NEC Develops Super-resolution Technologies for Fine Magnification of Surveillance Camera Images
NEC Corporation announces the development of super-resolution technologies for fine magnification of surveillance camera images, including persons' faces and license plates.
BTU International’s TRITAN HV90 Dual-Lane Metallization Firing System Successfully Completes Marathon Test
BTU International, Inc., announces that its TRITAN HV90 dual-lane metallization firing system has successfully completed a marathon test, producing in excess of 60 million cells.
Point Grey Launches High-Performance USB 3.0 PCI Express Host Adapter Card
Point Grey has announced a new addition to its growing family of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products, the U3-PCIE2-2P01 host adapter card. Designed and manufactured by Point Grey at the company's headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, the U3-PCIE2-2P01 is a low-profile PCI Express Gen 2.0 USB 3.0 card that incorporates a Fresco Logic FL1009 Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) chip.
Agilent Technologies Expands Capabilities of 6000ILM AFM for Micro- and Nanoscale Life Science Research
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced an expanded set of capabilities for its popular 6000ILM atomic force microscope. Designed to facilitate molecular imaging, live-cell imaging, force studies and mechanical stimulus studies, the Agilent 6000ILM AFM is a versatile single-system solution that seamlessly integrates the capabilities of an atomic force microscope with those of an inverted light microscope or an inverted confocal microscope.
ADLINK Technology, Inc. supports Kontron's new COM standard that targets ultra low power ARM/RISC and SOC designs.
ADLINK Technology, Inc. announces it will support the new Computer-on-Module (COM) standard from Kontron for ultra low-power embedded architecture platforms with a whole new line of products. Building on our design experience with ARM/RISC in OEM and Intelligent Display projects, this marks ADLINK's first endeavor outside x86 boundaries for a standard form factor product offering.
Wolfson releases PMIC specifically designed for Freescale’s latest application processor targeted at the tablet market
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced the release of the WM8325-00C PMIC which is specifically targeted at supporting Freescale Semiconductor's i.MX53 application processor family, targeted at the tablet PC market.
Synopsys' IC Validator Certified by GLOBALFOUNDRIES for 28-nm, 40-nm and 65-nm Design
Synopsys, Inc. today announced that GLOBALFOUNDRIES has certified Synopsys' IC Validator physical verification product for 28-nanometer (nm), 40-nm and 65-nm physical signoff, with immediate availability of design rule checks (DRC) and layout-versus-schematic (LVS) runsets to GLOBALFOUNDRIES customers
ThreadX RTOS Adds Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Express Logic, Inc. today announced that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Xilinx's Zynq™-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). ThreadX is the one of the first RTOSes to support Zynq EPP devices, enabling developers of high-performance consumer, medical, and industrial products to meet their needs for processor performance and real-time response.
Atollic achieves full Energy Micro EFM32 family support with addition of Giant Gecko and Leopard Gecko targets in Atollic TrueSTUDIO
Atollic today announced its award-winning Atollic TrueSTUDIO for ARM C/C++ development tool now supports the Giant Gecko and Leopard Gecko series of ARM-based microcontroller devices from Energy Micro. Atollic TrueSTUDIO now supports all currently available Energy Micro EFM®32 Cortex™-M3 families, including 160 devices in the Tiny Gecko, Gecko, Giant Gecko and Leopard Gecko families.
AGD ‘stops traffic’ with Bulgin Component’s industry leading connectors
The best-selling Buccaneer range of connectors from Elektron Technology brand Bulgin components now feature in almost 70% of traffic detection and control products developed by AGD Systems Ltd (AGD). Bulgin Components, an Elektron Technology brand, has been a trusted supplier to AGD since the early 1990s. AGD uses Bulgin's Buccaneer connectors in nearly 70% of its product line, including its entire vehicle and pedestrian detection ranges.
New PandaBoard ES arms open source mobile developers with TI’s OMAP4460 processor
Pandaboard.org has announced the general availability of PandaBoard ES, the next-generation open mobile software development platform based on OMAP 4 technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). Priced at a low USD $182, PandaBoard ES is the industry's first board to rely on TI's OMAP4460 processor. The OMAP4460 processor's smart multicore architecture includes two ARM® Cortex™-A9 cores running at up to 1.2 GHz each, and excels at offloading tasks from the CPU and GPU to free them for more intensive applications. Pandaboard.org also announced that the original PandaBoard is the first and today's only open source development tool to be supported in the Android Open Source project running Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"), giving developers a jumpstart on related software development.
