EDA News – 2008.02.05 Late Edition

Kozio Launches kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite for Test Automation
Kozio(tm), Inc. announced the kDiagnostics(tm) Manufacturing Suite. This new productivity enhancing suite includes the appropriate functional test suites for all core memories, busses and peripheral devices, a complete and thorough automated test setup that reduces operator interaction, speeds up device testing and programming, and provides an easy-to-deploy solution.

EMX Industries Publishes White Paper on Photoelectric Sensors
EMX Industries Inc. announced the release of a new white paper, PhotoElectrics: The Key to Successful Automation Control. The paper covers all the information necessary to select the right sensor for a particular application.

Texas Instruments Reveals Process Techniques for 45nm Wireless Device
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) disclosed process and design advancements enabling the first 45 nanometer (nm) 3.5G baseband and multimedia processor addressing critical power challenges in the wireless market. TI’s 45nm process incorporates various technology advancements and design techniques along with new SmartReflex(TM) 2 power and performance management technologies.

VDC Publishes Embedded Software Test Automation Tools Report
Software development teams continue to look toward automated testing technology as a means to improve code quality and reliability while also reducing time to market and backend debugging. Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) indicates that the demand for static analysis tools will drive growth within the market for test automation tools used in the development of embedded software.

Auspy, GiDEL Team on Partitioning Solution for SoC Verification
Auspy Development, Inc and GiDEL announced the establishment of a technology collaboration. Auspy and GiDEL will work closely to deliver full support of Auspy’s ACE partitioning tool suite for the full range PROC systems used in the verification and debug of SoC designs.

Opera Mobile 9.5 Features Zooming, Panning
Opera Software announced the commercial release of Opera Mobile 9.5 – the latest version of its award-winning Web browser for sophisticated feature phones and smartphones. Participants at the Mobile World Congress 2008 will be the first to experience the improved functionality of Opera Mobile 9.5.

Lattice Receives DesignVision award for LatticeXP2 FPGAs, ispLEVER
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that it has been awarded the DesignVision award for its LatticeXP2(tm) FPGA family and ispLEVER® design tools. Just eight products, from among hundreds of nominations, received the accolade in a ceremony held during DesignCon 2008 in Santa Clara, CA.

Xilinx to Attend Mobile World Congress 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its participation at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain from February 11 through 14. The company will unveil its latest portfolio of flexible hardware solutions for mobile phone base stations, supporting all major air interfaces, including 3GPP-LTE.

RoboBusiness Conference Keynote Focuses on Field Robotics in Australia
Robotics Trends announced that Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics, will deliver a keynote session entitled ‘Field Robotics in Australia’ at the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition is the international business development event for the personal, service and mobile robotics industry.

NemeriX to Showcase A-GPS, LBS Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2008
NemeriX high-performance A-GPS solutions for GPS and location-based service (LBS) products, announced that it will demonstrate its latest A-GPS solutions enabling “navigation and location everywhere” at Mobile World Congress 2008 (Hall 2, Stand 2H41, 11th – 14th February, Fira de Barcelona, Spain).