Will you be at IP-SoC? IP? IP-ESC? Blog 11/30/2009 Post a comment Because IPs have become subsystems or platforms it appeared as a natural extension that IP09 would be combined with Embedded Systems Conference to become IP"ESC 2009 addressing a continuous technical spectrum from IP to SoC to embedded systems.
Silicon Frontline licenses fast 3D extraction tool News & Analysis 11/30/2009 Post a comment Image sensor provider Aptina announced it has licensed the Fast 3D software for post-layout verification and fast 3D extraction from startup Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. to improve its image sensor design accuracy and manufacturing quality.
Virtutech sets foot in China Product News 11/30/2009 Post a comment System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
ABV: Is there a there there? Blog 11/26/2009 Post a comment Despite good promises, wide-scale use of Assertion Based Verification (ABV) has not materialized because it is a difficult technology to implement and is perceived as marginally cost-effective. If it had been easy, everyone would have jumped on it by now, Howard Martin, Zocalo Tech president said.
IMEC honors Wim Roelandts Product News 11/24/2009 Post a comment The IMEC research center and the K.U.Leuven University in Leuven, Belgium, announced it has conferred the degree of doctor honoris causa on Wim Roelandts, ex-chairman and CEO of programmable logic device vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
No fine for Qualcomm as EC closes antitrust case News & Analysis 11/24/2009 Post a comment The European Commission has decided to close formal antitrust proceedings against communications chipmaker and technology licensor Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) concerning an alleged breach of European rules on abuse of a dominant market position.
A consortium to be Mentor'ed Blog 11/24/2009 Post a comment Two years after Cadence and Synopsys joined the SOI Consortium, Mentor Graphics has knocked on the door to provide EDA tool and methodology support for the SOI technology.
Dolphin Integration enhances Cassiopeia generator Product News 11/16/2009 Post a comment EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) said it has enhanced its Cassiopeia architecture for single via programmable Read-only memory (ROM) with a capability to operate from nominal voltage down to 1.1 V in the TSMC 130 nm low power process.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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