EDA News – 2007.08.28

Cambridge Extends picoChip’s Reference Design for 3G Home Basestation
Cambridge Consultants has designed a cellular basestation radio based on a consumer-grade handset component, to support picoChip’s reference design for the 3G femtocell market. The radio extends picoChip’s reference design for a 3G home basestation, providing developers with an exceptionally low cost implementation for a global market that is expected to grow to 100 million units per annum within a few years. Femotcell products allow cellular operators to counter the competitive technologies of UMA (Universal Mobile Access) and VoWiFi (voice-over-WiFi), with the added advantage of allowing customers to use their existing standard cellular handsets.

KCEI to Resell Concurrent ImaGen, iHawk Solutions in South Korea
Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of real-time Linux(R) operating systems, software and integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced that KCEI Co. Ltd. (KCEI) has been named an authorized Value-Added Reseller in South Korea for Concurrent ImaGen(TM) visual servers and iHawk(TM) real-time multiprocessing solutions. ImaGen and iHawk platforms feature Concurrent’s RedHawk(TM) Linux(R) real-time operating system and software tools.

Avago Announces 17 Gbps SerDes Performance in 65nm CMOS Process
Avago Technologies announced it has proven 17 Gbps SerDes performance in 65nm CMOS technology. Continuing its legacy of embedded SerDes leadership, Avago’s current generation represents a reduction in power and area of up to 25 percent. With close to 45 million SerDes channels shipped, Avago has established a solid track record of delivering reliable, high-performance IP and now continues to push ASIC design limits by validating 17 Gbps SerDes in 65 nm.

National Instruments, LEGO Update MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Software
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) and the LEGO Group announced the latest software update for the popular LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics invention system. Powered by the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical programming environment, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT software Version 1.1 now provides support for the Windows Vista operating system and Intel-based Macintosh computers in addition to improving memory usage on the NXT Intelligent Brick.

OCP-IP Collaborates with Nexus on Debug Solutions Standards
OCP-IP and the NEXUS 5001(TM) Forum jointly announce a collaboration agreement that will allow more rapid creation of debug solutions. Collaboration will ensure an improved and more integrated on-chip debug tools solution for SoC, S/W and IP. By working together, Nexus and OCP-IP will enable their respective members to develop aligned and more unified end to end debug solutions.

MontaVista Embedded Linux Application Debugging Webinars
MontaVista(R) Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux(R) for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, has scheduled three educational webinars demonstrating embedded Linux application debugging. Information and registration for the sessions is available online. Webinar attendees will see a live demonstration of the MontaVista DevRocket(TM) integrated development environment. The presentation will show how the DevRocket Eclipse(TM) plug-in can help companies develop superior software applications ahead of their competition.

Dune Networks Unveils SPAUI Code for Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs
Dune Networks, a leading provider of networking devices for Data Center, Enterprise and Carrier Ethernet platforms announced the availability of SPAUI code for Altera Corporation’s Stratix II GX FPGAs. The two companies worked closely together to ensure SPAUI interoperability between Dune’s Next Generation devices and Altera’s Stratix II GX FPGA family with embedded multi-gigabit transceivers.

Altera Rolls Out EP3SL150 65nm Stratix III FPGA
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced the shipment of the EP3SL150, the first member of its 65-nm Stratix(R) III FPGA family. Featuring 150K logic elements and delivering the lowest power consumption of any high-density, high-performance programmable logic device, the EP3SL150 is ideal for a broad range of applications such as high performance computing, next-generation basestations, network infrastructure, and advanced imaging equipment.

Xilinx to Showcase Solutions at International Broadcasting Convention
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions for enabling broadcast applications will be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), September 7-11, 2007 in Amsterdam. Xilinx will conduct live demonstrations of its solutions including video and audio connectivity, video over IP, an advanced video development platform, and JPEG2000 CODECs.

VMETRO Expands Capabilities by Acquiring Micro Memory
VMETRO and Micro Memory, LLC announce that VMETRO has acquired 100% of the shares of Micro Memory. VMETRO is a leading provider of embedded computing, data recording, storage and protocol analyzer products for over 20 years. Micro Memory, a privately held U.S. based company with headquarters in Chatsworth, California, has provided high performance board-level products for streaming signal and image processing, real time data acquisition, memory nodes, and Enterprise Network Storage for over 30 years.