Software Eases ASIC Prototyping
Synplicity, Inc. has announced its Certify ASIC RTL prototyping software delivers optimal support for the Xilinx Virtex-5 family of 65-nanometer FPGAs. The Certify software is the leading product for ASIC prototyping using multiple FPGAs. By combining multi-chip partitioning with best-in-class FPGA synthesis, the Certify tool allows designers to take full advantage of the speed, versatility and ultra-high capacity of Xilinx Virtex-5 devices for ...
Windows Vista-compatible Network Projector and Adaptor Reference Design
Awind Inc. and STMicroelectronics have announced “Wireless Presentation System for Windows Vista,” a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based reference design that aims to fuel the Wireless Networked Projector and Adaptor market. Jointly developed by STMicroelectronics and Awind, the reference design delivers to OEM customers a projector platform with excellent performance.
Software product library from AVX works with Agilent’s Advanced Design System
AVX has developed a new software product library for use with Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS). This enables customers to perform diagnostics on circuit designs before the manufacturing process, saving time and money.
Accent announces extensive investment in ARM technology
Accent S.p.A, has announced that it has entered into a technology licensing agreement with ARM for the ARM7TMI-S, the ARM926EJ-S and the ARM1136J-S synthesisable processors, as well as a range of PrimeCell peripherals and Physical IP technology. The agreement will see Accent focus on the use of ARM processors for all new design projects realised for fabless and chipless IC customers requiring a core licence through Accent.
CoWare and Tenison work together on Virtual Hardware Platforms for Architectural Exploration and Software Development
CoWare and Tenison Design Automation Inc., a company focused on delivering ESL tools that synthesize C++ and SystemC models from hardware designs described in Verilog or VHDL, jointly announced significant enhancements to the two companies' integrated design flow. These enhancements will accelerate the creation of virtual hardware platforms for architectural exploration and software development. The new flow enables the synthesis of the CoWare ...
STMicroelectronics' Software Kit Supports Complete USB Firmware Development for STR7 and STR9 MCUs
STMicroelectronics has announced a USB software Developer Kit for the STR7 and STR9 microcontroller families that will greatly simplify the implementation of embedded software to handle the relatively complex USB interface standard. USB is now very widely used in embedded systems, due to both its flexibility and simplicity for the user and also the availability of high-performance MCUs with integrated USB modules.
Enhanced Platform Introduced for Software Defined Radio from Green Hills
Green Hills Software has announced that its mature, industry-leading Platform for Software Defined Radio (SDR) has been significantly enhanced through a broad range of technology integrations and partnerships, resulting in substantial new customer adoption. The Green Hills Platform for SDR continues to deliver support for the broadest range of SDR designs that require options for platform scalability, waveform development and debug, and integrat...
Development Tool from TI Adds High Speed ADC and Precision FIR Filter Target Boards
Giving designers of portable, battery-powered applications added flexibility and functionality in a low cost, full-featured development environment, Texas Instruments target boards for the eZ430 development tool: the T2012 and the MSP-Mojo. At $10 for a pack of three target boards, the T2012 features the MSP430F2012 ultra-low power microcontroller (MCU) with an integrated high performance 200 ksps, 10-bit analog to digital converter (ADC). In a c...
CoWare Delivers Integration of Virtual Platforms with Lauterbach's TRACE32 PowerView Debugger
CoWare has announced the integration of the CoWare Virtual Platform product family with the Lauterbach Trace32 PowerView Debugger. The integration enables developers to debug software executing on a Virtual Platform with Lauterbach's leading debugger. It complements CoWare's Virtual Platformtechnology to deliver a complete development tool set, including the virtual platform execution environment, the virtual platform analyzer, and the processor...
Class D amplifier reference designs from Zetex
Zetex Semiconductors has announced a series of subwoofer amplifier reference designs using a unique feedback architecture to minimise distortion and noise and achieve the high damping factors required for tight bass control.