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Carbon Design Systems launches IP web portal
Product News  
10/29/2010   1 comment
New IP web portal eliminates the virtual platform assembly bottleneck by offering models for the majority of third-party IP content used in advanced SoC / FPGA designs.
New design software transforms board management
Product News  
10/29/2010   1 comment
New software enables analog and board designers to integrate a circuit board’s power management and digital board management functions into the newly announced Platform Manager device family.
Lattice intends to blow your socks off at Electronica 2010
News & Analysis  
10/29/2010   9 comments
Held every two years, Electronica – one of the largest and most anticipated trade shows in the industry – attracts thousands of companies and tens of thousands of attendees, including over 700 journalists from 34 countries.
Hynix uses SpringSoft's Verdi, Laker for flash memory apps
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said it has deployed SpringSoft's Verdi software as the debug platform for digital designs and the company's Laker software as the custom chip design platform for flash memory applications.
Brazil: A high-tech hot spot for innovation and investment
Blog  
10/28/2010   13 comments
Brazil has risen to become the world’s eighth-largest economy and is predicted to join the top five by 2030, outlines Claudionor Coelho of Jasper Design Automation. In addition to its well-known strengths in renewable energy, raw materials, agriculture, oil and the aviation industry, Brazil is fast becoming a major player in electronics.
Atrenta, CEA-Leti team on 3D design, advance power reduction
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
Soon after it established presence in Grenoble, France, Atrenta Inc. announced the signing of a multiyear collaboration agreement with CEA-Leti on advanced power reduction and 3D design.
Help needed with Microsoft Visio
Blog  
10/27/2010   8 comments
To be honest this is a bit of a bummer, because if you had asked me only a week ago I would have claimed to be one of the world's experts in using this little rascal.
Xilinx multi-FPGA provides mega-boost re capacity, performance, and power efficiency!
Blog  
10/27/2010   17 comments
The underlying idea seems simple enough – stick multiple FPGA die into a single package. It's the implementation that's so clever, and – as we shall discuss – the ramifications are truly enormous!
Fairchild uses Magwel's Power Transistor Modeling tool to verify high current power devices
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10/27/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has selected Magwel's Power Transistor Modeling (PTM) tool for use in its design and verification of high current power devices.
Himax licenses Synopsys' Galaxy, Discovery tools
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Flat panel displays provider Himax Technologies Inc. announced it is using Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation and Discovery Verification platforms for its video SoC products.
Mentor Graphics FloTHERM thermal analysis software
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics released a new version of its FloTHERM 3D computational fluid dynamics software with features that allows engineers to identify where and why heat flow bottlenecks occur and how designers might fix the problem.
Electronically 'stoking' a Corvette
Blog  
10/25/2010   2 comments
If you missed the QNX Corvette at Convergence 2010, you can still see its reconfigurable digital instrument cluster and versatile application platform HMI at the ARM Technology Conference in November.
Agatha Christie meets Dr. Who
Blog  
10/25/2010   5 comments
A brief account of my recent travels to England where I smash my computer, see the reconstruction of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, discover a Dr. Who Police Box, and see an Agatha Christie play…
Atrenta, TSMC team on soft IP qualification flow
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) announced they have joined forces to enhance the quality of delivered synthesizable IP using Atrenta's SpyGlass platform.
The rise and fall of productivity
Blog  
10/22/2010   16 comments
Is IC design productivity rising or falling? It’s a question on the minds of semiconductor executives and R&D managers throughout the industry.
Survey shows SoC design data management is mission critical
Blog  
10/22/2010   8 comments
Nearly half (47 percent) of IC design engineering and CAD management indicated that design data management issues had caused design and tapeout delays for their organizations.
E-System Design preps analysis kits, eases pricing model
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
E-System Design Inc. has introduced advanced analysis kits and a more flexible pricing model for Sphinx and Sphinx for Signoff, the company's family of signal and power integrity co-simulators for IC packaging and PCB design.
