EDA News – 2008.04.08 Late Edition

Timesys Offers LinuxLink Support for Freescale MPC8572 Processor
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for the Freescale MPC8572 PowerQUICC III multi-core processor. LinuxLink for the MPC8572 includes integrated support for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP).

VDC Publishes Report on SS7 Market Opportunities and Requirements
Despite marketing hype focused on VoIP, IMS and the Next Generation Network (NGN) packet technologies, SS7 Signaling System is not yet facing its final curtain, according to recent trend analysis of the SS7 Signaling market from VDC’s SS7 Market Opportunities and Requirements: Global Market Demand Analysis.

Barco Introduces DCPB-2000 JPEG 2000 PCI-Express Acceleration Boards
Barco Silex, Barco’s center of competence for electronic design services and embedded video coding, announced its new DCPB-2000 family of JPEG 2000 PCI-Express Acceleration boards. This family of boards encodes and decodes JPEG 2000 in real-time.

AXIOMTEK Launches AX12260 PC/104-Plus Embedded CPU Board
AXIOMTEK is pleased to introduce a new ultra low power consumption PC/104-Plus embedded CPU board, the AX12260, which is equipped with an AMD® Geode(tm) LX800 processor at 500MHz with integrated graphics, standalone capability and flexible I/O options that developers require.

ADLINK Announces aTCA-6900 Intel-based AdvancedTCA CPU Blade
ADLINK Technology, Inc.®, a leading provider of trusted embedded products, announced availability of the aTCA-6900, a next-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) CPU blade which features the latest Intel 5100 chipset, two quad-core LV-Xeon processors, and two AMC bays for enhanced performance, integration and flexibility.

Sonifex to Feature LatticeECP2M FPGA at NAB Show
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that its low cost LatticeECP2M(tm) FPGAs will be on display at the upcoming NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, April 14-16. The device’s capabilities will be demonstrated at the Sonifex booth.

SANYO Semiconductor Signs Off with Apache RedHawk
Apache Design Solutions announced that SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (SANYO Semiconductor) has adopted RedHawk full-chip power signoff for their most advanced design. As consumers demand more functionality, SANYO Semiconductor recognizes that power integrity is a critical design requirement for their silicon success.

Summit Microelectronics Adopts Analog FastSPICE Circuit Simulator
Berkeley Design Automation Inc. announced that Summit Microelectronics, Inc. has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE(tm) circuit simulator for full-circuit performance simulation and complex-block characterization of its precision power management ICs.

Atmel, Telit Team on Machine to Machine Communications System Design
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), an international leader in the field of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, announced that Telit is harnessing the expertise of microcontroller leader Atmel in its high-performance M2M modules.

Axell Selects Sequence PowerTheater for RTL Power Calculations
Axell Corporation routinely reducing power consumption by as much as 20 percent according to Kazunori Matsuura, Engineering Group Director, Axell Corporation. Axell has recently taped out a complex graphic chip comprising multi million gate devices with PowerTheater.