EDA News – 2006.11.29

  • Zarlink, Embedded Planet Team on Pseudowire Module for Packet Networks
    Zarlink Semiconductor (NYSE/TSX:ZL) announced that it has partnered with Embedded Planet to develop a pseudowire module that reduces the design time and complexity of networking equipment supporting TDM services over packet-based networks. The pseudowire module targets low-density applications requiring TDM-over-packet capability, including customer premise routers, integrated access devices, PON (Passive Optical Network) equipment, and broadband DLCs (digital loop carriers).
  • STMicroelectronics Debuts Real-Time Clock with EEPROM, Embedded Crystal
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in offering a wide range of high-performance analog and mixed-signal products, introduced a high accuracy Serial Real-Time Clock (RTC) which adds EEPROM and an embedded crystal in a single, space-saving 18-pin SOIC (Small-Outline Integrated Circuit). ST’s new M41T56C64, reduces board space, increases reliability, and lowers manufacturing costs, making it an ideal choice for applications requiring accurate timekeeping and non-volatile data storage. Among these applications are metering devices, medical equipment, vending machines, and Point of sale (POS) terminals.
  • Marvell Develops Next Generation Application Processors for Devices
    Marvell, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, introduced a new generation of application processors designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. The Marvell PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of Intel(R) XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. Marvell silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings.
  • Symyx Commercializes Sensor Technologies with Visyx
    Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMX) announced that its has formed an independent company to develop and pursue commercial applications of proprietary sensor technologies. The new company, Visyx Technologies Inc., will focus on efforts to commercialize the sensor technologies in the transportation, industrial and other markets, particularly for use in passenger, truck and off-road vehicles.
  • Computer Solutions Offers Low-Cost NXP ARM Processor Development Kits
    A complete low-cost development package for the NXP (Philips) LPC range of ARM processors, consisting of an evaluation and experimental board, a GCC compiler, a JTAG interface, an IDE and debugger, as well as a host of application examples, is now available from Computer Solutions.
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