Lantronix Launches EDS-MD: Next Generation Device Aggregator for the Medical Market
Lantronix has announced the global launch and general availability of its EDS-MD, a next generation medical device aggregator, based on the award-winning EDS product family. Developed specifically for the medical industry, EDS-MD facilitates the secure access and management of medical devices in hospitals, laboratories, and other healthcare environments. EDS-MD network-enables equipment such as patient monitoring systems, glucose analysers, EKG machines, ventilators and infusion pumps – helping deliver data from routine stats to life-saving, critical patient information to virtually any location, device, or healthcare information system.
Apache Design’S Totem Software Adopted By Fujitsu Semiconductor For Power Noise And Reliability Analysis
ANSYS announced that Totem software — from its subsidiary Apache Design, Inc. — has been deployed by Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited to analyze and optimize all their custom integrated circuit (IC) designs. This includes analog, memory, high-speed I/O, PMIC (power management IC) and RF ICs that are used in wide variety of consumer, mobile and communications electronic products.
SEGGER Microcontroller embedded software suite to support Energy Micro’s Cortex-M3 Gecko microcontrollers
SEGGER Microcontroller and Energy Micro have announced that SEGGER's high-performance embedded middleware suite now supports Energy Micro's range of ultra low energy ARM Cortex-M3 based EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers. The comprehensive feature-rich and high-performance software suite from SEGGER delivers an easy-to-use environment for embedded systems development, offering exceptionally low memory requirements, which minimizes Bill-of-Materials costs and enables significantly reduced power consumption overall. The middleware's high performance also enables lower clock speed to further reduce system power consumption.
Aventyn Uses Plessey Semiconductors ECG Sensor for Mobile Health Applications
Aventyn Inc., announced the collaboration agreement at the 2011 mHealth Summit. The summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with mHIMSS, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health. Aventyn will use the EPIC sensor integrated in a mobile platform to capture non-intrusive ECG measurements personalized to individual heart failure patients. The measured ECG data is displayed on the patient smartphone device and integrated with Vitalbeat™, a software application for remote monitoring and chronic disease management of patients diagnosed with heart failure and related comorbidities.
Point Grey Adds New HD 720p 120fps Models to Flea3 USB 3.0 Camera Family
Point Grey has announced the launch of its latest Flea3 USB 3.0 camera models, just weeks after the successful launch of its first USB 3.0 cameras earlier in October. The new FL3-U3-13S2 models are based on monochrome and color versions of the Sony IMX035, a high-quality CMOS sensor capable of generating 1.3 megapixel (1328 x 1024) images at 120 FPS. The IMX035 uses Sony's Exmor™ technology, which combines the speed of CMOS with advanced-quality image sensor technologies accumulated through the development of CCDs.
Fujitsu Semiconductor and SuVolta Demonstrate Ultra-low-voltage Operation of SRAM Down to ~0.4V
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and SuVolta Inc. announced that they have successfully demonstrated ultra-low-voltage operation of SRAM (static random access memory) blocks down to 0.425V by integrating SuVolta's PowerShrink low-power CMOS platform into Fujitsu Semiconductor's low-power process technology. By reducing power consumption, these technologies will make possible the ultimate in ecological products in the near future. Technology details and results will be presented at the 2011 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) being held in Washington DC, starting December 5.
Magma’s FineSim SPICE Enables Dolphin Technology to Achieve 6X Faster Simulation Runtime, Reducing Time to Market and Improving IP Quality
Magma Design Automation has announced that Dolphin Technology has standardized on the FineSim SPICE multi-CPU circuit simulation technology to accelerate delivery of high quality intellectual property (IP). Magma's FineSim SPICE has enabled Dolphin Technology to quickly and accurately run thousands of simulations of their IP across all process corners. By increasing simulation coverage without sacrificing accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables Dolphin Technology to provide their customers with highly reliable, high yielding IP.
Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership With Introduction of World's First 128Gb NAND Device and Mass Production of 64Gb 20nm NAND
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology have announced a new benchmark in NAND flash technology — the world's first 20 nanometer (nm), 128 gigabit (Gb), multilevel-cell (MLC) device. The companies also announced mass production of their 64Gb 20nm NAND, which further extends the companies' leadership in NAND process technology.
Renesas Electronics Receives USB-IF Certification for its USB 3.0-SATA3 Bridge System-on-Chip
Renesas Electronics has announced that its SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) SATA3 bridge system-on-chip (SoC), part number, µPD720230, has passed the certification testing by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Renesas also announced that AMD has tested and verified chipset compatibility with Renesas' performance-enhancing UASP software for external storage devices.
Industry Leaders Achieve Significant Power and Performance Gains With Synopsys' Low Power Solution
Synopsys, Inc. has announced that industry leaders worldwide have broadly deployed and successfully taped out more than 125 advanced multi-voltage designs using the Galaxy™ Implementation Platform low power solution and IEEE-1801 Unified Power Format (UPF) resulting in significant productivity, power and chip performance gains.
