News – 2007.08.16 – Early Edition

Sealevel Reveals Test Results for Multiport USB to Serial Adapter Designs
“We were stunned at the performance difference between brands of multi-port USB to serial adapters,” states Earle Foster, VP Sales & Marketing for Sealevel Systems. So, the company arranged a lab test to determine why performance varied so dramatically. The testing revealed that design architecture is the critical element. The two basic design architectures were termed “shared throughput” and “dedicated USB UART.”

Vishay Announces 1.2-V Power MOSFETs with On-Resistance
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced the industry’s first power MOSFETs with on-resistance ratings at a 1.2-V gate-to-source voltage, a move that will help designers simplify power management circuitry while extending battery run times in portable electronic systems.

DVCon 2008 Call for Paper, Panel, Tutorial Proposals
The 2008 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, is now accepting paper, panel and tutorial submissions. DVCon 2008 will be held February 19-21, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. “DVCon has grown to become the premier conference for design and functional verification,” commented Stephen Bailey, 2008 General Chair. “Attendance at DVCon 2007 exceeded all expectations and we anticipate continued attendance growth this year. DVCon is the place to learn what is new in methodology, tools and technology for addressing design and verification productivity and quality.”

Aeroflex Test Solutions Opens Center in Singapore
Aeroflex has opened a new regional service centre in Singapore that enables Aeroflex Test Solutions to provide instrument service support to its customers within the major growth markets in Asia. “This is yet another step in our commitment of supporting customers globally. This strategy includes worldwide service centres that mirror our customers’ design, manufacturing and distribution centres,” said Ryan Panos, vice president of sales, ATS, Aeroflex, Inc.

Real Time Logic Rolls Out Next Generation BarracudaDrive
David Burgess, Software Manager of Real Time Logic (the world leader in device management software and remote access tools), announced the availability of the second generation BarracudaDrive advanced remote access software. Some of the highlights of BarracudaDrive’s many features are:

Embedded Systems Conference Boston Features Product Teardowns
CMP Technology announced its highly anticipated series of live product teardowns and other special events at the 2007 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, running September 18 to the 21 at the Hynes Convention Center. These product teardowns will give conference attendees unprecedented insight into the inner workings of today’s hottest technologies that push the boundaries of system design.

MathWorks Reveals Plans for AIAA Conferences
The MathWorks, the world’s leading developer of software for technical computing and Model-Based Design for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education, will present a tutorial on modeling, tuning, and optimizing multi-loop control systems in Simulink(R).