Mentor Graphics and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Deliver 20nm Design Kits for Advanced Design Enablement
Mentor Graphics announced it has collaborated with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver 20nm design kits for the Olympus-SoC netlist-to-GDS platform. The design kit enables mutual customers to achieve the best performance, power and area with faster design closure times.
LDRA–Lauterbach integration delivers complete code coverage, test case verification and certification compliance for broad range of applications and platforms
LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the Lauterbach TRACE32 Debugger and Simulator. Lauterbach's hardware-assisted debug tools ease the interface to the embedded device, enabling developers to download and fully test an application on the target.
Cadence Design Tools Certified for TSMC 16nm FinFET Process and for TSMC 20nm Process
Cadence Design Systems announced today that several of its system-on-chip development tools have achieved version 0.1 of design rule manual and SPICE model tool certification for TSMC's 16-nanometer FinFET process.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Electrical Retimer Solution to Solve Key Challenges in Designing Chip-to-Chip Links
Agilent Technologies is pleased to introduce today the latest addition to its repeater model library for quickly and accurately solving the challenge posed by signal distortion in the multigigabit-per-second regime. The retimer solution, available in the Advanced Design System 2013 Transient Convolution Element and SystemVue 2013 AMI Modeling Kit, is used for designing electrical retimers in chip-to-chip, high-speed digital links.
TSMC Certifies Synopsys' Digital and Custom Solutions for 16-nm FinFET Process
Synopsys announced that TSMC has certified a comprehensive list of custom and digital design tools from Synopsys for 16-nm FinFET process Design Rule Manual and SPICE V0.1. TSMC's certification is built on early collaboration for extraction and modeling of 3-D parasitics in FinFET devices and extends to full-line design implementation solutions.
Synopsys Collaboration with ACE Associated Compiler Experts Aids Compiler Technology for Processor Designer
In the world of application-specific processor design, architects require highly automated software development tools to efficiently architect their design. To aid architects in their design challenges, Synopsys and ACE Associated Compiler Experts have extended their multi-year collaboration to integrate ACE's optimized compiler technology with Synopsys' Processor Designer product line.
Mentor Graphics and TSMC Collaborate to Improve and Expand 20nm IC Physical Verification Offering
Mentor Graphics Corp today announced significant achievements in its continued collaboration with TSMC on 20nm physical verification kit optimizations. This joint effort has reduced Calibre nmDRC 20nm signoff runtimes by at least a factor of 3X and memory requirements by 60% compared to initial design kits released last year.
Better Optimization to Solve More Problems, Faster
Maplesoft has released a major new version of its Maple Global Optimization Toolbox, which is now available from its partner in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries Adept Scientific. The Toolbox is designed to solve a wide variety of optimization problems in mathematics, engineering and the sciences; and this latest release harnesses the power of Optimus technology from Noesis Solutions to achieve faster solutions and expand the scope of problems this toolbox can solve.
Renesas Releases Reference Platform for RX21A Group of MCUs
Renesas Electronics Europe today announced the availability of a full reference platform for the RX21A Group of 32-bit microcontrollers for smart electricity meters with advanced functionality. Renesas will launch the platform at Smart Grids Paris on 4th June 2013.
Texas Instruments Announce OMAP5432 Processor-Based Evaluation Module
Helping developers jumpstart their product designs, Texas Instruments introduce its OMAP5432 processor-based evaluation module for high-performance industrial applications. TI's OMAP5432 EVM enables quick, easy evaluation and benchmarking for applications demanding high-performance processing and graphics at low power, including human machine interface, portable data terminals, digital signage and medical monitoring end equipment.
TRACE32 Supports MIPS interAptiv Multiprocessor Core Family
Lauterbach announced that its TRACE32 debuggers now support multi-threaded MIPS interAptiv processor cores from Imagination Technologies. interAptiv cores can be used as cost- and area-efficient midrange processors in a variety of networking, home entertainment, mobile and embedded applications.
Mentor Graphics Teams with OpSIS Foundries and Lumerical Solutions on PDK Development for IME Silicon Photonics Process
Mentor Graphics Corp today announced it has teamed with OpSIS and Lumerical Solutions to develop a complete EDA-style, full flow process design kit (PDK) for the OpSIS IME (Institute of Microelectronics) silicon photonics process. The prospect of integrating a silicon photonics process with silicon-based electronics would allow adding the driver and control electronics on the same chip, greatly reducing packaging complexity and cost. Adding a photonic layer and interconnects also holds the promise of solving speed bottlenecks in future computing and chip platforms.