IAR Systems Offers Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS with IAR Embedded Workbench IDE
Express Logic, Inc., has announced that IAR Systems will sell and support Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS, integrated with IAR Embedded Workbench, for development of real-time embedded systems. By becoming a single-source, total solution provider for ThreadX and IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR Systems answers developers' needs for tightly integrated, easy-to-use tools that make embedded development faster, easier, and more productive.
Computrol Is Now AS9100C:2009 Certified
Computrol announces that it has received its registration for AS9100C:2009. To successfully achieve certification for AS9100C:2009, Computrol demonstrated its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements while maintaining a consistent level of quality throughout its operations.
Data I/O Corporation Releases Factory Integration Software for Its PS-Series Automated Programmers
Data I/O Corporation announces the release of its Factory Integration Software (FIS) for PS Series Handlers. The company previewed the software at the recently held Productronica exhibition in Munich, Germany. "The response we received about Factory Integration Software from customers at Productronica was overwhelmingly positive," said Bob Francis, Senior Project Manager at Data I/O. "In addition to the customers already implementing FIS in their factory, we had numerous customers inquire about how they can get the benefits that FIS provides."
E-Mon’s New Smart Meters for Energy / Power Quality and BAS Integration Earn UL / CUL / ANSI Listings
E-Mon announces the availability of four new Smart Meter Class devices. E-Mon's new smart meters offer built-in communications, advanced energy information — including 38 metering parameters — and expanded communications functions. In addition to recently completing requirements for UL/CUL listing, the meters were certified by an independent testing lab as meeting ANSI C12.20 national accuracy standards of ±0.2 percent from 1-100 percent of rated load.
Upgrade Analog Surveillance with HD and Analytics
Video surveillance today is in the midst of a paradigm shift. Gone are the days of security staff watching fuzzy images on closed circuit TV (CCTV). In their place, high-resolution Internet protocol (IP) cameras are improving video quality and enabling new applications like video content analysis (VCA). This shift is also driving the integration of security and surveillance into broader enterprise IT infrastructures, enabling new cost efficiencies. However, the large installed base of analog cameras presents a critical question: how can end-customers take advantage of digital technology while preserving their investments in analog cameras?
D-Line has launched a trunking solution that offers installers and specifiers a uniquely quick and easy solution to hide surface cabling.
D-Line has added to its range snap-on accessory options for use with mini D-Line. The semi-circular 30x15mm range looks subtle when hiding vertical cable drops or blends so naturally with skirting you don't notice it. A ratchet tool cleanly cuts the profile to required lengths in seconds. All lengths have a removable film cover on the front that maintains a pristine condition, and a foam tape gives a very simple peel-and-stick installation.
IAR Systems adds new functionality to development tool suite for Texas Instruments MSP430
IAR Systems has announced the availability of new functionality in IAR Embedded Workbench® for Texas Instruments' microprocessor family MSP430. The new version 5.40 adds several new features, among which are Position-independent code and read-only data (ROPI), and Multithread support. Most applications are designed to be placed at a fixed position in memory. However, it is sometimes useful to instead decide at runtime where to place the application. When using the added functionality of Position-independent code and read-only data (ROPI) the compiler will generate code that uses PC-relative references for addressing code and read-only data. Even though the linker places the code and read-only data at fixed locations, the application will still be executed correctly when the image is placed at a different address. This is very useful in systems where applications are loaded dynamically. ROPI replaces the previous PIC implementation in IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430.
Data Foundry Announces Compliance with SSAE 16 Type II Standards
Data Foundry announces that its Texas 1 and ADC data centers have successfully obtained a SOC1 Type II unqualified opinion according to the guidelines of SSAE 16. SSAE 16 replaces the previous auditing standard, SAS 70. The requirements of SSAE 16 are very similar to the SAS 70 requirements with one main difference in the report – the inclusion of a written assertion from management regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the controls being audited.
Rigel Medical’s 62353 approved at operating table manufacturer
TRUMPF Medical Systems Ltd, based in Luton, manufactures and supplies operating room tables to hospitals and healthcare facilities across the UK. These have to be regularly tested to ensure compliance with IEC 62353, the standard for in-service and after repair testing of medical electronic devices.
Interdigitated back-contact silicon solar cells above 23% efficiency
IMEC together with its silicon photovoltaic industrial affiliation program partners Schott Solar, Total, Photovoltech, GDF-SUEZ, Solland Solar, Kaneka and Dow Corning, have demonstrated an excellent conversion efficiency of 23.3% on interdigitated back-contact (IBC) silicon solar cells.
