Eight Exhibitors to Demonstrate Revolutionary New Embedded Systems Technologies in the Disruption Zone at ESC Silicon Valley 2008; April 14-18 in San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsights today announced the eight exhibitors that will showcase their new technologies in the Disruption Zone, at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley, held April 14 - 18, 2008 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ — TechInsights today announced the eight exhibitors that will showcase their new technologies in the Disruption Zone, at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley, held April 14 – 18, 2008 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

These eight exhibitors were hand-selected by Embedded Systems Design editors after evaluating their technologies on the following criteria:

— Ability to potentially deliver a 10x improvement in an aspect of embedded design or embedded systems performance. — Ability to potentially change the competitive landscape and displace incumbents. — Ability to deliver their product or service to the field at or within three months of ESC Silicon Valley (April 2008). The exhibitors and their "disruptive technologies" include: — Taray, Inc., based in Palo Cedro, Calif., with research facilities in Hyderabad, Ind., provides cutting-edge EDA tools to the FPGA and PCB design community. Taray will showcase its flagship product, 7Circuits, an FPGA I/O planning tool that automatically synthesizes FPGA pin assignments based on user-defined PCB and device-level constraints. — NICTA Research, based in Australia, developed the world's first model-checking based source code analyzer. Called Goanna, this analyzer is able to automatically detect difficult to find bugs during development and before testing, providing improved software quality at reduced costs. — Element CXI, based in Milpitas, Calif., a fables semiconductor company, will be introducing the next generation programmable logic technology. Element will deliver Software Defined platforms for Software Defined Radio (SDR), Multi-Media codec's; and Communications that will enable a wide range of devices to surf, stream and connect to IP-based media. — Samplify Systems, Inc., based in Santa Clara, Calif., a provider of real-time compression solutions to solve I/O and storage bottlenecks in embedded applications, has developed a Prism(TM) engine, available for Windows and as IP for leading FPGAs, which provides lossless compression on sampled data for medical (CT, ultrasound), wireless (base stations, distributed antenna), industrial (ATE, test & measurement), and defense (SIGINT, digital recorders). — Open Kernel Labs, based in Chicago, offers the most advanced hypervisor technology for embedded systems and a breakthrough in the development of secure and reliable embedded systems with its secure HyperCell(TM) technology. OKL4 enables trustworthy virtualization and secure componentization of embedded systems software by providing multiple secure environments capable of hosting virtual machines, individual applications, and user level device drivers. OKL4 offers the confidence of proven technology — that ships in millions of mobile/wireless and consumer devices every month — and the promise of formal verification of the OKL4 microkernel. — Sundance Digital Signal Processing, Inc., based in Reno, designs multi-DSP/FPGA, and data acquisition modules and hardware. Sundance has created PARS, the first Design Automation tool which lets you develop applications in Simulink(R) before doing the rest and targeting the underlying multi-DSP/FPGA hardware. Any Simulink(R) model can be mapped to a multi-DSP/FPGA hardware and all the code for DSPs and FPGAs generated automatically. With this cutting-edge tool, there is no need to write any C or VHDL code. PARS generated applications include the parallel hardware booting information, and all communications/ synchronizations between processors. — FST, based in Australia and with a U.S. agent, will demonstrate FancyPants (TM), the advanced graphics and high performance multimedia platform for developing world leading embedded Linux applications in consumer, commercial and industrial devices. With its highly developed SDK and Object Oriented interface, FancyPants is used by developers to easily create media rich applications. The FancyPants theming and scripting features let designers create an eye catching look and feel with dynamic layouts. The optimized FancyPants runtime ensures blazing results with or without hardware acceleration. Unrivalled in its efficiency and minimal resource requirements, FancyPants brings previously unheard of graphics capabilities to embedded devices, while at the same time reducing the actual hardware requirements. — TenAsys, based in Beaverton, Ore, developed the eVM(TM) software. The software runs native RTOS and application guests alongside Windows while maintaining full desktop feature set and real time performance. A leader in its field, TenAsys is the longest lived supplier and leader of virtualization software for embedded PC platforms. Commentary: Richard Nass of TechInsights

"Each year we evaluate the companies and technologies within the embedded systems industry and select the companies whose breakthrough technologies will have the greatest influence in years to come. We have a robust line-up of innovative companies and technologies to unveil in the Disruption Zone this year."

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