Ittiam espère devenir le leader indien du DSP News & Analysis 5/30/2003 Post a comment La société Ittiam Systems a été créée en 2001 par une demi-douzaine de cadres supérieurs, tous issus de Texas Instruments (Inde). Elle a été l'une des premières sociétés à se concentrer exclusivement sur le marché des DSP (processeurs de signal numérique). Quelques sociétés, telles qu'Encore Systems, Dacs Software et Wipro Ltd., ont travaillé sur la technologie des DSP en passant malgré tout beaucoup de temps à l'écriture du logiciel d'application.
Statistical Process Control Can Improve Automated Production Testing -- Part 2: Implementation News & Analysis 5/30/2003 Post a comment In Part 1 of this ChipCenter feature article, we looked back in time and traced events that led to the adoption of statistical process control in an example automated test-and-measurement application. However, the implementation of a robust SPC process for the purpose of guaranteeing performance requires the measurement of key test points with a repeatable working standard. In this Part
2 conclusion, we examine these requirements.
Toshiba fab expansion in China halted by SARS fears News & Analysis 5/30/2003 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. is temporarily suspending the expansion of a China-based assembly and test facility because concern over SARS has made it difficult to send engineers there. The company said the move is a precautionary measure and no one at the facility has been infected with the virus.
New language makes waves News & Analysis 5/30/2003 Post a comment A new HDL generation language called "Confluence" is getting good reviews from some engineers. A free evaluation version is available on-line.
Understanding the "e" verification language News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Verisity's "e" language is still proprietary, but Verisity engineer Zeev Kirshenbaum reveals new details about the language in this first-of-its-kind tutorial. Using an Ethernet networking device as an example, the article shows how to build a verification environment using "e."
Ixys posts loss on reports record sales News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment For the fourth fiscal quarter ending March 31, Ixys Corp. reported record net revenues of $37.8 million, compared with net revenues of $20.4 million reported for the same period in fiscal year 2002, which represented 85.4% period-to-period revenue growth.
Consortium Vows to Simplify IP Reuse in SoCs News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment A group of EDA, silicon intellectual property (IP) and semiconductor vendors will announce the formation of a consortium at the 40th Design Automation Conference (DAC) that will work to facilitate the integration of IP blocks into SoC designs. The consortium is believed to be working on ways to define "metadata" that goes beyond simple I/O information for IP blocksb
Leakage Current Leads 90-nm Rogues' Gallery News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment As leakage current shoulders its way to center stage in chip designers' gallery of horrors, leading-edge design teams are rapidly developing ad hoc techniques to minimize its impact. And while the EDA industry is characteristically lagging the leading-edge need, at least one vendor is moving aggressively to catch up, formulating both a tool and a methodology for reducing a specific source of leakage current.
OpenAccess Coalition adds detail to road map News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Setting forth its most far-reaching and detailed timetable yet for design tool interoperability standards, the OpenAccess Coalition will announce a three-year road map at the Design Automation Conference here next week.
Power is top DAC theme, analyst says News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment The number one topic at next week's Design Automation Conference (DAC) here will be power, according to Gary Smith, chief EDA analyst at Gartner Dataquest. Smith said electronic system level (ESL) tools will also take center stage because of the rising complexity of chip designs.
Emulation software mimics OMAP News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment The VPOM-1510 Virtual Platform, a software emulation of Texas Instruments' Innovator Development Kit for the OMAP platform, provides a desktop environment for application, middleware, operating system, and device driver development.
Microwave industry mourns AWR VP News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment The European microwave industry has been expressing shock and grief at the death in a motorcycle accident of one of its most popular and energetic personalities, Steve Evans-Pughe, who had been vice president of international operations for Applied Wave Research since 1998.
Irish researchers receive 12m for R&D News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment More than 80 third-level research projects in Ireland have been awarded 12m within the Basic Research Grants Scheme, a jointly funded initiative by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council's Embark initiative.
Synthesizer saves space News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Touted as reducing board-space requirements by 70 percent, a clock synthesizer from Texas Instruments Inc. offers multiplying, dividing and jitter-cleaning features that optimize timing performance.
Three flip low-voltage analog switches for array of products News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Targeting applications that range from high-speed communications to battery-powered consumer products, Siliconix Inc., here, Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, Maine) and Intersil Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) have each expanded their low-voltage analog switch portfolios.
Snap-in coax units use RJ connectors News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Revotech Industries says it has designed its RJAX Snap-In Coaxial series to easily connect a male RJ connector on coaxial cable to a female RJ coaxial connector on the wall plate or to televisions, VCRs, receivers, satellite equipment and set-top boxes.
Surface-mount LED offers wide viewing angle News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Designed with a 140 degrees viewing angle and a dominant wavelength of 647 nanometers, the miniature surface-mount BR1111C LED from Stanley Electric fits in tight spaces to accommodate high-density designs.
Marconi cuts a further 500 jobs as it warns of lower sales News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Newly-listed Marconi Corporation today forecast further falls in sales and market volume contraction as it released its full year results to March 31. The company also said that it planned a further 500 job cuts to bring overall headcount to 13,000 by the end of March 2004.
Chip vendors zero in on wireless News & Analysis 5/29/2003 Post a comment Power-managing ICs in wireless products are now playing a major role in system-level solutions. Cell phones, which are being combined with PDAs and cameras, are becoming increasingly small, dense and power-hungry, offsetting the size and energy density advances made by the lithium-ion battery sources powering them.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.