ON Semiconductor Awarded Longcheer’s “Excellent Supplier”
ON Semiconductor just announced that it has won an "Excellent Supplier 2009" award from Longcheer Holdings Limited (Longcheer), a leading global provider of wireless technology products and services. It is the fourth consecutive year that Longcheer has recognized ON Semiconductor with a leading supplier award.
NanoKTN Member Wins Prestigious SET For Britain Award
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network, is pleased to announce that a PhD student and member of the NanoKTN has been awarded the Roscoe Medal, presented by representatives of RSC and AgChemAccess Ltd, at the prestigious SET for Britain event, held at the House of Commons last month.
ip.access wins World Vendor Award
ip.access, the leading developer of femtocell and picocell solutions, celebrated another award win at last night's inaugural World Vendor Awards ceremony in London. The company picked up the award in the "Best Specialist Vendor" category.
AdaCore announces Hi-Lite project
AdaCore, together with Altran Praxis, CEA LIST, Astrium Space Transportation, INRIA ProVal and Thales Communications today announced the start of the Hi-Lite project. Financially supported by the French Government and the Essonne general council, Hi-Lite is an Open Source project designed to increase the use of formal methods in developing high integrity software, particularly to meet the forthcoming DO-178C avionics standard. It will achieve this by building tools that are simpler, more powerful and easier to use.
Cypress's PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures Named Finalist For Design News Magazine's Golden Mousetrap Awards
Design News magazine has named the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architectures from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) as finalists for this year's Golden Mousetrap Awards. The new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures dramatically increase performance and extend the world's only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform, delivering unmatched integration and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. The platform is powered by the revolutionary PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment, which enables engineers to design the way they think and dramatically shorten time-to-market. The editors of Design News selected the Cypress platform from hundreds of nominations.
More GPU Routines for Semiconductor and Electronics Research
Electronics engineers designing embedded systems and other electronics design projects who are interested in achieving top performance from GPUs in diverse applications using Monte Carlo simulations can now obtain an updated version of NAG numeric routines for GPUs from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) .
NIWeek 2010 to Explore Technologies for Gaining Competitive Advantages
National Instruments has announced plans for NIWeek, the world's leading graphical system design conference and exhibition that attracts more than 3,300 engineers, scientists and members of the academic community. NIWeek 2010, the company's 16th annual technology conference, opens Aug. 3 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas, for three days filled with targeted summits and tracks, technical sessions, interactive demonstrations and keynotes. Attendees will gain advanced technical knowledge, explore graphical system design to test, measure and fix inefficient products and processes and network with peers and NI developers.
National Instruments Releases 2009 Citizenship Report
National Instruments has released its 2009 Citizenship Report, and, as part of its citizenship efforts, announced a long-term commitment to increase the technical literacy of students around the world. The annual report reviews the company's corporate citizenship achievements in 2009, from the production of more environmentally friendly products to initiatives that enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. It outlines the company's performance across economic, environmental and social areas as well as commitments for the future.
Express Logic’s NetX Duo IPv6 TCP/IP Stack Passes IPv6 Ready Logo Testing
Express Logic today announced that its NetX Duo dual IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP stack has successfully passed rigorous IPv6-Ready Logo testing. The IPv6 Forum, a world-wide consortium focused on providing technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6, does not allow companies to post the IPv6 Ready Logo until conformance and interoperability testing is complete in order to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is available now and ready to be used.
Green Hills Software and Freescale Semiconductor Enter Into Multi-Year Strategic Alliance for Advanced Software Solutions
Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, and Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets, today announced that they are entering into a multi-year strategic agreement to develop, co-market and deliver highly integrated, optimized single and multicore operating system and tools solutions targeting Freescale's QorIQ and PowerQUICC processor families.
EnOcean Alliance to Show Energy Harvesting Lighting Control Solutions at Lightfair 2010
Visitors to the EnOcean Alliance exhibit (Daylighting Pavilion, Booth 2027) at Lightfair International 2010 will witness the future of intelligent building lighting system control. A total of seven EnOcean Alliance member companies will display the latest innovative products for more energy-efficient, more flexible and smarter automation solutions at this booth.
BGI Selects Agilent Technologies to Streamline Next-Generation Sequencing Workflow
Agilent Technologies announced that BGI (formerly known as Beijing Genomics Institute) has selected Agilent to streamline and enhance the throughput of BGI's next generation sequencing workflow. BGI is the largest genome-sequencing facility in Asia and one of the largest genome research centers in the world.
Agilent Technologies Releases 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report
Agilent Technologies has released its 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report (CCR), outlining the company's sustainability strategies and community investments. The new report replaces two annual publications, Agilent's Environment and Social Responsibility Report and the Philanthropy Report.
