EDA News – 2008.03.24 Late Edition

TSMC Develops Foundry First 40nm Manufacturing Process Technology
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) unveiled the foundry’s first 40 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process technology. The new node supports a performance-driven general purpose (40G) technology and a power-efficient low power (40LP) technology.

Ethernet Alliance Unveils 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR, Backplane Plugfests
The Ethernet Alliance announced that it will host interoperability plugfests for short wavelength multimode fiber transceiver (10GBASE-SR) and long wavelength single-mode fiber transceiver (10GBASE-LR) SFP+ optical modules, and for passive electrical backplanes.

Distributed Object Computing for Real-time, Embedded Systems Workshop
The Object Management Group(tm) (OMG(tm)), announced that the Ninth Annual Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop will be held July 14-16, 2008 in Arlington, VA, USA. OMG is also announcing that the Call for Participation has been issued.

WiQuest Debuts Combo Wireless USB + Bluetooth Reference Design Kit
Continuing to build up its portfolio of products, WiQuest Communications, Inc., the leader in complete Wireless USB solutions, announced availability of its eighth reference design kit that integrates both Wireless USB and Bluetooth radio technologies into a single combo module.

Silicon Laboratories Announces Si5319 Any-Rate Precision Clock
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced the expansion of its broad portfolio of reconfigurable, frequency-agile precision clocks to include a single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC.

Arrow Electronics Offers Timesys Embedded Linux Software Solutions
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) announced embedded Linux solutions from Timesys Corporation. Timesys’ Web-based LinuxLink software subscription includes an embedded Linux platform, precompiled and tested for a given processor, and a full suite of Eclipse-based development tools, documentation and support.

Microchip Unveils Digital Signal Controllers for Motor Control
Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced 10 28- and 44-pin 16-bit Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for motor control designs requiring increased memory or performance, or enhanced peripherals, while obtaining cost and size savings associated with lower pin-count devices.

Microchip Introduces 30 New 16-bit Microcontrollers, DSCs
Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced 30 new 28- and 44-pin 16-bit devices for embedded system designers requiring increased memory or performance, or enhanced peripherals, while obtaining the cost and size savings associated with lower pin count devices.

Microchip Rolls Out Six dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced six new 28- and 44-pin 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) with a dual-channel, 100ksps, 16-bit audio Digital-to-Analog Conversion (DAC) module for price- or size-conscious embedded system designers.