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Atmel maXTouch Solution Enables Kyocera Echo Touchscreens

San Jose, CA, April 18, 2011 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that the Atmel maXTouch(TM) mXT224 controller has been selected to power the touchscreens for the Kyocera Echo dual-screen Android phone.

The Echo is the industry’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone with two 3.5-inch 480 x 800 displays that can be unfolded and used as a single 4.7-inch 960 x 800 surface, similar to a “tablet” display, or as individual displays. These screens are connected with a slick Kyocera patent-pending sliding liquid-metal “pivot hinge” that can be closed and used as a regular … Read More → "Atmel maXTouch Solution Enables Kyocera Echo Touchscreens"

Altera Breaks Semiconductor Industry Record for Most Transistors on an Integrated Circuit

San Jose, Calif., April 18, 2011 – Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced it set an industry milestone in semiconductor technology by delivering the most transistors ever packed onto an integrated circuit. Altera’s 28-nm Stratix® V FPGAs are the semiconductor industry’s first devices to feature 3.9 billion transistors. … Read More → "Altera Breaks Semiconductor Industry Record for Most Transistors on an Integrated Circuit"

Lattice Semiconductor Announces Lowest Cost Design Platform for FPGAs With Configurable SERDES

HILLSBORO, OR — April 18, 2011) — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the immediate availability of the new LatticeECP3™ Versa Development Kit, which is ideal for developing leading edge applications in a variety of markets such as industrial networking, industrial automation, computing, medical equipment, defense and consumer electronics. The low cost LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit is … Read More → "Lattice Semiconductor Announces Lowest Cost Design Platform for FPGAs With Configurable SERDES"

60V Battery Charging Controller & Power Manager

MILPITAS, CA – April 18, 2011 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4000, a high voltage controller and power manager that converts virtually any externally compensated DC/DC power supply into a full-featured battery charger. The LTC4000 is capable of driving typical DC/DC converter topologies, including buck, boost, buck-boost, SEPIC and flyback. The device offers precision input and charge current regulation … Read More → "60V Battery Charging Controller & Power Manager"

Dr. Limor Fix to Receive Marie R. Pistilli Award for Contributions to the Advancement of Women in EDA at 48th DAC

LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– April 18, 2011 –– Dr. Limor Fix, senior principal engineer and director of academic programs and research at Intel, will be awarded the 12th annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award at the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Diego, CA. on June 6, 2011. The award honors Fix for her leadership and personal and professional contributions to women in the industry.

DAC 2011 Pavilion Panel: Words of Wisdom: The award presentation and a conversation with the Marie R. Pistilli Award Winner will take place from 4:30 until 5:30pm on June 6 … Read More → "Dr. Limor Fix to Receive Marie R. Pistilli Award for Contributions to the Advancement of Women in EDA at 48th DAC"

Synopsys Advances Mixed-Signal Verification with New CustomExplorer Ultra

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the immediate availability of the CustomExplorer™ Ultra mixed-signal verification environment as part of Synopsys’ Discovery™ Verification Platform. CustomExplorer Ultra provides a comprehensive regression and analysis environment to increase verification productivity and streamline the verification process for analog and mixed-signal designs. The combination of CustomExplorer Ultra and Synopsys’ CustomSim™/VCS® mixed-signal verification solution provides design teams with a high-performance, productive mixed-signal simulation and regression management environment for complex system-on-chip (SoC) verification.

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Lattice Design Tools Provide Complete 8-Bit Microcontroller System Support for Cost Sensitive, Low Power PLD Applications

HILLSBORO, OR — April 18, 2011 —  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced release 1.2 of its Lattice Diamond™ FPGA design software tool suite, the flagship design environment for Lattice FPGA products. Users of the new MachXO2™ PLD devices can now generate complete systems based on the LatticeMico8™ open source 8-bit controller core … Read More → "Lattice Design Tools Provide Complete 8-Bit Microcontroller System Support for Cost Sensitive, Low Power PLD Applications"

Simulink Verification Tools Qualified to ISO 26262

NATICK, Mass. – (12 Apr 2011) — MathWorks today announced that TÜV SÜD certified Simulink Design Verifier and Simulink Verification and Validation for use in ISO 26262 compliant development processes. This independent assessment helps automotive engineers developing high-integrity embedded systems to establish the required confidence in the proper functioning of these verification tools according to their use cases.

MathWorks classified and prequalified the automatic test case generation … Read More → "Simulink Verification Tools Qualified to ISO 26262"

TI’s new evaluation platform drives three-phase brushless motors for quicker time to spin

DALLAS (April 14, 2011) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today introduced a complete motor control evaluation kit for spinning brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) motors. The DRV8312-C2-KIT is a high-performance, power-efficient and cost-effective sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) and trapezoidal commutation platform. It spins motors out of the box, speeding development of sub-50-V and 6.5-A brushless motors for driving medical pumps, gates, lifts and small pumps, as well as industrial and consumer robotics and automation. For more information or to place an order, visit Read More → "TI’s new evaluation platform drives three-phase brushless motors for quicker time to spin"

INCHRON GmbH opens first US service office

Potsdam, Germany, 15 April 2011  * * *  INCHRON GmbH, a leading provider of solutions for the development of real-time critical embedded systems, is strengthening its foothold in the US. The company has opened a service office in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to help local customers competently and promptly. Beate Kasi, Professional Services Engineer, and Nasir Kasi, Business Development Manager, are the technical contacts for US customers. 

“We have been working in the US since 2008 and now want to expand our engagement further,” … Read More → "INCHRON GmbH opens first US service office"

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