EDA News – 2008.04.09 Late Edition

IAR Offers Native Hardware Debug Support for Microchip MCUs, DSCs
IAR Systems has strengthened its support for Microchip Technology’s range of 16-bit PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC33F digital signal controllers (DSCs) by adding native hardware level debug support, through the inclusion of the Microchip MPLAB REAL ICE(tm) In-Circuit Emulator System within its C-SPY debugger.

VisSim/ECD 7.0 Supports TI TMS320F2833x Digital Signal Controllers
Visual Solutions Incorporated (VSI) announces the immediate availability of VisSim/ECD version 7.0 with support for Texas Instruments’ (TI) TMS320F2833x floating-point digital signal controllers (DSCs). VisSim/ECD 7.0 adds support for the F2833x series to its existing support of all previous F28xx controllers.

Over One Billion IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports Ships Worldwide
The 1394 Trade Association announced that more than one billion FireWire ports have shipped since the introduction of the first 1394-equipped products. The billion ports provide more than 600 million consumer and computer products worldwide with the most versatile high-speed connections available.

Electronics.ca Unveils Microsystems, Semiconductors for Life Science
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Microsystems and Semiconductors for the Life Science Industry.” Microelectronics can now bring its added value to life science applications.

MAZeT Announces New Embedded Computing Platform
MAZeT presents itself as a system provider for the development and manufacture of customer-specific embedded computing platforms for medical technology, and automation and industrial measurement technology. The platform was first used as a hardware emulator for Interbus installations.

Interface Masters Debuts PCI Express Internal Gigabit Secure Bypass NIC
Interface Masters Technologies introduced the new PCI Express Internal Gigabit Secure Bypass product line of high-performance encryption cards designed to improve the throughput of inline Internet Security appliances, WAN Acceleration Systems, Gateways and network servers.

PLDA PCIe 2.0 IP Core Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA
PLDA, the industry leader in the high-speed bus IP market, announced the immediate availability of their PCIe Gen 2 FPGA IP support for the Virtex®-5 FXT platform, Xilinx’s “ultimate system integration platform.”

VisionGate Chooses MathStar Arrix FPOA Chip for Cell-CT Platform
MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH) announced that the company has been selected by VisionGate, Inc. to help develop a potentially groundbreaking medical imaging solution for cellular characterization employing 3D computed tomographic scanning on intact cells from patients at risk of cancer.

Actel to Present at Embedded Systems Conference
Actel will address the growing need for power efficiency at the chip and system levels at Embedded Systems Conference. Topics will include methods to minimize power consumption for portable applications; embedded design using an FPGA-optimized ARM Cortex-M1 processor; and design techniques for motor control.

SDC to Demonstrate PhotoShop Enabled GUI Tool at Embedded Masterclass
Embedded development tools and software specialists, SDC Systems have announced that they will be exhibiting their Tilcon graphical interface development tool at the UK Embedded Masterclass. The Tilcon IDS Suite has recently been upgraded and has introduced an Adobe® Photoshop® integration.

Radiocrafts, Sensinode to Showcase 6LoWPAN Solutions at Embedded Show
Radiocrafts AS, a leading supplier of wireless RF modules for communication in the license-free frequency bands, and Sensinode Ltd, a market pioneer for 6LoWPAN, will present their new solutions at the Texas Instruments (TI) booth (#1708) at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose, California, April 17, 2008.