EDA News – 2008.04.08

X-FAB Silicon Foundries Develops XH018 0.18 Micrometer Foundry Process
X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the world’s leading foundry specializing in the production of analog/digital integrated circuits, announced availability of a new process – the 0.18 micrometer high-voltage analog/mixed-signal platform called XH018.

HI-TECH C PRO Compiler Features Lite Mode for PSoC Designer, Express
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) and HI-TECH Software announced that version 9.61 of the HI-TECH C® PRO compiler for the PSoC® Mixed-Signal Array family is available for all customers. This new version includes a new “Lite” mode that designers can use free of charge without any time or code-size limits.

Electronics.ca Publishes Report on Compound Semiconductor Substrate
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Compound Semiconductor Materials Market.” For more than 20 years, silicon pure players have been looking at semiconductor materials made of a compound of 2 or more metals, wondering if it could be a threat for their existing business.

ADLINK Technology Introduces PXI-3950 PXI Controller
ADLINK Technology, Inc.® announced availability of the PXI-3950, the most powerful PXI controller available on the market. The PXI-3950 combines the latest Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo T7500 2.2 GHz processor, Mobile Intel® GME965 chipset and 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 memory.

Micrium Ports uC/OS-II RTOS, uC/TCP-IP Stack to Blackfin Processors
As part of its commitment to supporting all major microprocessor platforms, Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components, announced that its uC/OS-II(TM) real time operating system (RTOS) and uC/TCP-IP(TM) network stack have been ported to Analog Devices’ Blackfin family of microprocessors.

National Instruments Announces NI USB-6509 USB Digital I/O Device
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the NI USB-6509, a bus-powered, portable, USB digital I/O device for acquiring data in a broad range of applications. With 96 bi-directional digital I/O channels and plug-and-play USB connectivity, the device is ideal for industrial control and automated test applications.

Parasoft Embedded to Focus on Quality Real-time Embedded Systems
Parasoft, a leading provider of solutions and services that deliver quality as a continuous process throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), extended its leadership within the embedded and real time systems markets with the launch of Parasoft Embedded.

See Xilinx at SEE Symposium 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its unveiling of the new radiation-tolerant, reprogrammable Virtex(R)-4QV FPGAs for high-performance space applications at the 2008 Single Event Effects Symposium (SEE). Xilinx employees will also present multiple papers at the SEE Symposium.

Altera, High-Definition Video Vendors to Showcase at NAB 2008
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) and its high-definition (HD) video partners will showcase a broad portfolio of industry-leading programmable solutions, including a 3-Gbps serial digital interface (SDI) for use in broadcast system designs, at the upcoming NAB Show 2008.

Xilinx to Showcase Broadcast Applications at NAB 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions for enabling broadcast applications will be showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference from April 14 through 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Altera Stratix II GX FPGA Powers Harris Platinum Routing Switchers
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced that Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has selected the Stratix® II GX FPGA for use in their Harris® Platinum(tm) line of large scale routing switchers.

Xilinx to Exhibit at Embedded Systems Conference 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its full range of embedded processing and XtremeDSP(TM) solutions, including recently announced silicon and software products will be showcased at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Silicon Valley.