EDA News – 2006.11.30

  • Sony Playstation 3 Features Rambus XDR and FlexIO Interface Solutions
    Consumer devices are setting the pace for innovation in digital electronics. Rising consumer demands for richer graphics, stunning visuals and real-world physics require technology at the leading-edge. At Rambus (NASDAQ:RMBS), this type of innovation is a core competence, and Rambus is proud to announce that its XDR(TM) memory and FlexIO(TM) processor bus interface technologies are featured in the Playstation(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system.
  • Freescale i.MX21 Applications Processor Powers Iwatsu IP Videophone
    Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd., announced that Freescale’s i.MX21 applications processor is integrated into the new IP videophone NR-IPKTV developed by Iwatsu Electric Co.,Ltd. The NR-IPKTV is a versatile phone designed for business use, integrating a camera and a high-resolution color LCD which allows for touch-panel operation.
  • Safety- and Mission-Critical System Drive Test Automation Tools
    Technology advances have enabled device manufacturers to introduce a wide variety of functionality and features in an ever-expanding universe of computing platforms. The demands for increased functionality are driving the volume and complexity of code that needs to be developed and tested, which is adding more pressure to shrinking product development cycles.
  • Hitec, Kaizen Offer Fast Turn-Around Prototypes, Volume Manufacturing
    Cambridge metalwork company, Hitec and electronics manufacturer, Kaizen Technology have formed a strategic alliance that will offer high tech firms a ‘one-stop-shop’ for fast turn-around prototypes and volume manufacture. This alliance brings together a wealth of manufacturing expertise and high value manufacturing technology, offering European technology developers possibly the best opportunity for fast product development.
  • LG Electronics Selects Esmertec’s Jbed Java Virtual Machine
    Esmertec(TM) (SWX:ESMN), a focused provider of software and services to communications device manufacturers and mobile telecom operators, is pleased to announce that LG Electronics (LGE), a major global player in electronics and mobile communications, has selected Esmertec’s Jbed(TM) solution as the exclusive Java(TM) Virtual Machine (JVM) for all its GSM-based “Chocolate” phones.
  • Emerson Unveils Astec 50W AC-DC Power Adapters with Triple Outputs
    Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), launched a series of high efficiency 50 Watt external ac-dc power adapters featuring triple outputs. The new Astec DPT50 series comprises four models, offering users a wide choice of fully regulated output voltages. All four models have a universal input that accommodates any voltage in the range 90-264 Vac and 127-300 Vdc, making them suitable for use anywhere in the world.
  • Concurrent Debuts AMC Processor Module with Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Concurrent Technologies announce their latest, very high performance Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC(R)) double width full height processor module suitable for AdvancedTCA(R), MicroTCA(TM) and proprietary platforms. The AM 100/20x uses the Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor to provide high performance processing, and the Intel(R) 3100 chipset, which combines server-class memory and I/O controller functions into a single component.
  • Computer Solutions Offers Embest UNetICE ARM In-Circuit Emulator
    The Embest UNetICE, a low-cost, high-speed in-circuit JTAG emulator for ARM processors, is now available exclusively in the UK from Computer Solutions. UNetICE connects the USB or Ethernet port of a PC to the JTAG interface of the ARM target board and allows flash programming and debugging. Supporting software includes an integrated development environment (IDE) with a GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) compiler ready linked along with evaluation boards to give ‘out of the box’ program development.
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