EDA News – 2006.11.27

  • Telelogic Creates Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack for Automotive Systems MDD
    Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange/MidCap/TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, announced the release of the Telelogic Rhapsody(R) AUTOSAR Pack for the Model-Driven Development (MDD) of automotive systems and software applications. This pack is the first automotive-specific MDD environment to leverage the Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML(TM)) and the Systems Modeling Language(TM) (SysML(TM)). Using Telelogic Rhapsody, automotive engineers can now reuse specifications for common vehicle features across multiple automobile product lines, improving time-to-market while increasing brand consistency among designs.
  • SiliconBlue Selects FineSim Pro for Fast, Accurate Circuit Simulation
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced that SiliconBlue(TM) Technologies Corporation, a provider of leading-edge programmable solutions, has selected Magma’s FineSim(TM) Pro. SiliconBlue selected FineSim Pro after a detailed evaluation proved its ability to provide greater accuracy and faster turnaround time than conventional circuit simulators. FineSim Pro is a full-chip, tri-mode circuit simulator that enables simulation of entire mixed-signal SoCs at the transistor level.
  • Evolution Robotics ViPR Technology Powers Bandai NetTansor Mobile Robot
    Bandai, one of the world’s largest toy companies, and Evolution Robotics, the leading provider of breakthrough robotic technologies for consumer products, announced the release of a new home telepresence robot powered by Evolution Robotics’ ViPR(R) visual pattern recognition technology.
  • Cypress Introduces West Bridge Embedded Systems Architecture
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced a new architecture for dedicated peripheral controllers that serve as functional bridges to rapidly evolving interface standards and provide high-performance, optimized data paths for a wide range of embedded applications. Cypress also announced the first product based on this new architecture, a peripheral controller designed to optimize data throughput in multimedia handsets.
  • Telelogic Rolls Out Tau 3.0 for Model-Driven SOA Development
    Telelogic (STO:TLOG), a leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, announced the availability of Telelogic Tau(R) 3.0. This release represents a breakthrough in Model-Driven Development (MDD) environments for enterprise IT applications, including those currently supporting or slated to support a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Actions Semiconductor Requests Re-Examination of SigmaTel’s Patents
    Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Actions) (Nasdaq: ACTS) announced that it has petitioned to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) to re-examine US patents 6,633,187 and 6,366,522 held by SigmaTel.
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  • VxWorks Receives POSIX PSE52 Real-Time Controller Certification
    Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced that Wind River VxWorks 6.4 Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is the first operating system to achieve certification for conformance to the PSE52 Real-Time Controller 1003.13(TM)-2003 Product Standard within the POSIX(R): Certified by IEEE and The Open Group certification program. Wind River is the first device software company to achieve this certification.
  • TI Creates Smallest Two-Bank, Low Dropout Regulator for LEDs
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced the smallest two-bank, low dropout (LDO) regulator to support light emitting diode (LED) lighting in portable applications, such as mobile phones, navigation systems, MP3 and media players. The device enables quality color backlighting from a tiny 1.2 mm x 1.2 mm package, allowing end-users to experience blinking and dimming of color keypads and navigation pad lights.
  • TurboConcept Offers Convolutional Turbo Code IP for LatticeSC FPGA
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the availability of an IEEE 802.16 Convolutional Turbo Code (CTC) Decoder intellectual property (IP) core from TurboConcept, a new member of the ispLeverCORE(TM) Connection program. Through the program, Lattice and TurboConcept will provide complete system solutions for their mutual customers who are integrating system-level IP with the most advanced FPGA silicon architectures. The Lattice Connection program allows customers to easily access and integrate approved third-party IP products into Lattice programmable devices.
  • Moratel Selects Portalify TETRA Radio Tracking System
    Portalify Ltd, a Finland-based software company focused on wireless data services for public safety users, announced that the company has won a contract to provide a TETRA radio tracking system to Moratel, the operator of Morocco’s national TETRA network.
  • FOI, Portendo Team on Next-Generation Explosives Detectors
    Agreement has been reached between FOI and Portendo AB to collaborate on research and development for the next generation of explosives detectors. This collaboration is a response to the urgent need for new and better methods of explosives detection required to counter today’s greatest single terrorist threat, that of explosive devices intended to kill.
  • Sound ID Reduces Size of Headset with xIDE Bluetooth Development Kit
    A powerful Bluetooth development tool has helped Sound ID to commercialise an innovative headset for the hard of hearing, which employs wireless communications to link an in-ear module with a remote microphone.
  • Celoxica, EBV Elektronik Team on ESL Solutions for Altera SOPC
    Celoxica (LSE:CXA), announced cooperation with EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company, to provide electronic system level (ESL) design solutions to end customers using Altera’s system-on-programmable-chip (SOPC) technology.
  • MiraVid Introduces MSight Analyzer with VC-1 Video Codec Support
    MiraVid Inc., a global provider of digital media technologies and tools, announced the immediate availability of MSight Analyzer with VC-1 advanced compression video codec support. The new release extends beyond the current full feature set for the family of MPEG standards, including H.264, MPEG-4 part 2, and MPEG-2 by providing support for additional digital video industry standards.