News – 2007.02.07 – Early Edition

Encirq Names Deborah Goslin as Chief Executive Officer
Encirq Corporation, the global leader in device data management and the creator of DeviceSQL, announced that its board of directors has appointed Deborah Goslin as the company’s chief executive officer. Chartered with leading the company through its next phase of rapid growth in the burgeoning device data management market, Goslin succeeds founder Mark Vogel who will continue as a strategic advisor and member of Encirq’s board of directors.

System Interconnect Fabrics: Ethernet Versus RapidIO White Paper
A white paper, System Interconnect Fabrics: Ethernet Versus RapidIO(R) Technology, released by the RapidIO(R) Trade Association and by Freescale Semiconductor Corporation, concludes that for many embedded applications, RapidIO technology outperforms Ethernet. The paper offers embedded designers a detailed technology comparison that will prove invaluable as they design and specify standards for next-generation applications. The paper, authored by Greg Shippen, system architect for Freescale Semiconductor’s Digital Systems Division, NCSG and a member of the RapidIO Trade Association’s Technical Working Group and Steering Committee, is available on the RapidIO web site.

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Unveils Rugged RES-110 Ethernet Switch
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a leading provider of embedded military and commercial solutions, expands their already extensive line of network products with the introduction of the rugged RES-110 Layer 2 and 3 managed Ethernet switch.

NI Rolls Out New PXI Embedded Controllers
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced a family of PXI, PXI Express and PXI real-time embedded controllers based on the 2.16 GHz dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7400. The NI PXI-8106 and NI PXIe-8106 controllers deliver a performance improvement of more than 100 percent compared to systems running traditional single-core processors. With two cores, or computing engines, in one processor, the new PXI and PXI Express controllers can simultaneously execute two computing tasks.

Xilinx to Showcase Programmable Logic Solutions at 3GSM
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions for the communications infrastructure and handset markets will be showcased at the 3GSM World Congress, February 12-15, 2007 in Barcelona.

NXP Introduces Nexperia Cellular Linux System for 3G Handsets
NXP, the newly independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced the availability of the Linux open source operating system for its 3G mobile phone system solution. Working in collaboration with Purple Labs, a French design company offering fully integrated solutions for mobile communication products, NXP has launched the Nexperia(TM) cellular system solution 7210 with Linux for 3G handsets. Not having the additional cost and complexity of integrating a dedicated application processor, manufacturers will be able to enjoy the time-to-market advantages of using a high level operating system. Operators will also be able to provide a stable and powerful, yet cost effective platform to offer new connected services.

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