AWR Announces AWR Design Forum and Call for Papers
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA, announced today the dates, Asia Pacific venues and call for papers of its July 2011 AWR Design Forum. The AWR Design Forum is an open event at which designers of microwave and RF circuit and systems such as MMIC, RF PCB and LTE communication systems can network and share useful information and resources pertinent to high-frequency design, discuss AWR products and technologies, and collaborate on industry issues and trends.
HDL Design House Adopts Magma’s Full Suite of Software to Accelerate SoC and IP Development
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, and HDL Design House, creators of re-usable IP cores, verification components and behavioral simulation models, today announced that HDL Design House has adopted the full suite of Magma chip design software, including the Talus digital IC implementation system and the Titan™ mixed-signal design platform.
Cadence Releases Industry’s First Wide I/O Memory Controller IP Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it is first to market with a licensable, wide I/O memory controller core, along with an integration environment, that brings PC-like performance to mobile applications like smartphones and tablets.
Magma’s New Excalibur-Litho is First System to Efficiently Integrate Real-Time Data from Semiconductor Manufacturing Floor with CAD Information, Speeding Yield Ramp at Advanced Nodes
Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced Excalibur-Litho™, a complete fab analysis framework that supports the development and monitoring of advanced lithography solutions. Excalibur-Litho is the first system to efficiently integrate design and real-time data from the semiconductor manufacturing floor, including defectivity, metrology and tool history, enabling an unmatched level of data analysis, monitoring and process control.
Synopsys - DesignWare PHY and Embedded Memory IP for TSMC Advanced 28-nanometer Technologies
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that it has worked with TSMC to develop a broad portfolio of DesignWare® interface PHY IP including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, PCI Express®, DDR and SATA as well as embedded memories for TSMC's 28-nanometer (nm) process technology.
VisSim version 8 expands tool chain with new UML graphical state chart module
The next generation of VisSim from Visual Solutions Incorporated (VSI) (Westford, Massachusetts) is now available from Adept Scientific. VisSim version 8 is the much anticipated product upgrade and introduces exciting new concepts including VisSim/State Charts, a new UML graphical state chart editor, as well as many other product enhancements.
Tensilica IP Cores Targeted to Dataplane and Signal Processing Functions Such as Imaging, Communications and Networking, Boost Data Bandwidth 4X
Tensilica announced that it is extending its leadership in IP (intellectual property) cores for compute-intensive dataplane and DSP (digital signal processor) functions such as imaging, video, networking and baseband wired/wireless communications.
Low Cost Breakout Boards Accelerate PLD Design And Hardware Evaluation
Lattice Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of three new low-cost I/O Breakout Boards: the MachXO 2280 Breakout Board, the ispMACH® 4256ZE Breakout Board and the Power Manager II POWR1014A Breakout Board.
Lattice -Helion Compression IP Core
Lattice Semiconductor and Helion Technology today announced a portfolio of Compression and Encryption IP cores, available now, for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family. The portfolio features a Payload Compression System core that enables improved utilization of constrained channel bandwidth, making it ideal for use in Microwave Backhaul applications, Broadband Wireless Access for 802.16e (WiMAX), and, potentially, other Multi-Link Multi-In Multi-Out (MIMO) applications.
Synopsys Unveils DC Explorer for Early RTL Exploration
Synopsys today introduced DC Explorer, the latest addition to the Galaxy Implementation platform, to significantly speed up development of high-quality design data. To meet aggressive schedules for today's massively integrated, multimillion-instance, Gigascale designs, engineers need an RTL exploration solution that enables them to quickly and efficiently perform what/if analyses of various design configurations – even before the design data is complete – and create a better starting point for the implementation flow.
Mentor Graphics Teams with TSMC to Enrich Reference Flow 11 Low Power Verification Solutions
Mentor Graphics announced it has expanded the use of low power verification capabilities in TSMC's Reference Flow 11 to address today's complex integrated circuit (IC) low power functional verification requirements. The Mentor® low power verification tool suite includes the Questa® functional verification platform, the 0-In® CDC (Clock Domain Crossing) and the 0-In Formal tools and the FormalPro™ equivalence checking tool.
iWatt Selects Magma’s Titan to Automate Analog Design of Power Supply Control ICs
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced iWatt has adopted the Titan platform to improve analog design and layout productivity, and to automate difficult routing tasks including analog cell layouts and chip-level assembly. iWatt, a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, adopted Titan based on results of an extensive evaluation in which Titan enabled iWatt's designers to set up and route a design in just 2 days – an effort that would have taken more than 2 weeks to do manually.
