This version of TimeAhead only supports Xilinx devices. Hier Design sells PlanAhead and TimeAhead as a package for $40,000 annually.

At the applications level, Microsoft said it will build the software underpinnings for location-based services into Longhorn. The operating system will aggregate location information from various sources on the PC and provide the data to authorized applications and services. The software could let notebooks be used as car navigation systems, or let users make flexible links to peripherals, services or other users in their area.

We could find no traction in the commodity cell phone market,” Swanson acknowledged. This market has typically depended on ASICs, which LTC does not sell. There are big volumes, but you sell silicon by the pound,” Swanson complained.