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Modeler connects RTL, SystemC simulation
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5/31/2004   Post a comment
Adveda Inc. is introducing this week a model generator simulation add-on that places a SystemC or PLI wrapper around RTL code so Adveda's fast models can be used with established top-down and bottom-up verification environments.
High-level synthesis rollouts enable ESL
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5/31/2004   Post a comment
Three vendors promise to lift ASIC and FPGA designers above today's RTL design methodologies with high-level synthesis tools they will roll out this week. Mentor Graphics, Celoxica and Bluespec all claim huge productivity gains as well as quality-of-results improvements.
Cadence, CoWare partner on ESL-to-RTL verification
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5/31/2004   Post a comment
Last September's partnership between CoWare Inc. and Cadence Design Systems Inc. has yielded its first fruits, as the companies are this week introducing a new co-developed flow they claim will allow users of CoWare's ConvergenSC SystemC-based prototyping system to "seamlessly" transfer models built in SystemC and Verilog to Cadence's Incisive verification platform.
Charge-pumps brighten display picture
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5/31/2004   Post a comment
Three new generations of charge-pump from Advanced Analogic Technologies bring a new level of functional, high-efficiency, and cost- and space-saving performance to LED- and LCD-based display applications. These chips maximize brightness in white LEDs (AAT3140/41) in single-cell portable applications, improve camera flash performance (AAT3112), and provide the positive and negative voltages (AAT3190) for thin-film transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT-LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLED
High-voltage chip resistors target medical devices
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5/29/2004   Post a comment
Review: SEI Electronics Inc. says its new high-voltage chip resistor series for medical applications outperforms its competitors in higher withstanding voltage and resistance range. The new HVC resistors can replace current solutions such as axial-leaded film and wirewound resistors in high-voltage medical applications with a smaller and surface-mountable part.
Silvaco offers full-chip RC extraction
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Offering its first full-chip parasitic extraction product, Silvaco International has released Hipex, which claims "3D accurate" resistance and capacitance (RC) extraction. It's based on the same Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) technology that was used to build Simplex extraction products, according to Silvaco.
Improving timing closure with physical synthesis
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Physical synthesis tools need an overhaul, says Cadence Design Systems' Ashutosh Mauskar (right). He details new requirements for improving timing closure, including wire topology modeling, capacity, and global optimization.
What's needed for mixed-signal verification
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Mixed-signal verification has four requirements, says Synopsys' Bijan Kiani: throughput, accurate models, parasitic extraction, and multiple levels of abstraction.
ST et le CEA renouvellent leur contrat de recherche en microélectronique
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Partenaires technologiques de longue date, STMicroelectronics et le Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) annoncent le renouvellement pour quatre ans de leur contrat de recherche en microélectronique.
Sensors Expo highlights micro and nano technologies
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Need or want to learn more about micro and nano technologies, then the Sensors Expo & Conference is the place to be on June 7-10 in Detroit's Cobo Center. Designed to inform the technical community about advances and applications for these emerging technologies, the "Nanotechnology and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microsystems Technologies (MST) and Micromachines" session will tackle three major issues — commercialization, research and development progress, and current and future
Taiyo Yuden offers free HF component sample kit
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) is offering its new high-frequency designer's kit free to qualified designers attending the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2004 in Ft. Worth, Texas, from June 8-10. The component sample kit comes bundled with an assortment of capacitors, ferrite beads and multilayer inductors that are included on the accompanying RF Component Library CD containing enhanced high-frequency performance data for use in circuit simulations, and a copy of Ansoft Designer SV design si
Opinion: Your logic analyzer can probe those forgotten signals!
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Logic analysis is a powerful tool. However, the most powerful logic analyzer is useless without a sound probing connection to a system under test. If you approach the problem carefully, you'll find that you can even probe those "forgotten" signals.
WiMAX patent suit settled
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
In what may be a portent of future legal conflicts, Wi-LAN Inc. and Redline Communications said they have settled a patent dispute covering technology used in wireless broadband equipment.
High quality audio amp for the home with minimal design effort
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
National Semi offers three new stereo audio amplifiers in its Overture line of products for home stereo systems. Check out the review by Editor Paul O'Shea on these newest audio amplifiers that feature quiet fade-in/fade-out mute mode circuitry for gradually bringing the sound up or down.
Ampex seeks ban on imports of Sanyo's digital cameras
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Ampex Corp. is claiming that Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. infringed its intellectual property and is seeking a ban on U.S. imports and sales of Sanyo's digital still cameras and camera phones using the dispute technology.
Infineon: Noch keine Entscheidung zum DRAM-Ausstieg
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Infineon will sicher seine Logiksparte behalten. Über eine Abspaltung des Speichergeschäfts aber hat das Unternehmen noch keine Entscheidung getroffen. Auf einer Konferenz in London stand Infineon-Manager Dominik Asam Rede und Antwort.
Power-Brückenchip spart Platz im Auto
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Eine komplette H-Brückenschaltung für hohe Ströme hat STMicroelectronics in einem Gehäuse integriert. Ausgelegt für ein breites Applikationsspektrum, können vor allem Anwender aus dem Automotive-Sektor mit dem Chip Leiterplattenfläche, Gewicht und letztlich Kosten sparen.
E-Papier nähert sich dem Reifestadium
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
SiPix, ein Entwickler von 'elektronischem Papier', wird künftig mit Polymer Visions, einem Technologie-Ableger von Philips Electronics, gemeinsam forschen. Die frischgebackene Vereinbarung unterstreicht das wachsende Interesse der Branche an flexiblen Displays, dem 'electronic paper'.
