EDA News – 2008.02.28

OMG, Eclipse Offer Open Software and Standards Symposium
The Object Management Group(tm) (OMG(tm)) and the Eclipse Foundation are jointly organizing two, one-day symposia to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse’s open source software and OMG’s open standards.

Rockwell Automation Acquire Safety, Automation Business of CEDES
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Safety and Automation business of CEDES AG. CEDES’ Safety and Automation business is a leading supplier of safety and measuring light curtains.

STMicroelectronics Offers NicheLite TCP/IP Stack for Free
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has made the NicheLite(TM) TCP/IP stack available free of charge with its STR91x 32-bit Flash microcontrollers featured for networking applications, lowering cost-of-entry to that of open-source offerings but with the advantage of vendor support facilities.

ABI Research Forecasts Over 90 Million 4G Subscribers in 2013
The total number of 4G subscribers worldwide, including both LTE and WiMAX, is expected to exceed 90 million in 2013, but a number of milestones must be passed en route, according to a new forecast from ABI Research.

Embedded Masterclass Features Linux Powered Devices
A key feature of this year’s UK Embedded Masterclass is a workshop dedicated to using the Linux operating system on embedded devices. Working with an ARM processor, the workshop will be a combination of theory and practice that will give delegates an insight into the working of Linux in the embedded environment.

NXP Launches TEA5990 FM-RDS Stereo Radio IC
Building on its leadership position in FM Radio ICs, NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, launched the world’s smallest highly-integrated FM stereo radio IC with R(B)DS functionality, the TEA5990.

Stanford University Selects Tensilica LX2 Configurable Processors
Tensilica, Inc. announced that Stanford University’s Smart Memories Project used Tensilica’s Xtensa LX2 configurable processor to develop a multiprocessor computing infrastructure for next generation applications.

Olympus Adopts VaST CoMET Virtual Platform Development
VaST Systems, the leader in electronics virtualization, announced that Olympus Corporation has selected VaST’s CoMET as the development tool for advanced research activities for their next-generation LSI design and implementation.

u-blox Demonstrates Live GALILEO Satellite Tracking at CeBIT
u-blox, the leading Swiss provider of GPS receiver technology, will perform live GALILEO satellite tracking demonstrations at the 2008 CeBIT trade show to be held in Hanover, Germany, on its revolutionary u-blox 5 A-GPS and GALILEO-ready chip.