EDA News – 2007.08.20

Ethernet Direct Unveils HUE-500S Compact Industrial Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, is pleased to launch HUE-500S, a new slim and compact 5-port Industrial Ethernet Switch. The HUE-500S is a ready plug-and-play solution for your Industrial Ethernet connection and works reliably under wide operating temperature of -10 to 70 deg C which has become Ethernet Direct’s standard offering. For applications requiring extended temperature, the HUE-500SE model operates reliably from -40 to 80 deg C.

Kontron Launches KUBE-8010 Fanless Industrial Box PC with Pentium M
Kontron, the leading Embedded Computing Technology provider, is proud to release its latest Fanless Box PC, the KUBE-8010. Designed specifically for space-constrained applications requiring high performance with fanless operation, the KUBE-8010 utilizes an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor up to 1.8GHz with Intel(R) 855GME/ICH4 chipset on a Mini-ITX main board. Its compact dimensions (80×188.7×300mm) computing power, and quiet reliable operation make the KUBE-8010 the ideal Box PC for complex tasks in limited space environments such as measurement, control, operations, and visualization.

Acrosser Introduces Fanless Industrial Computer for Vehicle Operation
Over the past few years increasing competition in the logistics and transportation industries have resulted in a number of developments for these companies. In addition, rising fuel costs have forced many to devise methods of more efficiently coordinating their shipping fleets. The question was how to get this technology into a small and rugged enough system to withstand 24 hour operation in sometimes harsh environmental conditions. The answer is the new Acrosser Fanless Industrial Computer AR-ES0831FL designed specifically for vehicle operation.

Unify Rolls Out SQLBase 11 Self-Recovering Embeddable Database
Unify Corp. (OTCBB:UFYC), a global provider of application modernization software to enable Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), announced the availability of SQLBase(R) 11. Building on its strength as a fully transactional, self-recovering embedded database, SQLBase 11 provides customers with a dramatic increase in concurrency, scalability and reporting performance.

NXP Creates First USB 2.0 Digital Headset Solution for Mobile Phones
Building on its leadership in the USB transceiver market, NXP Semiconductors (NXP), the independent company founded by Philips, launched a new solution to drive the standardization of USB 2.0 for portable consumer devices – the world’s first USB-driven digital audio headset solution, Nexperia(TM) PNX0161. The new solution from NXP leverages the USB 2.0 standard to shift the core audio streaming functions to the USB connector on the host device, alongside the existing battery charging and PC synchronization functions. This feeds the market trend for ultra-thin devices with a simplified design and a single standardized connection interface, enabling a marked reduction in bill-of-material costs and a quicker time to market.

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Embedded Linux World Tour Travels to 23 Cities in 9 Countries
MontaVista(R) Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux(R) for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, together with Freescale Semiconductor, Avnet, and EBV Elektronik announced the Embedded Linux World Tour 2007, a series of live seminars for device designers and developers across North America and Europe. Embedded Linux World Tour seminars will be presented in 23 cities in 9 countries between September 4 and November 15, 2007.

QuickLogic Adds AES, Digital Rights Management to IP Library
QuickLogic(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in lowest power programmable solutions, announced it has added a suite of digital rights management (DRM) security functions, including AES encryption, to the library of IP available for its programmable connectivity platforms. The technology greatly enhances time to market and time in market for handheld electronics products. It allows developers to extend the capability of their chosen embedded systems processor with both the security and peripheral interfaces they need, via a single low power consumption IC.

Cypress’s PSoC Express Supports Philips Lumileds Luxeon K2 Power LED
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) is making it easier than ever to design custom-color lighting systems with Luxeon(R) K2 power LEDs from Philips Lumileds. Using Cypress’s PSoC Express(TM) 3.0 visual design software, designers can simply input the selected Luxeon K2 device; select bin specifications through easy-to-use, drop-down menus; and choose a color – without having to write a single line of microcontroller code. Lighting designers no longer need to be experts in LED binning and temperature specifications. Instead they can focus on desired lighting effects, bringing solutions to market more quickly and efficiently.

Actel ProASIC3 FPGA Enables LYYN Video Processing Platform
Demonstrating the advanced innovation enabled by low-power, single-chip FPGA technology, Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that LYYN AB, a Swedish company specializing in video enhancement, has developed a hardware and software video processing platform enabled by the Actel ProASIC3 family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The solution “cleans” video footage to provide better visibility in the presence of such things as snow, fog, underwater silt and darkness. LYYN’s products are targeted for use in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and aircrafts (UAVs) as well as portable devices, such as underwater cameras and advanced surveillance systems.

Dongbu HiTek Selects Anchor Semiconductor’s NanoScope DFM Platform
Anchor Semiconductor, the pioneer and technology leader in design-for-manufacturing (DFM) solutions for controlling layout-to-silicon pattern transfer, and Dongbu HiTek (Dongbu), the biggest pure-play foundry in Korea, jointly announce the increased applications and long term commitment to Anchor’s NanoScope DFM Platform, after rigorous evaluation among multiple suppliers. Anchor and Dongbu will also cooperate in the development of advanced pattern defect management systems to speed up the post-RET/OPC verification process and yield ramp up through knowledge deposition and reuse utility.