EDA News – 2007.08.27

Cross Match Orders More Quantum3D Thermite Tactical Visual Computers
Quantum3D(R), Inc., a leading provider of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual computing solutions, announced that the Company has received orders for and delivered over 100 additional Thermite(R) Tactical Visual Computers (TVCs) to Cross Match(R) Technologies for deployment with Cross Match’s Man-Wearable Multi-Modal Jump Kits. Since its initial deployment in 2006, the Multi-Modal Jump Kits Biometrics System has been used by the U.S. Navy to help identify persons of interest aboard vessels boarded during specified interception operations.

Renesas Announces 30 New R8C/Tiny 16-bit Microcontrollers
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced 30 new products in seven groups, a major expansion of the R8C/Tiny series of compact, high-performance 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with on-chip flash memory. Designed for applications such as electronic ballast, handheld power tools, and motor control, the devices in the R8C/2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 2J, 2K and 2L groups raise the total number of products in the R8C/Tiny series to 268 in 33 groups.

Action Engine Supports Windows Mobile 6.0 Powered Devices
Action Engine(R) Corporation, The On-Device Portal Company(TM), announced support for Windows Mobile 6.0 powered devices. This enables Action Engine’s media company and mobile operator customers to extend their on-device mobile services to some of the latest handsets on the market, including the recently released T-Mobile DASH and WING phones.

ThreadX Microcontroller Edition RTOS Supports Microchip PIC24, dsPIC
Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced the availability of Express Logic’s new ThreadX(R) Microcontroller Edition RTOS, “ThreadX(R)/MCU,” for the 16-bit PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC(R) digital signal controllers (DSCs) from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.

Aonix ObjectAda for Windows V8.4 Supports Vista, .NET 2005
Aonix(R), a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announced the release of ObjectAda for Windows V8.4. ObjectAda for Windows, the most popular commercial Ada development solution for Windows platforms, provides a complete enterprise-level environment for the development of Windows applications using the Ada programming language. This latest release now enables development on the Microsoft Windows Vista platform and lets developers use ObjectAda with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005 tools. ObjectAda for Windows also plugs seamlessly into the Eclipse environment.

LogicVision Rolls Out Latest Embedded SerDes Test Solution
LogicVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LGVN), a leading provider of test and yield learning capabilities for the semiconductor industry, announced major enhancements to its industry-leading embedded SerDes test solution to help customers cope with the cost and challenges of testing multi-channel, high-speed, serial I/Os. The new release provides more accurate measurements and the ability to perform bit error rate testing (BERT).

Actel’s ProASIC3 FPGAs Enable Magna’s Automotive Vision Systems
Delivering the low power, small footprint and reliability required in space-constrained automotive applications, Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) announced that Magna Electronics is designing automotive vision systems using Actel’s ProASIC3 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The low-power, single-chip ProASIC3 FPGAs satisfy the needs of applications with extreme space constraints and limited ventilation. In addition, the highly integrated solution allows advanced driver assistance systems to be developed more cost effectively.

Actel ProASIC3 FPGA Achieves AEC-Q100, Grade 2, Grade 1 Qualification
Giving automotive manufacturers a flexible, highly reliable alternative to costly and complex ASIC technology, Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that its low-power ProASIC3 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family has achieved AEC-Q100, Grade 2 and Grade 1 qualification—passing a series of critical stress tests designed to ensure the quality, reliability and endurance of semiconductors in automotive applications. Actel’s AEC-Q100, Grade 1 ProASIC3 devices represent the industry’s first FPGAs to achieve this quality level. The company also announced support for the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) – a process used by the automotive industry to ensure the availability of specific, in-depth documentation for all parts used in the automotive supply chain.

Edgeware Selects Altera FPGAs for Video-on-Demand Server
Edgeware AB is tapping into the performance and robust memory capabilities of Stratix(R) II and Cyclone(R) III FPGAs from Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) to achieve previously unattainable performance and scalability with its groundbreaking video-on-demand server Orbit 2x, the companies announced today. With Edgeware’s Orbit 2x server system, on-demand and interactive television service providers can deliver up to 20-Gbps output, streaming to as many as 8,192 concurrent viewers at the lowest cost per stream. These metrics are orders of magnitude better than those of competing systems, from a solution offering the market’s smallest footprint.