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Analysis: With Fister gone, Cadence layoffs may be next
News & Analysis  
10/15/2008   2 comments
The resignation by Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Mike Fister and four other top executives signals the beginning of a major course change at a time when Cadence faces multiple challenges and is rumored to be on the verge of announcing a huge layoff.
Michael Fister Resigns -- Interim Office of the Chief Executive Created
News & Analysis  
10/15/2008   2 comments
Cadence has announced that its Board of Directors has formed an Interim Office of the Chief Executive to oversee the day-to-day running of the company's operations, effective immediately. The formation of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive followed Michael Fister's resignation as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the company.
Analog design research center to open at UT-Dallas
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
A $16 million collaboration among academia, industry and government will create The Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced
Multi-Core -- A New Challenge for Debugging
Design How-To  
10/14/2008   Post a comment
Development of complex systems with powerful hardware on one side and ambitious applications on the other side, benefits from on system-spanning on-chip support for debugging.
Understanding noise optimization in sensor signal-conditioning circuits (Part 1b of 4 parts)
Design How-To  
10/13/2008   1 comment
It takes more than just low-noise components for a successful low-noise design; you have to understand the signal-chain flow and tradeoffs as well
Mentor releases parallel timing analysis and optimization technology
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has announced the availability of new task-oriented parallelism technology in the Mentor Graphics Olympus-SoC place-and-route system that allows timing analysis and optimization tasks to run in parallel.
Custom Lithography Addresses 22-Nanometer Semiconductor Manufacturing
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Cadence announced that it has developed software that optimizes custom lithographic source illumination, a new capability in its integrated source mask optimization (SMO) technology family for IC manufacturing at 22 nanometers and beyond.
iPod touch: Did Apple tip its hand?
Design How-To  
10/13/2008   3 comments
On September 9, Apple announced a new line of iPods. This lineup included changes to the shuffle, nano and touch. Semiconductor Insights was eager to see what components were different between the first- and second- generation touches, as well as compare it with the iPhone 3G, which was released only months ago.
Mixed-signal FPGAs advance clinical medical apps
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Increasing healthcare costs, the prevalence of chronic diseases, aging populations and large emerging markets--such as China, India and Brazil--are creating tremendous demand for affordable, robust and reliable medical devices to improve the treatment and care of millions of patients worldwide, and cure an increasing range of diseases. In turn, medical device designers are exploring new technologies from various industries to improve the diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic capabilities of nex
QA testing lowers mobile phone fab costs
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Staying competitive in the terminal supply market requires continuous innovation, not only in the design of new features but also in driving down cost.
PC/104 adopts PCI Express
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
The PC/104 bus is an ISA-compatible, 3.550-inch x 3.775-inch, stackable board-level architecture that evolved from the MiniModule mezzanine bus fielded by Ampro Computer in 1987 and was standardized under the auspices of the PC/104 Consortium in 1992. It grew over time into a family of architectures, with the advent of PC/104-Plus (ISA bus and PCI bus) in 1997 and PCI-104 (PCI only) in 2003. The latest incarnation of the form factor adds PCI Express (PCIe) to the mix, in three different specific
Mentor acts out of the box
Blog  
10/10/2008   1 comment
With the acquisition of Flomerics Mentor offers a more complete solution to the system level design market segment.
Mentor completes acquisition of Flomerics
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corporation has completed the acquisition of fluid dynamics simulation software specialist Flomerics Group plc (Hampton Court, England) and will become the Mechanical Analysis Division of the EDA giant.
Cadence rolls 22-nm design software
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Designs Systems Inc. unveiled software it said will improve semiconductor manufacturing at the 22-nm design node.
Understanding noise optimization in sensor signal-conditioning circuits (Part 1a of 4 parts)
Design How-To  
10/8/2008   2 comments
It takes more than just low-noise components for a successful low-noise design; you have to understand the signal-chain flow and tradeoffs as well
Mechatronics design simplified
Product News  
10/8/2008   1 comment
Simplifying the development of mechatronics, the combination of mechanical and electronincs engineering, is the goal of a new design language extension released by Mathworks Inc.
TSMC, Mentor collaborate on physical verification
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will make available physical analysis decks and utilities to help designers achieve higher first-pass yield on its 32-nm process technologies.
Double take at IC 6.1.3
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
The latest update to the Virtuoso custom IC design platform has just been released. Boasting several features that seemed worthy of further investigation, ADLE caught up with Robert Schweiger, Cadence's field platform marketing director for custom ics.
Cadence rolls ARM hardware/software co-verification environment
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems announced the availability of an ARM hardware/software co-verification environment that the company says accelerates the system validation process for mutual customers of the two companies.
Agilent releases transient-convolution simulator
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
8212 Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a signal integrity circuit simulator for multigigabit, high-speed data link design.
ViASIC's place-and-route technology used for Achronix' 1.5GHz FPGAs
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Achronix and ViASIC worked closely together to modify and integrate ViaPath's place and route code base for use in ACE.
Ensuring the Quality of Verification: Coverage vs. Qualification
Design How-To  
10/7/2008   2 comments
EDA needs functional qualification, a new category of EDA product. The technology is fundamentally different from existing coverage technologies. The implications for the verification profession could be radical.
Low-cost LatticeECP2m development kit speeds PCIe design
Product News  
10/6/2008   Post a comment
Lattice says that users can obtain working PCI Express hardware in thirty minutes and a known good starting point for a design in under two hours.
IDT develops single-chip audio systems for mobile devices
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
IDT has announced a new series of highly integrated, high-definition audio codecs in a single chip that deliver improved audio performance and power optimization.
The need to address power during manufacturing test
Design How-To  
10/6/2008   Post a comment
Until recently, the idea of managing power during manufacturing test has been a secondary concern. But with shrinking geometries and lower voltage thresholds comes an increasing awareness that excessive power consumption during test can have an impact on digital IC reliability.
UK government aids media related R&D projects
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10/3/2008   Post a comment
The British government funded Technology Strategy Board is supporting over 160 UK companies and universities in a £10 million investment programme aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the country's creative and media industries.
C-to-FPGA for VMETRO FPGA PMC module
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Software algorithms compile easily for VMETRO FPGA PMC module via new Impulse C integration; accelerates video, signal, and data processing development.
German foundry startup rolls design kit
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Ciranova Inc. and foundry startup Silicon Foundry Holding--or LFoundry--have announced the development of a mixed-signal design kit for the company's 0.15-micron modular CMOS process.
Magma to restructure operations, reduce workforce
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation plans to restructure its operations and lay off an unspecified number of workers, the company said.
Agilent claims fastest signal integrity circuit simulator
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has claimed the EDA industry's fastest signal integrity circuit simulator for multi-gigabit, high-speed data link design.
TI bundles free software for video apps
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments said it would provide free software video codec bundles along with several digital media processors based on the company's DaVinci technology.
Physical Modeling Consortium serves a wake-up call on the automotive industry: Part 2 - Latest techniques in physical modeling look to enhance 'signal-flow' methods
Design How-To  
10/1/2008   Post a comment
Symbolic computation provides simulation speed improvements and allows tackling large systems.
Free FPGA Fundamentals Online Course
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/1/2008   1 comment
Hurrah! My FPGA Fundamentals course went live just a few seconds ago as I pen these words...
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