EDA News – 2008.02.10

ArcSoft Launches PowerMobia Mobile Multimedia Total Solution
ArcSoft, Inc. announced the launch of new branding for Mobile Multimedia Total Solution: ArcSoft PowerMobia(tm). ArcSoft PowerMobia packs both powerful media enabling technologies and cool applications that are optimized, and verified for each target platform. The feature sets are easily configurable and quickly deployable.

Newark Reveals Winners of Live EDGE Challenge
Newark and Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) announced the winner of the 2007 Live EDGE challenge as John Noble from Malaysia. John has designed a product called MyFan, a ceiling fan that combines an electronically commutated motor and controller, and aerodynamically efficient blade design that reduces fan input power by up to 66%.

ABI Research Publishes Report on Mobile Internet Devices, UMPCs
A new class of consumer electronics device is rapidly emerging, and according to a recent study by ABI Research, these Mobile Internet Devices will appeal to a wide variety of consumers. The report forecasts these always-connected products to see a dramatic growth in popularity over the next five years.

SENA Launches Parani-ESD1000 Bluetooth Class 1 OEM Module
Sena Technologies, Inc. announced the release of its latest Bluetooth OEM module Parani-ESD1000. The Parani-ESD1000 is a Class 1 embedded Bluetooth module designed for OEM manufacturers to embed Bluetooth functionality into their products at design level in the shortest period of time and cost effectively.

STMicroelectronics Rolls Out Nomadik STn8820, STw4820 Chipsets
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) introduced a chipset that couples ST’s new multimedia application processor with a companion audio and power-management chip. This platform enables portable devices to record and share high-definition video clips, receive mobile TV, playback days of hi-fi music, and deliver a 3D gaming experience.

Toshiba Creates 16-Gigabit NAND Flash Memory with 43nm CMOS Process
Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba) announced the development of technology for a 16-gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory chip, fabricated with 43-nanometer (nm) process technology co-developed with SanDisk Corporation of Milpitas, California.

Texas Instruments Announces GC5322 Wireless Transmit Processor
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a single-chip wireless transmit processor that combines digital upconverter (DUC), crest factor reduction (CFR), and digital pre-distortion (DPD) linearization functions. The GC5322 device eliminates the need for more costly high-performance RF power amplifier components.

National Instruments Introduces USB Digitizers, Digital Multimeter
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced the release of the NI USB-5132/5133 digitizers and the NI USB-4065 6½-digit digital multimeter (DMM). They are shipped with NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE interactive measurement workbench software for quickly acquiring, analyzing and presenting data with no programming required.