EDA News – 2007.08.07

AXIOMTEK Introduces PANEL6100 10.4-inch Industrial Flat Panel Monitor
AXIOMTEK, a leading supplier of applied computing platforms for advanced communication, industrial and human machine interface applications, is pleased to introduce an ultra slim & super compact industrial LCD monitor, PANEL6100, which equips 10.4-inch high brightness (230 nits) SVGA LCD and supports multi-signal interfaces including DVI, VGA, S-Video, and Video. Featuring NEMA4/IP65 compliant front bezel, screw-type adaptor plug, and 12/24V DC-In means it is fit for all kinds of industrial environments. The PANEL6100 is mainly to design for POI, HMI, transportation applications, and more. Plug and play convenience offers easy setup and maintenance; on-screen control allows quick customization of the display to match user preferences.

ABI Research, FierceTelecom Host Fixed-Mobile Convergence Webinar
At 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time on August 21, ABI Research and co-sponsor FierceTelecom will present a Webinar entitled “The Landscape for Fixed-Mobile Convergence.” This Webinar will feature in-depth analysis of key fixed-mobile convergence market trends and forecasts. It will specifically examine how the various solutions for fixed-mobile convergence fit together, including the mass-market FMC solutions currently being deployed, and how, from a hardware platform perspective, dual-mode Wi-Fi-enabled handsets will compete with femtocells in the race to capture fixed voice services.

Wind River Supports Raza XLR, XLS Multi-Core, Multi-Thread Processors
RMI(R), a leading supplier of processors for communications and consumer applications, announced Wind River’s support for its XLR and XLS Processor families, a series of multi-core, multi-threaded general purpose processors for communications, networking, wireless and security applications. Wind River is currently supporting RMI’s Scalable Processor Solutions (XLR Processor(TM) and XLS Processor(TM)) in the Wind River(R) Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition 1.4 and VxWorks(R) 5.x products.

NI Unveils PXI Products with 600 MB/s Sustained Data Streaming
Engineers can use the newest National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) PXI products to sustain higher data streaming rates than ever before possible with an industry-standard test and measurement platform. The combination of these new PXI products, based on the PXI Express specification, include modular instruments, an embedded controller and RAID hard drive arrays, offers sustained hard drive recording and playback at 600 MBytes/s. With these new data streaming capabilities, engineers can achieve higher sustained acquisition and generation rates, reduce test times and meet new application challenges. Previous data streaming applications required dedicated, proprietary systems typically costing tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Stonestreet One Joins Tensilica Xtensions Partner Network
Tensilica(R), Inc. announced that Stonestreet One(R), a leading embedded wireless software company, has joined its Xtensions(TM) partner network as a Design Center partner. Stonestreet One brings considerable expertise in short-range wireless technologies including Bluetooth, 802.11, WiMedia UWB (Ultra Wide Band), and Certified Wireless USB from the USB-IF to new wireless customer designs using the Xtensa(R) configurable processor.

Radvision Releases IMS SIP Developer Suite 5.0
RADVISION (Nasdaq: RVSN), a leading provider of video network infrastructure and developer tools for unified visual communications over IP, 3G, and emerging next-generation IMS networks, announced the release and general availability of the SIP Developer Suite version 5.0. The SIP Developer Suite is a highly versatile development tool for building all types of IMS or non-IMS SIP applications, ranging from high-end infrastructure SIP systems to compact embedded devices. The SIP Developer Suite provides high performance, feature-rich functionality with high flexibility, customizability and extensibility.

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Sensicast Integrates SensiNet Wireless Sensor Network with NI LabVIEW
Sensicast(R) Systems, the world’s leading provider of turnkey wireless sensor network systems, announced enhanced support and integration of its award-winning SensiNet product line for National Instruments LabVIEW. For more than 20 years, NI LabVIEW has been a powerful graphical development environment for data acquisition, instrument control and industrial automation.

RapidIO Trade Association Announces Munich, Paris Design Summits
Ensuring that design engineers have access to practical, up-to-date information on the state of RapidIO(R) while maximizing the value of business travel, The RapidIO Trade Association’s Munich and Paris Global RapidIO Design Summits will be on September 17th and 20th respectively, taking place immediately before and after the AdvancedTCA Summit Europe to be held just outside of Paris. The Munich Global RapidIO Design Summits will be held at Innside Hotel and the Paris forum at Novotel Paris Vaugirard Hotel, both from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration for these highly anticipated events is now open, and space is limited.

NI LabVIEW 8.5 Simplifies Multicore, FPGA Application Development
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced LabVIEW 8.5, the latest version of the graphical system design platform for test, control and embedded system development. Building on nearly 10 years of investment in multithreading technology, LabVIEW 8.5 simplifies multicore as well as FPGA-based application development with its intuitive parallel dataflow language. As processor manufacturers look to parallel multicore architectures for performance improvements, LabVIEW 8.5 running on these new processors can deliver faster test throughput, more efficient processor-intensive analysis and more reliable real-time systems on dedicated processor cores. LabVIEW 8.5 also extends the LabVIEW platform further into embedded and industrial applications with the new statechart design module for modeling and implementing system behavior as well as new I/O libraries and analysis functions for industrial monitoring and control.

MathStar Creates HD MPEG-2 Encoder IP Core for Arrix FPOA
MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, announced the availability of the company’s high definition MPEG-2 Encoder IP Core for the Arrix field programmable object array (FPOA). The intellectual property (IP) core currently supports high definition 720p resolutions at 60 frames per second as well as all standard definition formats. MathStar’s MPEG-2 Encoder IP Core was co-developed with Adaptive Micro-Ware, a leader in video technology solutions and a member of MathStar’s Certified Design Center (CDC) program.

Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGAs Support 400 Mbps DDR2 SDRAM Interface
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced support for a 400 Mbps DDR2 SDRAM interface (DDR2-400) with its proven low-cost 90 nm Spartan(TM)-3A and Spartan(TM)-3AN FPGAs. Designers can download a free hardware verified reference design providing quick implementation of a 400 Mbps DDR2 SDRAM interface. The reference design complements the company’s comprehensive suite of development kits and software tools offered to assist customers in memory interface implementations. DDR2 SDRAM interfaces are widely used in applications such as low-cost video and networking.

Virage Logic Acquires Ingot Systems
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), announced the entrance into an agreement to acquire privately held Ingot Systems, Inc., a leading provider of critical functional IP and design services to the semiconductor industry. The planned acquisition will expand Virage Logic’s ability to serve the company’s chosen market by adding new products and services required in the rapid development of System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits to Virage Logic’s current family of memory compilers, logic libraries and related development tools. The proposed acquisition is an all-cash transaction and is expected to be accretive (non-GAAP) beginning in early fiscal year 2008. The transaction is expected to close by August 15, 2007.