News – 2007.10.04 – Early Edition

RapidIO Radio Podcast Examines Future
Assessing the state of technology around the wireless infrastructure, Bill Beane, Senior Product Manager, FCM Division, IDT, shares how it is enmeshed with RapidIO® Technology today and as next generation systems develop in the latest RapidIO Radio. The newly released podcast is available at and

Companies to Develop Open Source Linux Mobile Computing Platform
To address the rise in consumer demand for access to the Internet and advanced applications on larger display mobile devices, ARM ((LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)) and six companies announced a collaboration that will result in the development of a Linux-based open source platform for next-generation mobile applications. The collaboration, announced at the fourth annual ARM(R) Developers’ Conference being held this week in Santa Clara, California, builds on the ARM architecture and its rich ecosystem of Partners to deliver a standards-base platform based on Linux. This group of companies are all working to accelerate the enablement of truly always on, connected mobile computing (CMC) devices.

NEC Launches NaviEngine1 Multicore Platform for Car Navigation Systems
NEC Electronics unveiled NaviEngine®1, the industry’s most powerful single-chip system LSI solution optimized for car navigation systems. Based on four high-speed CPU cores using the ARM® MPCore(TM) technology with symmetric multi-processing (SMP), NaviEngine1 is capable of simultaneously processing multiple streams of information needed for car navigation systems, including vehicle location, driving directions, and navigation functions. The chip delivers high-speed parallel processing performance of up to 1920MIPS at 400 MHz. In addition, NaviEngine1 has impressive 2D and 3D graphics using the POWERVR SGX 535 graphics core by Imagination Technologies, and is the world’s first system LSI chip with built-in Serial ATA functions.

TI Creates Smallest Remote, Local Junction Temperature Sensors
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced the industry’s smallest remote junction temperature sensors with a built-in local temperature sensor. The single remote channel TMP421 and dual remote channel TMP422 provide remote sensor accuracy of +/-1C (maximum) and a local temperature sensor range of +/-1.5C (maximum). Both sensors are RoHS compliant and can be used in numerous applications including LCD/DLP®/LCOS projectors, servers, central office telecom equipment and laptop computers. They are also suitable for industrial controllers, processor/FPGA temperature monitoring and storage area networks.

eSOL Supports NEC NaviEngine Car Navigation Platform
eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced that its flagship eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition realtime operating system (RTOS) suites coupled with the eBinder integrated development environment (IDE) are now available for NEC Electronics’ new high performance and low power consumption NaviEngine® system LSI chip for automotive navigation systems. NaviEngine is based on the ARM11 MPCore processor, and provides software portability across single-CPU and multi-CPU designs, simplifying the design process, and reducing time-to-market as well as total design costs.

Kodak Selects eSOL for 12 Megapixel EasyShare Z1275 Zoom Digital Camera
eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, announced that Kodak has selected its PrKERNELv4 Real-time Operating System (RTOS) Suites and eBinder Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for their EasyShare Z1275 zoom digital camera.

eSOL eT-Kernel Multi-Core RTOS Supports ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Processor
eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, announced they have reached an agreement with ARM to support their new Cortex(TM)-A9 MPCore(TM) multicore processor with eSOL’s eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition real-time operating system (RTOS). This, coupled with eBinder integrated tools for enhanced multiprocessor solutions, will optimize the Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor designs in the automotive, mobile, enterprise and embedded markets.

Embedded Systems Manufacturers Commit to Linux
Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) indicates that a significant portion of embedded software and systems engineering teams continue to adopt Linux as their primary target operating system. Furthermore, the research also suggests that this migration may be lasting, as the majority of current Linux users surveyed plan to use Linux again as their primary operating system on future projects.

Computer Solutions Announces Hi-Tech PIC18 PRO C Compiler
The Hi-Tech PIC18 PRO C compiler for the Microchip PIC18 family of microcontrollers, featuring a new compilation technique known as OSG (Omniscient Code Generator), is now available in the UK from Computer Solutions. Unlike compilers which claim to provide ‘global’ optimisation but which in reality optimise each individual module separately, OCG partially compiles each module and then completes code generation for all modules together at what would otherwise be known as ‘link time’. The result is a substantial reduction in code size, with the additional benefit of allowing the code generator to automatically make many decisions (memory page allocation or pointer allocation, for example) that would otherwise need to be actively managed by the programmer.

Sena Introduces PSx10W Series Advanced Wireless Device Servers
Sena launched the PSx10W Series Advanced Wireless Device Server product line for Wireless Device Networking. The PSx10W Series is a Wireless Device Server product line with competitive edge features such as 802.11b/g type wireless network interface, WPA2 and 802.11i compliant wireless security , flexible operation mode, TCP/UDP multicasting, telnet COM port control protocol support (RFC2217 compliant), and port event handling for wireless device networking.