EDA News – 2008.03.06 Late Edition

3M Creates Digital Camera MDR Cables for Machine Vision Applications
The new 3M brand MDR Base Configuration Digital Camera Cable from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division completes 3M’s full line of cables to connect to all three performance tiers of Camera Link-style cameras: base, medium and full configurations.

Ansoft Announces Version 4 of Nexxim, Ansoft Designer
Ansoft Corporation (NASDAQ: ANST) has released new versions of Nexxim®, the company’s high-capacity circuit simulation software, and Ansoft Designer®, its integrated schematic and design management software. The products include new statistical analysis and transient simulation capabilities.

NXP Launches SAA7231 Single Chip Triple Mode PCTV Solution
NXP Semiconductors launched the world’s smallest single-chip PCTV solution (SAA7231) that supports worldwide broadcast standards. Packaged in half the size of a minicard, the chip is 40% power-efficient, saves OEMs up to 15% of total BOM (bill-of-materials) cost, and speeds up time-to-market under a month.

ON Semiconductor Introduces NCP312x Dual Output PWM Buck Regulators
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader in efficient power semiconductor solutions, introduced the NCP312x family of dual output pulse width modulation (PWM) buck regulators that offer unique auto-tracking and sequencing capabilities.

MontaVista Software Sponsors 2008 Freescale Technology Forum
Freescale Semiconductor announced that MontaVista Software, Inc., a leader in embedded Linux® technology commercialization, is the first global platinum sponsor of the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum (FTF), the developer event of the year for the embedded semiconductor industry.

Garmin Selects ST Cartesio Automotive Grade Application Processor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in semiconductors for automotive applications, announced that its Cartesio automotive-grade application processor System-on-Chip (SoC) with embedded GPS for navigation and telematics is to be implemented inside several products from Garmin.

VESA DisplayID Standard Receives Product Support
VESA DisplayID Task Group member, Kontron, announces product support for the recently approved DisplayID specification, a new VESA standard that defines display data structures. Former specifications did not provide complete descriptions for embedded display interfaces.

Kontron Introduces dFLAT PEG M72 Industrial PCI Express Graphics Card
With the high-performance dFLAT-PEG-M72 graphics card, Kontron extends its successful dFLAT product family with a new PCI Express Graphics (PEG) card for industrial applications. The high resolution digital graphics card supports resolutions up to QXGA (2048×1536), including HDTV.