EDA News – 2008.04.15

Mentor Graphics Optimizes Nucleus Software Platform for Atmel MCUs
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced a software platform based on the Nucleus® Operating System (OS) that is integrated, validated and optimized for Atmel® AT91SAM9 ARM926EJ-S(tm)-based microcontrollers.

Synplicity Debuts System Designer IP Integration Tool for FPGA Design
Synplicity®, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP) introduced System Designer(tm), a device-independent intellectual property (IP) configuration and system-level assembly environment that has been added to Synplicity’s Synplify Pro® and Synplify® Premier FPGA design implementation tools.

Macraigor OCDemon Supports Debug Communications Channel on ARM Embedded ICE
Macraigor Systems announced it has added to its proprietary On-Chip Debug Technology (OCDemon) the ability to access the Debug Communications Channel, or debug communications channel (DCC), which resides in the ARM Embedded ICE.

LDRA Launches TBvision for Standards Compliance Testing
LDRA® has launched TBvision, a brand new product which provides companies with the ability to easily see that how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault-detection and adherence to the required quality standards.

MontaVista Introduces Mobilinux for TI OMAP3430 Processor
MontaVista® Software, Inc. has unveiled a new MontaVista Mobilinux package to optimize the development of Linux-based mobile devices on the high-performance Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP3430 applications processor.

4i2i Launches 4media Media Processing Platforms at NAB 2008
4i2i is launching at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas April 14 – 17 at Booth N3638 the 4media family of board level solutions.

Macraigor Systems Debuts Eclipse Compliant Embedded Debugging Solution
Macraigor Systems announced the immediate availability of a free Eclipse-compliant embedded debugging solution with sample Eclipse projects that run on many standard evaluation boards for hosting on the Linux platform.

Digi Rolls Out 900 MHz XBee-PRO XSC with 15 Miles RF Line-of-Sight
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) introduced the XBee-PRO® XSC, a powerful, cost-effective 900 MHz embedded RF module that provides up to 15 miles RF line-of-sight transmission in the postage-stamp sized XBee form factor.

Microchip Introduces PIC24FJ256GB1 USB Microcontrollers with OTG
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the 12-member PIC24FJ256GB1 microcontroller (MCU) family, which is the lowest power (100 nA standby current) large-memory (up to 256 KB Flash and 16 KB RAM) 16-bit USB microcontroller family in the world.

Digi Unveils XBee ZB, XBee-PRO ZB ZigBee Modules with ZigBee PRO
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) announced the release of the low power XBee ZB and extended range XBee-PRO® ZB ZigBee modules based upon the ZigBee PRO feature set. The ZigBee PRO feature set enables deployment of larger, more stable and interoperable ZigBee networks with advanced features.

Microchip Announces New 32-bit USB On-The-Go PIC32 Microcontroller
Microchip Technology Inc. announced that, with the addition of a new low-cost family member with integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality, the PIC32 family now provides customers with 12 options to solve their growing requirements for more performance, more memory and advanced USB OTG connectivity.

Express Logic ThreadX RTOS, USBX USB Support Stellaris Cortex-M3 MCUs
Express Logic, Inc. announced that Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS and USBX(tm) USB Host/Device stack now support Luminary Micro’s new Stellaris® LM3S3000 Series and LM3S5000 Series ARM® Cortex(tm)-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs).

LatticeECP2M FPGA Supports JESD204 High Speed Serial Specification
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the successful interoperation of its LatticeECP2M(tm) FPGA family with the Linear Technology LTC2274, 16-bit, 105Msps, high-speed ADC (Analog to Digital Converter) in support of the JESD204 high-speed serial specification from the JEDEC group.

VMETRO FPE650 VPX Engine Supports FPGA Mezzanine Card Standard
VMETRO announced one of the industry’s first FPGA processing engines with support for the new FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard. The FPE650′s innovative design integrates four Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGAs with two FMC I/O sites and VPX high-speed serial backplane connectivity.

Synplicity Announces ReadyIP Program for FPGA Implementation
Synplicity®, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP) announced the ReadyIP Initiative, a program that takes aim at simplifying the access, evaluation, and use of intellectual property (IP) for FPGA-based system design.

RTI Data Distribution Service 4.3 Supports Lossy Networks
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announced support for lossy networks in RTI Data Distribution Service 4.3. Lossy networks — those that have uncertain or sporadic connectivity — are common in a variety of applications, such as defense, unmanned vehicles, oil production and other resource-management applications.

Synplicity ReadyIP Program Gains ARM Cortex-M1 Processor
ARM (LSE:ARM) (NASDAQ:ARMH) and Synplicity®, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP) announced the availability of ARM IP through Synplicity’s ReadyIP Program. The ReadyIP program facilitates a vendor-independent design flow using Synplicity’s industry standard FPGA synthesis and system design environments.

Tensilica Becomes Member of Synplicity ReadyIP Program
Synplicity®, Inc., (NASDAQ:SYNP) and Tensilica,® Inc. announced that Tensilica has joined Synplicity’s ReadyIP Program and that Tensilica will provide the Diamond Standard 106Micro processor core free of charge through Synplicity’s ReadyIP program.