EDA News – 2008.02.11

Laird Technologies Acquires Ezurio
Laird Technologies, Inc. announced its acquisition of Ezurio, Ltd., a privately-held company and leading supplier of short range wireless M2M (Machine-to-Machine) solutions.

Khronos Rolls Out OpenKODE 1.0 Royalty-Free Specification
The Khronos(tm) Group announced that it has publicly released the final OpenKODE(tm) 1.0 specification, a royalty-free, cross-platform open standard that bundles a set of native APIs to provide increased source portability for rich media and graphics applications. The specification may be used royalty-free by implementers and developers.

IMEC Develops Flexible Air Interface Baseband Platform for Mobile SDR
IMEC has completed design and tape-out of a flexible-air-interface (FLAI) baseband platform for software-defined radios (SDR). IMEC’s solution is an ideal basis to support upcoming generations of mobile devices featuring 802.11n, 802.16e, mobile TV and 3GPP-LTE communication standards.

Avnet Announces Xilinx On-Ramp Technical Sessions
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has launched five new On-Ramp Technical Sessions(tm) featuring solutions from Xilinx® programmable logic. On-Ramp Technical Sessions feature live presentations and demonstrations.

Trolltech Qtopia Phone Edition 4.3 Supports Touch Screen Devices
Trolltech® announced the continued evolution of Qtopia® Phone Edition, the leading application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones.

ACCESS, MontaVista Integrates Mobilinux, ACCESS Linux Platform
ACCESS CO., LTD. and MontaVista® Software, Inc. reinforced their shared commitment to accelerate the development of smart mobile devices by releasing a pre-integrated software stack combining the ACCESS Linux Platform(tm) with the MontaVista Mobilinux(tm) operating system.

MCCI Announces Certified Wireless USB Embedded Device Software
MCCI® announced a new Certified Wireless USB Embedded Device software solution. It will be available to leading OEMs and platform vendors in the first quarter of 2008.

SanDisk Debuts iNAND 16-Gigabyte Embedded Flash Drive for Handsets
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced the 16-gigabyte (GB) iNAND(tm) embedded flash drive (EFD).

Xilinx Introduces Digital Pre-Distortion Reference Design
Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced a new digital pre-distortion (DPD) reference design based on its Virtex(TM) family of platform FPGAs and XtremeDSP solutions that is optimized for Freescale Semiconductor’s RF power laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) devices for wireless infrastructure.

Movial, MontaVista Team on Solution for Device Manufacturers
The combined offering of MontaVista Mobilinux(tm) 5.0, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones and Movial IXS (Internet Experience Suite), a white label application suite for creating custom branded user interfaces, helps device manufacturers speed development and creative design of next-generation mobile applications for consumer electronics and mobile devices.

Xilinx Demonstrates DPD for OFDMA on Axis Digital Radio Platform
Axis Network Technology has announced the first public demonstration of Xilinx Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) technology on an Axis Digital Radio platform. The new Xilinx DPD solution that is being shown works across a range of air interface standards.

EDN Names OneSpin 360 EC-FPGA as Award Finalist
OneSpin Solutions announced that its 360 EC-FPGA equivalence checking solution has been selected from hundreds of nominations as a finalist in EDN’s 18th annual Innovation Awards competition.