Mentor Graphics Calibre xACT 3D Field Solver Extraction Tool Demonstrates High Accuracy and Performance in STARC Evaluation
Mentor Graphics announced the results of an extensive evaluation by the Tokyo-based Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC) that showed the Calibre® xACT 3D extraction product delivers both reference level accuracy and high performance, enabling very high quality extraction for large IPs.
Mentor Graphics Delivers Next-Generation Emulation Solutions for the Verification of High-Speed Ethernet Products
Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in high-performance system verification solutions, today announced its next-generation platform to accelerate the verification of 100-Gigabit Ethernet products.
Freescale Licenses Synopsys' DesignWare IP Portfolio to Accelerate SoC Designs
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets, has licensed Synopsys' DesignWare® IP for Freescale's system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
Wilocity Tapes-Out Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication SoC Using Synopsys DesignWare IP
Synopsys announced that Wilocity has successfully taped-out its multi-gigabit Wireless Gigabit Alliance-compliant system-on-chip (SoC) utilizing Synopsys' broad portfolio of high-quality DesignWare® IP and assistance from Synopsys Professional Services. The DesignWare IP used in the SoC included PCI Express, embedded memories and logic libraries. Wilocity's SoC is based on the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) and IEEE802.11ad draft specifications, enabling multi-gigabit wireless for a wide range of applications, from I/O to networking to video.
ITTIA DB SQL and Express Logic’s ThreadX and FileX Present a United Embedded Solution
ITTIA, announces the availability of ITTIA DB SQL for ThreadX, an advanced lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) from Express Logic, Inc., of San Diego, CA. ITTIA DB SQL is a relational embedded database for special-purpose systems that require self-contained data management software. With ITTIA's relational data management capabilities and the advanced features and rich set of system services available with ThreadX, the combination is easy to use, flexible, and the ideal choice for demanding embedded application development.
TI jumpstarts video surveillance designs and reduces costs with new high-performance, multi-megapixel IP camera and DVR reference designs
Video security application developers can now save 90 percent of their development time to create highly-differentiated video surveillance products that allow their customers to feel safe and protected.
Lauterbach Extends Tools Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has launched support for the new Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform that integrates a complete ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor-based system with 28nm low-power programmable logic.
Vishay Offers Free 'Joule School' Online Pulse Energy Calculator
A free online pulse energy calculator that helps designers select the right wirewound resistor for their application is now available on the website of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH).
Mentor Graphics Tessent YieldInsight Demonstrates Faster IC Failure and Yield Analysis at Fujitsu
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced evaluation results at Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. that shows the Tessent YieldInsight diagnosis-driven yield analysis tool can help cut the time required to determine the cause of IC yield loss. By correlating production test results and physical design information, the product reduces the time to pinpoint yield loss mechanisms without requiring intimate knowledge of the manufacturing process.
Synopsys' Next-Generation DesignWare Data Converter IP Delivers 50 Percent Lower Power with Smaller Area
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the release of its next-generation DesignWare Data Converter IP solutions, which deliver more than 50 percent improvement in power with smaller area compared to the previous generation of data converters.
Analog Devices: L'aide à la conception a son label, Circuits from the Lab
Les ingénieurs du monde entier doivent concevoir des produits plus rapidement, avec un nombre réduit d'itérations et en utilisant des technologies toujours plus variées, ce qui implique une expertise complète en technologies analogiques, RF et à signal mixte. Pour les aider à économiser des semaines de recherche et de conception, Analog Devices, Inc. l'un des premiers fournisseurs mondiaux de semi-conducteurs pour applications de traitement de signal de hautes performances, propose à ces ingénieurs un ensemble complet de circuits de référence sous son label Circuits from the Lab™.
DE0-Nano – Altera’s Newest University Program Fpga Board
In collaboration with Altera's University Program, Terasic Technologies has announced the release of Altera's newest University Program FPGA development board, the DE0-Nano. Measuring just 49 mm by 75.2 mm and weighing about 40 grams, the DE0-Nano board is well-suited to a wide range of portable design projects, such as robotics applications.
