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EDA ekes out modest growth as action moves offshore
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
The latest statistics from the EDA Consortium show semiconductor and electronic design are continuing their gradual shift outside North America. with modest single-digit growth overall for the sector that supplies chip and system design software.
OCP-IP announces six new members
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
New group of members represents a diverse set of product offerings and highlights the broad OCP acceptance and adoption across many markets.
Commentary: 'Open' is (not) just a four-letter word
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
An open-source solution from competitors Cadence and Mentor Graphics aims in a big way to fulfill SystemVerilog's potential for the entire industry.
So many sockets, so little certainty
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
For vendors of analog ICs, the challenge is the sheer number of market variables: There are many potential "sockets" to fill, user needs are highly fragmented, and ultimate performance is not necessarily the goal in many applications.
FPGA design and verification using Simulink
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Here's how to implement the H.264 CABAC encoder on an FPGA using System Generator for DSP.
Mentor Graphics expands JTAG debug probe support
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Designed for a multicore environment, the MAJIC series probes provide JTAG connection to the debug support unit designed into each OCTEON Plus cnMIPS core.
Mentor Announces PCB Technology Awards Program
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corporation has issued a call-for-entries for its 20th annual Technology Leadership Awards competition.
Axiom Design launches second Indian R&D center
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Less than a month after it opened its first R&D center in Manipal, India, verification specialist Axiom Design has opened a second R&D center in Bengaluru.
SystemVerilog gets boost from OVM
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Cadence and Mentor announced that the jointly developed Open Verification Methodology (OVM) product, was available for download by all interested parties.
Cadence accelerates Greek startup's design
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Greek startup Analog Integrated Electronic Systems (Analogies S.A.) has joined Cadence Design Systems' European Start-up Accelerator Program in order to accelerate the development and time-to-market of its designs.
Carbon Design raises $6 million
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
EDA tool supplier Carbon Design Systems said it has raised $6 million in a recently closed funding round.
Cadence, Mentor roll verification tool
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. and Mentor Graphics Corp. said they have released Open Verification Methodology software for chip verification.
Virtual tool launched for EMI shielding design
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Antenna and EMI shielding device specialist Laird Technologies has made available a web-based tool for fabric-over-foam EMI-shielding gaskets that allows engineers to configure, view and download 2D drawings and 3D models directly into their designs in all conventional CAD formats.
New logicCRAFT3 compact multimedia display platform
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
Xilinx has teamed up with Xylon and Altia to expand its automotive infotainment offering and enable a new era in low-cost FPGA graphics and video control applications.
FPGA-based development kit for designing intelligent automotive subsystems
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
New XA Spartan-3E FPGA automotive ECU Development Kit accelerates design for infotainment, driver assistance and driver information applications.
New ProASIC3L FPGAs balance low-power, speed, and cost
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
New Flash-based FPGA family from Actel claimed to deliver dramatically reduced dynamic and static power consumption.
Mentor's Rhines sees semis as hope for 2008
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is coming off a relatively weak year, and the landscape could be even bleaker. But a sliver of hope might lie in the increased use of semiconductors, said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics.
Why we need an analog design flow that's like digital now
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Analog designs are notoriously sensitive to variations in temperature, noise and process variation, much more so than digital. These analog designs must be thoroughly verified against these variations and then analyzed within the context of the SOC after it is characterized at the block level.
Nascentric Announces Thread-Based Subscription Licensing
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Nascentric introduces a new pricing model for its products.
Catalytic's good move
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
Catalytic has purchased a portion of Celoxica's business. Does the move make sense: will it deliver a strong player in the ESL market, or will it result in indigestion?
Catalytic acquires Celoxica's ESL business
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1/4/2008   1 comment
Surprise move expands Catalytic's algorithm-to-implementation solutions and adds to its customer base and employees.
Dynamically-reconfigurable ECAs - Part 4 (Student Project #2)
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
In this case study, a student at Virginia Tech (Chen Zhang) uses Element CXI's Elemental Computing Array (ECA) to implement a ZigBee Receiver.
Indian design services growth is overstated
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Indian design services companies growth, projected at a compound rate of 25% through 2015 is overstated.
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