EDA News – 2007.01.15

  • Latest TI DaVinci Processor Drives Portable Digital Video Applications
    Continuing to fuel the digital video revolution, Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) (TI) announced the sampling of the TMS320DM6441 system-on-chip (SoC) based on DaVinci(TM) technology. Additional DaVinci software and development tools for the DM6441 make it possible to deliver high-quality video combined with power saving modes for portable audio and video applications, including portable media players (PMPs), consumer video security devices, medical devices, data terminals, IP netcams, automotive/in-flight entertainment systems and other digital audio and video applications.
  • Actel Libero IDE Improves Design Flow for IGLOO FPGAs, Fusion PSCs
    Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that the latest version of the Actel Libero(TM) Integrated Design Environment (IDE) offers full support for Actel’s newest flash-based field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions, the low-power IGLOO(TM) family. The Libero IDE 7.3 also provides new easy-to-use features that will aid designers utilizing the mixed-signal Actel Fusion(TM) Programmable System Chip (PSC) and low-cost ProASIC3/E families.
  • Xilinx ISE 9.1i Slashes FPGA Design Cycles
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) introduced its latest 9.1i release of the industry’s most widely-used Xilinx Integrated Software Environment (ISE(TM)) design suite optimized to address today’s leading design challenges: timing closure, productivity and power. In addition to 2.5X faster runtimes, ISE 9.1i includes new SmartCompile technology which improves run times by up to an additional 6X while maintaining exact design preservation of unchanged logic.
  • Mentor Graphics Expands Partnership with Actel
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) and Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) announced the signing of a new OEM agreement between the two companies, expanding the companies’ existing technology and marketing partnership. With this agreement, Actel will provide the rich feature set of Precision(R) Synthesis, Actel-edition, as part of the new Libero(R) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.3 Web download product bundle. In addition, Actel and Mentor Graphics will continue to cooperate to further improve tool integration, thereby increasing productivity and enhancing customer design success and quality of results (QoR).
  • GE Acquires Smiths Aerospace
    General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) announced that it agreed to purchase Smiths Aerospace, a U.K.-based supplier of integrated systems for aircraft manufacturers and components for engine builders, for $4.8 billion in cash. The deal is subject to approval by Smiths Group shareowners as well as customary regulatory reviews.
  • Wavesat Rolls Out 3.3-3.5GHz WiMAX Mini-PCI Reference Design
    Wavesat, a leading supplier of WiMAX chipsets, software and reference designs announced the immediate availability of a 3.3-3.5GHz Mini-PCI reference design as part of a complete 3GHz product Series. Wavesat’s 3.3-3.5GHz Mini-PCI design is optimized to allow equipment manufacturers worldwide to rapidly bring WiMAX equipment to market.
  • Emerson Unveils SpiderWareM3 MicroTCA Platform Management Software
    Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) new Embedded Computing business, formerly Artesyn Communication Products, announced its new SpiderWareM3 platform management software for MicroTCA systems. The new management software, which can be integrated with existing HA middleware software, makes it easy to Monitor, Manage and Maintain (M3) multiple AdvancedMC blades residing in multiple MicroTCA chassis.
  • Pentek Introduces Conduction-Cooled PMC/XMC Transceiver Module
    Pentek, Inc., one of the pioneers of VME board-level technology, released its Model 7141-703 PMC/XMC module. It features two 14-bit, 125 MHz A/Ds and a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro field programmable gate array (FPGA), and it is configured as a ruggedized module fully compliant with the ANSI/VITA 20 conduction-cooling specification and ANSI/VITA 42 XMC specification. This module is compatible with both cPCI and VME baseboards.
  • Mercury Computer Systems Debuts Echotek ECV4-2 XMC Digital Receiver
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), the market share leader in COTS modules for aerospace and defense applications, announced its new Echotek(TM) Series ECV4-2 family of mixed-signal PMC and XMC (the next-generation PMC) modules at the Bus & Board Conference in Long Beach, CA. The ECV4-2, with input clock capability up to 1.5 GHz, is the highest performing digital receiver in an XMC form factor in the industry.
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  • RTX Unveils Cordless DUALphone Skype Telephone Platform for OEM, ODM
    RTX, a world leader in wireless product development, announced that the DUALphone 3088, a standalone, cordless Skype telephone platform that is available for sale to new and existing strategic partners as an OEM/ODM product or design service project. The DUALPhone 3088 has just been awarded as the No. 1 product of the Year 2006 by The Red Ferret Journal.
  • AXIOMTEK Rolls Out Anti-Vibration Box PC for Mobile DVR, Telematics
    AXIOMTEK, as one of leading Applied Computing Platform (ACP) providers, is pleased to release an anti-vibration box pc, the eBOX611, for mobile DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and telematics applications. The industrial grade eBOX611 integrates a high performance EPIC form factor SBC, the EP811, which supports both Intel(R) Pentium(R) M and Intel(R) Celeron(R) M PGA or BGA processors, and reserves a highly reliabile anti-vibration 2.5″ HD drive.