EDA News – 2008.02.25

ADENEO Announces Free Evaluation Versions of Dot Net Micro Framework
Adeneo announced the availability of free evaluation version of its Dot Net Micro Framework ports. These evaluation versions can be downloaded directly from Adeneo website. The Dot Net Micro Framework has been designed specifically for small and low powered devices.

Toumaz Technology Offers Sensium Workshop at Global Electronics Forum
Toumaz Technology COO and Co-Founder Keith Errey will present a workshop on the Sensium(tm) wireless body monitoring system at Global Electronics Forum in Osaka, Japan (27 February – 1st March 2008). The workshop is entitled “Sensium: A New Semiconductor Solution to Revolutionise Healthcare.”

Synopsys Launches Eclypse Low Power Solution
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the Synopsys Eclypse(tm) Low Power Solution, the industry’s most comprehensive suite of proven system-level, verification, implementation and signoff tools, intellectual property (IP), methodologies and services for low power chip development.

IMEC Announces 24.7% Conversion Efficiency for GaAs Solar Cells on Ge
IMEC has realized a single-junction GaAs solar cell on a Ge substrate with a record conversion efficiency of 24.7 percent. The efficiency was measured and confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA (NREL). GaAs solar cells are used in satellite solar panels and earth-based solar concentrators.

Tundra Debuts End-to-End RapidIO MicroTCA Platform for Wireless Baseband
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) announced the availability of the market’s first end-to-end RapidIO®-enabled MicroTCA(tm) platform for wireless baseband. The platform will allow wireless telecommunication system vendors to expedite their go-to-market schedule with this “baseband-in-a-box” solution.

Silicon Labs Creates Lowest Voltage Microcontrollers
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced the industry’s first microcontrollers (MCUs) capable of operating down to 0.9 V, enabling portable devices to derive power from a single-cell battery for the first time at the Embedded World tradeshow in Nuremberg, Germany.

Artila Unveils Matrix-514 Linux Ready Industrial Embedded Computer
Artila Electronics Co., Ltd. announced their Matrix-514 Linux-ready industrial embedded computer. The Matrix-514 provides four independent 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports, four RS-232/422/485 serial ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and 21 programmable digital I/Os.

Analog Devices Introduces ADP1043 Digital Power Controller
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) is introducing a digital power controller developed specifically for power design engineers designing ac-to-dc and isolated dc-to-dc power supplies used in high-reliability server, storage, and communications infrastructure equipment.

Altera Selects SMSC’s Media Local Bus for Automotive Infotainment
SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC) announced that Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) has selected SMSC’s Media Local Bus (MediaLB®) technology for use in the PARIS automotive infotainment development platform.

Vitesse Offers VScope Embedded Waveform Viewing for Optical Transport
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets:VTSS) is expanding its recently announced VScope(tm) Integrated Circuit (IC)-based waveform viewing technology into the optical transport market. Vitesse has embedded the VScope oscilloscope function into its VSC824x family of 10 Gbps Clock and Data Recovery devices.

Arrow Offers ARM Cortex-M1 Development Kit Worldwide
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced the worldwide availability of the ARM Cortex-M1 Development Kit. Now available beyond the United States and Europe, the kit provides all the tools and software to enable users to develop an embedded system based on the ARM Cortex-M1 processor and Altera Cyclone III FPGAs.

Primarion Introduces PX3664 Digital Multi-phase Power Controller
Primarion introduced its PX3664, a digital multi-phase power controller with dynamic phasing for synchronous DC/DC buck converters in computing and communications applications. The highly configurable controller improves overall system efficiency.

Aldec Riviera-PRO 2008.02 Supports VHDL 2007, SystemC 2.2, SystemVerilog
Aldec, Inc. announced the release of Riviera-PRO 2008.02, a mixed language HDL simulator that now includes VHDL 2007, integrated SystemC 2.2 compiler and SystemVerilog DPI support. Riviera-PRO offers mixed language verification support for VHDL, Verilog®, SystemVerilog and SystemC.

ACROSSER Introduces AR-B5230 EPIC Single Board Computer
ACROSSER Technology announced the AR-B5230 EPIC single board computer for Embedded systems, Transportation, Panel PC, or Digital Signage.

Aeroflex 6401 AIME A-GPS Supports W-CDMA A-GPS Conformance Testing
Aeroflex announced that the Aeroflex 6401 AIME A-GPS is the only test platform available that supports the industry-standard TTCN A-GPS protocol test cases as well as the Minimum Performance tests and the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) SUPL V1.0 (Secure User Plane Location) conformance tests.