AMD Aims to Deliver “Perfect Graphics Cards” for Gamers with New AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series
AMD today introduced the next generation of PC gaming, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 series, designed to be "perfect graphics cards" for gamers by delivering unprecedented game performance starting at $179 SEP.2 The new AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 series graphics cards provide more than 30 percent greater game performance than competing products, harnessing AMD's second-generation Microsoft DirectX® 11-capable architecture, best-in-class energy efficiency, and an unmatched feature set, including AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology. The AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 series is available immediately from etailers worldwide.
Timesys® Announces LinuxLink for Rich Multimedia User Interface Development
Timesys Corporation today announced the addition of a new solution, LinuxLink for Rich Multimedia User Interfaces (Rich MUI). The new solution allows developers to easily build multi-media UI-based devices and reduces platform and application development startup time from months to days.
Esterel Technologies and SYSGO Integrate Products to Solve Critical Industrial Software Challenges
Esterel Technologies and SYSGO join efforts to build a seamless environment for model-based development and deployment of critical applications. This joint model-based concept to deployment solution for critical embedded software developers generating industrial and defense/aerospace related applications is being built within the framework of the European FP7 INTERESTED Project (INTERoperable Embedded systems Tool chain for Enhanced rapid Design, prototyping and code generation).
Mercury Releases OpenSAL - Open Source Version of Scientific Algorithm Library
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announced the availability of OpenSAL, an open source version of its award-winning Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a high-throughput, low-latency signal processing library containing efficient algorithms with the fewest possible instructions and computing resources. OpenSAL provides a robust API, C code reference design and documentation for over 400 SAL math functions.
Agilent Technologies Adds New Devices to Chipset Software, Expands Percello's Femtocell SoC Capabilities
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that its N7309A chipset software now supports RF IC and MxFEs (mixed signal front ends) converters from Analog Devices, including the ADF4602 and AD9963.
Carbon Design Systems Launches IP Web Portal to Streamline Access to Virtual Platform Building Blocks
Carbon Design Systems today unveiled Carbon IP Exchange, a web portal with a rich library of system-level models from a variety of intellectual property (IP) vendors to streamline the creation of virtual platforms for architecture analysis, performance optimization and pre-silicon software development.
STMicroelectronics and Green Hills Software announce software support for SPEAr microprocessor families
STMicroelectronics and Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, has announced software development tools and operating system support for the STMicroelectronics SPEAr300 and SPEAr600 family of microprocessor units (MPUs). Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS), which is designed for use in embedded systems that require maximum reliability and absolute security, is now available for the SPEAr300, SPEAr310, SPEAr320 and SPEAr600 devices.
Lattice Announces Serial RapidIO 2.1 AMC Evaluation Platform
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the availability of a fully integrated evaluation and demonstration platform supporting its Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint core utilizing the award winning LatticeECP3 FPGA family. The platform, including the hardware and demonstration software, is based on the industry standard Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor and offers users the ability to investigate the lowest cost, lowest power programmable Serial RapidIO solution in the industry supporting 1x, 4x and the new 2x lane configurations at data rates up to 3.125Gbps.
IAR Systems extends development of power debugging technology
IAR Systems today announced its strategy to strengthen the development of its power debugging technology introduced in 2010. The ability to correlate source code with power consumption, which enables power savings, has created significant interest from customers and partners. Based on this there will be several new product additions that span across the technology chain.
AWR White Paper Examines the Advantages of Multi-rate Harmonic Balance Technology
Traditional harmonic balance analysis is, more often than not, limited in its ability to solve large circuits with many different signal sources due to the long computation times and large amounts of computer memory required. To make harmonic balance analysis viable when analyzing such circuits, AWR has pioneered a multi-rate harmonic balance (MRHB™) technology within its APLAC® family of harmonic balance and time-domain simulators.
TI Cortex A8-based processor architectures get Windows Embedded CE support from Adeneo Embedded
Adeneo Embedded, the Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner awarded "Windows Embedded Training Partner of the Year" and "Windows Embedded Systems Integrator of the Year" for both 2007, 2008 and 2009 in North America and Europe, announced today the public availability of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 "Unified" Board Support Package (BSP) for Texas Instruments (TI) Cortex™-A8 based processors, covering OMAP™35x, Sitara™ AM35x and AM37x, and DaVinci™ DM37x processors, developed in direct collaboration with TI.
