EDA News – 2007.03.20

Avago Debuts Industrial Magnetic Encoders for Angular Detection
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, announced a new series of compact non-contact magnetic encoders for use in industrial applications that operate in harsh conditions. Avago’s AEAT-60xx series of magnetic encoders provide designers with a reliable, cost-effective and easy to use integrated solution for angular detection within 360-degrees. Moreover, this magnetic encoder is ideal for use by designers of industrial flow meters, knob controls and a variety of other rotary encoder applications where space is limited.

3G Femtocells to Accelerate Fixed–Mobile Substitution
Among the many technologies that are hyped as the ‘next big thing’ in the cellular industry, indoor base stations (often referred to as femtocells) are set to cause fundamental changes and will drive fixed–mobile substitution, according to a new report, Picocells and Femtocells: will indoor base stations transform the telecoms industry?, published by Analysys, the global advisers on telecoms, IT and media.

Telelogic Unveils DOORS Fastrak Web-based Requirements Management
Telelogic (STO:TLOG) announced a new requirements definition and management solution that is optimized for the needs of software development projects. Called Telelogic DOORS(R) Fastrak(TM), the new Web-based solution provides requirements definition and management for collaborative development projects with short delivery timelines.

NEC, Kineto Target Femtocell Market
NEC Corporation (NEC), a leading provider of 3G infrastructure and handsets, internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions and Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, announced that NEC will integrate Kineto’s UMA Network Controller (UNC) into NEC’s Home Gateway Solution.

Nokia Ranks First in Smartphone Market
According to the latest research on smartphone markets from ABI Research, Nokia has maintained its leadership position with a 56.4% share of the 70.9 million units shipped in 2006. Nokia sold 40 million smartphones in 2006, compared to 28.5 million in 2005. Motorola also had a strong 2006 and occupied the second position with 8.5% market share, driven by the success of its Linux-based devices in China, most notably the MING. At the same time, Symbian’s strong position in the smartphone operating system market is under continued and increasing threat.

QualCore Logic to Develop Analog IP Cores for BiTMICRO
BiTMICRO(R) Networks, Inc., announced at the FOSE show in Washington, DC that it has partnered with QualCore Logic to develop a series of analog intellectual property (IP) cores for the development of its flash solid state disk drives (SSDs).

e-con Offers Windows Embedded CE 6.0 BSP for Sirius Platform
e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 BSP on Sirius reference platform. The Sirius platform features 3.5″ LCD with touch screen and includes a range of I/O and expansion slot including CompactFlash(R) connectors and a SD/MMC connector that can be used to add WiFi Connectivity or additional memory, USB host (2) and client (1), 2 Serial Ports, 10/100 Ethernet, Blue tooth and Audio in/out. For storage the platform consists of 8 gigabit of NAND flash and provides file system support on the same on Windows CE. Added to this Sirius has an external camera module which has drivers for Windows CE 6.0.

SDC to Showcase SEmulation for FPGA Development at Embedded Masterclass
Embedded tools and software specialist, SDC Systems, is to exhibit and present a new range of FPGA development technology at the Embedded Masterclass on the 3rd May. Consisting of hardware development platforms for a range of Altera FPGA’s and a new simulation technology, SDC claims that this new FPGA technology will shorten development time and offer higher design security for lower cost.

ESLX Joins VaST’s Galaxy SystemC Network
VaST Systems, the technology leader in embedded design, announced that ESLX, Inc. has joined its Galaxy network of SystemC service providers. VaST’s Galaxy Network provides SystemC training and services to help customers ramp their engineering competency in SystemC based system level design. ESLX is a consulting services company specializing in system level hardware and software design methodologies.