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ATCA platform supports DSP, network processors for WiMAX
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems is rolling out a modular AdvancedTCA platform for the dataplane that's built around the performance, scalability, and reliability of the serial RapidIO embedded system interconnect. The platform's architecture supports DSP, communications processors, FPGAs, and network processors.
Green Hills adds tools, OS to TI's video effort
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Green Hills Software announced an integrated development environment and real-time operating system to support Texas Instruments' DaVinci video technology.
Pentium-M chassis to underscore software productivity
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Thales Computers and IBM are readying a chassis called the PowerMP6. When it debuts in the near future, it will consist of multiple Pentium-M boards in a 19-in. rack. The PowerMP6 will be available in various customized configurations with up to eight processor boards per rack.
PCI-X board runs parallel TI DSPs
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Designed for high-speed I/O and processing, here's news of a board-level PCI-X drop-in that harnesses the power of up to nine TI TMS320C6414T DSPs. With that you can get over 2000-Mbytes/s of concurrent I/O, and the ability to combine any number of customer-specific channels of data for up to 500-Mbytes/s of continuous data input from an external source.
Telematics optimize the human-automotive interface
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2/25/2006   Post a comment
One automotive system is by far the largest waste of energy and the greatest source of avoidable repair and maintenance cost--the driver. But an efficient telematics system and interface can help optimize driver performance.
Samsung to offer OneNAND source code
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has made the driver source code for its OneNAND fusion flash memory solution publicly available.
Dimming-control techniques ergonomically tailor automotive displays
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
To provide a safe visual environment, auto displays must handle dynamic dimming ranges of 225:1, more than 10 times those typically found in the best computer displays.
Industrial MCU ARMed with two cores, two CANs, two Ethernet MACs
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Targeting motion control and networked industrial control applications which often overwhelm single MCU designs, Dualcore Semiconductor has developed a dual core industrial system on chip that offers two of almost everything.
Oracle to set up innovation lab in India
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Oracle Corp. will set up an innovation lab for embedded technologies in India, but will decide whether it will be located here or in Hyderabad, both locations of existing Oracle development centers.
Test equipment optimizes intelligent automotive CAN and LIN networks
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
In optimizing automotive CAN and LIN networks, the need to maintain a singular testing/monitoring point where test equipment can look through all different implementations 'in place' is vital.
DSPs take on next generation automotive audio processing
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Auto audio systems are becoming as complicated as home audio. But software that optimizes processor clock cycles and makes efficient use of memory enables economical DSP functionality.
Sun to support next-gen cryptography standard
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced that the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 will support Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), a next generation security technology selected by the National Security Agency to protect classified U. S. Government information.
Task scheduling, NVRAM support added to embedded database
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
McObject has released Version 3.0 of its eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database, for intelligent devices with support for NVRAM, task scheduling and remote access.
Real-time Windows available for Intel dual core CPU
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
At the Embedded World conference in Nürnberg, Germany, Tenasys Corp. announced it has added support for the new Intel Core Duo processor to its real-time Windows software INtime RTOS extension.
Cellphone could crack RFID tags, says cryptographer
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
A well known cryptographer has applied power analysis techniques to crack passwords for the most popular brand of RFID tags.
Hardware debug tracer targets ARM processors
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Microprocessor support house IAR Systems Software adds a low-cost ARM debug probe product to its Windows-based hardware debugger. This development tool supports ARM7 and ARM9 devices.
Nortel to migrate to ATCA platform
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Nortel Networks has announced it will evolve its wireless and wireline platforms to the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA).
Adaptive partitioning proposed to secure embedded designs
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
At the Embedded World 2006, QNX revealed a new operating system extension that allows developers to build hardened, secure compartments around their software applications.
Nucleus RTOS supports Microsoft Media Transfer Protocol
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Accelerated Technology has added support for Microsoft’s Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) to its Nucleus RTOS support package to allow developers to build embedded consumer devices that transfer digital media content such as pictures, music and video to and from a Windows PC.
Real-time database support comes to embedded Java and C# designs
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Just as real-time deeply embedded versions of the Java virtual machine are beginning to emerge, McObject has just released Perst, an open source, object-oriented embedded database for Java and C#.
Wind River expands in India
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
Wind River will reportedly expand its Indian operations by setting up a development center to focus on innovations to its product line.
Hard real-time Java VM delivers 2-3 microsecond latency times
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2/6/2006   Post a comment
Aonix this week announced that it is making available a pre-commercial "proof of concept" release of its new PERC Pico, a real-time deterministic version of its current clean-room implementation of the J2SE Java virtual machine specification
Win64 support added to real-time Windows OS extension
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
For embedded board vendors who run Windows OS and software, TenAsys Corp. has added a number of new features including support Windows XP x64, a .NET component, and a virtual Ethernet driver.


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