EDA News – 2007.02.07

NEC, Telegent Create Mobile TV Technology for Wireless Devices
NEC Electronics Corporation, a recognized system solutions provider for the mobile handset, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and Telegent Systems, Inc., a leader in advanced RF and digital signal processing technologies for Mobile TV in cellular phones and other portable media devices, announced that the companies will be showing a Mobile TV over-the-air technology demonstration at 3GSM in Barcelona, Spain (Exhibit Hall 8, NEC booth #8.A125, Exhibit Hall 2, Telegent Systems’ booth #2.1C59).

IMEC Promotes Guido Groeseneken and Paul Heremans to Fellow
IMEC admitted Guido Groeseneken, scientific advisor for the department CMOS device and technology research, and Paul Heremans, scientific advisor for the department solar and organic technologies, to the degree of IMEC fellow for their exceptional scientific research advancing IMEC’s technical position, their very strong world-wide recognition as expert in their field and their renown academic activities and mentoring skills.

Tensilica Audio and Video Processors Power Mobile Phones at 3GSM
Tensilica(R), Inc. will be showcasing mobile phones incorporating its audio and video processors at its booth at the 3GSM World Congress (Hall 2, Level 1, Booth 2.1A67) in Barcelona, Spain, February 12-15, 2007. Tensilica is the leading IP (intellectual property) supplier for mobile multimedia (audio and video) processor cores with its HiFi 2 Audio Engine, its Xtensa(R) configurable processors, and its Diamond Standard VDO (video) family. Tensilica will showcase phones from Cingular, LG Electronics, Motorola, and Samsung that include Tensilica processor cores performing audio and video encoding and decoding.

Winwap Ports WAP Browser, MMS Client to RV Tec GSM, WiFi Devices
Winwap Technologies Oy, specialists in providing mobile Internet browsers (WAP) and multimedia messaging (MMS) software, and RV Technology Limited, wireless specialists focusing on the development and design of wireless handheld terminals, announce the availability of Winwap’s WAP Browser and MMS Client for wireless devices designed by RV Technology Limited.

EDA Tech Forum Coming Soon to a City Near You
EDA Tech Forum, a key technical and networking resource for the electronics engineering community, announced its 2007 worldwide event series. With 18 free one-day conferences scheduled for North America, Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim, the EDA Tech Forum will deliver a wealth of technical information to help electronics engineers tackle today’s toughest design challenges.

Mentor Connects Developers to SPI Bus with Nucleus SPI Software
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that the Nucleus(r) Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) software is now available for embedded systems developers requiring access to on-board peripherals connected via the SPI bus. Device manufacturers are always looking for ways to lower costs, and the SPI (pronounced “spy”) bus meets the connection needs of many embedded devices at a lower cost than competing technologies.

Emerson Introduces EMC6000 Full-Featured Production MicroTCA Systems
Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) new Embedded Computing business, formerly Artesyn Communication Products, announced its first production MicroTCA system, the EMC6000 series. Available in 12- and 24-slot versions, the EMC6000 Series features a high-speed switched fabric, an innovative air flow design that enhances cooling and reliability, and platform management software that greatly simplifies and speeds initial system bring up and configuration.

Vector Fields Unveils Electromagnetic Design Tool for Coaxial Devices
Vector Fields announces a novel electromagnetic design tool for coaxial devices such as connectors and attenuators. By providing two-dimensional electromagnetic simulation only, which is ideal for radially-symmetric RF components, the new tool eliminates fundamental barriers that have held back the adoption of CAE in this sector: the very high cost of conventional 3D electromagnetic software, and the long simulation times involved.

Microtune Ships Over 50 Million Tuner Chips
Microtune(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE), a supplier of innovative radio frequency (RF) silicon and systems solutions for the consumer electronics and broadband communications markets, announced that it has surpassed the significant milestone of shipping more than fifty-million MicroTuner(TM) chips. This achievement reconfirms the Company’s market position as a world-leading supplier of single-chip silicon TV tuners.

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