EDA News – 2007.09.06

Automatic Model Generation for MIPSsim Simulator Webinar
Carbon Design Systems(TM), the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of virtual hardware models will host a webinar on automatic model generation for the MIPSsim(TM) Instruction Set Simulation from MIPS(R) Technology.

IBASE Introduces IB940 Full-Size CPU Card with Intel Q965, Core 2 Duo
IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050), a leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and computers and member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, has launched its new IB940 full-size CPU card, responding to the need for stable and high speed performance required in the industrial computing environment. Designed with product longevity, the IB940 utilizes the latest Intel(R) Q965 chipset to support Intel’s Core(TM)2 Duo processors. Featuring front size bus of 533/800/1066MHz, PCI Express x16 graphics interface as well as PCI x1 I/O ports, the IB940 delivers 64-bit computing with faster access to peripheral I/O devices.

Mindspeed Technologies Acquires Ample Communications
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, announced that it entered into an agreement on Sept. 4, 2007 to acquire the product portfolio and intellectual property assets of Ample Communications, Inc., an innovative developer of Ethernet media access controller (MAC) products for carrier Ethernet aggregation applications.

Mistral Announces OMAP2430 Starter Kit
Mistral Solutions, a leading product realization company specializing in real-time embedded solutions, announced the availability of its OMAP2430 Starter Kit. Production of the first set of boards was completed in August and has begun shipping to customers. Unveiled at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley (ESC) in San Jose, California in April this year, the OMAP2430 Starter Kit is an ideal software development and device prototyping platform for users to get started on their wireless/multimedia based application development.

CEDIA Expo Features TI DLP Core Technology
DLP(R) Products from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is showcasing high definition 3-D DLP technology at CEDIA Expo, the high end home theatre and entertainment industry’s annual meeting. DLP core technology is enabling stereoscopic 3-D capability for HDTVs that are currently on the market. CEDIA attendees will see first-hand how TI DLP Products, a world leader in digital imaging innovations, is providing consumer electronics manufacturers with a simple, yet high performance solution that will deliver the thrill of 3-D content in the home.

Analog Devices Unveils VisualDSP++ 5 for Blackfin, SHARC, TigerSHARC
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing, announced the availability of VisualDSP++ Release 5.0., the latest release of its integrated software development and debugging environment for Blackfin(R), SHARC(R), and TigerSHARC(R) processors. Easy to use and easy to install, VisualDSP++ consists of an integrated development environment, debugger, C/C++ compiler, assembler, linker, and simulator as well as support for ADI’s range of emulators and development boards.

Broadcom Ships NTRU Core TCG Software Stack with Trusted Platform Module
NTRU Cryptosystems Inc., the trusted computing experts, announces that Broadcom Corporation is currently shipping the NTRU Core TCG Software Stack (CTSS(TM)) with its 1.2 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) products. The combined solution, which operates under multiple operating systems including Microsoft(R) Windows XP(TM), Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) and Linux(R) operating systems, readily responds to PC security demands by providing state-of-the-art security measures required by OEMs and their corporate customers. The integration of NTRU and Broadcom products enables enterprises to more easily manage their data securely while providing flexibility at the application layer. Compliant with Trusted Computing Group (TCG) specifications, the NTRU CTSS(TM) provides the essential core interface and security services framework for any application that relies on the TPM.

Xilinx Announces Serial Connectivity Seminars
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the Xilinx Serial Connectivity Seminars, sponsored by industry leaders Agilent Technologies, Jungo, Linear Technology, Marvell, Mentor Graphics, and Nu Horizons Electronics. The Xilinx Serial Connectivity Seminars series is scheduled to run throughout North America September 11 – October 11, 2007.

Lattice Joins HyperTransport Consortium
Further demonstrating broad momentum and adoption of HyperTransport(TM) interconnect technology, the HyperTransport Technology Consortium announced that Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, has joined the organization.

Lattice to Demonstrate LatticeXP2 FPGA at Embedded Systems Conference
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that it will demonstrate its recently announced LatticeXP2(TM) device, the industry’s first true 90nm non-volatile, single-die FPGA, at the Embedded Systems Conference Boston, Hynes Auditorium, September 19-20, in Booth 820. The low-cost 90nm LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA, named “Product of the Year” by Electronic Products magazine, also will be featured, as well as the LatticeMico32(TM) 32-bit soft microprocessor, and the Lattice ispLEVER(R) software design tool suite.