Carbon, CoWare link RTL to SystemC News & Analysis 6/29/2004 Post a comment Claiming that co-simulation between a SystemC simulator and an event-driven RTL simulator is no longer needed, EDA startup Carbon Design Systems has announced that its DesignPlayer hardware and software validation modeling system works in CoWare's ConvergenSC SystemC simulation environment.
Design Automation Conference draws 10,500 News & Analysis 6/29/2004 Post a comment Sounding an optimistic note for the EDA industry, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) announced that this year's event drew 10,500 participants, the highest total attendance level since 2001. But this figure was only slightly above last year's conference, and well below the peak year of 1998, which drew over 21,000.
Modules put DSP onto ATE loadboards Product News 6/29/2004 Post a comment DFT Microsystems is rolling out what it bills is the industry's fastest jitter and timing tester. The company's DJ502 module uses multiple DSP engines that are local to both a DUT and onboard measurement engines to deliver local processing and decision-making capability that can enhance any legacy ATE.
CoFluent soutenu par EADS et Airbus News & Analysis 6/29/2004 Post a comment CoFluent Design, éditeur de logiciels de CAO électronique, a annoncé mardi (29 juin) la signature d’une convention avec EADS Développement et Airbus Développement. Par ce soutien, la jeune pousse espère accélérer son développement à l’international.
32M x 64 SDRAM - offers improved density Product News 6/29/2004 Post a comment White Electronic Designs announced the 2Gb SDRAM MCP. Increased density and expanded performance functionality make this component ideal for embedded applications with high performance processors and memory controllers.
500-mA LDO stresses thermals Product News 6/29/2004 Post a comment Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3239
is a low-dropout regulator (LDO) designed for high continuous load currents and with particular attention to the device's thermal characteristics for maintaining an overall high level of performance. The 500-mA source, for battery-powered applications, features fast line and load transient response, high-speed turn-on and shut-down, and a high power-supply-rejection-ratio (PSRR).
Aluminium-Based Substrate - for surface mount power LED's Product News 6/29/2004 Post a comment With the increasing use of power LED's in many new lighting applications TT electronics Welwyn Components has developed an aluminium-based substrate technology which provides the optimum solution for thermal performance, yielding increased life expectancy and improved luminous densities for surface mount power LED's.
Barcelona swaps IP model for EDA licensing News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Barcelona Design Inc., which emerged in the late 1990s with an unconventional plan for tackling the difficult analog design tool market, has altered its strategy and adopted a more traditional EDA licensing model.
Disk drive makers in Singapore feeling the squeeze News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment It's not like the bank riots in Argentina, but still a bit ominous. Reports that Seagate Technology will eliminate about 3,000 jobs worldwide and trim operating costs by $150 million prompted contract workers to seek work elsewhere. From Singapore, Tony Santiago filed this report.
Sharp takes stake in German TV manufacturer Loewe News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Japan's Sharp Corp. is taking a stake in the battered German consumer electronics maker Loewe AG, a move that will allow Loewe to accelerate its move to flat-screen TV production. Sharp will hold a nearly 10-percent stake in Loewe worth 4.3 million euros ($5.2 million) in the form of a shared capital, the German company said. From Kronach, Germany, Christoph Hammerschmidt filed this report.
Pulsic releases layout tool for analog RF design News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Pulsic Ltd. has released a layout tool targeted specifically at analog RF designs and has introduced a new version of its Lyric Physical Design Framework featuring automatic floor plan generation to drive placement tools.
Mike Santarini has this report.
Barcelona ditches service provider model News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Barcelona Design Inc., which emerged in the late 1990s with an unconventional plan for tackling the difficult analog design tool market, has altered its strategy and adopted a more traditional EDA licensing model. The company will be selling access to its high-speed simulation tools. The changes recognize the shortcomings of the company's initial approach to analog designers, who were believed resistant to adopting new tools. Mike Santarini offers these insights.
Intel rolls first 64-bit server CPU News & Analysis 6/28/2004 Post a comment Answering the competitive threat from Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Corp. officially rolls out Monday (June 28) its first X86 processor capable of handling 64-bit data.
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.