EDA News – 2008.02.26 Late Edition

Innovasic Announces fido1100 Reference Designs, Modules
Innovasic Semiconductor announced two new reference designs for its fido®1100 real-time communications controller family. Printed circuit board modules based on these designs will be available for purchase from Innovasic and third party manufacturers.

Hitachi, Tilcon Create Reference Designs for Automotive, Mobile Devices
The Embedded Business Group (EBG) of Hitachi America, Ltd. and Tilcon Software Ltd. announced they have teamed to develop a wide array of reference designs, the first of which is based on the Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices.

Digi Deisgns XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5 RF Module for ZigBee Mesh Networking
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) introduced the XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5, an extended-range RF module designed for ZigBee mesh networking. The powerful XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5 provides up to 1 mile (1.6 km) RF line-of-sight transmission, significantly increasing the number of applications in which ZigBee mesh networking can be used.

TenAsys Virtualization Software Supports Multi-OS, Multi-core Systems
TenAsys Corp. announced support for using multiple operating systems (OS) in a multi-core environment. This includes guest operating systems, both general-purpose and real-time, like Linux, Windows CE, QNX, VxWorks and other legacy real-time operating systems (RTOS).

RadiSys COM Express Starter Kits Streamline Product Development
RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, announced the introduction of a family of comprehensive COM Express design starter kits that streamline COM Express product development.

Microchip Rolls Out PICDEM Touch Sense 1 Demo Board
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the PICDEM(tm) Touch Sense 1 Demo Board for capacitive touch-sensing applications. The easy-to-use board comes with a PICkit(tm) Serial Analyzer and the royalty-free mTouch(tm) Sensing Solution Software Development Kit (SDK).

RadiSys Announces Value-Priced CE945GM2A COM Express Modules
RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS) announced the introduction of a COM Express module that targets value-priced industrial automation, gaming, and test & measurement applications. The Procelerant(tm) CE945GM2A replaces older ETX technology at a comparable price point.

STMicroelectronics, Freescale Debut Automotive Power Architecture MCUs
Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) have unveiled the first four automotive Power Architecture(tm) microcontroller (MCU) products resulting from the two companies’ joint design program, initiated two years ago.

Freescale Semiconductor Introduces Flexis JM Microcontroller Family
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its Flexis(tm) JM family of microcontrollers (MCUs) to help designers easily incorporate USB connectivity into a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

Enea dSPEED Platform 2.0 Supports Multiple DSP, Blade Platforms
Enea® (STO:ENEA) announced the availability of the Enea® dSPEED Platform 2.0, offering extensive industry hardware and software support for the management of high performance digital signal processors (DSP) clusters, including out-of-the-box support for the RadiSys Promentum ATCA-9100 board.

PrismTech, Hitex Join Team on Low-Latency Real-Time Data Integration
PrismTech(tm) is joining forces with Hitex to deliver much-needed low-latency, real-time data integration solutions. Hitex will partner with PrismTech to deliver PrismTech’s best-in-class OpenSplice(tm) DDS (Data Distribution Service) middleware to vertical markets across Northern Europe.

Timesys Offers BSP, LinuxLink for Atmel AT91SAM9RL Microcontrollers
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced Linux support for the AT91SAM9RL microcontroller from Atmel. Ideal for rapid design validation, Timesys is offering a free Board Support Package (BSP) for the Atmel 9RL.