News – 2007.09.21 – Early Edition

Keithley, California NanoSystems Institute Team on Nanotechnology
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announced a new partnership with The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. The partnership is designed to support research collaboration in the pursuit of nanotechnology and nanoscience solutions for the semiconductor industry’s next generation instrumentation and measurement requirements. Keithley and the CNSI will share research information to further the understanding of nanotechnology and nanoelectronic technologies.

ON Semiconductor Unveils LDO for Power Regulation in Portable Devices
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader in power semiconductor solutions, introduced the NCP590 family of a very high precision, dual-output CMOS Low Dropout Regulators (LDO). Offered in a ultra-small, low profile package, these devices are ideal for battery powered consumer and microprocessor-controlled portable applications such as cell phones, PDAs, GPS and Portable Media Players.

STMicroelectronics Creates Single Board Point-of-Sale Reference Design
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the world’s leading semiconductor supplier for the Industrial market, announced the availability of its POS (Point of Sale) reference design that integrates the card payment and fiscal cash register on a single board. The all-in-one system delivers optimized performance and significant cost benefits, coupled with superior reliability and expandability.

Lightspeed Logic to Present at IEEE International SOC Conference
Lightspeed Logic, the leading provider of mask reconfigurable IP, announced that two of the company’s executives will be presenting at the IEEE International SOC Conference held on September 26 – 29, 2007 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. David Holt, CEO of Lightspeed Logic, will present the Plenary Session “Beyond Standard Cell” focusing on the issues and the cost restraints in developing today’s SOC designs. Also presenting will be Lyle Smith, Chief Scientist of Lightspeed Logic, giving a tutorial on Reconfigurable Logic.

Kontron Launches PCI-760 PICMG 1.3 SHB with Intel Q35 GMCH Chipset
Kontron introduced the new Kontron PCI-760 PICMG 1.3 System Host Board (SHB) featuring the latest Intel(R) Q35 GMCH chipset and LGA-775 socket-based Intel processors. The Kontron PCI-760 is equipped with multi-core Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processors up to 3.0 GHz (E6850) and provides outstanding server performance combined with advanced remote management features based on Intel’s AMT 3.0 technology. For performance-hungry applications, the Kontron PCI-760 boosts power to 4 x 2.66 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processors (Q6700) – an impressive level of performance which is ideal for asynchronous real-time embedded multi-processing applications, as an example. The Kontron PCI-760 is also designed to meet the requirements of the upcoming 45 nm processors – a feature that will extend the availability for long-life applications.

GAO Tek Releases GAO5853 E1 BER Tester with USB I/O
GAO Tek is pleased to announce its latest, improved BER tester released as GAO5853 E1 BER Tester. The tester is a small, multi-functional handheld E1 line test instrument specially designed for E1 Pulse-code modulation (PCM) line access, maintenance, check and acceptance. It provides BER testing, alarm analysis, and signaling analysis which can be extensively used in R&D, production, installation and maintenance of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH), PCM, DATA Protocol Converter.

IBASE Rolls Out AMI200, AMI300 Aluminum Barebone Systems
IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a worldwide leader of high-quality Mini-ITX motherboards and industrial computers, unveiled the AMI200 and AMI300, aluminum barebone systems that support IBASE Mini-ITX motherboards.

WinSystems Introduces PCM-ZigBee PC/104-based Board
WinSystems introduced their PCM-ZigBee board. It is a PC/104-based module that supports the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for wireless communications. Designers choose ZigBee when they require a cost-effective, standards-based wireless networking solution that supports low data-rates, low-power consumption, security, reliability and product interoperability. The board is designed for industrial markets such as HVAC, lighting controls, telemetry, security, and sensor networks. The board operates from -40° to +85° Centigrade.

Kontron Announces ETXexpress-CN8, Kontron microETXexpress-CN8 Modules
Kontron introduced two new ETXexpress modules – a COM Express solution – based on the VIA C7(R) processor paired with the VIA CN896 and VIA VT8251chipset: The Kontron ETXexpress-CN8 and the Kontron microETXexpress-CN8. These two new modules fill the gap between the already available and widely adopted Kontron microETXexpress-PM and the Kontron ETXexpress-PM Computer-on-Modules (COMs), offering embedded designers the scalability needed with considering long-term embedded solutions.

Kontron Launches CP6001 6U CompactPCI Board
Kontron introduced the Kontron CP6001, a 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant board with three rugged levels, making it yet another addition to Kontron’s rugged PICMG 2.16 portfolio. Based on the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo / Core(TM)2 Duo processor and mobile chipset, the Kontron CP6001 features high computing and graphic performance with a low thermal design power and a complete set of data, communication and multimedia interfaces.

Kontron Rolls Out KT690/mITX Motherboard with Latest AMD CPU, Chipset
Kontron announced the high-performance and cost-saving Kontron KT690/mITX motherboard based on the smallest ATX compatible embedded form factor Mini-ITX (mITX). The Kontron KT690/mITX is a new, long life mITX motherboard based on the latest AMD M690T + SB600 embedded chipset that supports the high-performance, low power mobile AMD Sempron(TM) single core and AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 dual core processors.