40 Percent Faster Runtime and Enhanced High-Performance Core Design Capabilities Drive Adoption of
Magma Design Automation Inc. has announced that recent improvements to the Talus 1.2 integrated circuit (IC) implementation platform have triggered a significant increase in customer adoption. Since its initial release 12 months ago, Magma has continued to refine the system, improving runtime by 40 percent and enhancing high-performance core design capabilities. The result is a robust and silicon-proven solution that accelerates development and reduces the cost of advanced-node systems on chip (SoCs).
LDRA Tool Suite Now Supports QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Momentics Tool Suite to Streamline Regulatory Burden
LDRA has announced that its LDRA tool suite now supports QNX Software System Limited's QNX Momentics Tool Suite and QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS). This offers a best-in-class approach fine-tuned for development needs and compliance to industry standards. Increased government scrutiny and new standards have created a compliance burden that challenges time-to-market goals and threatens to explode software development costs. By providing compatibility with QNX technology, LDRA confronts the burden of regulatory compliance and unrealistic schedules, which in turn supports companies' efforts to build reliable, safety-critical systems without sacrificing development speed or cost.
INSIDE Secure opens door to HID global iCLASS credentials on NFC-enabled smartphones
INSIDE Secure has revealed that its SecuRead(R) NFC solution is securing and powering the HID Global iCLASS(R) digital keys and mobile secure identity feature available on multiple new NFC-enabled smartphones. Since the establishment of its partnership with HID in 2001, INSIDE has been the supplier of semiconductor components for HID iCLASS credentials, and all INSIDE Secure NFC products are now supporting the HID iCLASS command set and protocol necessary to communicate with iCLASS readers.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Standardizes on Mentor Graphics HyperLynx Signal Integrity Technology as LSI-PKG-PCB Co-Design Tool
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor has standardized on the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx Signal Integrity technology as the company's LSI-IC Packaging (PKG)-Printed Circuit Board (PCB) co-design tool for fast and accurate high-speed simulation and analysis. For today's highly functional end-products, bus speeds are increasingly getting faster and the demand for noise timing-aware LSI-PKG-PCB co-design is increasing. Fujitsu Semiconductor adopted the HyperLynx product suite to address problems caused by high-speed signals throughout the design cycle, from early architectural stages through post-layout verification.
Avago Technologies Delivers 28G VSR-Compliant ASIC SerDes Geared forFaster, Lower-Power Networking Equipment
Avago Technologies has announced that its 28-Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) core has demonstrated compliance with the Common Electrical Interface (CEI) standard for 28G Very Short Reach (VSR). Achieving CEI-28G-VSR compliance brings the high-bandwidth, low-power SerDes to a broader range of data networking applications.
Southern Company Dramatically Speeds Power Quality Problem Resolution with Outram Research
Outram Research Lt announces that its PM7000 power quality analyser helped Southern Company, the premier energy company serving the Southeast USA, to resolve a power quality problem quickly and easily. Power quality problems are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot often occurring intermittently and as a result of a wide range of causes.
Analog Devices’ MEMS Accelerometers Help Precision Archers Hit Their Targets
Analog Devices is providing its award-winning iMEMS technology to a first-of-its kind measurement system used in high-precision archery. ADI's ADXL346 3-axis digital MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) accelerometer was selected by Full Flight Technology for use in the company's flagship Velocitip Ballistic System, which is the first ever to use an arrow-mounted device to provide detailed information about arrow speed, flight dynamics and bow performance. Full Flight Technology is a leading innovator and developer of world class technology for ballistic measurement located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
VeriSilicon Licenses a Wide Range of ARM Technology for Advanced Consumer and Embedded Applications
ARM and VeriSilicon has announced that VeriSilicon has licensed a wide range of ARM Intellectual Property (IP). This includes selected cores from the high performance, energy-efficient ARM Cortex processor and ARM Mali Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) families, and ARM Artisan Physical IP. Access to this broad range of ARM IP will enable VeriSilicon to provide its highly differentiated, platform-based system-on-chip (SoC) design and turn-key services. In particular VeriSilicon's 'specification to chip' ('spec to chip') services will support customers in key markets, such as mobile computing, smart-TVs, cloud computing and 'Internet of things'.
National Instruments Adds Options for Extending NI RIO Technology Platform With Custom Electronics
National Instruments has announced a new version of the NI CompactRIO Module Development Kit (MDK) and the introduction of the RIO Mezzanine Card (RMC) specification for NI Single-Board RIO. These additions expand the options for adding specialised or custom I/O to packaged and board-level embedded control and monitoring systems. With these technologies, system integrators and OEMs can now fully integrate custom electronics with the proven and reliable NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware systems and provide their users with the same experience that scientists and engineers expect from NI products.