News – 2007.06.29 – Early Edition

ZTE Selects Ansoft Solution for Signal, Power Integrity
Ansoft Corporation (NASDAQ:ANST) announced a strategic partnership with ZTE Corporation (000063.SZ, 0763.HK), China’s largest listed telecommunications equipment provider of customized network solutions for telecom carriers worldwide. Using Ansoft signal and power integrity analysis software, ZTE engineers are now able to predict radiated emissions and induced interference from printed circuit boards (PCBs) and to examine multiple PCBs within a cabinet to determine trends for system-level emission. The new design methodology has allowed ZTE to eliminate expensive build-test-repeat iterations in their design cycle.

Gleichmann Announces NEC’s 32-bit V850E/IF3, V850E/IG3 MCUs
NEC Electronics’ (distribution: Gleichmann Electronics) two new 3-phase control device families, V850E/IF3 and V850E/IG3, open up all kinds of new application possibilities. Key features of these devices, based on the 32-bit V850E1 core, include two integrated 16-bit 3-phase timers with 6-phase PWM output function. These allow controlling two 3-phase motors simultaneously and independently. These devices also incorporate other key features for optimized motor control, such as dead time generation and direct shut down for power transistor protection. The PWM frequency is freely selectable; the duty-cycle adjustable between 0% and 100%. The pwm-registers are written via an additional series buffer register. A reduction in CPU load is achieved by means of intelligent interrupt management respectively interrupt filtering. Power factor correction (PFC) is easily implemented with additional timers.

Curtiss Wright SVME/DMV-184 PowerPC 8641 SBC Available from Mistral
Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space, announced the availability of the SVME/DMV-184 from Curtiss Wright Controls Embedded Computing which combines the performance and the advanced I/O capabilities of the Freescale 8641 processor with an extensive I/O complement providing a highly capable processing platform for a wide range of embedded military/aerospace applications.

Scalado, OmniVision Make Camera Phones More User-Friendly
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a world leading supplier of CMOS image sensors for high-volume applications, and Scalado, a leader in mobile imaging software solutions for fast and memory efficient image processing, announced a technology collaboration poised to significantly improve the camera phone user experience.

ACT/Technico, Interface Concept Debut New COTS Graphics PMC
Interface Concept and ACT/Technico have unveiled a new high performance COTS graphics PMC, the IC-GRA-PMCa. Built around the Carmine MB86297 GPU, which is the third generation of high-end graphics products developed by Fujitsu; the new IC-GRA- PMCa is an IEEE 1386-compliant PMC dedicated to mission critical embedded applications.

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TSMC Features Apache’s Products in Reference Flow 8.0
Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power sign-off and complete silicon integrity platform solutions for system-on-chip (SoC), analog-intellectual property (IP), and system designs, announced that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Reference Flow 8.0 includes Apache’s: RedHawk-ALP for power integrity of switched memory and on-chip low drop-out (LDO) voltage regulators, Sahara-PTE for thermal integrity including stacked chips, Sentinel-CPM for IC-system power integrity.

Agilent Announces 1U LXI-Compliant Power Meter
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the world’s first LXI-compliant power meter. This slim, compact power meter is just 1U high and supports LAN-based automated measurements of peak, peak-to-average ratio and average power. Its small size and ability to operate without shared power supplies, cardcages or system controllers enables a lower startup cost for an automated test system.

Agilent Creates WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced its WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005. This breakthrough drive-testing capability for its network optimization test platform enables WiMAX network equipment manufacturers and service providers to authenticate the actual subscriber experience in real-world WiMAX environments. This capability allows manufacturers to develop faster and more reliable WiMAX-enabled products.

TSMC Reference Flow 8 Features Altos’ Variety Statistical Static Timing
Altos Design Automation Inc. announced that TSMC Reference Flow 8.0 includes Altos’ statistical timing model generator Variety(tm). Reference Flow 8.0 supports 45nm process technology and is the latest generation of TSMC’s design methodology intended to increase yields, lower risks and reduce design margins. The new flow includes support for the creation of libraries to enable statistical static timing analysis (SSTA).

Microchip Introduces MCP140X Single-Output MOSFET Drivers
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the MCP1401 and MCP1402 (MCP140X) single-output MOSFET drivers. The inverting MCP1401 and non-inverting MCP1402 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 0.5A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V – 18V. They have excellent latch-up immunity and are available in miniature, 2 mm x 3 mm DFN and 5-pin SOT-23 packages.