EDA News – 2007.09.27

ADLINK Technology Rolls Out High Speed Link U Series Modules
ADLINK Technology Inc. announces the High Speed Link (HSL) U series of digital input/output slave modules, a compact distributed I/O module with connector options. Each of these three modules in the HSL U series feature an output current of up to 90 mA/ch and improve on previous designs by encompassing a flat-bottom housing for tight spaces and by offering I/O connector options.

Concurrent Unveils 6U VME64/VME320 Dual CPU Single Board Computer
Concurrent Technologies announces the release of their latest dual processor 6U VME64/VME320 single board computer – the VP 426/23x which features two 1.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) ULV processors effectively providing four processor cores. The board provides up to 8 Gbytes on board DDR2 ECC dual channel SDRAM and features a variety of I/O interfaces which can be further expanded via the board’s PMC/XMC site, whilst still maintaining a single slot solution. This combination of high performance data processing, large amount of memory and flexible I/O interfaces ensures that the VP 426/23x has one of the highest VME dual-processor specifications available today; it is therefore an ideal choice for intensive data processing applications within the communications, defence, security, telemetry, scientific and aerospace markets. An extended temperature version is also available.

Aeroflex 6800 Radar Test Solution Features Internal Pulse Modulator
Aeroflex has announced that it has added an internal pulse modulator capability to its 6810 and 6820 Series microwave signal generators and scalar analyzers. The Aeroflex 6800 Series with internal pulse modulator is the only self-contained, single-box radar testing solution on the market. The instruments can perform advanced radar testing, calibration, maintenance and repair in either coaxial or waveguide media.

IEC Presents Panel at Broadband World Forum Europe
The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) will present “Creating Technological Innovations – Taking Advantage of Opportunities” at the upcoming Broadband World Forum Europe 2007 in Berlin. Fifty sessions, workshops, plenary panels and keynote addresses will take place this 8-11 October at the Estrel Convention Center with Deutsche Telekom AG as the official host sponsor.

Lambda Introduces DPP240 240W DIN Rail Power Supply
Lambda has expanded its line-up of the popular DPP Series DIN rail power supplies with the introduction of new 240W models. The DPP240 complements the recently introduced DPP120 supplies, and with typical efficiency reaching an impressive 90%, is suited for use in factory automation, industrial control systems and test equipment applications.

Lambda Debuts KM Series 15-40W Medical PCB Mount AC-DC Power Supplies
Lambda has introduced the KM Series of medically approved 15W to 40W enclosed PCB mount power supplies with single-, dual- or triple outputs. Eliminating the need for external power adaptors, these small, lightweight power supplies are ideal for use in a wide variety of medical equipment, in particular portable applications such as electronic blood pressure monitors and home infusion therapy equipment.

Global Unichip Improves SoC Test Quality with Synopsys Test Solution
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, announced that Global Unichip Corporation (GUC; TW:3443), a leading system-on- chip (SoC) design foundry, has adopted the Synopsys test solution to further improve SoC test quality. Employing Synopsys’ TetraMAX(R) automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) technology, GUC can strengthen the quality of its at-speed test solution and reduce return material authorizations (RMAs), also referred to as test escapes. GUC also intends to utilize Synopsys’ DFT MAX scan compression solution to reduce the test time associated with the increased design complexity and pattern counts inherent in at-speed test methodologies.

picoChip, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Team on WiMAX, Advanced DSP Systems
picoChip announced that it has added Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited (L&T Infotech) as a partner design centre for its picoArray(TM) multi-core DSP. Based in Mumbai, and part of the $5bn Larsen & Toubro Limited Corporation, L&T Infotech offers its customers a comprehensive product development service for communications equipment based on the picoArray. The relationship starts with WiMAX, where the two companies are cooperating on customized variants of picoChip’s industry standard reference designs, but extends to other DSP applications.

Hughes Uses Enea Element Middleware for Satellite Base Station Subsystem
Enea (STO:ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, announced that under an agreement entered into during the first quarter of this year, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is using the Enea Element(TM) middleware and professional services in the development of a new wireless base station and other infrastructure for Hughes’ satellite base station subsystem. This new base station will provide both voice and packet data services.

MontaVista Real-Time Linux Ready for AMCC 440EPx Processor
MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux(R) for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, announced the availability of MontaVista(R) Linux Professional Edition 5.0 for use on the AMCC Power Architecture 440EPx processor. Professional Edition 5.0, the leading commercial embedded Linux platform, delivers the first real-time Linux solution available for the 440EPx.

Aerospace Defense Manufacturer Signs 1.35M EUR Agreement with Telelogic
Telelogic (STO:TLOG) (Nordic Exchange/MidCap/TLOG) announced 1.35 MEUR license, license upgrade and maintenance contract with a global leader in the manufacture of aerospace and defense equipment. The agreement covers Telelogic Statemate(R) for graphical design, simulation and prototyping of rapid development in complex embedded systems and will see the company extend their existing implementation with additional licenses whilst moving to a floating license model across all development sites. All licenses are covered with a two year maintenance agreement.