News – 2007.10.05 – Early Edition

Broadcast Radio Industry Supports iTunes Tagging
CBS RADIO, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Greater Media announced that they are in the process of installing iTunes Tagging technology. As a result, consumers who hear a song on their local HD Radio stations – and want to preview, buy and download it later on iTunes – will soon be able to do that with just the touch of a button on an enabled HD Radio receiver.

Broadband World Forum Features Impulse Noise Protection Technology
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, will demonstrate its innovative impulse noise protection technology at next week’s Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Germany. The recently announced Broadcom® PhyR(TM) (pronounced “Fire”) firmware enables service providers to deliver a ten-fold improvement in noise resilience resulting in more advanced triple-play services for ADSL and VDSL networks. From a user perspective, the improvement in performance provides better service coverage, fewer errors and a better viewing experience when watching IPTV systems equipped with PhyR.

EDA Tech Forum Reveals Keynote Speaker for Boston
EDA Tech Forum, a key technical and networking resource for the electronics engineering community, has announced the keynote speaker for its October 18, 2007, event in Boston, Massachusetts. James McLurkin, robotocist and inventor, will be the keynote of the event. Along with a live demonstration of cluster robots, McLurkin will present “Dances with Robots: The Story of One Engineer, 112 Little Robots, and the Toys, Insects, and Star War Movies that Made it all Possible.”

Mentor Graphics Keynotes International System-on-Chip Design Conference
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, will keynote at the International System-on-Chip Design Conference (ISOCC) in Seoul, Korea. The conference runs October 15-16, 2007.

Debug Store Offers Janatek LA-Gold-36 Logic Analyser
The Debug Store is pleased to announce that the New LA-Gold-36 Logic Analyser from Janatek is now in stock. The LA-Gold-36 is a high performance logic analyser with an integrated pattern generator. It was designed to be of superior technical quality to ensure measurements of excellent signal integrity. With class-leading specifications, it offers a comprehensive digital debugging environment for the electronics professional.

Great Western Microsystems to Distribute AVIX-RT RTOS
Great Western Microsystems Ltd has been appointed by AVIX-RT as it’s European distributor for the New AVIX-RT RTOS, specifically developed for Microchip(TM) sixteen bit microcontrollers of PIC24 and dsPIC© families. The AVIX RTOS is available for purchase from The Debug Store, the On-line store of Great Western Microsystems.

Apache Design, Optimal Offer Webinar on IC-Package Co-Design
Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power signoff and complete silicon integrity platform solutions for system-on-chip (SoC), analog, and system designs, announced that it will partner with Optimal Corporation, a leader in 3D power, signal and thermal integrity analysis for IC Package, System-in-Package (SiP) and PCB design, to present a free online technical webinar that will explore the symmetrical use of package-aware chip analysis and chip-aware package analysis to address true IC-Package co-design.

Agilent Donates EDA Software to Georgia Electronic Design Center
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced an agreement to provide Agilent EDA software, support and training, totaling $13 million, to a new hub of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta. The new Agilent EDA Simulation Center will facilitate RF and microwave-system and circuit-design instruction and research for students, and serve as a catalyst for start-up companies involved in wireless communications design. The venture, sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), is expected to be fully operational by year’s end.