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2009-09-23 11:30:00

VISTA, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Directed Electronics is pleased to announce today's launch of the completely redesigned and improved www.xpresskit.com which offers dealers and installers a host of new features, starting with a much simpler and more robust product lookup that clearly tells them what to buy, and then lets them buy it immediately with a direct link to www.DirectedDealers.com . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020424/DIRECTLOGO) Other new features...

2009-09-21 12:32:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) continues its commitment to enhancing the embedded processor development tool suite with the release of its new Firmware Catalog. This new tool streamlines the locating and generating of firmware that is compatible with Intellectual Property (IP) cores used in Actel embedded processor based low-power IGLOO(R), ProASIC(R)3 or Fusion mixed-signal FPGA designs. The Firmware Catalog is a standalone...

2009-08-31 11:35:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- QNAP Security, a world class manufacturer of PC-less Network Video Recorder (NVR) solutions for the corporate security/surveillance market, today announced a new version of the embedded firmware for its popular VioStor line of Network Video Recorders (NVR). The new firmware, which will be offered free of charge to existing VioStor users adds important new features to enhance usability and reliability of VioStor NVRs installed around the world....

2009-08-18 11:35:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- QNAP Security, a world class manufacturer of PC-less Network Video Recorder solutions for the corporate security/surveillance market, today announced a new addition to its popular VioStor line of Network Video Recorders (NVR). The VS-4016U-RP VioStor NVR is a high performance video surveillance system that can simultaneously record video from up to 16 IP cameras on the network and is an ideal solution for a medium/large office building,...

2009-06-30 07:15:00

One of the world's top computer manufacturers now offering Computrace- powered solutions for laptop tracking and theft recovery as part of its European customer care package VANCOUVER, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and secure IT asset management solutions announced today that a large computer manufacturer's customer care offerings now...

2009-03-31 07:15:00

Software allows lost/stolen computers to be quickly retrieved and sensitive information to be remotely deleted VANCOUVER, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and IT asset management solutions announced today that Getac rugged notebooks and tablet PCs are now available with firmware support for Absolute's mobile computer...

2009-03-30 07:30:00

Company Will Also Demonstrate HyperSpace(TM) for ARM-based Netbooks SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embedded Systems Conference, Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded technologies, today announced that it will demonstrate the next-generation of Phoenix Firmbase, a run-time operating environment that supports the operation of firmware applications independent from the foreground operating system. Also at ESC...

2009-03-26 07:00:00

Sierra Wireless embedded modules and EMConnect(TM) firmware features integrated in Ford Work Solutions system, providing in-dash Internet access and fleet management for Ford vehicles VANCOUVER, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that Magneti Marelli has selected Sierra Wireless mobile broadband embedded modules with EMConnect(TM) firmware features for integration into its telematics products developed for safety,...

2009-03-04 07:30:00

MILPITAS, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the global leader in core systems software and embedded technologies, today announced that its Embedded BIOS(R) supports the latest options for the Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor Z5xx series and the Intel(R) System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W, including an industrial temperature range and larger footprint versions with 1.0 mm ball pitch. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070410/SFTU048LOGO)...

2009-02-19 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and IT asset management solutions, is a sponsor at Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit 2009 where it will be showcasing its Computrace(R) solutions. Absolute is an industry leader in anti-theft and security solutions for mobile computers. Throughout the Summit, Absolute will provide...


Latest Firmware Reference Libraries

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2010-09-27 16:59:05

Read only memory, or ROM, is a type of storage media that is used by computers and other electronic devices. The data stored in ROM cannot be modified, therefore it is largely used to distribute firmware. The most straightforward type of ROM is about as old as semiconductor technology. It is called mask ROM, and it was introduced along with the integrated circuit. Mask ROM is made up of a grid of word lines, called the address input, and bit lines, called the data output, that are...

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2010-09-08 11:08:26

Firmware is a term commonly used to represent the small fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines firmware as "The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions and data that reside as read-only software on that device." Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from products such as remote controls or...

2010-09-02 14:56:06

A control store is the element of a CPUs control unit that stores the CPU's micro program and is usually accessed by a micro sequencer. A control store is usually executed as a diode-selection of read-only memory. This tradition dates back to 1947 when the program timing matrix on the MIT Whirlwind was initially introduced. The earliest models of IBM mainframe had read-only control store; however, the System/370 and successor models were made and loaded their micro programs from floppy disks...

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