Cadence eröffnet F&E-Center in Moskau
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Im Rahmen seiner Globalisierungsstrategie hat Cadence Design Systems ein Büro in Moskau eröffnet. Der Anbieter von EDA-Software setzt damit seine strategischen Investitionen in Russland fort. Die neue Einrichtung ist gleichzeitig das erste EDA-Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum, das in Russland von einem ausländischen Unternehmen betrieben wird.
Intel investit dans une société japonaise de produits chimiques pour puces
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5/28/2004   Post a comment
Intel a annoncé mercredi (26 mai) qu’Intel Capital Japan et Jafco avait investi 4 millions de dollars dans Tri Chemical Laboratories Inc., fabricant de matériaux semi-conducteurs.
Verilog schism feared as Accellera bypasses IEEE 1364
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Setting the stage for what critics fear could result in a Verilog language schism, the Accellera standards organization voted Thursday (May 27) to donate SystemVerilog 3.1a to a new IEEE working group. Bypassing the IEEE 1364 committee will result in a faster standard, said Dennis Brophy, Accellera chair (right).
Minolta Dimage X: a different view on optics
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Electronics integration continues to reduce camera form-factor and cost though a clear partitioning of digital and analog functions suggests little technical or economic benefit from combining disparate functions into a common IC process. Sometimes the road less-integrated provides an optimum balance of function, design risk, and cost, particularly when it comes to mixed-signal systems, writes David Carey in this installment of Under The Hood " Analog Edition. That doesn't mean there isn't a lot
Buck converters provide alternative to LDOs
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Modern portable consumer electronics are integrating so many features that the latest incarnations often become hard to classify.
Samsung develops CVD wiring process for 70-nm DRAM
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method for depositing aluminum interconnect in DRAMs using a 70-nm manufacturing process.
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Intersil targets analog market with Xicor deal
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Smart battery ICs and expertise in data conversion were among the assets that made Xicor Corp. a key acquisition for Intersil Corp., executives from both companies said.
All-metal sealed keypads target harsh environments
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
EAO Switch has expanded its line of sealed and anti-vandal keypads with the introduction of its all-metal sealed S series. These new keypads are designed for high-use public and industrial environments such as for access control, banking, and kiosk applications. In addition, the new line aids the visually impaired by providing a "blind" pin locator that can be found on key "5" as well as options for Braille and raised characters.
Test plug works with standard PLCC sockets
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Aries Electronics offers a new 44-pin test plug for use with standard PLCC sockets. For maximum user flexibility, the test plug can either have a cable soldered directly to the plug, or a socket or header on the topside of the new plug.
Intersil targets analog market with Xicor deal
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Smart battery ICs and expertise in data conversion were among the assets that made Xicor Corp. a key acquisition for Intersil Corp., executives from both companies said.
These differential amplifiers drive the complete range of A/D converters
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices' newest fully differential high-speed amplifiers are designed to deliver the industry's best combination of low noise, low distortion and wide dynamic range"ideal for driving high-speed, analog-to-digital converters.
Forschertrio erzielt Durchbruch bei Gate-Isolatoren
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
STMicro hat zusammen mit CEA-Leti und Aixtron einen Prozess für die Herstellung ultradünner Gate-Isolatorschichten für CMOS-Transistoren in den 65-nm- und 45-nm-Nodes entwickelt. Mit dem Prozess lässt sich der berüchtigte Transistor-Leckstrom deutlich reduzieren. Die Entwickler dürften damit eines der bedeutsamsten Hindernisse für die Einführung dieser Geometrien aus dem Weg geräumt haben.
Infineon exec says no decision yet on DRAMs
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
A senior executive with Infineon Technologies AG said the chip maker is eager to maintain its logic IC portfolio but has made no decision on whether to jettison all or part of its memory business.
Staff anger at Bookham GaAs line closure
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Employees at Bookham Technology's site at Caswell, near Towcester in the UK, have been expressing anger and disbelief at being told last week that the 150mm (6") GaAs line is to close with the loss of around 60 jobs. The line, which makes Mach-Zender high-speed optical modulators as well as MMICs, was transferred from 100mm to 150mm wafers just a year ago.
Focus-On: Cards to enable Gbit-speed Ethernet
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Focus-On: Cards to enable Gbit-speed Ethernet. With 1-Gbit/s and even 10-Gbit/s Ethernet in the offing, at least two board-level products are almost ready for deployment.
Leistungselektronik: Knausern als Zukunftstechnik
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Die Leistungselektronik sieht sich vor einer glänzenden Zukunft: Während elektronisch gesteuerte elektrische Anwendungen immer weitere Bereiche des Lebens erobern, achten Industrie und Verbraucher immer mehr auf einen wirtschaftlichen Umgang mit der kostbaren Energie. Beide Faktoren kommen der Leistungselektronik zugute. Auf diese Herausforderungen antwortet die Industrie mit einer Flut neuer Produkte, zu besichtigen auf der Fachmesse PCIM.
Porting B-RAS Designs to Standards-Based Platforms
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5/27/2004   Post a comment
Use of AdvancedTCA hardware, Service Availability Forum APIs, and off-the-shelf software allows designers to more quickly develop B-RAS designs while meeting the dataplane and control plane performance requirements of broadband networks.
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