adds support for CDMA2000 1xEvDO rev A uplink capabilities. Aeroflex frequently updates its IQCreator software to support the RF signal generation needs of engineers designing and testing the latest consumer wireless devices. It is available free-of-charge from Aeroflex on the company’s web site.
  • Kontron Rolls Out New Mid-Size AdvancedMC Modules
    Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today introduced at electronica four new AdvancedMC modules that will facilitate the security, processing, I/O and storage configurations of pre-integrated open modular equipment designed for a multitude of IMS, 3G wireless, and wireline network applications.
  • Aeroflex Adds Boundary Scan, Q-Test, PXI Wrapper to ATE System
    Aeroflex has improved the functionality of its 5800 Series multi-configuration, multi-function ATE system with the addition of a Boundary Scan and Q-Test capability along with a PXI software wrapper tool. The Aeroflex 5800 Series is a highly flexible, scalable and modular test environment designed to provide the true re-configurability needed to meet the ever-changing requirements of the rapidly evolving PCB industry.
  • COMMELL Introduces LS-371 3.5-inch SBC with Core 2 Duo CPU
    Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), the worldwide leader of Single Board Computers, introduced the 3.5? Embedded Miniboard LS-371 with the latest intel Centrino mobile technology 945GM Express chipset, which supports the intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, Core Solo and Intel Celeron M processors on 65nm , it is enhanced to handle today`s demanding software applications – such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching programs.