EDA News – 2006.11.28

  • NEC to Integrate Trolltech’s Qtopia in Medity 3G Mobile Phone Solution
    Trolltech(R), the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, announced the integration of Trolltech’s Qtopia(R), the unrivaled application platform for the efficient creation of Linux-based devices, to NEC Electronics’ Medity(TM) 3G mobile phone solution, a part of NEC Electronics’ platformOViA(TM) initiative.
  • Microchip MPLAB IDE Gains Kernel Awareness for Micrium RTOS
    Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components, announced that Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, now provides Kernel Awareness for Micrium’s uC/OS-II real-time operating system (RTOS) in Microchip’s free MPLAB(R) Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Renesas Debuts E8a Emulator for Debugging, Programming Embedded Systems
    Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the E8a emulator, an ultra-small, low-priced, environment-friendly on-chip debugging emulator for developing embedded systems that use Renesas microcontrollers. The new support tool, which replaces the popular E8 model, allows C source-level debugging to be carried out with a microcontroller in the M16C, H8/Tiny or H8/Super Low Power series, operating at full speed in the system. The E8a can also be used as a programmer to load code into the internal flash memory of most of Renesas’ microcontroller families, when combined with the Flash Development Toolkit (FDT) software provided by Renesas.
  • Trolltech Creates Qtopia Greensuite for Linux-Based Mobile Phones
    Trolltech(R), the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, announced a new development initiative, Qtopia(R) Greensuite. The Initiative actively addresses reducing a manufacturer’s time to market and the technology fragmentation issues of today’s Linux mobile phone market. The first software suite announced from the Initiative is Qtopia Greensuite #1, created specifically for high-end smart phone development.
  • TI Unveils 12-bit, 500 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a monolithic 12-bit, 500 MSPS (mega samples per second) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) providing unmatched size and performance. The new pipeline ADC offers 64.5 dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) up to 500 MHz input frequency at 500 MSPS, bringing a new class of performance to customers previously confined to 8- and 10-bits of resolution. In a space-saving 14 mm x 14 mm package, the new ADC meets the resolution and speed requirements of applications such as communications, amplifier linearization, test and measurement instrumentation, software-defined radio and radar and imaging systems.
  • Pinnacle Data Systems to Acquire Aspan Computer Repair Laboratories
    Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (PDSi) (AMEX: PNS), announced it has executed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the stock of privately held Aspan Computer Repair Laboratories B.V. (Aspan), located near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Aspan will become an integral part of PDSi’s global infrastructure following completion of the acquisition, which is expected to occur early in 2007.
  • Express Logic Adds MIPS SDE Kernel-Aware Debug Support to ThreadX RTOS
    Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), and First Silicon Solutions (FS2), a division of MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS), announced ThreadX kernel-aware debug support for the MIPS(R) SDE software development toolkit.
  • NEXCOM Debuts EBS 1300 Digital Signage Commander Industrial Computer
    The latest addition to Nexcom’s range of Industrial Computer Solutions is the EBS 1300 Digital Signage Commander, a product that has been specially designed to improve the display quality of MPEG-2/4 & Flash multimedia and to enhance the video streaming with Gigabit Ethernet. The EBS 1300 supports multiple resolution types while offering remote wake up capability, making it suitable for a multitude of digital signage applications within the transportation industry, including train stations, buses and airports. Other applications for this technology are found within hotels, casinos, cruise ships, shopping centers and restaurants.
  • Barric, Toby Churchill Team on LightWriter Text-to-Speech Technology
    Contract electronics manufacturer, Barric, has announced that it is working closely with Cambridge company Toby Churchill in the future development of their acclaimed ‘text-to-speech’ LightWriter technology, a technology that enables the speech impaired to communicate.
  • RF Engines Ships Real-Time Signal Analysis System to French CEA
    RF Engines Limited (RFEL), the provider of high performance signal processing systems for FPGAs, announced that it has delivered an advanced, real-time, signal analysis system to the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Laboratories in Paris, France.
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