EDA News – 2007.10.30

STMicroelectronics Unveils Five-Function EMIF06-SD02F3 Memory Card
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced a tiny, highly-integrated chip – produced using the company’s world-leading IPAD(TM) (Integrated Passive and Active Devices) technology – which provides five essential functions required by memory card interfaces in mobile phones, GPS navigation devices, digital cameras and a broad range of other consumer and industrial products that use removable Secure Digital (SD) protocol cards. The new flip-chip EMIF06-SD02F3 memory-card transceiver integrates signal conditioning, bidirectional level shifting, ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection, EMI (electromagnetic interference) filtering, and a 2.9V voltage regulator.

Ethernet Direct to Demonstrate Industrial Products at SPS/IPC/Drives
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, is exhibiting in SPS/IPC/Drives 2007 Show from November 27 to 29, 2007, presenting a complete range of Industrial Ethernet products in Nuremberg Germany.

OIS ORBexpress RT CORBA ORB Supports SYSGO ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), provider of the most widely used communications middleware for real-time and embedded systems, announced that ORBexpress® RT, OIS’s high-performance CORBA ORB, now supports SYSGO’s Industrial Grade Linux, ELinOS(TM). This further extends OIS’s collaboration with SYSGO, a global supplier of software solutions for the most demanding safety and security applications. ELinOS, a real-time Linux kernel with a complete software development tool suite based on the Eclipse platform, was recently recognized as the leading commercial real-time Linux platform in North America and Europe.

hueggenberg Announces Technical Short Courses for Mobile Technologies
hueggenberg gbr, the experienced firm for technical training courses, presents two technical courses for mobile technologies: from November 27th to 29th, 2007, the three-day-course “OFDM for Advanced Wireless Communications” (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) will take place at the Flemings Hotel in Munich. It will be followed by a one-day-course on DVB-H on November 30th. This lecture is based on OFDM ground rules and gives an introduction to the Physical Layer of Digital Video Broadcast for Handhelds (DVB-H).

VirtualLogix VLX Real-Time Virtualization Supports TI Multicore DSP
VirtualLogix(TM), Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization(TM) company, announced a new product that targets communications infrastructure equipment with embedded multicore digital signal processors (DSP) from Texas Instruments (TI) [NYSE: TXN]. Leveraging the highest performing members of the TI C64x+TM DSP family, VirtualLogix VLX real-time virtualization software enables a single DSP platform to run advanced signal processing applications together with more traditional control tasks previously executed on a separate general purpose processor. VirtualLogix VLX brings the feature richness of Linux together with the real-time capabilities of TI DSP/BIOS(TM). This operating system (OS) combination reduces bill of materials costs for new network elements, such as 3G, WiMAX, or Long Term Evolution (LTE) base stations, as well as next generation media servers and gateways with voice and video.

Sensory Develops SonicNet Wireless Technology
Sensory, Inc., leaders in speech technology for consumer products, announced SonicNet(TM) (patent pending), a new technology for communication between two or more electronic devices using audio frequencies. Sensory’s FluentChip(TM) 3 technology library for the RSC-4x family now includes SonicNet(TM) at no additional cost, which allows any RSC-4x enabled device to send and receive wireless communication with no additional components required beyond the usual microphone and speaker. This revolutionary approach offers a superior alternative to infrared communication in instances where line-of-sight is not optimal.

BSQUARE Rolls Out SDIO Hx 1.2 Stack for Windows CE, Mobile Devices
BSQUARE (NASDAQ:BSQR) announced the availability of SDIO Hx version 1.2, the newest release of its ultra-high-performance software stack for Windows CE and Windows Mobile devices and currently the only SDIO software for these operating systems that enables OEMs to support multiple SDIO slots with a single host controller. Offering 802.11g Wi-Fi throughput speeds of up to 13 Mbps, the new release supports Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6, as well as earlier versions of both operating systems. In addition, it supports Secure Digital host controller circuitry in twice as many embedded application processors as before, including Freescale, Marvell, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments processors. As a result, a much broader range of device OEMs can now benefit from its performance advantages.

RADVISION, SPIRIT Port Video Solution to TI DaVinci Platform
RADVISION (NASDAQ:RVSN), a leading provider of video network infrastructure and developer tools for unified visual communications over IP, 3G, and emerging next-generation IMS networks, and SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice and video software products, announced further cooperation in porting their solutions on Texas Instruments’ DaVinci(TM) converged media platform.

PrismTech Debuts OpenFusion ICO for FPGA Distributed Computing Systems
PrismTech(TM), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, announced the commercial availability of OpenFusion® ICO. Incorporating patent-pending technology, OpenFusion ICO facilitates the use of FPGA’s in distributed, high-performance computing systems by making the design, integration and reuse of FPGA hardware applications significantly faster and less expensive.

PROC Algorithm Acceleration Boards Feature Altera’s Stratix FPGAs
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced its Stratix® II, Stratix II GX and Stratix III FPGAs are featured in GiDEL’s next-generation PROC algorithm acceleration boards and the PC_X8 PCI Express (PCIe) adapter for the PROCxM prototyping systems. The high-performance Altera® Stratix FPGAs allow GiDEL to integrate more functions and maximize system performance in its new development systems targeting PCIe applications and designers.