EDA News – 2008.04.14 Late Edition

MontaVista, AMCC Team on Linux Support Packages for PowerPC 460EX, 460GT
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ: AMCC) and MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced that two new Linux support packages (LSPs) will make MontaVista Linux® Professional Edition 5.0 available for developers using the AMCC PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors.

Aonix Launches PERC Ultra 5.1
Aonix® launched the latest version of PERC Ultra, Version 5.1, the industry’s most widely used real-time virtual machine deployed in hundreds of thousands of devices. PERC Ultra 5.1 has broadened its RTOS support, added important security enhancements, and implemented support for Java 6 class files.

PrismTech, Sparx Integrate OpenSplice with DDS Enterprise Architect
PrismTech(tm) has partnered with Sparx Systems to fully integrate PrismTech’s OpenSplice(tm) DDS (Data Distribution Service) with Sparx Systems’ Enterprise Architect. The collaboration will create a technology ecosystem that fully supports the lifecycle of complex, data-centric applications.

Aonix PERC Ultra 5.1 Features Support for Wind River Linux
Aonix® announced the release of PERC Ultra 5.1 with support for Wind River Linux, the high-performance, commercial-grade Linux distribution optimized for embedded device development.

Renesas Unveils Sub-Atomic Particle Board Demonstration Platforms
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced three innovative “Sub-Atomic Particle Board” (SPB) demonstration platforms, for the M16C, R8C and H8 microcontroller (MCU) product families.

Parasoft Embedded Supports ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1
Parasoft Embedded announced full support of ARM® RealView® Development Suite 3.1 (RVDS), a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for software development that supports all ARM processors and ARM debug technology.

AMCC Announces Evaluation Kits for PowerPC 460EX, 460GT Processors
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation [NASDAQ:AMCC] announced the availability of low-cost, easy-to-use evaluation kits for its Power Architecture 460EX and 460GT processors.

Renesas Technology Rolls Out 50 New R32C/100 Series Microcontrollers
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced an extensive expansion of its R32C/100 series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs): 50 new products have been added, comprising 11 groups for automotive and other applications.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases Virtex-5 FXT FPGA Evaluation Kit
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announces the release of the Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FXT FPGA Evaluation Kit. The kit includes an evaluation board, ISE® Design Suite 10.1 WebPACK(tm) design tools, evaluation Embedded Development Kit (EDK) software, power supply and access to reference designs and tutorials.

eSOL Debuts eT-Kernel/Extended RTOS for Freescale i.MX31 Processor
eSOL announced immediate availability of the eT-Kernel/Extended realtime operating system (RTOS) coupled with the eBinder integrated development environment (IDE) for the i.MX31 multimedia applications processor from Freescale.

Avnet Announces MicroBlaze Processor Linux Design Solution
Avnet Electronics Marketing announces the release of a new Xilinx® MicroBlaze® Processor Linux DVD, MicroBlaze Processor Linux Starter Kit and the launch of the Linux for MicroBlaze Processor SpeedWay Design Workshop(tm).

Renesas Launches SH-MobileR2 Processor for Portable Multimedia System
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the SH-MobileR2 (product name: SH7723), the latest member in the SH-Mobile series of application processors for portable multimedia systems.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Unveils $39 Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the release of a $39 Xilinx® Spartan®-3A Evaluation Kit. Populated with a Xilinx Spartan-3A 400A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), the kit is a cost-effective solution for designers evaluating or testing their design targeting low-cost, high-volume applications.

ETAS Selects Aonix PERC Ultra Virtual Machine for Automotive Diagnostics
Aonix® announced ETAS’ selection of the PERC Ultra virtual machine (VM) for a new line of automotive service diagnostic equipment. Thanks to PERC Ultra, ETAS has been able to more easily support the multiple architectures and RTOSs working in their service tool chain.

Ambarella AmbaCast Processor Powers 10,000 Channels of H.264 Encoders
Ambarella, Inc. announced that over 10,000 channels of H.264 real-time broadcast encoders worldwide are now powered by its AmbaCast(tm) processor. This achievement confirms Ambarella’s position as the leading technology provider for broadcast quality video processing.

Actel to Discuss Power Efficiency at Embedded Systems Conference
Speakers from Actel Corporation will address the growing need for power efficiency at the chip and system levels at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, being held April 14 – 18 in San Jose, California at the McEnery Convention Center.