Open-Silicon Achieves Ultra High Performance Using Cadence Silicon Realization Technology to Tape-Out Breakthrough 2.4 GHz ASIC Processor
Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), announced that Open-Silicon, Inc., a leading semiconductor company focused on ASIC design, develop-to-spec, and derivative ICs, has successfully taped out a breakthrough high-performance processor at over 2.4GHz under typical conditions utilizing the Cadence® Silicon Realization product line. Open-Silicon completed the entire design using Cadenc...
Cadence Unveils Holistic Approach to Silicon Realization
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a global leader in electronic design innovation, today introduced a new holistic approach to Silicon Realization that moves chip development beyond a patchwork of point tools to a streamlined end-to-end path of integrated technology, tools, and methodology. This approach represents a stark turn from the discrete and compartmentalized ways semiconductor and systems companies have traditionally achieved ...
STMicroelectronics Launches Microcontroller Application Design Contest; Prizes exceed $10,000
The Americas Region of STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, today launched the STM32 Design Challenge (www.stm32challenge.com), a contest for the design of innovative microcontroller applications across different industry segments. The three-phase competition, acknowledging the most creative, design-efficient and useful embedded system concepts built around ST’s cutting-edge 32-bit microcontrollers, will run for 6...
Agilent Technologies' Software Fundamentally Improves, Automates STMicroelectronics' Device Modeling On-Wafer Measurements
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its IC-CAP Wafer Professional (WaferPro) software has been successfully deployed at STMicroelectronics. WaferPro adds new capabilities to Agilent's Integrated Circuit and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software platform to enable efficient, automated on-wafer measurements for device modeling applications.
Cypress Announces ARM Cortex-M3/PSoC 5 Design Challenge
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced the ARM® Cortex™M3/ PSoC® 5 Design Challenge, a contest to find the most innovative and useful designs from the millions of possibilities available to designers using the Cypress PSoC 5 architecture powered by the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
Fujitsu’s IO-Link Starter Kit Simplifies the Development of Automation Solutions
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has launched an IO-Link starter kit, which is designed to provide developers of automation solutions with a quick and easy introduction to all aspects of IO-Link as well as support IO-Link communication in both master and slave mode. The board was developed in collaboration with Technology Management Group (TMG) and Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI).
Synopsys and SMIC Team to Deliver Proven SoC Design Solution for 65-nm to 40-nm Process Nodes
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), today announced that they have delivered a comprehensive solution for system-on-chip (SoC) design for SMIC's advanced 65-nanometer (nm) process. The solution integrates Synopsys' broad DesignWare™ interface and analog IP portfolio plus o...
Arm - Streamline Performance Analyzer Targeting Linux Developers
ARM has introduced Streamline Performance Analyzer, a powerful tool for optimizing Linux applications running on ARM powered devices. Streamline automates the collection of performance data and the generation of intuitive graphical reports, which enable software developers to easily locate application hot-spots, multi-threading issues, and inefficient usage of system resources.
SynaptiCAD's BugHunter Supports 64-bit ModelSim & Incisive Simulators
SynaptiCAD has released an updated version of it's VHDL and Verilog testbench generation and debugging tool, BugHunter Pro, with support for 64-bit versions of Mentor Graphics ModelSim and Cadence Incisive simulators. Other new features include faster waveform capture (so simulations run 8x faster while being debugged), new methods for fast searching through the design hierarchy tree, support for capturing waveform data from VHDL types such as e...
IAR Systems adds full C++ support to embedded development tools
IAR Systems today announced IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM 6.10, the latest version of its comprehensive tool chain for embedded developers. Supporting a wide range of ARM targets, this version of Embedded Workbench is the first to incorporate full ISO / ANSI specification support of C++.