EDA News – 2007.10.22

C-motech, Wavesat Team on WiMAX ExpressCard
C-motech, a company specializing in wireless data modems, and Wavesat, a supplier of 802.16d and 802.16e solutions, announced a partnership for a WiMAX ExpressCard for laptops. The ExpressCard is Powered by Wavesat’s Evolutive(TM) NP7256 chipset, supporting 802.16d+, enabling nomadic and portable devices as defined in the WiMAX ETWG profile. The device also offers the competitive advantage of backward compatibility with IEEE 802.16-2004 fixed WiMAX systems enabling these devices to be seamlessly introduced into existing networks. This product Series offers enhanced indoor reach through uplink subchannelization.

COMMELL Introduces LS-571 Embedded Miniboard
Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), announced its latest addition to the family of 5.25″ Embedded Miniboard — LS-571. The embeded miniboard incorporates an Intel Socket P pin-out compatible with Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Merom processors @ FSB 533/800MHz support for T7700, T7500, T7300, T7100 & L7500, Validated with Intel’s latest Mobile GME965 Express chipset, that is suitable for embedded applications ranging from gaming, medical, POS, KIOSK, Digital Signage, mobile data acquisition, Surveillance, industrial automation equipment and other multi-display applications.

SMIC, Ansoft Debut On-Chip Spiral Inductor Library for RF CMOS Design
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK), one of the leading foundries in the world, and Ansoft Corporation (Nasdaq: ANST) announced immediate availability of the industry’s first parameterized spiral inductor design kit based on full-wave simulation. The kit enables RF CMOS designers to create and simulate custom inductor geometries by directly linking Ansoft’s HFSS and SMIC’s CMOS process parameters.

Saelig Announces WIZ110SR Serial to Ethernet Gateway
WIZ110SR is a plug’n'play, extremely reliable gateway module that converts RS- 232 protocol into TCP/IP protocol – and even includes DB-9 and RJ45 connectors for immediate use. WIZ110SR enables remote checking, managing and control of devices via Ethernet and TCP/IP by connecting existing RS-232 equipment at up to 230Kbps to a network. WIZ110SR is a protocol converter that automatically converts and transmits data sent by serial equipment to TCP/IP data and converts the received TCP/IP data into serial data for the equipment.

Companies to Showcase Real-Time Data Display at MILCOM
ALT Software, DiSTI, Green Hills Software and RTI will demonstrate at MILCOM (October 29-31, booth #305, Orlando, FL) a technology integration that promises to radically change the design and implementation of real-time, safety-critical distributed systems for defense and aerospace applications. The combination of these firms’ technologies provides a robust solution for mission-critical data distribution and display.

Virage Logic Introduces 65nm SiWare Memory Compilers, Logic Libraries
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), announced the availability of a broad new family of 65-nanometer (nm) products – SiWare Memory compilers and SiWare Logic libraries. This new offering, based on more than two years of early 65nm silicon successes, broadens the company’s Silicon Aware IP portfolio and enables semiconductor companies to design faster, lower power and more area efficient System-on-Chips (SoCs) while achieving higher yields.

Virage Logic Rolls Out Latest STAR Memory System
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), has broadened its Silicon Aware IP product portfolio with a new release of the Self-Test and Repair (STAR) Memory System. Introduced in 2001 and successfully used by over 100 companies, this new release adds capabilities to address the challenges of advanced design and process technologies. A dashboard of user-selectable options enables tradeoffs between test time, area, and state-of-the-art diagnostics for optimal design complexity management.

Key ASIC Implements Optimized ARM926EJ-S Processor for 130nm CMOS Process
Key ASIC, a leading fabless design service provider of ASIC and System-on-Chip (SoC) products and an ARM® Partner, has completed the implementation of an ARM926-EJ-S(TM) processor optimized for operation at 350Mhz in 130nm CMOS process. Key ASIC has completed the design and hardened the ARM926EJ-S processor with 16K of I and D cache implemented on Silterra’s CL130G, 130nm CMOS process.

OMG Approves UML Profile for Defense, Real-time Embedded Systems
Members of the Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) met in Jacksonville, Florida during the week of September 24-28, 2007, sponsored by Adaptive, Sparx Systems and Collaborative Consulting. At this meeting, four new standards finished the adoption process and were later approved by the OMG Board of Directors. In addition, several other proposed specifications advanced in the adoption process. This meeting was co-located with the SOA Consortium.

IBM, MediaTek Team on Ultra Fast Wireless Chipsets for Transmitting HDTV
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and MediaTek Inc. launch a joint initiative to develop ultra fast chipsets that can wirelessly transmit a full-length high definition movie to and from a home PC, hand-held device, retail kiosk or television set nearly as fast as a viewer can push their remote control.

Altera Introduces MSAN Partner Ecosystem
Providing customers with an integrated, end-to-end solutions approach to accelerate the delivery of FPGA-based broadband applications, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced its MSAN Partner Ecosystem. This new program extends Altera’s strategy of delivering flexible and complete end-market solutions that support customer needs for cost efficiency, power efficiency, product evolution and enhancement.