EDA News – 2008.02.08

STMicroelectronics Debuts VD6725 Mobile Phone Camera Sensor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has introduced market’s smallest single-chip camera sensor for mobile applications.ST’s latest 2-megapixel mobile-phone camera sensor addresses consumers’ appetite for full-featured imaging solutions in ever-more popular thin-profiled handsets.

Ericsson Introduces U380 HSPA Platform for Open Operating Systems
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced the U380 mobile platform. The U380 is an integrated and verified one-chip HSPA platform, supporting all major Open Operating Systems (OS) on the market and the first product based on the recently announced Open OS collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN).

ST Announces Multiple Software Platforms for Nomadik Processor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced multiple software platform availability and new hardware features of its STn8815 application processor. The STn8815 now also offers a wider range of packaging options, plus a boost in clock speed, up to 393MHz, of its ARM9 embedded microprocessor, equipped with a level 2 cached memory.

Tektronix Announces TekExpress SATA Automated Compliance Test Suite
Tektronix, Inc. announced the new TekExpress(tm) compliance test automation framework and new TekExpress SATA automated compliance test software. The TekExpress compliance automation framework has been developed for automated one-button testing of high speed serial data standards.

TI Debuts Quad-Channel DACs with Ultra-low Glitch, Internal Reference
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a family of quad-channel digital-to-analog converters (DAC) with ultra-low glitch (0.15nV-s) and an internal 2.5V reference with 2ppm/C temperature drift and 0.02 percent initial accuracy.

NEC Develops Reconfigurable Analog Baseband LSI for SDR
NEC announced the successful development of a reconfigurable analog baseband LSI for Software Defined Radio (SDR). Boasting a small chip area of 0.57mm2, the LSI can also change the type of filter depending on the wireless standard.

Texas Instruments Rolls Out HSPA+ Wireless Platform
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] announces the availability of a development platform for the recently ratified HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) standard. The platform offers updated WCDMA Receive Accelerator (RAC) software drivers and a reference platform.

STn8815 Nomadik Processor Integrates with Linux, Trolltech’s Qtopia
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) expanded its Nomadik(R) multimedia application processor ecosystem with the integration of Linux and Trolltech’s Qtopia application environment in the STn8815 Nomadik engine. This powerful platform provides equipment manufacturers with a complete reference design.

Analogix Introduces Cool HD Ultra Low, Zero Power HDMI Transmitters
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. unveiled details of the industry’s lowest power HDMI transmitter. The new CoolHD power-optimized HDMI transmitter technology will be offered in sub 0.18um CMOS process and available in either BGA or TQFP packages.