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Magma names user conference chairman
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11/30/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation has named Stefan Hamacher, director of central design flow development at Infineon Technologies, as international chairman of the Magma Music users conference set for Feb. 28 " March 1, 2007.
Using fill synthesis for enhanced planarization (part 2)
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11/30/2006   Post a comment
Part 2 of a two parts tutorial on the use of Fill Synthesis to improve wafer's surface planarity by inserting non-functional patterns into the design layout.
Cell BE platform accelerates OPC
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11/30/2006   Post a comment
Working to speed optical proximity correction (OPC) for 45 nm ICs, Mentor Graphics and Mercury Computer Systems are bringing out an acceleration platform based on the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor.
Synopsys fiscal 2006 strong, De Geus says
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys revenues and income are up on a quarterly and yearly basis following a strong performance in fiscal 2006, according to Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO.
PCB design contest seeks entries
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11/28/2006   1 comment
Mentor Graphics is launching its annual Technology Leadership Awards contest for pc-board designers that use Mentor's products.
SiliconBlue adopts Magma's simulator for low-cost, low-power FPGA designs
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
FineSim Pro is a full-chip, tri-mode circuit simulator that enables simulation of entire mixed-signal SoCs at the transistor level.
DAC chooses executive committee for 2007
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) has announced the executive committee that will provide guidance for the 44th DAC, to be held June 4-8, 2007 in San Diego, Calif.
Using Fill Synthesis for Enhanced Planarization
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
Part one of a two parts tutorial on the use of Fill Synthesis to improve wafer's surface planarity by inserting non-fuctional patterns into the design layout.
Mixed-signal simulation for automotive sensor design with design checking and self-assessment
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
Most automotive sensor modules must meet a stringent set of requirements and sense internal and external faults. Tough environmental specs and continuous self-test complicate design, but advanced tools validate the concept and actual performance.
Kozio's kDiagnostics ships with AMCC's Saguaro evaluation kit
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
Kozio, Inc.'s evaluation version of its kDiagnostics software is now shipping as part of Applied Micro Circuit Corp.'s (AMCC's) new Saguaro evaluation kit for the nP3705 packet processor.
Veteran EDA user becomes analyst
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
Ric Stanley is leveraging over 25 years of EDA user experience as an analyst at the Aberdeen Group, where he's heading up a new EDA research effort.
Synopsys builds supercomputer from Linux servers
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11/21/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys engineers used 329 commodity Linux servers to build the 242nd most powerful supercomputer in the world, according to Top500, an organization of supercomputer experts.
Keynoter suggests changes in Indian policy
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11/21/2006   Post a comment
The Indian government must change its policies to encourage electronics manufacturing in the country, merely giving incentives and subsidizing semiconductor fabs will not be adequate according to speakers at the second annual Mentor Graphics' user forum here.
Magma buys yield analysis pioneer
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11/20/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation's purchase of Knights Technology, a provider of IC yield management and failure analysis software, will empower a new generation of IC design tools, said Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan.
We Need "Enterprise" System-Level Solutions
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11/20/2006   Post a comment
In the first of a two part article, Ran Avinun discusses the need to address System Level Design at the Enterprise level recognizing the role that software and firmware play in modern SoC designs.
EDAC panel to probe business in India
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11/17/2006   Post a comment
the EDA Consortium (EDAC) and Silicon Valley Bank are co-sponsoring a panel on "How to do business in India" Tuesday, Nov. 28.
OpenKit fades, but standard symbol set lives
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
The OpenKit initiative to standardize process design kits (PDKs) is no longer active, but the schematic symbol set it created will soon be available for download through the Silicon Integration Initiative.
Interactive parallel application development for MATLAB introduced
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
The MathWorks has introduced Distributed Computing Toolbox 3, which enables engineers and scientists to prototype and develop parallel algorithms in MATLAB interactively and without the need to program message passing.
Do's and Don'ts for EM Simulation Success
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
Electromagnetic (EM) simulators have become a common tool for engineers to use in the circuit design community. DR. Dunn provides Do's and Don'ts for EM Simulation Success.
Another call to redefine ESL
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11/15/2006   Post a comment
Dave Goldberg joins Steve Glaser in calling for a redefinition of the term ESL.
Research firm expands focus to EDA
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11/15/2006   Post a comment
The Aberdeen Group, a "fact-based research" firm focusing on global technology, has hired veteran EDA user Ric Stanley to set up a new research practice focused on design automation.
PowerTheater 65 improves clock power, Sequence says
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11/15/2006   Post a comment
The latest release of power-focused EDA vendor Sequence Design's flagship PowerTheater tool includes enhanced clock power estimation and reduction, as well as improvements to stimulus generation and performance, according to the company.
Xilinx delivers small form factor SDR development platform
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11/14/2006   Post a comment
Comprehensive development platform allows OEMs to rapidly develop and optimize radio designs for low power operation.
Altium links pc-boards with mechanical CAD
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11/14/2006   Post a comment
A new release of the Altium Designer product links pc-board CAD more closely with mechanical CAD, and improves links between design and manufacturing.
Donation speeds statistical library format
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
Boosting efforts to make statistical timing analysis a widespread technology, a statistical timing library format has been donated to the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2).
Synplicity's tools offer immediate support for Altera's Stratix III FPGAs
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
Synplify Pro synthesis provides increased performance of Stratix III devices; Synplify DSP provides true ESL-for-DSP synthesis capability.