New Release of Cypress’s PSoC Designer IDE Speeds and Simplifies Embedded Designs
Cypress Semiconductor today introduced PSoC Designer 5.4, a new version of its Integrated Design Environment for the PSoC 1 Programmable System-on-Chip architecture. The new version includes over 40 new or enhanced User Modules, which are free "Virtual Chips," represented by an icon, that are used to integrate multiple ICs and system interfaces into a single PSoC device.
Microsemi Shipping Production-qualified SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and Full-featured Development Kit
Microsemi today announced shipment of production-qualified SmartFusion2 system-on-chip field programmable gate arrays. The company also announced the availability of its full-featured SmartFusion2 development kit with support for mainstream industry interfaces.
Cadence Announces The Tempus Timing Signoff Solution
In a move to ease and speed the development of complex ICs, Cadence Design Systems introduce the Tempus Timing Signoff Solution, a new static timing analysis and closure tool designed to enable System-on-Chip developers to speed timing closure and move chip designs to fabrication quickly. The Tempus Timing Signoff Solution represents a new approach to timing signoff tools that enables customers to shrink timing signoff closure and analysis for faster tapeout while producing designs with less pessimism, area and power consumption.
Audience earSmart eS325 Delivers Advanced Voice for New LG Optimus G Pro
Audience today announced that LG will be using the Company's newest Advanced Voice Processor, the earSmart eS325, for its new flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro. The earSmart eS325 delivers crystal clear voice clarity and industry leading innovations in real-time communications, speech recognition and media capability to LG's newest flagship smartphone.
Preying On The Vulnerable
Why Simple and Differential Power Analysis (SPA and DPA) pose a serious security threat for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and System-on-Chips (SoCs) that employ cryptography. Read this article from ES Design magazine by Richard Newell, Senior Principal Product Architect, SoC Products Group, with Microsemi Corporation & Dr. Pankaj Rohatgi, Technical Director, Hardware Security Solutions, at Cryptography Research.
CNH Enhances Electrical Design Capabilities with Latest Mentor Graphics Capital and VeSys Software
Mentor Graphics today announced that CNH has transitioned to the latest VeSys software platform and also added a number of compatible tools from the Mentor Capital software suite, resulting in a very modern design environment.
Microchip Announces Arduino Compatible chipKIT Boards With Prototyping-Friendly 32-bit MCU Packages
Microchip Technology today announced from the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif. the expansion of its Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem, with new tools from partners Digilent, the Fair Use Building and Research Labs, and Schmalz Haus.
XMOS MCU Powers First Ethernet-AVB-enabled Conference Audio Equipment
XMOS has revealed that its XS1-L16A-128 microcontroller has been selected for use in beyerdynamic's newest line of high-quality audio-equipment. Along with beyerdynamic's innovative product design XMOS' low-latency, deterministic, multicore microcontroller was the key driving force behind the world's first Ethernet-AVB-enabled wireless conference-audio system.
Samsung Selects Atmel’s Low-power Sensor Hub MCU for Galaxy S4 For More Responsive End-User Experiences
Atmel today announced Samsung has selected Atmel's AVR microcontroller-based sensor hub solution for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, making it among the most responsive smartphones on the market today.
Cavium TurboDPI II Software to Accelerate Development of Deep Packet Inspection Solutions on Emerson Network Power Centellis ATCA Systems
Emerson Network Power today announced support for Cavium's TurboDPI II software on its ATCA-9405 AdvancedTCA packet processing blade. Network equipment providers can now take advantage of this enhanced solution integrated with Emerson's Centellis series 40G ATCA systems to accelerate the development and deployment of applications that use deep packet inspection.
Going To Extremes
How do sensitive electronic devices survive the increasingly hostile environments experienced by downhole drilling equipment? Sally Ward-Foxton investigates in this article from ES Design magazine.
Cadence Characterization Solution for Complex Multi-bit Cells Delivers Power and Performance Benefits for Yamaha
Cadence Design Systems today announced that it helped Yamaha Corporation reduce power consumption for its mobile consumer chips with characterization tools that delivered a 10 percent reduction in dynamic power to the clock network required for Yamaha ASICs.
Achronix Tapes Out Industry's First FinFET-based System-on-Chip Using Synopsys' IC Compiler and IC Validator
Synopsys today announced that Achronix Semiconductor has successfully used both Synopsys' IC Compiler physical design and IC Validator physical verification solutions to sign off its Speedster22i FPGA – the industry's first system-on-chip design using FinFET transistors.
Altium Updated Flagship Product to Enhance Design Process
Altium has launched Altium Designer 13.2 to provide designers with greater control over design data and a clearer view throughout the development process. Altium Designer 13.2 offers enhanced design documentation and supply chain management, ultimately saving time and money throughout the design process.
