EDA News – 2008.02.20 Late Edition

Accellera Approves VHDL 4.0 Standard Specification
Accellera announced that its members and Board of Directors have approved the VHDL 4.0 standard specification. VHDL 4.0 is a refinement of VHDL 3.0 based on feedback from trial implementations. Accellera has immediate plans to release VHDL 4.0 to the IEEE for balloting in 2008 and to support the IEEE 1076(TM)-2008 balloting process.

VirtualLogix to Present Virtualization at TI Developer Conference
Dave Beal, director of product management for VirtualLogix, Inc. is presenting the business and technical advantages virtualization delivers to DSP environments at the TI Developer Conference Worldwide 2008.

TenAsys, ICS Triplex Team on ISaGRAF Automation for INtime RTOS
TenAsys Corp. announced that the ISaGRAF 5 IEC 61131 / IEC 61499 automation software is now compatible with their INtime real-time operating system (RTOS). ISaGRAF offers a combination of a highly portable and robust control engine and an intuitive application development environment.

Tekmos TK87C751 MCU Offers Drop In Replacement for NXP S87C751
Tekmos, Inc. has introduced the industries first true pin for pin, code and timing compatible drop in replacement for the S87C751 previously offered by NXP. The TK87C751 is an integrated microcontroller with the original 28 PLCC package.

ON Semiconductor Introduces AC-DC Adapter GreenPoint Reference Design
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) introduced a GreenPoint(tm) open reference design for a 5 watt (W) ac-dc adapter for Constant Current, Constant Voltage (CCCV) mobile phone chargers. The reference design could be easily modified for use with low power, single output-voltage adapters for cordless phone chargers.

Accent Tapes Out with CPF-based Cadence Low-Power Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Accent S.A. announced that Accent has successfully taped out a low-power RFID application design using the Common Power Format (CPF)-based Cadence® Low-Power Solution. The complex power strategy was captured in CPF, which was used both in the front-end and back-end implementation.

Portwell Rolls Out NAD-2065, NAR-2085 Communications Appliances
American Portwell Technology, Inc. announces new entry-level NAD-2065 desktop and NAR-2085 1U rackmount competitively-priced communications appliances that use Intel chipsets and Celeron® processors to provide high computing performance with low power consumption for edge network appliances.