Gemalto, NXP Team on SIM-enabled Near Field Communication Solutions
Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, and NXP Semiconductors, the independent company founded by Philips, announced their collaboration on SIM-enabled Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions based on the Single Wire Protocol (SWP). Both companies will together define and develop SIM products for SWP-based solutions to ensure interoperability with MIFARE technology as well as other widely deployed contactless protocols. This agreement will enable the industry to rapidly address the growing demand for NFC-based applications among telecom operators, service providers and consumers.
Cellular Machine-to-Machine Communications Market to Quadruple
ABI Research forecasts that revenues for cellular M2M communication services will rise from approximately $2 billion in 2006 to more than $8 billion in 2012. A new study by the firm describes a landscape of cellular M2M service providers that shows increasing variety in its business models. Senior analyst Sam Lucero says the research identifies three classes of providers, each offering a different mix of capabilities. “Traditional mobile network operators (MNOs), mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), and a small number of specialized M2M mobile operators (MMOs) all face specific challenges and opportunities in delivering this emerging technology.”
ASSET, Agilent Partner for Integrated in-Circuit, JTAG Test Solution
ASSET InterTech Inc., an international leader in boundary-scan (JTAG/IEEE 1149.1) test and in-system programming (ISP) and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced an extension of their long-standing joint sales, marketing and licensing agreement under which ASSET’s ScanWorks(R) JTAG system has been integrated into Agilent’s 3070, Medalist i5000 and the newer i3070 in-circuit test (ICT) systems as the preferred JTAG solution.
ITOX Introduces G7B630-NRM-G Long Life ATX Motherboard with RAID
ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products, announced the introduction of the G7B630-NRM-G motherboard supporting Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad processors. This high-performance ATX form factor board is designed specifically for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform. Utilizing the Intel(R) Q965 Express chipset with ICH8DO Southbridge, this product has guaranteed availability through December 2011. The LGA775 socket supports a wide range of Intel Embedded Architecture processors, including the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad processor, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor and Intel(R) Celeron(R) D processor.
Measurement Computing Rolls Out Multifunction USB Data Acquisition Products
Measurement Computing announced the release of three new 1-MHz, 16-bit multifunction USB data acquisition devices, and a cost- saving expansion module for high channel count applications. The USB-1616HS, the USB-1616HS-2, and the USB-1616HS-4 deliver outstanding performance with synchronous analog, digital, and frequency I/O in one compact package. The AI-EXP48 plug-in expansion module coupled with any of the USB-1616HS series modules can quadruple the analog input channel count.
Tundra Tsi568A Serial RapidIO Switch Interconnects DSPs for Huawei
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX: TUN ), a global leader in System Interconnect, has been selected by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, to provide Serial RapidIO(R) Switches to enable Huawei’s next generation production systems.
Xilinx AccelDSP, System Generator Improve DSP Performance by 38%
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its DSP development tools now deliver up to a 38 percent faster Fmax performance for multi-rate DSP designs and improved ease of use. With the release of version 9.2 of the AccelDSP(TM) synthesis tool and System Generator for DSP, the development tool component of the Xilinx(R) XtremeDSP(TM) solution, provides higher-levels of performance as well as a tighter integration between the two tools to simplify the FPGA design flow for developers who use both the MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R) modeling environments concurrently.
Intel Shifts Embedded NOR Flash Memory Products to 65nm Process
To support its embedded technology customers, Intel Corporation announced plans to extend its embedded NOR flash products to the 65-nanometer (nm) generation. According to the company, the move to 65nm process technology will provide price/performance balance and ensure support for extended product life cycles, both important factors to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) designing for embedded market segments. Intel’s 65nm products, which are typically used in consumer electronics devices, wired communications equipment and industrial applications, are expected to start sampling to customers in the first half of 2008.