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Verification tool shortens time-to-market for advanced SoCs

Saving months on the time-to-market for complex SoC designs, Synopsys has introduced Verification Continuum. The platform accelerates industry innovation for earlier software bring-up and shorter time-to-market for advanced SoCs. The verification tool provides virtual prototyping, static and formal verification, simulation, emulation, FPGA-based prototyping and debug, verification IP, planning and coverage technology.
1st October 2014

Find hard-to-detect defects in Java code

Enabling developers to find hard-to-detect defects in Java code, Coverity, a Synopsys company, has launched the Coverity Code Spotter cloud-based service. Free to the software development community during the beta period, the service is built on Coverity's static code analysis technology.
30th September 2014

Upgrade legacy VME & cPCI systems to MicroTCA

Upgrade legacy VME & cPCI systems to MicroTCA
This whitepaper from VadaTech, 'Upgrading your Legacy VME and CompactPCI Systems to MicroTCA', explores how to upgrade ststems to MicroTCA. This architecture provides robust system management, inter-processor bandwidth and high-reliability features to offer a more interoperable and lower cost solution than competing standards, such as VME and cPCI.
29th September 2014


RTL synthesis solution reduces design area by 10%

Synopsys have announced that a number of customers using it's Design Compiler RTL synthesis solution have achieved smaller design areas. To reduce system costs or incorporate additional functionality without increasing die size, area optimisation is particularly important for designers across a wide range of electronic applications. 
29th September 2014

Development toolchain supports the ARM Cortex-M7 processor core

Version 7.30 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, which supports the ARM Cortex-M7 processor core, has been introduced by IAR Systems. Using IAR Embedded Workbench to develop applications based on the processor enables designers to realise unique possibilities in performance and energy efficiency, according to IAR.
25th September 2014

J-Link & middleware products support ARM Cortex-M7

To enable quick product development, SEGGER has announced support for the ARM Cortex-M7 architecture. The company's industry standard J-Link debug probes and middleware products, including embOS and the emSecure Digital Signature Library, are now Cortex-M7 ready. This has enabled SEGGER to provide Cortex-M7 J-Link and middleware support to Atmel, STMicroelectronics, and Freescale. 
25th September 2014

VIP for the MIPI C-PHY specification is now available

VIP (Verification IP) for the MIPI Alliance MIPI C-PHY specification is now available from Synopsys. Using three-phase digital coding techniques, the VIP provides higher performance for camera, display and SoC interfaces without affecting bandwidth. As a member of the MIPI Alliance, the company provides VIP and design IP that accelerate the adoption of MIPI-based standards in mobile and mobile-influenced industries.
24th September 2014

Smartphone SoC achieves first-pass silicon success

Using Synopsys' DesignWare MIPI D-PHY and DSI Host Controller IP, the application processor SoC from Leadcore Technology has achieved first-pass silicon success. By using the DesignWare MIPI IP, Leadcore met their area and power requirements for the INNOPOWER LC1810 SoC and delivered production-ready designs four months ahead of schedule. 
24th September 2014

Pmod-to-Arduino adapter enables rapid IoT prototyping

Pmod-to-Arduino adapter enables rapid IoT prototyping
The MAXREFDES72#, a Pmod-to-Arduino adapter which enables rapid prototyping, has been released by Maxim Integrated Products. Allowing boards with Pmod connections to plug into any Arduino-compatible MCU platforms, the adapter is suitable for creating IoT designs.
24th September 2014

Place and route product incorporates look-ahead technology

The IC Compiler, a place and route product, has been released by Synopsys. As part of the company's Galaxy Design Platform, the product supports FinFET-based design. The tool features look-ahead technology, which predicts downstream processing at early stages of the design when all the information, such as detailed wiring, is not yet available.
22nd September 2014


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