EDA News – 2007.01.16

  • HP Makes FPGA Breakthrough with Field Programmable Nanowire Interconnect
    HP announced research that could lead to the creation of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) up to eight times denser – while using less energy for a given computation – than those currently being produced. Moreover, such chips could be built using the same sized transistors as those used in today’s FPGA design, meaning they could be built in current fabrication facilities with only minor modifications.
  • Critical Links Appoints Charles Foley to Advisory Board
    Critical Links, an international networking technology company, announced the appointment of Charles Foley to its Advisory Board. Mr. Foley has more than 20 years of experience in the systems, networking and software technology industries. More recently, as President of Tacit Networks, Inc. and CEO of InfiniCon Systems, Inc., he led networking technology companies to emerge as recognized industry leaders.
  • Catalyst Systems Names Stephen J. King as CEO
    Catalyst Systems Corporation announced that Stephen J. King has been named CEO. King’s background and experience in leading companies to accelerated growth signals Catalyst Systems’ intent to capitalize on increased industry interest in software build and release management.
  • Mentor Graphics Adds Networking Application Support to Nucleus POSIX
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT)announced that the new version of the Nucleus(r) POSIX software now includes support for networking applications. Developers of embedded network applications who need a POSIX-compliant application programming interface (API) can use the Nucleus POSIX software in combination with the Nucleus NET TCP/IP networking stack in order to create POSIX-compliant applications.
  • Radicom Introduces World’s Smallest Modem Module with RJ-11
    Radicom Research, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of dial-up and wireless RF modems for embedded systems applications, introduces the TinyModem(TM), the world’s smallest modem module with an RJ-11 connector. Measuring just 0.66″ (W) x 1.25″ (D) x 0.75″ (H), the full-featured TinyModem with data, fax and voice capability is easy to integrate into small-footprint designs. Highlights include improved EMC/EMI shielding, built-in data pump, modem controller and on-board International DAA.
  • Digi Unveils Upgradeable, ConnectPort UMTS-HSDPA Wireless WAN Router
    Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) introduced a UMTS/HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) version of its ConnectPort WAN VPN – an upgradeable, commercial grade Wireless WAN (WWAN) router. The ConnectPort WAN VPN offers a secure, high-speed cellular connection for reliable backup network connectivity to remote sites and devices. It features an embedded Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card module and is certified for use on Cingular’s 3G UMTS/HSDPA network.
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  • OMRON Optimizes UWB Antenna with Filter-Assist for WiMedia
    OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY) has announced the introduction of a new surface-mounting polymeric antenna, the WXA-N2SL, the third model in its lineup of polymeric antennas for UWB[1] communications. In anticipation of the first wave of UWB-enabled consumer electronics, which will function exclusively in the WiMedia Alliance[2] UWB BandGroup 1 (BG1 3.1-4.9 GHz) frequency band, the new antenna is optimized specifically for this bandwidth.
  • Aeroflex 6413A UMTS Basestation Test System Gains Blocking, Inter-Modulation
    The addition of new Blocking and Inter-modulation test capabilities on Aeroflex’s highly successful 6413A UMTS basestation test system have been designed to help optimise the receiver performance of both newly commissioned and in-service basestations.
  • Barco Silex Optimizes Encoder Core for Digital Cinema, Broadcasting
    Barco Silex, Barco’s center of competence for electronic design services and Intellectual Property, has presented a new JPEG2000 encoding core, targeting single-chip FPGAs or ASICs for use in digital cinema and broadcasting applications.
  • Nexcom Unveils NICE Fanless Embedded System with Two PCI Slots
    The award-winning NICE Series of Fanless Embedded Systems has been expanded with introduction of the new NICE 3100-P2, a product that is capable of supporting two PCI expansion cards in one compact chassis. Based on Intel’s Pentium M/Celeron M processor with 400MHz, the NICE 3100-P2 is designed for space-critical applications requiring fanless operation, extreme reliability and versatile I/O configuration. With two PCI expansion slots housed in a robust aluminum chassis the new NICE 3100-P2 will find an increased number of applications within Kiosks, POS systems, Access Control, network security, industrial automation and many more.
  • u-blox Adds Offline Instant Positioning to AssistNow A-GPS Service
    u-blox AG, the leading Swiss provider of innovative GPS receiver technology, announced that it has extended its AssistNow A-GPS service. The new AssistNow Offline service provides A-GPS assistance data that enables instant positioning over extended time periods without the need for mobile connectivity.