EDA News – 2008.03.19

ABI Research Forecasts GPS IC Shipments to Reach One Billion Annually
Satellite-based navigation is a very popular technology with consumers, and the upsurge in purchases of GPS (Global Positioning System) devices is fuelling a similar growth in the market for GPS receiver chipsets. A new study from ABI Research forecasts GPS IC shipments to reach one billion annually in 2013.

Electronics.ca Publications Predicts LED Driver IC Market Will Grow
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “LED Driver ICs: Application Drivers, Technology Developments & Product Introduction Trends.” The worldwide white light-emitting diode (LED) market is projected to exceed 20 billion units in 2008.

STARC STARCAD-CEL 2.0 Flow Features FishTail Focus, Confirm Tools
FishTail Design Automation, Inc., the golden timing constraints company, announced that Japan’s Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC) has released a new production flow for chip implementation using FishTail’s technology for timing exception generation and verification.

Wavecom Debuts Open AT Software Suite 2.0 for Embedded Wireless Design
Wavecom (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM), announced the commercial availability of its Open AT® Software Suite 2.0. The next generation software architecture represents continuing improvement and innovation that allows developers to write application code in two popular programming languages: C and Lua.

MathWorks Simulink, Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder Support AUTOSAR
The MathWorks announced that the R2008a releases of Simulink and Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder support import and export of AUTOSAR Software Component descriptions and generation of AUTOSAR compliant production code.

Altera, Bitec Introduce Video Development Kit
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) and Bitec, Ltd. announced the availability of a video development kit that enables designers to rapidly develop and prototype high-performance, cost-sensitive video applications. At the heart of the kit are Altera’s Cyclone® III FPGAs.

VideoMining Announces VMX Chip for Measuring Demographics, Behavior
VideoMining Corporation announced that their R&D group has completed the development of a chip named VMX for automatically measuring the behavior and demographics (gender, age range, and ethnicity) of people in public places.

STMicroelectronics Rolls Out 128Kbit, 64Kbit Miniature Serial EEPROMs
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced it is the first to offer a complete serial EEPROM portfolio from 2 Kbit to 128 Kbit in both I2C and SPI versions, with all family devices benefiting from space-saving Micro Leadframe (MLP) package technology.

austriamicrosystems Launches AS1340 High Voltage Boost Regulator
austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, launched the AS1340 high voltage boost regulator with up to 50V output voltage.

Gleichmann Electronics Announces NEC 7.0-inch Industrial TFT Display
Gleichmann Electronics presents part number NL8048BC19-02, as supplement to the many conventional 7.0 inches (18 cm diagonal) TFT displays, which are designed mainly for automotive applications. The NL8048BC19-02, an industrial version, features an above average long lifetime backlight and long-term availability.