Freescale Enhances MQX Security
Freescale Semiconductor announced today it is offering expanded security capabilities for its MQX™ real-time operating system (RTOS) by integrating source code versions of Mocana's NanoSSL™ and NanoSSH™ software. Freescale customers can download and unlock special MQX-optimised versions of Mocana's code for just $199 (USD) through Freescale and redistribute an unlimited number of binary copies in their own solutions, royalty-free.
Simulation is CircuitLogix
New to Adept Scientific's (Letchworth, Herts) simulation product range is CircuitLogix from Logic Design Inc (Redmond, WA). CircuitLogix is a software program that converts your personal computer into a fully-functioning electronics laboratory with thousands of components and devices that are easily interconnected.
Synopsys CustomSim Selected by GSI Technology for High-Speed SRAM Simulation
Synopsys announced that GSI Technology, a leader in high-density, high-speed monolithic SRAMs, has selected Synopsys' CustomSim FastSPICE solution for the development and verification of its leading-edge designs. GSI Technology's 144-megabit (Mbit) SigmaQuad SRAMs achieve data bandwidths in excess of 72 gigabits per second (Gbps). In order to maximize yield with such aggressive timing specifications, extensive full-chip transistor-level simulations need to be run over multiple process, voltage and temperature corners. CustomSim delivered confirmed silicon-accurate results while simulating more than six times (6X) faster than competitive solutions. The comprehensive suite of analysis features included with CustomSim enabled GSI Technology to significantly accelerate tasks such as full-chip fanout analysis and leakage power characterization.
100 Tapeouts Underscore Rapid and Broad Acceptance of Synopsys' In-Design Physical Verification
Synopsys today announced that its award-winning Galaxy Implementation Platform product, IC Validator, for In-Design physical verification within IC Compiler, has been successfully used for more than 100 tapeouts at advanced process nodes. Coming so soon after IC Validator's 2009 launch, this milestone is a strong indicator of the requirement for a different physical verification use model. In contrast to the traditional stand-alone physical verification approach performed at the end of the design cycle, the new In-Design approach is designed to enable foundry-accurate checking as an integral part of place-and-route, thereby avoiding late-stage surprises and accelerating time-to-tapeout. Leading semiconductor companies including Renesas, Samsung, Toshiba and several others, are actively standardizing on In-Design physical verification using Synopsys' IC Validator.
Xilinx ISE Design Suite 12.3 Introduces AMBA 4 AXI4 IP Cores, Enhances PlanAhead Design and Analysis Cockpit, Extends Power Optimization
Xilinx announced the release of ISE Design Suite 12.3, kicking-off the FPGA leader's roll-out of Intellectual Property (IP) cores that meet the AMBA(R) 4 AXI4(TM) specification for interconnecting functional blocks in System-on-Chip (SoC) design, as well as introducing productivity enhancements to the PlanAhead(TM) Design and Analysis cockpit, and Intelligent Clock Gating support for reducing dynamic power consumption in Spartan(R)-6 FPGA designs.
3D drawings online
LEMO S.A has added an entire range of 3D drawings on tracepartsonline.net. Traceparts is one of the biggest parts libraries in the world, offering 100 million free 2D drawings & 3D CAD models
Lauterbach Announces Support for the New Intel Atom Processor E6xx Series
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has announced today support for the new Intel® Atom™ processor E6xx series formerly known as Tunnel Creek.
Cadence Offers Optimized Implementation Methodology for Silicon Realization of New ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore Processor
Cadence Design Systems today announced it is providing its customers an optimized implementation methodology for the new ARM® Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ processor that enables them to start designing Cortex-A15 processor-based SoCs immediately. As ARM developed the Cortex-A15 MPCore processor - its most advanced processor for mobile, consumer and infrastructure applications - Cadence® worked alongside the microprocessor IP leader to develop the methodology for customers seeking early access to this cutting-edge ARM processor technology for Silicon Realization.