Cadence, Xilinx form FPGA IP ecosystem microsite
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. and Xilinx Inc. announced they have launched a Xilinx IP Ecosystem microsite, as part of the ChipEstimate.com portal, to facilitate FPGA and ASIC designers' access to the latest IP supporting the Xilinx programmable platform.
Extreme DA rolls GoldTime 2010.09
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Extreme DA has unveiled the 2010.09 release of its GoldTime Sign-off suite with 2X faster timing analysis, including signal integrity (SI) effects and enhanced features over its 2009 release.
Are design and test conflicting or symbiotic?
Blog  
10/20/2010   7 comments
These days, IC design engineers have more functionality to implement in their designs than ever before, even though design schedules are shrinking. Although design-for-test (DFT) is absolutely necessary to enable thorough and cost-effective manufacturing test, it potentially makes the overall design process even more challenging.
Smarter auto system designs with Xilinx FPGA development platforms
Product News  
10/20/2010   1 comment
Xilinx XA Spartan-6 FPGA targeted design platforms enable innovation and reduced design risk of instrument clusters, surround view systems, and infotainment head units.
How fast will a fictitious 8-bit micro run in an FPGA?
Blog  
10/19/2010   18 comments
In which my friend Joe Farr poses a question to ponder with regard to the effective speed he might obtain if he were to implement an 8-bit micro of his own devising in an FPGA
Time to working prototype
Blog  
10/19/2010   2 comments
With regard to an earlier blog *Emulate or Prototype?*, Brian takes his discussions a little further and explores some figures brought to his attention by Dave Orecchio, the CEO of GateRocket.
Integrate current-limiting power resistors, constant current regulators for reliable thermal management in LED applications
Design How-To  
10/19/2010   2 comments
Understand how temperature and thermal management are key to providing a reliable LED design.
Nvidia uses Mentor's Olympus on GPU tapeouts
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Graphics chip company Nvidia Corp. said it has licensed Mentor Graphics' Olympus SoC place and route system for its high performance graphics processors.
AMI models: What, why and how?
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10/18/2010   Post a comment
IBIS AMI specifications are released by the IBIS committee. The specifications define the interface between EDA tools and an AMI model but the IBIS AMI model generation remains a challenge to many IC vendors. This paper discusses IBIS AMI generation flow by taking a simple example of a PCI Express transmitter.
Atrenta opens R&D center in Grenoble
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10/18/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc. announced it has opened a R&D center in Grenoble, France, that will focus on advanced power reduction and 3D stacked die design.
FPGAs advance, but verification challenges increase
Blog  
10/18/2010   3 comments
Programmable logic is currently experiencing tremendous growth but... back in the day, there was a *verification gap* in the ASIC domain; now we’re seeing a similar situation in the FPGA world.
Silicon veteran joins Jasper's board
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10/15/2010   Post a comment
Jasper Design Automation Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced Lucio Lanza, investor, executive and innovator, has joined its board of directors.
Career choice: Tennis shoes or transistors?
Blog  
10/14/2010   17 comments
Did you hear about the artist who became an integrated circuit mask designer because it seemed to offer a more interesting career than that of a shoe salesman?
Evaluation system uses IO-Link for Infineon MCUs
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
Hitex Development Tools has worked with Infineon Technologies, TMG Technologie Management Gruppe Technologie und Engineering, ZMDI Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden and with development tool support from Keil to developed an IO-Link demonstration system
Become your customers
Blog  
10/14/2010   17 comments
EDA companies design tools for two different publics, the circuit design public and the semiconductor industry public. This viewpoint outlines the dynamics of these two publics and explores the concept of public in detail. It also looks at interdisciplinary areas of psychology and human factors to understand how design is perceived.
Mentor offers UI maker for Android
Product News  
10/14/2010   5 comments
EDA and embedded software vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the availability of user interface development kit for the Android operating system comprising graphics and user interface creation tool.
