EDA News – 2008.02.12

ARC International Acquires Sonic Focus
ARC International (LSE:ARK) announced that it has acquired Sonic Focus, Inc. Sonic Focus’s products are widely considered to have the most robust audio solutions for music enthusiasts, and bring natural surround sound to digitally compressed stereo files.

Renesas Technology Licenses ARM Processors
ARM [(LSE:ARM)]; (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] and Renesas Technology Corp have signed a subscription license that gives Renesas full access to all ARM® processor IP for future-generation products. The subscription licensing model is the first of its kind for ARM’s Japanese customer base.

Enea Rolls Out OSE v5.3 Real-Time Operating System
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced the release of version 5.3 of the Enea OSE® real-time operating system (RTOS) that specifically addresses the cost pressures associated with building small form factor, cost-sensitive devices such as mobile phones.

Wind River, Texas Instruments Demonstrate Android Platform
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) has partnered with Texas Instruments (TI) to demonstrate the Open Handset Alliance Android platform, which is currently available as an ‘early look’ release, on LogicPD’s Zoom Mobile Development Kit (MDK) based on Texas Instruments’ OMAP3430 processor.

Vimicro Unveils Mobile Multimedia Processors, Vinno-III-Linux Platform
Vimicro Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC) announced the launch of its most recent open mobile platform, Vinno-III-Linux, based on the Linux operating system, and the addition of two new Vimicro Mobile Multimedia Processors, the VC0848 and VC0878, to the company’s product line.

STMicroelectronics Debuts TS4601 Flip-Chip Stereo Headset Amplifier
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has announced the TS4601, a stereo headset amplifier optimized for feature-phone applications that improves audio performance, extends battery life and enables more responsive user controls compared to existing solutions.

Enfora Enabler IIIE-BGA EDGE Module Platform Supports Windows Mobile
Enfora announced the Enabler® IIIE-BGA, a feature-rich GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless module platform that supports the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 operating system. This distinctive platform is based on Texas Instruments’ OMAPV1030 single-core-architecture applications processor.

TI Announces USB Power Distribution Switches with Integrated FET
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced power distribution switches with an integrated FET that can be set to support a 100 mA to 1.1 A current limit range for a standard USB port or other applications requiring a current limited switch.

NI Unveils Power Source Measure Unit, Highest-Density PXI Switches
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced its first PXI source measure unit (SMU) and the industry’s highest-density PXI switches. Engineers can use these modules together to precisely characterize voltage and current parameters on high pin-count devices.

EB, NextWave Develop Linux WiMAX Mobile Phone with MontaVista Mobilinux
MontaVista® Software, Inc. announcef its participation in bringing the world’s first Linux-based WiMAX(tm) multimedia reference design to market, which includes its MontaVista Mobilinux(tm) operating system (OS).

GE Fanuc, Qosmos Showcase Deep Packet Inspection Solution
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms and Qosmos will demonstrate a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solution based on the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Telum(tm) NPA-38×4 Packet Processor AdvancedMC hardware platform and the Qosmos Qoala(tm) DPI software.

LG Electronics Selects Synopsys’ DFT MAX Scan Compression Solution
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that LG Electronics, Inc. has deployed Synopsys’ DFT MAX scan compression solution to significantly increase test quality for a 65-nanometer (nm) HDTV design. DFT MAX automatically implements scan compression on-chip which can reduce the amount of data required to test each manufactured part by 95 percent or more.