HiSilicon Tape Out 50+ Million Instance ARM SoC Using Synopsys IC Compiler
Synopsys announce that HiSilicon Technologies has taped out a 50+ million instance ARM Cortex-A15 processor based SoC using Synopsys' IC Compiler, a key component of Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation Platform. The latest technology innovations in IC Compiler, including improved clock tree synthesis and faster top-level closure, were key to meeting performance and schedule on this gigascale SoC.
Efficient & Economical Control
Increasing efficiency, quality and flexibility while fulfilling safety standards are the characteristics of modern drive technology development. Suad Jusuf, a Senior Field Application Engineer in the Industrial & Communications Business Group with Renesas Electronics Europe, takes a closer look in this article from ES Design magazine.
Open Source Hardware Is A Game Changer!
The growing popularity and availability of Open Source Hardware is changing the way the embedded electronics industry works, develops and distributes. In this article from ES Design magazine, Lynnette Reese of Mouser explores these new trends and how they are affecting the embedded electronics industry.
Altera Opens the World of FPGAs to Software Programmers with Broad Availability of SDK and Off-the-Shelf Boards for OpenCL
Altera today announced the broad availability of its SDK for OpenCL and supported third-party production boards. Availability of the SDK for OpenCL enables software programmers to access the high-performance capabilities of programmable logic devices.
Data Acquisition Applications & ActiveX Controls Library for HMI
Ready-to-run data capture application, and DAQBench, providing ActiveX controls for creating professional instrumentation applications using ActiveX development environments. Having placed hundreds of data acquisition modules on the market.
Yamaichi Electronics Discuss PCB Design And Development
Yamaichi Electronics European Design Centre for electrical engineering of interconnectivity products and systems (such as test applications, failure analysis & reliability, etc.) uses Altium Designer software for PCB design. Our engineers are experts in all PCB related design challenges and carry out superior PCB design work.
Go From Box To Development In Less Than 3.14 Minutes For Just $45
With BeagleBone Black, the next-generation offering from BeagleBoard.org, everyone from electronic artists to engineers has access to a ready-to-use, 1-GHz computer for only $45. This credit-card-sized, Linux computer is an open hardware and software development platform that makes it quick and easy to transform great ideas into products. BeagleBone Black allows developers to leverage the ideas and knowledge of the highly active and engaged users of the BeagleBoard.org community who support each other from concept through development. Opportunities for innovation are endless.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO Debug support for HCC eTaskSync Speeds Development
HCC Embedded & Atollic today announced the release of an advanced product that accelerates the debug process for engineers using Atollic's award-winning TrueSTUDIO C/C++ IDE and HCC's eTaskSync verifiable task scheduler.
HCC Releases Advanced Middleware Suite for NXP Cortex-M3 Controllers
HCC-Embedded today announced the release of its full suite of embedded middleware for all of NXP's Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers. The company offers an extensive family of embedded middleware including file systems, TCP/IP, USB software for host and device and flash translation layers.
Accelerate Embedded Projects Using Online ‘Rapid Customization’ Tool
HCC today announced the launch of an online tool to help engineers define their technical objectives and quickly generate a customized embedded project. The 'build-to-order' online tool allows engineers to describe all important technical aspects of a project including MCU, development board, RTOS, compiler, peripherals, flash memory etc.
Sirona Cuts Development Costs Of Dental X-Ray Equipment With The Aid Of 3D EM Simulation
Sirona Dental Systems GmbH, manufacturers of treatment equipment, instrumentation, CAD/CAM systems and imaging systems for the dental industry, have simplified their design process with the implementation of CST simulation software. The use of CST EM STUDIO has been integrated into the development and manufacturing process of Sirona, assisting in reducing prototype cycles, development time as well as costs.
Microdul Gains Deeper Insight Into Finger Detection Sensors With CST EM STUDIO
Microdul, a company specializing in high quality microelectronics, realizes success with the help of CST. One of Microdul's leading technologies includes the proximity sensor chip, which together with remote sensing plates are implemented into devices such as mobile phones. In determining the sensor's electrostatic behaviour, CST EM STUDIO is used to address the challenge of distinguishing between intentional switching operation and environmental interference.
Low-power AS3993 from ams provides UHF Gen 2 RFID reader capability for new handheld computers from Intermec
ams AG today announced that Intermec has embedded the AS3993 UHF reader in its 70 Series of rugged, handheld computers. The 70 Series, which includes the CN70 RFID, CN70e RFID and CK70 RFID, is a family of ultra-rugged handheld computers designed for use by couriers, shopworkers and inventory handlers.
EUROS Embedded Systems selects VectorCAST for the certification of its Real-Time Operating System
Vector Software announced today that EUROS Embedded Systems has selected the VectorCAST test platform to be used for the certification of the microkernel component of its Real-Time Operating systems EUROS.