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink II CX CSSPs target smartphone and tablet applications
Product News  
10/13/2010   1 comment
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink II CX family of CSSPs are ideally suited to address the needs and challenges of the mobile market with regard to products such as smart phones and tablet computers...
QuickLogic ArcticLink II CX CSSP family
Product News  
10/13/2010   1 comment
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink II CX family of CSSPs are ideally suited to address the needs and challenges of the mobile market with regard to products such as smart phones and tablet computers..
MEMS modeling tool adds Simulink integration
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10/13/2010   Post a comment
MEMS-chip designers can now use Coventor's 3-D modeling tool, then verify their designs using MathWorks's Mathlab behavioral modeling tool.
Two keys to success in Tablet PC design
Design How-To  
10/13/2010   10 comments
The effective utilization of USB for both internal and external connectivity and the offloading of the system processor are two keys to success in tablet PC design.
Altera launches major embedded initiative
News & Analysis  
10/12/2010   7 comments
As part of its embedded initiative, Altera will expand its current embedded partner programs by embracing the broad ecosystems from ARM, Intel, and MIPS Technologies, as well as the FPGA world.
How exciting – a new mixed-signal programmable device family
Blog  
10/12/2010   3 comments
I think that this new mixed-signal family from Lattice could well change the face of platform management as we know it for a wide range of application areas.
Lattice mixed-signal Platform Manager set to transform board management
Product News  
10/12/2010   2 comments
Lattice's new mixed-signal Platform Manager devices will significantly simplify board management design by integrating programmable analog and logic.
The case of the disappearing PCell
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10/12/2010   Post a comment
PCell caching in a multi-vendor custom IC design environment.
EDA sales shifting east, EDAC report shows
News & Analysis  
10/12/2010   19 comments
The Asia-Pacific region has overtaken Europe and Japan as a consumer of electronic design automation (EDA) software and services and has benefited the most from sales in the second quarter of 2010.
How to reduce board management costs, failures, and design time
Design How-To  
10/12/2010   3 comments
The Lattice Platform Manager is a single programmable mixed-signal device that provides all the necessary building blocks to integrate board (platform) management functions.
USB-IF certification for Evatronix' SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device IP core
News & Analysis  
10/12/2010   1 comment
The silicon intellectual property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, announces that its high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device controller IP core has been officially certified by USB-Implementers Forum, the organization behind the USB standards, as fully compatible with the latest version of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification.
Tanner EDA joins Si2 coalition
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10/12/2010   Post a comment
Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) announced it has joined the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), an organization focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve IC design.
LatticeMico8 FPGA microcontroller boasts new C compiler
Product News  
10/11/2010   2 comments
The LatticeMico8 soft processor is a free, easy-to-use embedded microcontroller optimized for implementation in Lattice FPGAs and PLDs.
Mosys uses Altos' Liberate for high speed I/O characterization
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10/11/2010   Post a comment
Mosys Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced it has licensed Liberate, Altos Design Automation's ultra-fast cell characterization solution, to re-characterize foundry-based standard cell libraries for characterization of its internally designed high speed interface (I/O) cells.
ST's Carmelo Papa appointed chairman of EPoSS
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10/11/2010   Post a comment
Carmelo Papa, executive vice president and general manager of the industrial and multisegment business within STMicroelectronics, has been appointed chairman of a European think-tank for smart system integration.
A bit of a laugh...
Blog  
10/8/2010   3 comments
I have all sorts of things I should be doing, but I just ran across something that made me laugh, and that led to something else ... you know how it goes. So I thought you might enjoy a bit of a laugh also.
Have you done anything interesting with CPLDs?
Blog  
10/8/2010   4 comments
In this week's newsletter I asked: "Have you done anything interesting with CPLDs or FPGAs or any other type of programmable device recently? If so, please drop me a line and tell me about it." Well Ken Whiteleather, who is now with Sparton Defense and Security Systems, responded as follows...
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