Altium announced new component libraries for board-level designs using Maxim Integrated devices. The new releases include board-level component models and corresponding supply chain information, such as real-time price and availability data from distributors and vendors including Digi-Key, Mouser and Farnell, directly to designers using Altium’s electronics design software, Altium Designer.
Wind River rolled out updated versions of their platform for Android and framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) for Android. Wind River Platform for Android and Wind River FAST for Android help developers deliver feature-rich Android devices to market quickly and reliably. Wind River Platform for Android features upgrade paths to future Android releases, including Google Gingerbread and Honeycomb to support a wider range of devices such as tablets. Wind River Platform for Android and Wind River FAST for Android are available now.
Laird Technologies published an application note titled Thermoelectric Modules for Charge-Coupled Devices. The application note describes the reason Thermoelectric Modules (TEMs) are the only effective thermal management solution for Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) used in astronomy, night vision, high-speed, medical, and quality control camera applications. The application note is the newest in a series describing the role of Thermal Management in numerous market segments.
Tensilica announced the ConnX Atlas LTE (Long-Term Evolution) reference platform. ConnX Atlas LTE is a heterogeneous seven-core reference architecture for a complete multi-standard programmable radio for advanced mobile devices. Atlas is designed to support the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) LTE standard and other complementary standards such as HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access), in a single platform. General availability of the platform will occur in early 2011.
Synopsys introduced three new DesignWare MIPI IP. The DesignWare consists of 3G DigRF Controllers and PHYs for MIPI DigRF V3 standard interface; CSI-2 Synthesizable controller for MIPI CSI-2 Host application; and D-PHY Physical Layer for MIPI CSI-2, DSI, and UniPro standard interfaces. The DesignWare 3G DigRF master and slave controllers and PHY, CSI-2 host controller and D-PHY are available now in 65nm and 40nm process technologies.
Adaptive Digital Technologies introduced the AnVoip and AnVoice VoIP voice engine software for Google Android software stack for mobile devices. The fielded algorithms are provided as off-the-shelf algorithm sets, integration-ready for quick inclusion into an Android application. The VoIP voice engine components, anVoip, and anVoice are packaged to supply either basic or enhanced voice capability to the Android-powered device. Algorithms may be added a-la-carte per a customer’s requirements. Custom application development by Adaptive Digital is also available.
The NI Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) is a software suite that engineers can use with modular RF instrumentation for automated testing of Mobile WiMAX devices. With NI Measurement Suite, engineers can perform Mobile WiMAX component and device testing faster than with traditional instruments, and with better accuracy and greater flexibility. NI Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX is priced from $5,999 (euro 5,499; 882,000 yen).
The SEMATECH-led workshop, Emerging Technologies in Solid State Devices, will take place December 5-6, 2009. Technologists, executives, and faculty from across the semiconductor R&D community will present technical data revealing advances in emerging memory technologies, energy efficient devices, and high mobility channel transistors. The SEMATECH workshop will feature over 40 presentations and panel discussions on cutting-edge solutions to the technical and manufacturing challenges associated with emerging nanoelectronics technologies.
The Khronos Group released the OpenWF 1.0 standard. OpenWF is an operating system-independent and hardware-neutral foundation for building windowing systems and providing display control functionality in accelerated mobile and embedded devices. OpenWF enables a new degree of portability, acceleration and abstraction for windowing systems, while adding functionality and features through close integration with Khronos application APIs. OpenWF acts as the underlying route to the display for advanced graphics and multimedia content generated using APIs such as OpenGL ES for fast and portable 3D graphics, OpenVG for vector graphics acceleration, and OpenMAX for multimedia.