EDA News – 2008.03.27

Nextreme Receives Phonon-Blocking Patent for Boosting Thermoelectrics
Nextreme Thermal Solutions(tm) announces that it has been awarded US Patent 7,342,169 for “Phonon-Blocking, Electron-Transmitting Low-Dimensional Structures” technology that has the potential to significantly impact energy conservation and thermal management – two major drivers in the world economy today.

Virtutech to Discuss Multicore Software Development, Simulation
Virtutech, Inc., the leader in virtualized software development (VSD), will present two sessions and serve on two panels on maximizing the potential of multicore processors at the Multicore Expo, the only conference dedicated to delivering real developer solutions for multicore and multiprocessing designs.

Strategy Analytics Publishes Report on Semiconductor Design IP
The Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component Strategies report, “RF Analog Mixed-Signal Gains Importance as Semiconductor Design IP Growth Slows,” notes that the semiconductor design IP (intellectual property) sector grew to $1.5 billion in revenue in 2007, up approximately 11 percent over 2006.

Embedded Masterclass 2008
The Embedded Masterclass 2008 is turning into a ‘one stop event’ for Realtime and Embedded Linux. Some of the world’s leading technology vendors will be available to discuss commercial Linux operating systems, debugging tools for Linux development, and in-memory database solutions for Linux systems.

Ethernet Direct Introduces Falcon FWO-5805-VS Outdoor Wireless Bridge
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, announces its new Industrial wireless product solution, Falcon FWO-5805-VS, 5 GHz Industrial Wireless Radio Bridge with Video Server feature.

Mentor Graphics Launches Questa Codelink for Processor Driven Tests
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced immediate availability of the Questa® Codelink(tm) product, an addition to the Questa Functional Verification Platform designed to speed the validation of ASICs containing one or more embedded processors.

VMETRO Rolls Out SBC731 6U VPX SBC, MPE730 Quad-Core Processing Engine
VMETRO announced two new 6U VPX-REDI products. For demanding, deployed multi-core applications such as radar, sensor, and signal processing the MPE730 is well suited. The SBC731 is targeted at host boards applications such as mission and control processors.

Digi Introduces Wi-Point 3G Cellular Router PC Card
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) introduced the Digi Wi-Point 3G, a PC card based 3G cellular router with integrated Wi-Fi access point. It acts as a cellular-to-Wi-Fi hotspot and provides secure, high-speed Internet access to remote workgroups and devices.

Ambric to Showcase aDesigner, Am2045 MPPA, Am2045 GT Development Board
Ambric(R), Inc., a fabless semiconductor company shipping the world’s first one-TeraOPS-class Am2000(TM) chip family of highly scalable, massively parallel processor arrays (MPPAs), will be exhibiting and giving a talk at Multicore EXPO 2008.