EDA News – 2007.07.10

Interra Jaguar Fronts VHDL for OneSpin 360 Tools
Interra Systems, a leading provider of EDA building blocks, methodologies, and services for SoC designers, announced successful integration and introduction of Jaguar(TM) as VHDL front-end to 360(TM) Module Verifier and 360(TM) EC Equivalence Checkers from OneSpin Solutions.

Army Selects Quantum3D for Virtual Squad Training System
Quantum3D(R), Inc., a leading provider of COTS, open architecture, realtime visual computing solutions, announced that the Company’s ExpeditionDI(TM) Immersive, Man-Wearable, Open Architecture, COTS Platform for Dismounted Infantry synthetic environment training and mission rehearsal has been fielded by the Project Manager for Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (PM CATT) within the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), as part of the Virtual Squad Training System (VSTS) deployed at the Battle Command Training Center (BCTC) Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Kontron Debuts Fanless, High Performance, Low-Maintenance Touch Screen
Kontron announces its new panel PC, the KPC-1500RT, a fanless, high performance and low-maintenance system with 15-inch resistive touch screen. This industrial grade platform is equipped with the Ultra Low Voltage Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor and Intel(R) 852GM/ICH4 chipset. With front panel designed to meet IP65 standards, the KPC-1500RT can operate in harsh industrial environments that require water and dust-proof solutions such as automation and other HMI markets. Offering an economical maintenance concept, the KPC-1500RT is designed using Kontron’s proven embedded computing and mobile technology.

Computers Boot from Flash with Addonics IDE to SD Adapter
Addonics Technologies announced an IDE to SD Adapter, which allows users to read/write as well as boot their system off multiple flash media types from the IDE port. The Addonics IDE to SD Adapter plugs directly to the IDE port for connection to the motherboard IDE channel.

Phoenix VPF2 VXS DSP Card Blends MPC8641D PowerPC, Dual Virtex-5 FPGAs
VMETRO announced the Phoenix VPF2, a rugged COTS DSP processing card which integrates a Freescale MPC8641D processor, two Xilinx(R) Virtex-5 FPGAs and a VXS based high-speed serial inter-connect fabric. The VPF2 tackles both high-bandwidth pre-processing and sophisticated back-end processing in one 6U VME64/VITA 41 product for demanding DSP applications such as real-time video processing, surveillance, radar and other applications that demand the highest levels of flexibility and performance.

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Digi Unveils XTend, XStream RF Modems, XPress Ethernet Bridge
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) introduced the XTend(TM) and XStream(TM) radio frequency (RF) modems, and the XPress(TM) Ethernet Bridge. These stand-alone wireless modems operate within the industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio frequency bands and require no configuration to provide a reliable wireless link out of the box. Their outstanding receiver sensitivity provides robust communications even in the presence of interference. The new wireless modems are based on and compatible with MaxStream’s stand-alone radio modem product line and are complementary to Digi’s recently launched Drop-in Networking solutions that provide device connectivity where wired infrastructure does not exist or satisfy customer needs.

Opal-RT Launches eMEGAsim for Electromagnetic Transients Simulation
Pushing the boundaries of multi-core computing, Opal-RT, a leading provider of distributed real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems, announces eMEGAsim, a distributed, parallel computing solution for real-time simulation of electromagnetic transients in power systems. Based on Intel processors, eMEGAsim combines RT-LAB, and FPGA technology to obtain simulation time steps below 250 nanoseconds, a requirement for simulating the very fast electromagnetic transients encountered in power systems. eMEGAsim is designed for real-time simulation, integration and hardware-in-the-loop testing of protection devices and power electronic controllers to ensure the security of large power systems. It is also used for system design, training and research.

Analog Devices, TSMC Team on 65nm Process for SoftFone Baseband Processor
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) announced a significant accomplishment in their longstanding relationship. With the application of TSMC’s 65nm process technology to ADI’s SoftFone(R) baseband processors, designs will benefit from lower cost and better power efficiency—important considerations for advanced multimedia applications in wireless handsets.

Nallatech Ships BenADC 3G COTS FPGA Module to S2
Nallatech, the domain expert in high-performance FPGA computing solutions, announced the first customer shipment of the recently introduced BenADC 3G(TM) COTS FPGA product. S2 Corporation has taken delivery of the BenADC 3G for the development and testing of a new generation of ultra-wideband sensor technology for RADAR, LADAR and spectral analysis applications.

Xilinx Rolls Out Integrated Software Environment WebPACK 9.2i
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX ) announced immediate availability of Integrated Software Environment (ISE(TM)) WebPACK(TM) 9.2i — the latest version of the company’s free downloadable programmable logic design suite. The 9.2i version includes all the features and enhancements of Xilinx ISE Foundation(TM) 9.2i software with full support for optional embedded, digital signal processing (DSP) and real-time debug design flows. ISE WebPACK 9.2i software expands development options for FPGA designers with support for Microsoft Windows Vista. ISE WebPACK 9.2i is the only complete FPGA design suite offering a free, downloadable solution, with RTL simulation, for Microsoft Windows Vista as well as Microsoft Windows XP and Linux.