Design Automation

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Tool targets the acceleration of mainstream PCB design

Three additions to the Cadence OrCAD product line has been introduced, targeting the acceleration of the mainstream PCB design process and the boosting of productivity and efficiency. The OrCAD products include OrCAD Engineering Data Management (EDM), a comprehensive collaboration and management environment for OrCAD Capture; OrCAD Library Builder, a rapid automated part builder; and OrCAD Documentation Editor, an intelligent, automated PCB documentation environment.
25th July 2014

Product suite provides flow-wide hub for PCB design data

The Xpedition Data Management (xDM) product suite, released by Mentor Graphics, provides a flow-wide information hub that manages the PCB design data that is created, reused, imported, or released from the company's Xpedition Enterprise platform. Managing the design data for work-in-progress designs, and library and component data for the entire PCB design flow, the product suite ensures the accuracy, integrity and security of the PCB data used throughout the enterprise flow.
25th July 2014

Functional safety for industrial automation

Functional safety for industrial automation
It is becoming increasingly necessary for manufacturers to understand and comply with standards such as the Machinery Directive, to provide system-level safety. By Andreas Thamm, Assistant Manager, MCU/SOC & Solution Marketing, Smart Factory, Industrial & Communications Business Group, Renesas Electronics Europe.
25th July 2014


Programmable power design tool updated with Arduino

The latest version of the company's intuitive programmable power design tool, PowerArchitect 5.1 has been released by Exar. This updated version now supports the XRP7720 and XRP7725 programmable power ICs, the XRP9710 and XRP9711 power modules and the latest universal PMICs and development boards. It also adds time saving features to simplify and accelerate power system programming.
24th July 2014

Embracing open source hardware

Embracing open source hardware
The impact open source hardware has had in the past year has been momentous. Educators, students and hobbyists have all traditionally been big proponents of open-source hardware, but in the last 12 months we finally saw large companies and professional engineers begin to openly embrace the open source movement as well.
22nd July 2014

Faraday Technology selects PLL from Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations has announced that Faraday Technology has selected its UMC 55nm SP Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) IP for its SoC design in multimedia and consumer related applications. The PLL has ranges of 1MHz-1.2GHz input and 1.5MHz-2.4GHz output as well as a 24-bit fractional modulator, allowing output frequency steps below 0.01ppm.
22nd July 2014

Frameworks fuelling the future

Frameworks fuelling the future
    Efforts to ease software development now extend to user interfaces, as Philip Ling discovers for ES Design magazine.
21st July 2014

Prototyping tool speeds time-to-market

A prototyping tool which speeds time-to-market, has been introduced by Cadence. Protium is an expansion of the Cadence Palladium XP II suite. Built using Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T FPGAs, the prototyping tool provides automated memory compilation, external bulk memory support, and RTL name preservation throughout the flow, which minimises FPGA bring-up steps, thereby speeding up time-to-market.
18th July 2014

Image processing software supports Windows and Linux

Image processing software supports Windows and Linux
Eye Vision Technology has revealed that the latest release of its image processing software, EyeVision 3.0, now features support for the Currera R smart camera from XIMEA. Running on both Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows, the integrated, ready-to-use software enables users to create inspection programmes via drag-and-drop programming with just a few mouse clicks.
18th July 2014

Industry-specific profiles enhance RTOS

Wind River has announced industry-specific profiles for the latest version of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). The networking, industrial, medical and consumer profiles enhance VxWorks 7 with highly relevant capabilities that help customers meet the necessary requirements to address market opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT).
17th July 2014


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