EDA News – 2008.02.11 Late Edition

Wind River, NEC Demonstrate Android, platformOViA on Medity M2
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) announced a collaboration to demonstrate both the Open Handset Alliance’s Android platform and the NEC Electronics platformOViA software platform ported onto NEC Electronics’ Medity M2.

Keithley, Stratosphere Enable Sub-65nm Process Characterization
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI) announces a partnership with Stratosphere Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA). Keithley’s partnership with Stratosphere Solutions will address advanced process development and monitoring using an Array TEG (test element group) technology.

EVE Announces Billion-Cycle Challenge Seminar Series
EVE will host its Billion Cycle Challenge seminar series for hardware designers, verification engineers, electronic systems level (ESL) architects, R&D managers, firmware and embedded software managers this month in Paris, London and Munich, Germany.

Texas Instruments Unveils OMAP3440 ARM Cortex A8 Applications Processor
Mobile technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is revolutionizing the way consumers view and share content on their mobile handsets. TI’s new OMAP3440 is the industry’s first ARM Cortex A8-based applications processor to bring full HD camcorder functionality to mobile devices.

Broadcom Rolls Out HEDGE Reference Design for Smartphones
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) announced a new HEDGE reference design platform that will significantly accelerate the process of developing next generation smartphones for mass consumer handsets.

Agilent Rolls Out MIPI D-PHY Protocol Test Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced the industry’s first MIPI D-PHY (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) protocol test solution, supporting Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) and Display Serial Interfaces (DSI) for mobile devices.

Freescale Announces Integrated Linux BSP on Cellular Products
Freescale announced the support for the Linux® operating system on its cellular products. Freescale’s Linux cellular platform is capable of supporting any Linux Application Framework, whether it is an industry standard or an OEM’s proprietary solution.

Agilent Real-Time Signaling Analyzer Features LTE, SAE Technology
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced that it has extended its signaling analyzer real-time platform to include LTE and SAE technology. This is the only integrated high-density, high-performance solution for Gigabit Ethernet analysis on the market for mobile network analysis.

Freescale Debuts MC34671, MC34673, MC34674 Li-Ion Battery Charger ICs
While lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries offer many advantages for portable consumer electronics, they require extremely accurate charging current and output voltages to optimize battery life and performance. To address this need, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a family of Li-Ion battery charger ICs.

Kontron, Astute Networks Team on Platform for HLR/HSS, IPTV, IMS
Kontron and Astute Networks announced a technology partnership for the purpose of developing leading-edge platform solutions intended for support of HLR/HSS, IPTV and IMS network applications.

Kineto, NXP to Enable UMA on 3G Handsets
Kineto Wireless announced that it is working together with NXP to create a UMA-enabled 3G solution based on NXP’s Nexperia cellular system solution for UMTS. Kineto’s UMA client software is fully compliant with the latest 3GPP GAN specifications (version 6.10).

Continuous Computing, picoChip to Create Femtocell Reference Design
Continuous Computing® and picoChip are partnering to bring to market an integrated High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) femtocell software reference design. Through a level of collaboration not yet seen in the marketplace, the joint femtocell solution will pre-integrate Continuous Computing’s Trillium® Femtocell protocol software with picoChip’s PC8208 software and PC202 picoArray single-chip processor.