Speed up downconverter implementation with rapid prototyping
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
Digital downconverters can be quickly simulated and analyzed using the right EDA tools.
Partial Reluctance Extraction
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
As clock frequencies increase, modeling global interconnects such as RC circuits is no longer adequate, and inductance must be included in the modeling. Fast and accurate inductance extraction is the first step in studying high- frequency effects.
Startup pushes 10Gbits/s signals 1.5 meters
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
Startup Banpil Photonics, Inc. has demonstrated a way to send 10Gbits/second signals 1.5 meters across a standard pc-board without using pre-emphasis or equalization to amplify the signal.
Students write EDA tools in one day
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11/11/2006   Post a comment
At the CADathlon at the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), students had just one day to solve problems by writing EDA software.
Panelists call for standardized process design kits
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11/10/2006   Post a comment
Standardized process design kits (PDKs) are urgently needed for analog and custom IC design, according to panelists at the Synopsys Interoperability Forum Thursday.
'Platform innovation' will drive EDA, speaker says
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11/10/2006   Post a comment
Design platforms will drive a new wave of innovation in the EDA industry, said IBM's Leon Stok, in a keynote speech at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).
EDAC appoints new executive director
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11/9/2006   Post a comment
Robert Gardner, an EDA veteran with more then 40 years of experience, has been appointed executive director of the EDA Consortium by the organization's board of directors.
Aldec Announces Support for Altera's Stratix III Devices
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
Aldec has announced System Verification Environment (SVET) support for Altera's new high-end Stratix III FPGA device family.
Mentor Graphics Announces Synthesis Support for New Altera Stratix III FPGAs
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
Both companies have been in close cooperation to ensure Precision Synthesis support for the full range of Stratix III devices.
Cadence affirms 2007 DAC exhibit
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
Following industry speculation that it might abandon the Design Automation Conference (DAC), Cadence Design Systems has arranged booth space at the 2007 DAC.
Atrenta Donates Low Power Constraint Format to Accellera
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
Atrenta has donated its Low Power Constraints Format t Accellera for inclusion in the Unified Power Format, a standard being developed by the consortium.
Kit evaluates AMCC's key packet processor
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
Aimed at accelerating customers' time-to-market, AMCC has developed the Saguaro evaluation kit for its OC-24 packet processing and traffic management product designated the NP3705.
CAD researchers hear professional ethics warning
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
IBM's Frances Houle, chair of the 2003 American Physical Society task force on professional ethics, had some lessons for CAD researchers at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design.
EDA's hope is enabling cheaper design, Madhavan says
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11/7/2006   Post a comment
The future of the EDA industry is not too bright, unless it enables chip design of even greater complexity with fewer engineers, thus helping the semiconductor industry deal with the problem of lower profitability as it moves into designs of 65-nm and below, according to Rajeev Madhavan, chairman and CEO of Magma Design Automation.
HSDPA card design needs streamlining, iSuppli says
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11/7/2006   Post a comment
A teardown analysis of a Huawei Technologies High-Speed Downlink Packet Access wireless card for mobile PCs conducted by market research analyst iSuppli Corp. concluded that the device is is part of a wave of first-generation offerings intended to pave the way for future mass-market products that have more streamlined and cost-reduced designs.
AMD's CTO predicts 'attack of the killer micros'
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11/7/2006   Post a comment
Get ready for a new generation of microprocessors that combine graphics and CPU functions in heterogeneous cores, said Phil Hester, AMD CEO, in a keynote speech at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).
Power.org releases merged instruction set architecture
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11/6/2006   Post a comment
Power.org, an open community developing standards and applications around IBM's Power Architecture, has made available a merged instruction set architecture--Power ISA Version 2.03 and the Power Architecture Platform Requirements specification.
New products buoy Altera's Q3 results
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11/6/2006   Post a comment
Citing healthy growth in new product revenue, programmable logic supplier Altera posted third quarter revenue of $341.2, up 2 percent sequentially and 17 percent year-to-year.
Pushing Power Forward with a Common Power Format
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11/6/2006   Post a comment
In this first look at the Power Forward Initiative's Common Power Format, Cadence Design Systems' Chi-Ping Hsu describes the motivations, requirements and scope behind this proposed industry standard.
Mirabilis Design announces VisualSim Toolkit
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11/5/2006   Post a comment
VisualSim is a graphical, platform-independent design environment that accelerates performance analysis and architecture exploration of Xilinx FPGA implementations.
The power standard game
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11/5/2006   Post a comment
Cadence's actions in trying to promote its Common Power Format (CPF) is generatingmore controversy than progress.
PIC MCU targets intelligent motor control
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's newest PIC18F1330 and PIC18F1230 8-bit microcontrollers are aimed at basic, open-loop and low-end closed-loop motor control that is not algorithmically intensive.
Commentary: Why it's time to redefine ESL
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
ESL is too design-specific, says Cadence Design Systems' Steve Glaser. He argues for a new definition, "enterprise system level," and a new focus on verification.
ADI previews Blackfin DSPs with Lockbox secure technology
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
Targeting emerging multimedia/networked in-vehicle automotive among other applications, Analog Devices newest Blackfin processor family touts a balance of increased I/O and memory bandwidth, on-chip memory, and integration of system peripherals. The BF54x family embeds new Lockbox Secure Technology that protects developers' software code.
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