'Big three' EDA stocks bounce back News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment In a reversal from the previous day's trading, stocks for the three leading EDA companies, traded on the Nasdaq market, posted gains while Magma Design Automation declined.
SEMI, Si2 to host DFM workshop News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment The Silicon Integration Initiative and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International have announced plans to host an all-day design-for-manufacturing.
Synplicity tool claims improved performance for Lattice FPGAs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity jointly that version 8.4 of Synplicity's Sinplify Pro logic synthesis engine provides additional performance enhancing features for Lattice FPGA devices, resulting in up to 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings.
Judge suppresses evidence in Mohsen case News & Analysis 11/22/2005 Post a comment A U.S. federal judge has ordered that some evidence found during the arrest of Amr Mohsen cannot be introduced into evidence. The judge also denied a motion that sought to have other evidence suppressed.
Infineon, Freescale join Spirit Consortium News & Analysis 11/18/2005 Post a comment Infineon Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, ARC International and Yogitech have joined the Spirit Consortium, an organization pushing to make intellectual property reusable with minimal engineering effort.
SMIC, Magma offering RTL-to-GDSII flow for 130-nm SoCs News & Analysis 11/17/2005 Post a comment Magma Design Automation and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation have made available a validated reference flow based on Magma's Blast Create, Blast Plan Pro, Blast Fusion and Blast Power for system-on-chips (SoCs) targeted at SMIC's 130-nanometer process.
Tanner EDA adds capabilities to L-Edit News & Analysis 11/15/2005 Post a comment Tanner EDA announced new capabilities for its Tanner Tools L-Edit program for layout, verification, and placement and routing of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, ASICs and MEMS.
Cadence segments Incisive verification platform News & Analysis 11/14/2005 Post a comment Looking to borrow a page from successful enterprise software companies like Oracle and SAP, Cadence Design Systems has released the Incisive Enterprise family of products, the top tier offering in the newly segmented Incisive functional verification platform.
Design tools eye nanoscale realm News & Analysis 11/14/2005 Post a comment As the CAD community grapples with emerging technologies like silicon nanowires, biofluidic microchips and DNA self-assembly, one major question emerges: How are we going to design this stuff?
FPGA maker delivers design flow for ARM7-based devices Product News 11/9/2005 Post a comment Actel Corp.'s has upgraded its Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE), providing a design flow that will enable designers to integrate CoreMP7, its recently introduced soft ARM7 family processor, into its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
PowerEscape rounds out software development tool line Product News 11/9/2005 Post a comment PowerEscape introduced PowerEscape Insight, a tool promising to improve the data-efficiency of algorithms in the initial phases of development, enabling software developers to improve performance and minimize the need for time-consuming assembly code optimization.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...