Global Unichip Expands Portfolio of Cadence Technology to Speed IP Development
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Global Unichip Corporation (GUC) has adopted Cadence® Virtuoso® custom design technologies to speed development of its high-speed interface IP. GUC also has adopted Cadence design for manufacturing (DFM) technologies for its advanced process node system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
UL releases white paper for safer household electronic appliance design
Today, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in safety testing and certification, released The Increasing Complexity of Appliance Motors: The Need for New Standards to Address New Technologies, a white paper that reviews the evolution of small motor design, emerging motor protection schemes and the applicable standards for safer design and operation.
FreeRTOS v6 launched and demonstrated by Renesas at DevCon
The first public demonstration of it in action will be at the Renesas DevCon on the 11th October, where Renesas will present a FreeRTOS training course. This follows three new ports being created for Renesas' new RX62N microcontrollers. The RX62N also launch at the Renesas DevCon.
Green Hills Software delivers advanced static code analysis tool integrated with MULTI IDE
Green Hills Software has announced that its powerful user-based static code analyser, DoubleCheck™, is now provided as a standard feature with its MULTI Professional tool suite, the embedded industry's benchmark in multicore development and debugger solutions. With this integration, Green Hills Software increases both developer productivity and code quality while enabling better management and control of code complexity and the overall coding process. This enabling technology is a critical requirement for medical and industrial device development where advanced software development processes are the norm.
Full-featured Value Boundary-scan Developers Suite
JTAG Technologies is delighted to announce a new economically-priced software and hardware system for board-level and system designers looking to benefit from a boundary-scan test and programming strategy. Boundary-scan, or JTAG, testing has remained a powerful tool for identifying assembly faults such as open- and short-circuits, missing components and damaged devices since its introduction (as IEEE Std 1149.1) in 1990. However, while boundary-scan tools have been in use for almost 20 years, the relatively high cost of 'professional' systems has meant that they largely remain in the domain of test and production engineers. Until now.
AWR - Process Design Kit (PDK) For Cree GAN HEMT MMIC Foundry
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), announced today the release and immediate availability of a new process design kit (PDK) supporting the Cree, Inc. high-power gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) foundry process. The new Cree/AWR PDK enables MMIC designers to model Cree's GaN HEMT MMIC process within AWR's Microwave Office® software environment and enable the design of MMICs that offer more power bandwidth, higher efficiency, and a smaller footprint than can be achieved using conventional technologies such as GaAs.
ON Semiconductor Launches GreenPoint Interactive Online Design Simulation Tool
ON Semiconductor together with Transim Technology, the leading provider of online design solutions for the semiconductor industry, today launched its interactive GreenPoint online design simulation tool for high-efficiency LED based lighting applications.
TI's new DSP+ARM software tools dramatically reduce DSP development starting time
Today, Texas Instruments Incorporated is launching two free software development tools to enable ARM®, Linux™ and system developers to easily leverage the real-time, intensive signal processing power of the TMS320C6000™ digital signal processor (DSP) in TI's integrated floating- and fixed-point DSP + ARM processors. The C6EZRun and C6EZAccel software development tools allow ARM developers to quickly and easily program the DSP. This simplifies and accelerates the development process and reduces DSP development starting time, time-to-market and development costs.
AWR Announces Microwave Office Library For Freescale’s RF High-power Models
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in HF EDA, today announced the availability of a Microwave Office® 2010 design software library for Freescale Semiconductor's RF high-power models. Freescale's validated RF high-power models enable power amplifier and base station designers to meet increasing performance demands with a cost-effective and timely solution.
Solving Today's Design Security Concerns
This white paper describes the various threats to design security and the solutions offered by modern FPGAs.
Whitepaper - Military Design Trends: Applications Migrating to Intel x86 Architecture
Today's military and defense systems designers are seeing the inherent benefits of Intel® x86 Architecture for new designs as well as legacy applications that have started to migrate from other processor architecture technologies.
