EDA News – 2008.04.02

IPextreme Offers NXP CoReUse Methodology, QCore Tool for Licensing
IPextreme®, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, and NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of NXP’s internally-developed CoReUse methodology and QCore(tm) tool for licensing to the entire semiconductor industry through IPextreme.

Synopsys Announces DesignWare LE IP for PCI Express
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced the availability of the DesignWare® LE IP for PCI Express (PCIe) optimized for ASIC and FPGA designs that utilize a single lane (x1) PCI Express endpoint interface.

Ambric, MainConcept Team on Am2045 GT Video Reference Platform
Ambric®, Inc., the fabless semiconductor company that delivered the world’s first TeraOPS-class massively parallel, embedded processor, and MainConcept, a leading provider of video codec and other multimedia technologies, have collaborated to accelerate high definition video compression.

MathStar Debuts Next Generation MPEG-2 Encoder IP Core for Arrix FPOA
MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, announced the release of its second generation MPEG-2 Encoder Intellectual Property (IP) core for applications using the company’s field programmable object array (FPOA) chips.

Intel Introduces Centrino Atom Processors for MID, Embedded Computing
Intel Corporation introduced five new Atom(tm) processors and Centrino Atom(tm) processor technology for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and embedded computing solutions. The technology package includes the Intel Atom(tm) processor (formerly codenamed “Silverthorne”) plus a single-chip with integrated graphics.

MontaVista Announces Embedded Linux for Intel Atom Processor Z500
MontaVista Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux commercialization, announced the immediate availability of a MontaVista embedded Linux software platform to support the new Intel Atom(tm) processor Z500 series. The new MontaVista Linux release delivers commercial-grade quality, integration, and expert support.

Wavecom Unveils Q52 Omni Wireless CPU Cellular Satellite Hybrid
Wavecom (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) announced a combination of cellular, satellite and GPS technology on a single device: the Wavecom Q52 Omni Wireless CPU®. The Q52 Omni embodies unprecedented integration by embedding control of all three technologies on a single processor.

Innovasic Replaces Intel 186/188 EB with IA186EB, IA188EB
Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in extended life semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of the IA186EB and IA188EB. The IA186EB and IA188EB are form, fit, and function replacements for the original Intel® 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors.

Agilent, NextWave Accelerate Mobile WiMAX Device Production, Deployment
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), a global provider of mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies, announced that NextWave will use Agilent’s Wireless Networking Test Set to help accelerate the deployment of Mobile WiMAX devices based on NextWave’s chipsets.

conga-CA COM Express Module Features Intel Atom Processor Z500 Series
congatec AG enhances its successful COM Express product family with the introduction of the extremely low power consuming conga-CA. It features the brand new Intel® Atom(tm) processor Z500 series and the Intel® System Controller Hub US15W.

VMETRO Rolls Out MM-6171 Buffer Memory XMC Module
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS, VPX and XMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, announced the MM-6171, a buffer memory node in an XMC form factor with support for Serial RapidIO® or PCI Express®.

MSC Vertriebs Creates Custom Module with Intel Atom Processor Z500
Based on the recently announced low power Intel® Atom(tm) processor Z500 series, MSC Vertriebs GmbH has already designed its first customer specific module. The powerful board is used in an industrial handheld PC with touch screen.