EDA News – 2008.02.26

IDT Introduces CPRI1 FIC Solutions with Serial RapidIO
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced a new family of common public radio interface (CPRI1)-based functional interconnect chip (FIC) solutions.

IAR Systems, SCIOPTA Team on Safety-Critical Applications
IAR Systems and SCIOPTA Systems have entered into an agreement on a joint solution of RTOS and development tools to address the needs of customers building safety-critical applications, including those that have a need for IEC 61508 certification.

IBM Qualifies Mentor Calibre nmOPC, OPCverify on Cell/B.E. Platform
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced the Calibre® nmOPC and OPCverify(tm) computational lithography tools accelerated with Cell Broadband Engine(tm) (Cell/B.E.) processor technology have been qualified for production at IBM for 45nm and smaller process nodes.

Microchip Rolls Out PIC16F72X 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced a new family of low-cost 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs). The 28- and 40-pin PIC16F722/3/4/6/7 (PIC16F72X) MCUs are capable of operation down to 1.8V.

Synfora Debuts PICO Express FPGA Algorithmic Synthesis for Xilinx FPGAs
Synfora, Inc., a premier provider of algorithmic synthesis tools used to design systems-on-chips (SoCs) and FPGAs, announced the availability of PICO Express FPGA(tm), advanced algorithmic synthesis technology optimized for Xilinx high-performance 65nm Virtex(tm)-5 and low-cost Spartan(tm)-3A DSP FPGAs.

BSQUARE Creates Embedded CE BSP for ARM Cortex-A8, TI OMAP35x EVM
BSQUARE Corp. (Nasdaq:BSQR) announced that it is producing a production-quality board support package (BSP) for TI’s new extensible OMAP35x(tm) Evaluation Module (EVM). The OMAP35x application processors are based on the new ARM® Cortex(tm)-A8 processor.

Trolltech Qt Embedded Device Development Platform Supports Windows CE
Trolltech’s Qt® cross-platform development framework is adding support for Microsoft®’s Windows® CE operating system. This means that applications developed using Qt on Windows, MacOS X®, and Linux® desktop and embedded platforms can now be easily deployed to a range of mobile devices.

Xilinx Announces XtremeDSP Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced the immediate availability of the XtremeDSP Starter Kit – Spartan(TM)-3A DSP FPGA Edition.

Kontron Rolls Out PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 CPU Board with Intel Core 2 Duo
Kontron introduced the new Kontron PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 slot-CPU board with Intel multi-core performance. The Kontron PCI-759 offers outstanding processor performance at an excellent price/performance ratio for industrial grade embedded applications such as process control, test & measurement and vision systems.

CoFluent Design Rolls Out Studio v.2.2 for ESL Modeling, Simulation
CoFluent Design, an electronic system level (ESL) company that delivers state-of-the-art software solutions for early system architecture exploration and performance analysis, announced version 2.2 of CoFluent Studio(tm).

Kontron Debuts nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module with Intel Menlow
Kontron unveiled the first highly integrated and low power Intel® Menlow design based on the nanoETXexpress computer-on-module. The credit card sized module is COM Express pin-out Type 1 compliant and a perfect fit for the next generation of low power, ultra-mobile applications.

Aonix Unveils PERC Pico with Real-Time Memory Analysis Tools for Java
Aonix®, the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, announced a new release of its PERC Pico product—the first commercial offering based on an emerging Java Specification Request (JSR)-302 for development of hard real-time safety-critical code.

Microchip Adds USB 2.0 OTG Functionality to 32-bit PIC32 MCU Family
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the addition of integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality to its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family.

Automation, Industrial Markets Drive Orange Tree FPGA USB Solutions
Orange Tree Technologies, a board level embedded hardware and software company focused on high performance system-host communications interconnect reported on 2007 sales performance.

Xilinx Debuts XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition
Xilinx(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced the immediate availability of the XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan(TM)-3A DSP FPGA Edition, a complete development platform for video applications that require low-cost and high-performance video processing.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Introduces ICS-1554 PMC Module
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-1554 PMC Module. With four 16-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 160 MHz, no competing product provides better throughput in demanding applications.