Agilent Technologies Integrates Surety's AbsoluteProof Service into OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook, Enhances Data Integrity, Protection
Agilent Technologies announced that Agilent has integrated Surety's AbsoluteProof trusted, third-party timestamping service into its OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). AbsoluteProof digitally timestamps research data flowing within the OpenLAB ELN, providing substantial evidentiary support should the authenticity or ownership of timestamped records be legally challenged. A secure digital timestamp (i.e., trusted timestamp) verifiably seals a record, enabling its time and content integrity to be independently proven at any time. Additionally, researcher identity is captured and sealed alongside the content during the collaboration workflow, increasing the defensibility of the overall sign and witness process. No other commercially available ELN offers such long-term, scientific intellectual property (IP) protection.
Fairchild Semiconductor to Highlight Energy-Efficient Lighting Solutions at PCIM Europe
Fairchild Semiconductor will highlight its LED lighting solutions at PCIM Europe. Fairchild will also feature its leading power technologies and application demos that highlight Fairchild's innovative AC-DC, DC-DC and automotive designs.
Open NFC API for Android now available
NXP and Trusted Logic today announced the release of an open source NFC Android API. This will enable mobile phone users to access a new range of contactless applications such as mobile payments, transport and event ticketing as well as data sharing directly from their Android phones.
LG Selects NXP HDMI Switches to Enable Its First Full LED 3DTVs
NXP Semiconductors announced today that LG Electronics has selected NXP's leading HDMI switch for their newly released ultra slim LED 3D TV 55LX9500. LG takes advantage of NXP HDMI switch ability to connect 3D video sources through the HDMI cable. LG INFINIA 55LX9500 3D TV will be available to consumers first in Korea followed by North America, Europe, Singapore and other key markets by early May.
NXP Demonstrated New Class of DSC Based on ARM Cortex-M4
NXP Semiconductors demonstrated working silicon of its newest microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor at ESC Silicon Valley 2010. NXP is one of the first ARM partners to license the Cortex-M4 processor, a highly efficient solution for digital signal control applications, and is the first to demonstrate working silicon.
Virginia Tech Space Science Program Gets a Boost From VPT
VPT recently donated $15,000 to the Virginia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering (VT ECE) Department. In the photo, VPT's President Dr. Dan Sable presents the donation to Professor Scott Bailey in the Virginia Tech University Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Aeronomy.
Minicom’s Chinese Road Show in China Generates Excitement and Interest
Minicom Advanced Systems, a leading developer of IT infrastructure access, control, and management solutions for data centers, announced that they have successfully hosted the third seminar in their China road show, which began in January. Minicom expanded its presence in China at the beginning of December 2009 with the establishment of a new office in Shanghai.
Intersil donates 100,000 square-foot wafer fabrication facility to University of Central Florida
Intersil, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced that it will donate a high-technology semiconductor wafer fabrication facility and the land it occupies to the University of Central Florida.
TI further increases Analog production capacity
Texas Instruments announced it is again expanding its Analog manufacturing capacity for customers with the recent purchase of more than 100 tools from Qimonda North America and Qimonda Dresden, Germany. This is the first step in launching the Phase II expansion of RFAB, the industry's first 300mm analog wafer fab, located in Richardson, Texas, near TI's headquarters.
Low cost 2-axis inclinometer
PEWATRON's new low cost 2-axis inclinometers PEI-Z210-PCB-V1 and PEI-Z215-PCB-V1 are developed for the automotive equipment market, specially the wheel aligners and wheel balancers.
Freescale microcontrollers keep medical applications pumping
Medical electronics represents the fastest-growing opportunity for industrial semiconductors, with year-on-year growth expected to top 11 percent, according to Databeans. Today, Freescale Semiconductor increased its commitment to and investment in this growing market by introducing five microcontroller (MCU) product lines specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of medical applications.
CriticalBlue and Freescale collaborate to streamline and simplify multicore software development
CriticalBlue, a pioneer in embedded multicore software analysis, exploration and verification tools, and Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors, have collaborated to make CriticalBlue's Prism development environment available to support Freescale's QorIQ multicore processor families. Software developers will be able to migrate, optimise and verify their existing software applications on Freescale's multicore platforms based on Power Architecture® technology.
Actel’s SMartFUsion Intelligent mixed signal FPGAs target high complexity motor control solutions
At the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Silicon Valley on April 26-29, 2010, Actel Corporation will be displaying SmartFusionTM intelligent mixed signal FPGAs in action, offering a compelling solution for high complexity motor and motion control applications. With SmartFusion's integrated 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M3 microcontroller, programmable analog, on-chip embedded nonvolatile memory (eNVM) and proven low power flash based FPGA fabric, SmartFusion directly address the challenges of motor control design.
Analog Devices enables vibration analysis for factory maintenance
Vibration analysis is an important tool in identifying problems in today's factory environment. Bad bearings, worn gears, loose fittings, and misaligned equipment can have a profound impact on plant productivity and employee safety. To address this growing demand for a more accurate, stable, and cost-effective approach to condition-based maintenance, Analog Devices has developed a tri-axis, wide-bandwidth, embedded vibration sensor that enables simple, effective, and affordable manufacturing equipment condition monitoring. Featuring the capabilities and programmability of larger 'brick level' solutions for industrial equipment vibration monitoring, ADI's wide bandwidth ADIS16223 iSensor accelerometer is smaller, more integrated, and lower cost.
