EDA News – 2007.06.07

Option to Optimize Wireless Module for Intel-Based Mobile Internet Device
Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OPNVY), the wireless technology company, announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) to optimize WWAN modules for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) based on Intel’s low power technologies. Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) are a new category of truly mobile consumer devices that deliver full Internet experience on the go. These MIDs rely on ubiquitous wireless connectivity and anytime internet access to deliver range of usages around communication, entertainment and information.

Mercury Computer Systems, P.A. Semi Team on PWRficient Processor
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of computing solutions for data-intensive applications, and P.A. Semi, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company delivering high-performance, low-power processors, announced a collaboration to deploy the dual-core PA6T-1682M PWRficient(TM) processor as part of multicomputer product offerings from Mercury.

CSR Offers Multi-Microphone Option for BlueCore5-Multimedia
CSR (LSE:CSR) announced that it is now able to offer multi-microphone configuration for Bluetooth headsets via its partnership with Dynamic Hearing. Available on CSR’s BlueCore-Multimedia platform, Dynamic Hearing’s ATLAS software library suite has been expanded to incorporate a multi-microphone option, called VoiceField, bringing an extremely clean transmit signal in headset environments.

Microsoft .NET Micro Framework Ports to Analog Devices’ Blackfin
Microsoft Corp. and Analog Devices Inc. announced that they are further expanding options for embedded developers through the porting of the Microsoft(R).NET Micro Framework to Analog Devices’ Blackfin processors. Developers of resource-constrained portable devices offering multimedia and other specialty applications will for the first time be able to use Microsoft’s field-proven productivity tools, .NET and Visual Studio(R), with the Blackfin processor, speeding the design of small-footprint, low-power embedded systems.

Pepper Linux Supports Intel-Based Mobile Internet Devices
Pepper Computer, Inc. announced Pepper Linux support for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) based on Intel low-power processors and chipsets. Pepper Linux is one of the Linux(R) solutions that provide a truly simple user experience for real Internet and media access on MIDs. Pepper Linux will be ready to ship to OEMs and ODMs in the Fall of 2007.

Antenova Rolls Out Next Generation GPS RF Antenna Module
Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna solutions company, announced the general availability of the second generation of their industry leading GPS RADIONOVA(R) RF Antenna Module for embedded GPS applications. Antenova further announced their industry leading GPS RF Antenna Modules are being designed into GPS enabled handheld consumer products to be available for Christmas 2007.