EDA News – 2007.09.05

LSI Acquires Tarari for $85 Million
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tarari, Inc., for approximately $85 million in cash. Tarari is an award winning, privately held maker of silicon and software that provides content and application awareness in packet and message processing, enabling a new class of advanced security and network control for service provider and enterprise networks. Tarari is based in San Diego, Calif. and has approximately 45 employees.

LUXE.TV Selects ATEME’s Kyrion H.264 Compression Solution
ATEME(TM) SA, an acknowledged leader in standards-based video compression solutions, announced that international luxury network LUXE.TV (Luxembourg) has chosen ATEME’s Kyrion(TM) hardware-based H.264 compression solution for its HD transmissions. LUXE.TV selected ATEME and Kyrion encoding to enable the best-quality picture and audio for worldwide distribution of their programs. LUXE.TV is the first international network to be fully produced in High Definition and exclusively dedicated to the Luxury world. Viewed throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia LUXE.TV is broadcast in both High and Standard Definition and covers 6 luxury sectors:

OEMs Target Commercial OSs
Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) indicates that Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs’) previous development projects using no formal or in-house developed OSs are targets for migration to commercial OS platforms. According to Stephen Balacco, Director of VDC’s Embedded Software Practice, “New development projects represent an opportunity for commercial embedded OS suppliers to capture these OEMs as they look to address increasing functionality that incorporates more powerful silicon and requires evaluation of competing alternative commercial solutions, rather than continue to use in-house developed and or no formal OS environments.”

Tensilica, Tallika Unveil Configurable Secure SOC FPGA/ASIC Platform
Tallika Corporation and Tensilica(R), Inc. announced the Configurable Secure SOC FPGA/ASIC Platform based on Tensilica’s Xtensa(R) Processor. This fully verified and silicon proven hardware/software platform is ideal for any design team that needs a full implementation of RSA (including encryption, decryption, and key-pair generation acceleration) and/or an SOC with integrated hardware security functions.

XJTAG Boundary Scan Development System Improves Debug, Test for ARM
XJTAG announced that ARM (LSE:ARM) (Nasdaq:ARMHY) has selected the XJTAG boundary scan development system to improve and speed up the process of debugging and testing its range of ARM(R) RealView(R) development hardware tools, which include high-density, multi-layer development boards.

Wind River Support Center Achieves SCP Certification
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced that Wind River’s North America Support Operations Center has achieved certification for the second year running under the Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification program. SCP Certification sets the services best practices standard by quantifying the effectiveness of customer support based upon a stringent set of performance standards. As the only device software or embedded Linux vendor to achieve SCP certification, Wind River earned this recognition after successfully completing a two-day thorough audit of the processes and metrics at its Alameda, California-based Support Center.

Mentor Graphics Introduces PCIe Controller, AMBA Bridge IPs
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) announced availability of PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) Controller and AMBA(R) Bridge intellectual property (IP) solutions for the rapid and cost-effective integration into ASIC and System-On-Chip (SoC) platforms. Featuring a complete suite of PCIe Controllers, including X1 (1-lane), X2 (2-lane), X4 (4-lane), X8 (8-lane) and X16 (16-lane) options, the solutions also include AMBA 3 AXI(TM) and AMBA 2 AHB(TM) Bridges to standard on-chip buses.

XenSource Launches XenExpress OEM Edition for Embedded Virtualization
XenSource, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class virtualization solutions based on the high-performance open source Xen hypervisor, announced XenExpress(TM) OEM Edition, a new embedded virtualization platform targeted at server vendors and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). XenExpress OEM Edition enables OEMs to include a full virtualization platform as an integrated component of every server, pre-installed in system flash or on the hard disk. The new product enables the server to boot with multiple BIOS partitions at system power-on, making it ready to install and manage virtual machines. XenExpress OEM Edition offers flexible management interfaces, and full interoperability with both the Microsoft and VMware virtual machine formats.