Green Hills Software commemorates 10-Year anniversary of INTEGRITY-178B Operating System with introduction of new Rapid-Prototype software development platform
Green Hills Software has announced the ten-year anniversary of the first customer deployment of INTEGRITY-178B, a multi-level secure, partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS).
VIA Eden X2 unveiled, World’s Most Power-Efficient Dual Core Processor
VIA Technologies, Inc today announced the new VIA Eden X2 processor, the industry's lowest power dual-core processor, optimized for fanless implementation in a broad range of industrial and commercial embedded systems.
SUMIT-ISM™ I/O Module Provides WiFi, Ethernet, USB, and SSD Expansion
Diamond Systems Corporation today unveiled Corona, the first multi-function SUMIT-ISM I/O module to combine WiFi, dual Ethernet, USB, and solid-state disk (SSD) expansion capabilities.
Rugged SODIMM Standard Beefs up Embedded Board Designs
Apacer Technology Inc., Accelerated Memory Production, Inc. and Diamond Systems Corporation today unveiled RSODIMMTM, a specification for rugged SODIMM memory.
NeoPhotonics Announces an Integrated Coherent Receiver with an Integrated Polarizing Beam Splitter
NeoPhotonics Corporation today announced a new PIC-based Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for 40 and 100 Gbps DWDM transmission systems that incorporates an integrated polarizing beam splitter (PBS).
PLX Technology to Drive Deployment of PCIe-Based Non-Volatile Memory Solutions
PLX Technology, Inc. today announced it's working with system partners worldwide to accelerate PCI Express technology's adoption in the next generation of applications using non-volatile memories (NVMs).
PLX Technology Working with Texas Instruments to Deliver PCI Express-Enabled DSPs
PLX Technology, Inc. today announced its collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated on a solution encompassing TI's digital signal processors (DSPs) enabled by PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0 standards.
PLX Announces World’s First SuperSpeed USB 3.0 General-Purpose Peripheral Controllers
PLX Technology, Inc. today announced the industry's first SuperSpeed® USB (USB 3.0) general-purpose peripheral controllers that bridge USB 3.0 to PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0, thus matching the high-performance 5Gbps bus speeds experts predict will be required by most consumer-electronics and industrial designs for the next five to ten years.
TRACE32 PowerTools for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has launched support the new Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform that integrates a complete ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor-based system with 28nm low-power programmable logic.
3U CompactPCI enhanced by 2nd Generation Intel Core processors
Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest high performance 2nd Generation Intel Core processor board.
Real Intent Adds Significant New Design Productivity Features to Ascent Lint Real
Real Intent Inc today announced the immediate availability of Ascent Lint version 1.4. Ascent Lint is the industry's fastest and most accurate solution for performing syntax and semantic lint checks for complex SoC designs.
ITRI Adopts Synopsys' TCAD Sentaurus for Silicon Carbide Technology Development
Synopsys, Inc. announced that the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) has adopted Synopsys' TCAD Sentaurus simulation software to support its research and development of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices.
National Semiconductor Introduces New WEBENCH Processor Power Architect at Avnet’s Design Strategies for ARM Systems Design Summit
National Semiconductor Corp. today kicked off the Avnet Design Strategies for ARM Systems Design Summit in Santa Clara with the introduction of its new WEBENCH Processor Power Architect, the industry's first online design tool to model and optimize power supplies for Atmel Corporation and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ARM processors in minutes.
DSL announces new PCI and ISA modules for custom design
Datasound Laboratories has announced a new range of small-footprint, low-power, high performance processing modules that support PCI and ISA open industry standards. The VDX-DIP-PCI and VDX-DIP-ISA modules are ideal for a broad range of custom-design applications such as data-acquisition, industrial automation and control, automotive, human machine interface and robotics.
New Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE offers free-of-charge and professional embedded development options for Toshiba ARM9 and ARM Cortex™-M3 technologies
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a sophisticated, integrated development environment (IDE) that supports the development of embedded systems built around any of the company's TX09 ARM9 and TX03 ARM Cortex 32-bit microcontrollers.
Synopsys' CODE V Enhances Aspheric Lens System Design
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of enhancements to its CODE V optical design and analysis software.