EDA News – 2008.04.15 Late Edition

Synopsys Unveils DesignWare USB 2.0 PHY IP for 45nm Process
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that its DesignWare® USB 2.0 nanoPHY is the first 45-nanometer (nm) USB 2.0 PHY intellectual property (IP) to successfully pass the USB Implementers Forum Hi-Speed USB PHY certification.

Eclipse Announces Open Source Embedded, Mobile Technologies Initiatives
The Eclipse Foundation announced new initiatives to develop open source technologies for embedded and mobile developers. The new initiatives, part of the Eclipse Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) Project, make it easier for developers to debug, manage and deploy software on embedded and mobile devices.

Microsoft Reveals Details of SPARK Your Imagination Embedded Program
Microsoft Corp. rolled out the full details about its SPARK Your Imagination community-focused program, a joint agreement between Microsoft and select hardware vendors to bring a complete offering of hardware and software to nonprofessional developers through a simple and affordable engagement model.

Freescale Develops Royalty Free i.MX27 IP Camera Reference Design
Freescale Semiconductor has developed an IP camera reference design based on the i.MX27 multimedia applications processor to address the growing video surveillance market as IP network cameras transition from analog to digital.

Microsoft Shares Road Map for Windows Embedded
Microsoft Corp. laid out the next phase in its strategy for the Windows Embedded Business, providing a strategic road map outlining the renaming of its family of products and plans for new solutions in key device categories.

IAR Systems, Freescale Team on ZigBee Design Kit
IAR Systems has announced an agreement with the Wireless Connectivity Group of Freescale Semiconductor to include IAR Systems development tools and debug probe in the next generation of Freescale’s development kits based on the MC1322x IEEE® 802.15.4 Platform-in-Package(tm) (PiP) IC.

TEK Microsystems Introduces QuiXilica V5 Architecture
TEK Microsystems, Inc. announced its new QuiXilica V5 Architecture designed to meet the needs of demanding sensor-processing applications across a range of environments. The QuiXilica V5 architecture uses the latest field programmable gate array (FPGA) based processors – the Xilinx Virtex®-5 family.

GE Fanuc Rolls Out NETernity RM981RC Gigabit Ethernet Switch
With the company’s announcement of the NETernity(tm) RM981RC unmanaged Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet switch, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms continued to broaden its already-extensive range of communications solutions.

NI Announces LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) and ARM (LSE: ARM) (Nasdaq: ARMHY) announced the NI LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers, an extension of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform that directly targets the ARM 7(tm), ARM 9(tm) and Cortex(tm)-M3 microcontroller families.

ADLINK Unveils DPAC-3000 Distributed Programmable Automation Controller
ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced the DPAC-3000, its newest Distributed Programmable Automation Controller (DPAC) for the machine automation industry. The compact embedded controller offers a distributed control solution for digital and analog I/O and motion control.

ADLINK Introduces Express-MC800 COM Express Module
ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced Express-MC800, its latest Computer on Module (COM) Express product featuring Intel® Core(tm) 2 Duo processor and Intel® GM965 chipset.

Arch Rock Enables IP Wireless Sensor Networking for Atmel RZRAVEN
Arch Rock Corporation’s IP-based wireless sensor networking software is now available to run on Atmel Corporation’s RZRAVEN 2.4GHz Evaluation and Starter Kit, a tool for developing low-power embedded wireless applications.

CodeSourcery Debuts Latest Sourcery G++ C/C++ Development Environment
CodeSourcery, Inc. announces the immediate availability of the spring release of Sourcery G++, a complete C/C++ development environment based on the GNU Toolchain and the Eclipse(tm) IDE.

XMOS Semiconductor Introduces XS1-G Programmable Chips
XMOS Semiconductor announced its first family of programmable chips. The XS1-G product family comprises three devices offering a choice of 1,2 or 4 of the company’s XCore(tm) event-driven, multi-threaded processor tiles and are priced at $1-10 in volume.