EDA News – 2007.12.18

Emerson Unveils KSI8560 AdvancedMC for Telecom Applications
Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) Embedded Computing business announced the KSI8560, a new Advanced Mezzanine Card for telecom infrastructure applications. Combining a PowerQUICC III controller with up to eight channelized E1/T1 spans, the new card provides carrier-class, high-speed protocol and packet processing, signaling and WAN access for MicroTCA systems, AdvancedTCA blades, and custom carrier blades equipped with AdvancedMC sites.

Parco Announces Pennies Per Tag Day System Bundles
Parco Merged Media Corp. announced the official launch of its “Pennies Per Tag Day System Bundles.” Parco, a leader in the commercialization of location systems for six years, is revolutionizing the industry with new tag rental prices. The new bundles focus on renting the system, including installation and training, on a per tag day basis. While the system begins as a tag rental program the financing feature of the program includes the possibility for the customer to purchase the system after the first year.

Advansus Introduces NTC100-LX800 Wireless Nano-ITX Barebone System
Advansus, a joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, announced a tiny wireless Nano-ITX barebone system for any space-limited and frequent network access applications. The NTC100-LX800 accommodates one AMD Geode LX800 @0.9W Nano-ITX motherboard which is capable of running high-quality multimedia streams up to 500 MHz clock rate. The compact system measures 170 mm x 155mm x 42mm, which square size is smaller than a Mini-ITX form factor.

AR Infotek Unveils 1U Teak 5010 Internet Security Appliance
AR Infotek had developed a new 1U appliance the “Teak 5010″ for Internet Security Applications such as SSL VPN, Firewall, Load Balance, Intrusion Detection, etc. The Teak 5010 runs with Intel® Pentium M / Celeron M processor which produces high performance but only consumes very low power. Alike any other appliance from the AR Infotek’s Teak series products, the Teak 5010 is also fully compatible with various Windows operation systems such as Windows XP/2000/XP Embedded/WinCE and Linux operation systems such as Red Hat, Fedora, and FreeBSD.

Pentek Rolls Out Model 7141 Dual Multiband Transceiver with FPGA
Pentek, Inc., a pioneer in VME board-level technology, released its Model 7141 Dual Multiband Transceiver with FPGA. It is a complete software radio system for connection to HF or IF ports of a communications system and joins Pentek’s family of high-performance PMC/XMC transceiver modules. The Model 7141 is an enhanced successor to Pentek’s popular Model 7140 transceiver, which is widely deployed by many customers for SIGINT, software radio and communications applications. Pentek has significantly boosted analog performance in the Model 7141 so that the signal-to-noise ratio and the spurious free dynamic range are improved by 10 dB, when compared to many competitive products.

Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine Codec Library Features Dolby DDCE, DDCO
Tensilica®, Inc. announced that it has added the Dolby® Digital Consumer Encoder (DDCE) and Dolby Digital Compatible Output (DDCO) 5.1-channel encoders to its audio codec library for the Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine, one of the most popular commercial audio cores for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. These encoders enable manufacturers to design consumer devices, including Blu-ray Disc players, HD DVD players, portable devices and camcorders, which support Dolby 5.1-channel surround sound as well as next-generation high-definition (HD) video technologies.

Cirrus Logic Creates First Audio DSP with Dolby Volume Sound-Leveling
Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS) has introduced the world’s first audio DSP processor that features Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby® Volume sound-leveling technology for digital television applications. In volume production today, the fixed-function CS48DV2 is a two-channel processor that supports Dolby Volume technology, a breakthrough technology that eliminates consumer frustrations with continually variable volume levels.

EMCORE Acquires Telecom Assets of Intel’s Optical Platform Division
EMCORE Corporation and Intel Corporation announced a definitive agreement for EMCORE to acquire the telecom-related portion of Intel’s Optical Platform Division for $85 million. The telecom assets to be acquired include intellectual property, assets and technology relating to tunable lasers, tunable transponders, 300-pin transponders and integrable tunable laser assemblies. The transaction is subject to regulatory review and certain other closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.

Altera Ramps Up 65nm Cyclone III FPGAs
Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced that all eight members of its low-power, low-cost Cyclone(R) III family of 65-nm FPGAs are now shipping in production quantities. Since its March 2007 introduction, the Cyclone III family quickly has been adopted into numerous customer systems in the wireless, military, display, automotive and industrial markets.