Synopsys Enhances Synplify FPGA Synthesis Software With up to 4X Faster Runtime and New Team-Design Capabilities
Synopsys announced the availability of enhancements to its Synplify Pro® and Synplify® Premier FPGA synthesis tools. The new features in the 2010.09 release shorten logic synthesis runtimes and enable faster post-netlist incremental design turns. Comprehensive support for Synopsys DesignWare® Library datapath and building blocks components enables the use of common RTL from prototype to production. In addition, a unique team-design interface allows geographically distributed teams to work on portions of the design in parallel, accelerating logic synthesis performance and improving the quality of results (QoR) of their design.
AgO to show AnXplorer analog and RF circuit optimization tool at SAME 2010
AgO Inc, a technology leader in analog and RF circuit optimization, will show AnXplorer – a new tool for optimizing analog and RF circuits – at the SAME 2010 Exhibition. AnXplorer with an unsized SPICE netlist, variables for device dimensions and a set of design objectives and constraints, then optimizes device sizes by rigorously exploring the design space. By centering the design across all specified, process, temperature and voltage corners, AnXplorer achieves a robust design thereby enhancing the yield and improving the probability of first time silicon success.
Free Board Analysis
GOEPEL electronics Ltd. offers a free board analysis for Design for Testability (DfT) and opportunities to increase test coverage with Boundary Scan. Application engineers of the Cambridge based Company will provide an analysis of Boundary Scan chain and ICs, project analysis focusing on resolving test issues and optimising test coverage. As a result, there will be recommendations how to increase test coverage, reduce test points and increase the performance of PLD and Flash components.
Imagination enables developers to use 3D navigation data in new SDK
Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announces that the latest version of its POWERVR Insider software development kit (SDK), version 2.7, includes a new tutorial showing developers how to take full advantage of graphics acceleration using OpenGL ES2 to display map and advanced visual guidance data in graphics-rich applications.
PGI to Develop Compiler Based on NVIDIA CUDA C Architecture for x86 Platforms
The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and a leading supplier of compilers for high-performance computing (HPC), today announced it is developing a CUDA C compiler targeting systems based on the industry-standard general-purpose 64- and 32-bit x86 architectures. The new PGI CUDA C compiler for x86 platforms will be demonstrated at the SC10 Supercomputing conference taking place in New Orleans, LA, November 13-15, 2010.
Agilent Technologies Begins Unveiling ADS 2011 for Multi-Technology Design
Agilent today announced it has begun unveiling the highly anticipated next release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) flagship RF design software. ADS 2011 delivers breakthrough capabilities for multi-technology design inherent in today's RF System-in-Package (SiP) components.
Polar Instruments PCB repair system supports most popular CAD formats
Polar Instruments – a market leader in tools for PCB design, fabrication and test - announces the latest generation of the GRS500 CADView paperless PCB repair system, with support extended to 30 popular CAD formats as well as Windows 7 and 64-bit Windows. The system also combines dynamic linking to PDF schematics and a unique Virtual X-Ray mode.
IAR Systems and LDRA offering free technical seminars for embedded systems developers
IAR Systems and LDRA today announced two free technical seminars aimed at embedded systems developers. During the seminars delegates will learn how to establish effective software processes and optimize embedded software to achieve best performance at minimal cost. The techniques and tools demonstrated during the workshop will help engineers to ensure projects are delivered on time and defect free.
Green Hills Software supports NetLogic Microsystems’ XLP™ multicore, multi-threaded processor family
Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, had announced operating system, middleware and multicore development tool support for NetLogic Microsystems' industry-leading XLP™ family of multicore, multi-threaded processors. Green Hills Software's comprehensive portfolio of optimized software solutions includes its multicore-ready INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI® software development tool set for NetLogic Microsystems' XLP multicore, multi-threaded processors.
Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS Selected for China’s Latest Smart Mobile Handsets
Express Logic, Inc., the leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS supports the full functionality of a number of advanced mobile handsets recently introduced in China. Leadcore, a fundamental technology provider based in China, has licensed Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS for its user equipment solutions for 3G wireless mobile devices. Leadcore is using ThreadX as the single RTOS in the latest models of smart phones developed and manufactured by its downstream business partners LG, ZTE, and Yulong in China.