EDA News – 2007.07.27

TerraWave Unveils Wi-Fi Enclosures for Hazardous, Extreme Environment
TerraWave Solutions, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TESS), announced the availability of indoor and outdoor enclosures for hazardous locations where critical health and safety standards apply. These durable enclosures are designed to house the Cisco 1200 and 1500 series access point and other wireless products.

Fairchild Debuts 1.1v Single-Bit Bi-Directional Voltage Translator
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) announces the FXLH1T45, the industry’s only single-bit bi-directional voltage translator with guaranteed operation from 1.1V to 3.6V, providing ease of design for ultra-portable, computing, communication and industrial applications. This single-bit bi-directional translator seamlessly interfaces processors to electronic subsystems operating at different voltage levels by providing both uni-directional and bi-directional translation between a variety of voltage levels. Its 1.1V operation makes the FXLH1T45 ideal for the low-power requirements of ultra-portable applications.

Oxford Semiconductor Introduces OXU931DS SATA Storage Controller
Oxford Semiconductor has announced the latest in its 93X family of next generation storage controllers. Bridging from USB2.0 and eSATA ports to the SATA II disk interface, the OXU931DS ensures high performance external storage connectivity for all current and emerging PC and Mac platforms.

ISMI Announces Speakers for Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness
Talks by ranking executives in the semiconductor industry, including Douglas Grose of AMD and Dan Hutcheson of VLSI Research, will highlight the 4th ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness here Oct. 24-25. Grose, senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain for AMD, will deliver the Symposium’s keynote address opening the Symposium at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Austin Airport Hilton. Grose is responsible for AMD’s manufacturing and technology operations and supply chain management on a global scale.

Intel Announces Open Source Project for Threading Building Blocks
Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks (TBB), a popular software C++ template library that simplifies the development of software applications running in parallel (key to any multicore computer), is now available as an open source project under the GNU General Public License version two (GPLv2) with the runtime exception. Intel TBB, as both an open source and fully supported commercial offering, makes parallelism more accessible for programmers and enables increased application performance on multi-core processors.

University of Michigan Drives Solar Car with Stahlin FormRight, ModRight
The University of Michigan Solar Car Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity and an entirely student-run organization, the purpose of which is to design, finance, build, and race a solar-powered vehicle in competitions around North America and the world. The team is dedicated to the development of its members as teammates, educators, and leaders, and to the education of the public about the potentials of alternative energy technology. Students who volunteer for the Solar Car Team are typically undergraduates, and they come from a wide range of academic disciplines, including majors within the College of Engineering, the Ross School of Business, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.