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Open source NFV project delivers third platform release

Open source NFV project delivers third platform release
The OPNFV Project, an open source project that facilitates the development and evolution of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) components across various open source ecosystems through integration, deployment, and testing has announced the availability of OPNFV Colorado, the project’s third platform release.
26th September 2016

FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms

Cadence Design Systems announced several important deliveries in its collaboration with TSMC to advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. As a result of the joint work, Cadence digital, signoff and custom/analog tools have achieved certification for the latest Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE for the TSMC 7nm process. In addition, a new process design kit (PDK) enabling customers to achieve optimal power, performance and area (PPA) is now available.
23rd September 2016

Processor IP approved for Dolby AC-4 Decoder

Cadence Design Systems announced immediate availability of the Dolby Laboratories' AC-4 Decoder supporting next-gen audio and video entertainment services, including ATSC 3.0 broadcasting and internet streaming on Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs. HiFi DSPs are the first processors for SoC designs approved for using the Dolby AC-4 Decoder. The Dolby AC-4 Decoder is critical to next-generation TV and set-top box (STB) designs.
23rd September 2016


MPEG-H Audio Decoder for Tensilica HiFi DSPs

Cadence Design Systems announced immediate availability of the next-generation MPEG-H Audio decoder based on Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs. MPEG-H Audio is a future broadcast standard and is expected to be one of the key audio technologies adopted worldwide for TVs. Through close collaboration with Fraunhofer, one of the developers of the open ISO MPEG-H Audio standard, Cadence is first to market with an implementation for a licensable DSP.
23rd September 2016

Rapid adoption kit enables designers to meet challenging PPA goals

Rapid adoption kit enables designers to meet challenging PPA goals
The availability of a Cadence Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) for the ARM Cortex-R52 CPU, which targets complex embedded designs for safety applications in markets including automotive, medical and industrial has been announced by Cadence Design Systems.
22nd September 2016

Brakes help Europe’s largest stage productions

Brakes help Europe’s largest stage productions
In many modern stage productions, motion on the set is an intrinsic part of the magic. Performers fly through the air, stage elements rise and fall and lighting rigs shift dynamically to suit the action. Since 2013, advanced electric brake systems from Warner Electric, part of the Altra Industrial Motion group, have played a quiet but critical role in a growing number of major theatre and stadium shows; working quite literally behind the scenes.
22nd September 2016

Altium CircuitStudio v1.2 now available

Farnell element14, in partnership with Altium, has released version 1.2 of Altium CircuitStudio. Built on 30 years of Altium R&D experience, CircuitStudio is a professional PCB design tool that is ready to pick-up and go. With powerful schematic capture, feature-rich PCB editing and centralised component management it will inspire designers to invent the future, instead of being preoccupied with just making it work.
22nd September 2016

Mentor Graphics supports 16FFC FinFET processes

Further enhancements and optimisations for various products within the Calibre Platform was announced by Mentor Graphics Corp, and AFS (Analogue FastSPICE) Platform, as well as the completion of further certifications and reference flows for TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation) 16FFC FinFET and 7nm FinFET processes.
22nd September 2016

Design website gets functionality upgrade

Design website gets functionality upgrade
RS Components (RS) has upgraded its DesignSpark community website aimed at engineers involved in developing electronics, mechanical and automation designs. The new version of the site features a fresh look and feel, as well as offering significant improvements to its functionality.
21st September 2016

PCB design tool enters distribution channel

Farnell element14, in partnership with Altium, has released version 1.2 of Altium CircuitStudio, a professional PCB design tool that is ready to pick-up and go. It offers powerful schematic capture, feature-rich PCB editing and centralised component management. In order to make CircuitStudio more accessible to PCB designers, it is available at a new affordable price of €957 / £753.
21st September 2016


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