Wolfson's SoundStage software selected by BBK
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced that its world-leading SoundStage(tm) software has been selected by BBK Electronics, one of China's leading mobile phone providers, to take the audio quality of its handsets to new levels.
Rockwell Collins Selects SPARK Pro for Security and Information Assurance
AdaCore, a leading supplier of Ada development tools and support services, today announced the selection of SPARK Pro by Rockwell Collins for use on selected projects that have stringent security and information assurance requirements.
Atego launches Aonix PERC Ultra SMP 5.4
Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, announces the release of Aonix PERC Ultra SMP® 5.4 with support for concurrent multi-processor garbage collection technology. Aonix PERC Ultra SMP responds to the need for multiprocessor and multicore solutions in complex mission-critical embedded and real-time Java™ applications.
TI joins HomeGrid Forum board of directors to bring standardized next-generation networking to the smart grid and beyond
The evolution and success of the smart grid is heavily contingent on the global standardization of low-frequency band power line communication (PLC) solutions. Addressing this market need, Texas Instruments announced it has joined the HomeGrid Forum board of directors to contribute to this worldwide standardization effort through the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU-T) G.hn organization. Through the implementation of a worldwide standard, developers will be able to bring the intelligence and reliability of networking over power lines to a broad range of energy management applications that will advance the smart grid, including Automatic Meter Infrastructure (AMI), home networking, building automation, electric vehicle communications and distributed renewable energy sources. In doing so, consumers will be able to more closely monitor and control devices to save money and energy. For more information, go to www.ti.com/smartmetering-hgf.
Code Audits Reduce The Risk of Software Becoming a Disabling Technology
PRQA | Programming Research, the leading provider of coding standard compliance solutions, is calling for an end to software as a disabling technology, by offering comprehensive code audits to identify unsafe or unreliable code.
IntelliNet successfully completes femtocell interoperability testing with picoChip
IntelliNet Technologies, a leading provider of data offload solutions, and picoChip, the leading provider of silicon devices for femtocells, announced today that it has recently completed interoperability testing between IntelliNet's Femtocell Gateway and femtocell access points based on picoChip's industry-standard picoXcell platform. The testing validates products against the newly adopted 3GPP standardized Iu-h interface, which allows mobile operators to select customer premise and network equipment from multiple vendors for femtocell service deployments.
LDRA and Codice Software Launch the First Agile Development Framework for Critical Software Processes through Embed-X
LDRA and Codice Software, developer of the Plastic SCM, the next-generation software change and configuration management solution, have partnered to provide Agile development capability to Embed-X, the only ALM product focused on the development and verification of critical, embedded software systems. Although Agile development has previously been considered at cross-purposes with safety-critical software development, LDRA and Codice have solved these challenges by incorporating Plastic SCM's Agile benefits into the Embed-X application lifecycle management solution.
Kongsberg Chooses INTEGRITY for Defense Systems
Green Hills Software today announced that Kongsberg Defence Systems has selected Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI® integrated development environment for the Joint Strike Missile program. This development will additionally utilize the Green Hills Probe advanced hardware debugger and networking middleware.
Semiconductor Industry Leaders Form DA5 Consortium to Explore Lead-Free Solutions
Bosch (Division Automotive Electronics), Freescale Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics today announced that they have formed a consortium to jointly investigate and standardize the acceptance of alternatives for high-lead solder for attaching die to semiconductor packages during manufacturing. The five company consortium is known as the DA5 (Die Attach 5).
New strategic alliances strengthen and expand software solutions for Freescale processors
Freescale Semiconductor has signed strategic alliance agreements with Enea, Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics to establish comprehensive enablement solutions for Freescale's QorIQ, PowerQUICC and StarCore processors. Freescale and its strategic software partners intend to share IP, invest jointly in product and technology roadmaps, and collaborate on go-to-market activities.
Imagination Technologies' Queen's Award
Imagination Technologies, the leading multimedia chip technologies company, has been awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The Award has been presented to the company for its success in licensing groundbreaking technologies used at the heart of many of today's most iconic and successful consumer electronics products.
Sealevel Offers 4 New Variations on ACC-188 USB Synchronous Serial Radio Adapter
Sealevel recently launched four new variations to the ACC-188 USB synchronous serial radio adapter family. When combined with free software from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the ACC-188 provides an interoperable, high-speed tactical data communications solution for tactical radios to send and receive IP data such as email, text messages, GPS maps, images, and coordinates.
96 LTE protocol test cases validated by CETECOM
CETECOM has recently submitted 88 protocol test cases (3GPP TS 36.523-1) on Anite test platform (Anite Conformance Toolset / Anite 9000 Mobile Test Accelerator [TP113]) to the Global Certification Forum (GCF) for validation. This work has now been ratified during the GCF-CAG#22 meeting (20-21 April 2010) held in Beijing, China in FDD-7 and additionally in FDD-13.
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