EDA News – 2007.11.01

GE Fanuc Introduces Telum GE-QLX/QSX Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC
Continuing to expand the breadth and depth of the company’s leading AdvancedTCA(TM) and MicroTCA(TM) solutions, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the Telum(TM) GE-QLX/QSX Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC. Designed for any telecommunications, enterprise or military/aerospace application using an AdvancedTCA or MicroTCA platform with a requirement for additional Ethernet links and fiber media, the Telum GE-QLX offers 2- or 4-port 1000BaseLX Gigabit Ethernet support while the Telum GE-QSX offers 2- or 4-port 1000BaseSX Gigabit Ethernet support.

Renesas Selects Magma Blast for SH7775 Car Navigation SoC
Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced that Renesas Technology used Blast Fusion®, Blast Noise®, Blast Rail(TM) and Blast Yield(TM) physical design software to implement a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution that offers significant performance and capability enhancements for car navigation systems and other in-vehicle car information system products. The single-chip SH7775 32-bit processor, running at speeds up to 600MHz, achieves performance as high as 1 GIPS (giga instructions per second) and up to 4.2 GFLOPS (giga floating-point operations per second). The SH7775 also offers over 50 percent better performance than previous generations. Magma’s advanced, integrated physical design capabilities were critical to enabling Renesas Technology to deliver these improvements and meet the time-to-market requirements of this complex device.

AdaxGW Signaling Gateway Ports to RadiSys’ MPCBL0050 SBC
Adax, an industry leader in high-performance signaling infrastructure, has partnered with RadiSys to port the AdaxGW Signaling Gateway onto RadiSys’ MPCBL0050 single board computer (SBC), providing a high-performance and cost-effective ATCA solution for connecting traditional SS7 to Next Generation and IMS IP Networks.

STMicroelectronics, Automotive Communications Systems Team on VII
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Automotive Communications Systems (ACS), announced plans to jointly develop communications integrated circuits for Vehicle and Infrastructure Integration (VII). The VII initiative is investigating the potential safety benefits of car-to-car and car-to-roadside high-speed communications. Contributors to VII activities include the US Federal Government, state governments, the world’s leading car companies, suppliers, consultants, and others. If successful, the automotive OEMs would roll out on-board equipment on all new vehicles sold in North America and the Federal Government will install infrastructure on major roadways. This program is part of a plan to significantly improve roadway safety and utilization, lower travel times, and provide unprecedented access to information for the driving public.

Linux Foundation Appoints Dan Cauchy as Chairman of CGL Workgroup
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, announced that Dan Cauchy of MontaVista has been named as the new chairman of The Linux Foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup. The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, and the foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup improves Linux to better meet the needs of network equipment providers and telecommunications carriers.

MontaVista Software Acquires Korean Joint Venture
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, announced that it has purchased a Seoul-based company to meet the growing demand from Korean device manufacturers and software developers for MontaVista embedded Linux software and services. The announcement was made at a press conference in Seoul.

Lanner Electronics Unveils IAC-GME01 Gaming I/O Control Module
Lanner Electronics Inc, a designer and manufacturer of applied computing platforms for gaming control applications, is pleased to announce the addition of the IAC-GME01, a second generation I/O control module for electronic gaming machines. The IAC-GME series controller delivers a total IO solution – connectivity, data protection and security – to enable customers to build sophisticated gaming solutions for casino and other electronics gaming applications.