News – 2006.12.18 – Early Edition

  • AWR, DuPont Introduce LTCC PDK for Microwave Office Design Suite
    Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR(R)) and DuPont Microcircuit Materials, part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, announced the availability of a process design kit (PDK) that enables radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave designers to access the DuPont(TM)GreenTape(TM) low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology within AWR’s Microwave Office(R) 2006 software.
  • NexusChips Licenses MoSys 1T-SRAM for Advanced Mobile Handhelds
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY), the industry’s leading provider of high-density system-on-chip (SoC) embedded memory solutions, and NexusChips Co. Ltd, a leader in high-performance 3D graphics chips for mobile handhelds, announced a licensing agreement whereby NexusChips will utilize MoSys 1T-SRAM technology to enable mobile handheld applications that have not been possible with previous memory technologies. NexusChips GiPump 3D graphics accelerators and mobile stereoscopic display features are enabled by the dense, low-power technology offered in the MoSys 1T-SRAM. The NexusChips application in consumer mobile expands upon MoSys’ application in home entertainment and mobile multimedia.
  • LogicVision Upgrades ETAccess for Fast Silicon Bring-Up, Diagnostics
    LogicVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a leading provider of semiconductor test and yield learning solutions, announced the release of a new production version of the ETAccess family of products, offering integrated data-logging capabilities for LogicVision’s line of ETCreate design for test (DFT) IP for memory and logic. This new release introduces two major components; ETProduction and ETDiagnostics, each offering semiconductor designers fast debugging and silicon bring-up capabilities. Both components offer seamless integration to popular Automatic Test Equipment such as the recently announced integration with Teradyne test systems.
  • Portwell Debuts Single-DIN In-Vehicle Embedded Car PC Infotainment System
    American Portwell Technology, Inc., a member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance (ICA), announces its PCS-8220, an Intel proof-of-concept single-DIN in-vehicle embedded Car PC infotainment system. Based on the Intel ECX (Embedded Compact Extended) form factor, Portwell’s PCS-8220 supports multiple infotainment interfaces — including integrated DVB-T/FM tuner, Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS — to meet the requirements of applications such as audio and video media, navigation, Internet access and email. The unit also supports dual-display for CRT, LVDS or TV-out. The PCS-8220 debuted at the recent Fall 2006 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) held in Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China.
  • Alsanbo Selects OMRON Control Components for Sun-Tracking System
    OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; ADR: OMRNY; “OMRON”), a global leader in sensing and control technologies, announced that its control components have been used in a sun-tracking solar power system situated near to Madrid, Spain. The system was installed by Electricidad Alsanbo S.A. (“Alsanbo”), a Spanish systems integrator.
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  • ACCES I/O Unveils Compact USB Optically Isolated I/O Modules
    ACCES I/O Products, Inc. is pleased to announce another addition to its successful line of USB embedded data acquisition modules—Model USB-IIRO4-2SM. This dense multifunction device incorporates four optically isolated digital inputs, four Form C (SPDT) electromechanical relay outputs, and two RS-232/422/485 serial communication ports-all packaged in a small, rugged, industrial enclosure.