News – 2006.11.28 – Early Edition

  • Wind River Safety Critical ARINC 653 Supports Aircraft Display Platform
    Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced that Barco, a Belgium-based specialist for display and visualization solutions, has selected Wind River(R) Platform for Safety Critical ARINC 653 to support the MOSArt modular open system architecture. MOSArt is a hardware platform developed by Barco for the development and operation of real-time display solutions in aircrafts.
  • Elma Introduces Type 39 2U EasyPlug CompactPCI Chassis
    Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, announced a new Type 39 2U EasyPlug CompactPCI enclosures. The Type 39c HA line features 9U cPCI backplanes from Elma Bustronic that include pluggable 47-pin connectors for hot-swapping power supplies. There are also pluggable fan tray headers and optional shelf management modules. Redundancy options can be built-in with all of these components. The backplanes are available in standard cPCI, H.110, or PICMG 2.16 options.
  • Cypress Develops Peripheral Controller for Multimedia Mobile Handsets
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced the world’s first dedicated peripheral controller for multimedia handsets. The new West Bridge(TM) Antioch(TM) controller provides the highest-performance handset-to-PC connection for rapid transfers of music files, photos and videos.
  • CSR Unveils BlueCore Input Connection Enhancement (BlueICE)
    CSR launched a software solution which is set to transform wireless PC peripherals from a premium after-market purchase to a mass market standard, bundled with new PCs. The company’s BlueCore Input Connection Enhancement (BlueICE) will allow Bluetooth keyboards and mice using BlueCore silicon, to connect with the host PC simply by adding batteries. It will also allow them to be used during boot-up, before the operating system has loaded, negating the need for a reserve wired keyboard. This feature means that wireless peripherals can now be bundled as standard with PC shipments, expanding the total available market for wireless keyboards and mice to approximately 340million units, bringing it in line with the 2006 PC sector TAM of 169MU (source: DECISION Etudes & Conseil).
  • Sirific Wireless Tapes Out 3.5G RF Transceivers with Cadence Logic Design
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Sirific Wireless, the global leader in highly integrated, single-chip, multi-mode CMOS RF transceivers, has taped out and is approaching production of two 130-nanometer 3.5G multi-band HEDGE transceiver chips using the Cadence(R) Logic Design Team Solution. The Cadence technology includes Encounter(R) RTL Compiler XL with advanced global synthesis, Encounter Conformal(R) Equivalence Checker, Encounter Test, and Incisive(R) Design Team simulation.
  • Agilent Licenses Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio
    Alliacense announced that Agilent Technologies has purchased from The TPL Group a license to use the Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio. As the tenth company to purchase an MMP Portfolio license this year, Agilent Technologies is preceded by HP, Casio, Fujitsu, Sony, Nikon, Seiko Epson, Pentax, Olympus and Kenwood.
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