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Embedded Systems and Software: A Central Theme at 48th DAC

LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– May 24, 2011 –– At the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems a full one-third of the technical program addresses embedded systems and software. DAC’s embedded theme is reflected in a dedicated Embedded System and Software (ESS) Executive Day, embedded theater teardowns and presentations, a zone for ESS vendors on the exhibit floor, panels, … Read More → "Embedded Systems and Software: A Central Theme at 48th DAC"

New AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide 39 Percent Power Reduction for Fanless Designs

SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – May 23, 2011) – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of two new AMD Embedded G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, up to a 39 percent power savings compared to earlier versions¹. The very low power consumption and small 361mm² package is ideal for compact, fanless  Read More → "New AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide 39 Percent Power Reduction for Fanless Designs"

Ericsson’s Digital Voltage Regulators Offer New Levels Of Control And Energy Saving At Up To 40A Output

Ericsson Power Modules’ 3E series BMR464 is a new addition to the company’s second-generation, digital point-of-load (POL) regulators, that extends the maximum output current from such devices up to 40A. With unprecedented functionality, the regulator enables systems architects to fully monitor and dynamically control the energy that is delivered to processors, FPGAs, ASICs and other components, ensuring minimum energy consumption under all operating conditions. The BMR464 offers easy paralleling and current sharing. Up to seven modules can be paralleled, offering a maximum output current of 280A. The regulator’s easy-paralleling mode even makes it possible to combine its 20 … Read More → "Ericsson’s Digital Voltage Regulators Offer New Levels Of Control And Energy Saving At Up To 40A Output"

IC Realtime® Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

CONCORD, CA., MAY 24, 2011 – D-Tools, Inc, the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that IC Realtime Security Solutions LLC, has joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. Headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, IC Realtime® designs and manufactures high end integrated surveillance systems and software applications that deliver the maximum levels of protection, accessibility and flexibility for their clients. 

IC Realtime will soon work closely with the D-Tools team so that their database is accessible to users of D-Tools SI 5.5 software. Partnering with D-Tools will allow IC Realtime to offer the convenience of … Read More → "IC Realtime® Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program"

SpringSoft’s New ProtoLink Probe Visualizer Speeds Verification Of FPGA-Based Prototype Boards

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 23, 2011 — SpringSoft, Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today introduced the ProtoLink™ Probe Visualizer to dramatically increase design visibility and simplify debug of FPGA-based prototype boards. The new Probe Visualizer uses patented interconnect innovations and software automation with the industry-leading HDL debug platform to shorten the verification cycle of off-the-shelf or custom-designed prototypes and maximize their return on investment for early validation of system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

Prototype boards are widely used today to verify that critical design modules … Read More → "SpringSoft’s New ProtoLink Probe Visualizer Speeds Verification Of FPGA-Based Prototype Boards"

Imec and Atrenta Develop Exploration Flows for 3D ICs

Leuven, Belgium and San Jose, Calif., – May 24, 2011 – Atrenta Inc., a leading provider of SoC Realization <http://www.atrenta.com/Atrenta-SoC-Realization.pdf>  solutions for the semiconductor and electronic systems industries, in collaboration with imec’s 3D integration IIAP (industrial affiliation program), have jointly developed an advanced planning and partitioning design flow for heterogeneous 3D stacked ICs. Imec <http://www.imec.be/>  and Atrenta <Read More → "Imec and Atrenta Develop Exploration Flows for 3D ICs"

New Crucial 16GB Very Low Profile Server Modules Help Reduce Power Consumption and Cooling Costs

Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, 24 May, 2011 – Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced Crucial 16GB DDR3-1066MHz Very Low Profile (VLP) RDIMM memory modules, commonly used in blade servers and to run memory intensive applications such as server virtualisation. With a PCB height of only 18.75mm, the VLP form factor is designed to reduce the space taken by memory and allow for greater airflow through the body of the server, assisting in the reduction of thermal power consumption and ultimately contributing to reduced cooling costs. Additionally, the new 16GB density enables … Read More → "New Crucial 16GB Very Low Profile Server Modules Help Reduce Power Consumption and Cooling Costs"

XP Power introduces open-frame 150 W AC-DC power supplies aimed at volume applications

XP Power announced today the VFT series of low cost 150 W single output AC-DC power supplies aimed at high volume cost-sensitive applications. Packaged within the industry standard 3″ x 5″ format and measuring just 1.4″ high (76.2 x 127.0 x 33.2 mm), the VFT150 series can provide a full 150 W output when force-cooled with only 15 CFM airflow. Alternatively using convection cooling alone, the units can provide up to 100 W output.

The VFT150 operates from a universal input of 90-264 VAC and has active power factor correction. Providing the nominal outputs of +5, +12, +15, + 24 or +48 VDC, these units comply with XP Power’s ‘green power’ limits … Read More → "XP Power introduces open-frame 150 W AC-DC power supplies aimed at volume applications"

Saelig Introduces World’s First iPhone – based Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Pittsford, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. has introducediMSO-104 – the world’s first mixed-signal oscilloscope that moves Apple’s ubiquitous iOS devices and touch-screen interface into the test and measurement world. iMSO-104 is a revolutionary new 5MHz oscilloscope adapter for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad that is intuitive and easy to use, making it an ideal solution for field service, sales and application engineers, as well as students and hobbyists.

iMSO-104 is designed with a 5MHz bandwidth front-end and a 12MSa/s sample rate, simultaneously analyzing one analog and four digital signals for … Read More → "Saelig Introduces World’s First iPhone – based Mixed Signal Oscilloscope"

NetLogic Microsystems Launches Volume Production of IPv6 Knowledge-based Processors for Leading Customer Systems

Santa Clara, Calif. – May 23, 2011 –NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. [NASDAQ: NETL], a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced volume production for its NL11k family of IPv6 knowledge-based processors for delivery to customers’ next generation of IPv6 switches and routers.  The first of over two dozen IPv6 systems from leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are using the NL11k knowledge-based processors will begin shipping in production in the third quarter of 2011, with the remaining customer systems expected to commence shipping over … Read More → "NetLogic Microsystems Launches Volume Production of IPv6 Knowledge-based Processors for Leading Customer Systems"

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