EDA News – 2008.05.11

ABI Research Publishes Report on GPS Enabled Mobile Devices
In the wake of personal navigation devices’ success, cellular carriers have started to offer on-board and off-board navigation solutions, as well as a range of LBS (Location Based Services) such as friend finder and local search on GPS handsets.

eSOL PrUSB/Host Features Isochronous Transfer Mode, Audio Class Driver
eSOL announced the addition of an isochronous transfer mode and an Audio Class Driver to its PrUSB (R) / Host product. PrUSB/Host is a full and comprehensive embedded USB host protocol stack from eSOL that includes the low-level USB driver and multiple class drivers.

ADLINK Rolls Out PCI-6202 16-bit Resolution Analog Output Card
ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 6166) announced the release of the PCI-6202, a four channel, 16-bit resolution analog output (AO) card featuring a differential non-linearity of less than one least significant bit (DNL < 1 LSB).

Measurement Computing Releases USB-1616HS-BNC Multifunction DAQ Device
Measurement Computing announced the release of the USB-1616HS-BNC, a new 1 MS/s, 16-bit multifunction USB data acquisition device with 16 BNC differential analog inputs. The USB-1616HS-BNC delivers outstanding performance with synchronous and concurrent voltage input, waveform output, and counter input.

Analog Devices Introduces ADXL001 Industrial MEMS Vibration Sensor
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) introduced a high-bandwidth MEMS vibration sensor to enable better monitoring of equipment performance and reduce costly downtime due to unforeseen system failures on the factory floor.

NEC Develops 22 New 78K0R/Kx3-L 16-bit All Flash Microcontrollers
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) announced that the company has developed a new line of 16-bit All Flash[TM] microcontrollers (MCUs). The 78K0R/Kx3-L line-up are optimized for compact, low power systems that are driven by battery and enabling Ultra-Low Power applications. Samples will begin shipping in August.