EDA News – 2008.03.25

Avnet Electronics Debuts Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop
The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), is launching the Art of Motor Control SpeedWay Design Workshop(tm) featuring Renesas Technology America, Inc. The Art of Motor Control Design workshop features practical techniques for implementing motor control designs.

Nu Horizons Publishes Step-by Step Guide for Xilinx, Micron Products
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ: NUHC) released the first in a new series of application notes aimed at assisting engineers in identifying each key element in the design process. This “Step-by Step Guide” focuses on interfacing the Micron MT47H family of DDR2 SDRAM to Xilinx Spartan 3A/AN FPGAs.

Samsung Electronics Acquires IP Assets of Clairvoyante
Samsung Electronics announces the acquisition of IP assets of Clairvoyante Inc., an IP licensing company responsible for the development of PenTile(tm) subpixel rendering display technology and associated gamut mapping algorithms.

VaST, Tensilica Team on Models for CoMET System Engineering Environment
VaST Systems, the leader in electronics virtualization, and Tensilica® announced that models of Tensilica processors are now available from VaST Systems for the VaST CoMET System Engineering Environment.

Wisair Creates SDIO Wireless USB Embedded Solution for Mobile Devices
Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB solutions, announced that it is furthering its efforts to bring embedded Wireless USB technology to portable and handheld electronic devices with its new SDIO Wireless USB solution.

Vimicro Introduces VC0343 Embedded Web Camera Processor
Vimicro International Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC), a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs advanced mixed-signal multimedia products and solutions, announced the launch of its latest Web camera processor, VC0343, targeting laptop embedded applications.

Connect One Announces Programmable Secure Internet M2M Solution
Connect One(tm), the Device Networking Authority(tm), announced a reference design and a corresponding evaluation board that bring together the 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) for application control and the CO2128 iChip for secure, reliable TCP/IP connectivity to LAN and GPRS networks.

QuickLogic Develops UltraDMA System Block to Speed Hard Drive Transfer
QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK), has developed an UltraDMA (UDMA) system block for its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. Created in conjunction with CSSP customers, the UDMA block speeds data transfers to mass storage while reducing system power requirements.

Altera Announces M164 Package for Cyclone III FPGAs
Providing designers with the highest density FPGA per board area, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced the availability of new 8×8 mm2 packaging (M164) for its family of 65-nm Cyclone® III FPGAs.

IDT Unveils DisplayPort Receiver, TCON Device for Flat Panel Display
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) announced the availability of a DisplayPort receiver and timing controller (TCON) device for inclusion in flat panel displays for monitors, notebooks, and LCD TV displays.

AVTECH Reduces Cost of IP Surveillance Camera with eASIC Nextreme ASIC
eASIC Corporation, a provider of zero-mask charge ASIC devices, announced that AVTECH, a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of low cost surveillance systems, reduced the system cost of its new dome IP surveillance camera by 45%.

Bottom Line Technologies Joins Xilinx Authorized Training Provider Program
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the expansion of its Authorized Training Provider (ATP) program to include Bottom Line Technologies, Inc. (Pennsylvania) as its exclusive training provider for the Northeast U.S. region.

LandAirSea Selects u-blox GPS for 8100G Miniature Tracker
LandAirSea Systems, the leading provider of mass market GPS-based tracking devices, announced the launch of a miniature, battery-powered, GSM-based real-time vehicle tracking unit featuring u-blox 5 GPS technology from Swiss GPS technology provider, u-blox.

Xilinx Alliance Program Welcomes Signatec
Signatec, a world leading designer and manufacturer of high-speed, PC-based data acquisition, parallel signal processing, continuous signal recording and arbitrary waveform generation systems, announced that it has joined the Xilinx® Alliance Program.