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MIPS chairman appointed interim CEO
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12/31/2009   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies said its board of directors has appointed the company's chairman to act as interim CEO following the scheduled retirement of longtime president and CEO John Bourgoin.
Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA support added to Altium Designer
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
Altium continues to expand device options for electronics designers, with the latest version of Altium Designer now incluing complete support for the Spartan®-6 device family from Xilinx.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - CoWare and Tensilica collaboration speeds development of multicore Tensilica-based platforms
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12/26/2009   Post a comment
CoWare and Tensilica have collaborated to speed development of multicore Tensilica-based platforms with CoWare virtual platforms.
RTL simulator adds enhanced assertions, Xilinx SecureIP support
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12/23/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Aldec released its latest RTL and gate-level simulator, Active-HDL 8.2 sp1, for FPGA design and verification engineers.
Taiwanese multimedia chip company licenses MIPS cores
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Processor IP licensor MIPS Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has announced that Magic Pixel Inc. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a supplier of multimedia SoCs, has licensed the 24KEc and 4KEc processor cores for use in digital photo frames (DPFs) and other portable multimedia applications.
Green silliness, or 'there is no free lunch, sorry'
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12/21/2009   5 comments
Pedaling to produce your own power. Is it a vision of the future, or a ride to the past?
Intel research embraces European IT goals
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12/18/2009   2 comments
Professor Martin Curley, director of Intel Labs Europe, has explained to EE Times how the labs' mission is not only to advance Intel Architecture research, development and innovation but also to partner with European companies and academics to improve European competitiveness.
Efficient power systems for portables
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
The performance of power supplies for portable systems need to be improved on a constant basis. This how-to from Ittiam presents a generic power supply design for an embedded system and examines the function of each module in the design. It provides guidelines for selection of topologies and components, thermal and packaging aspects and even battery management.
Carbon enhances ARM IP portfolio
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Carbon Design Systems said its ARM IP library now includes all Cortex processors, AMBA AXI Fabric and peripherals.
eSilicon, Synopsys sign multiyear licensing deal
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Fabless company eSilicon Corp. announced it has concluded a multi-year licensing agreement with Synopsys Inc. to use its Galaxy Implementation Platform, Discovery Verification Platform, DesignWare IP and services.
Study: Indian companies not using innovation to reposition themselves
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
A study of R & D in ICT has found that Indian companies are not using innovation to position themselves higher in the value chain. They also innovate mostly with clients and customers and are mostly short-term oriented in this too.
IBM: Five challenges for 3-D chip design
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
According to John Knickerbocker, a distinguished engineer from IBM Corp., here's five challenges for 3-D devices.
Comneon launches GSM-to-HSPA+ protocol stack
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Comneon GmbH (Nuremburg, Germany), a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, has announced a protocol stack supporting GSM, GPRS, EDGE and EDGE Evolution as well as FDD WCDMA with HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+.
EVE's emulator provides multi-user capability
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) said it has enhanced its ZeBu-Server emulation system by supporting up to 25 users concurrently, with automatic allocation of available resources.
LFoundry collaborates with Synopsys to develop iPDKs for analog/mixed-signal designs
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH (LFoundry) is collaborating with Synopsys, Inc., to develop interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs) for advanced analog/mixed-signal (AMS) designs based on IPL Alliance standards.
CoWare joins ARM Solution Center for Android
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
EDA group CoWare Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has become a participating partner of the ARM Solution Center for Android, a collaborative resource for designers and developers of ARM technology-based products running on Android, the open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance.
Altos unveils statistical memory characterization tool
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Library characterization startup Altos Design Automation Inc. has introduced Variety MX that it claims is a fast and accurate statistical timing model generator for embedded memories.
Counterpoint:With MIPS still growing, battle isn't over
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12/15/2009   2 comments
The embedded processor market dynamics are in flux. While processor vendors are rushing to position themselves as the choice for tomorrow's devices, the battle is far from over.
Lowering test costs in the nanometer era
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
In this week's Guest Blog, Sanjiv Taneja, Vice President, Encounter Test, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., highlights the need to focus on Design for test (DFT) with a more holistic view of the economics of test.
Bottlenecks removal in Design-For-Test flows for complex SoCs
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Design-For-Test is becoming crucial to ensure complex SoC performances. A novel DFT flow with preliminary DFT insertion and verification capabilities at RTL is required.
Maia EDA readies functional verification tool
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
UK-based startup Maia EDA Ltd. has introduced a functional verification tool that is claimed to enable quick verification of modules and subsystems, even by engineers with minimum programming skills.
Serial attached SCSI 2.0 IP solution targets embedded storage applications
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
CEVA and Gennum's Snowbush IP Group partnered to deliver a complete SAS 2.0 IP solution for embedded storage applications.
Kodak sells OLED business to LG Electronics
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, New York) has announced that it will sell its organic light emitting diode (OLED) business to a group of LG companies.
Sigasi launches its first production release for a VHDL development environment
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
EDA company, Sigasi has announced that its hardware development toolkit HDT Release 1.0 will be available on January 13, 2010, sold, distributed and supported over the internet.
Best of 2009:eeProductCenter's top 10 products of the year
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
eeProductCenter's top 10 products of the year
EE Times' Top 10 Design Features of 2009
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
The top ten EETimes design features of 2009 show the conflicts inherent with grip of C on embedded programmers, the popularity of teardowns and the need for further education, both on the basics as well as cutting-edge design issues such as HDMI/DVI handshaking.
Demystifying the standards development process
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
The process of creating a standard is only one piece of a larger life cycle that spans from prestandardization investigation and planning through post-publication activities, including testing, promotion, education and maintenance.
ANSYS 12.1 supports fast product design and validation
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
ANSYS 12.1 supports fast product design and validation by building more automation into product development process.
U.K. appoints managers for $500 million national VC fund
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has appointed Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund as managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund.
Optical tools address solar cell market needs
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Ocean Optics has unveiled optical-sensing systems and components addressing the photovoltaic solar cell market needs - from characterization of the thin films comprising such cells to measurement of the spectral output of solar simulators.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Enhanced tools for DPU design speed Xtensa development
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Tensilica's Version 8 development tools for DPU design perform functions normally handled by hardware blocks and speed development.
Comment: Electronics companies need to take bigger risks
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12/9/2009   1 comment
During the economic downturn, electronics and high-tech companies have revealed themselves to be more risk averse, less able to learn from their mistakes, and more focused on short-term, incremental innovation compared with the majority of other industries in a newly released Accenture report.
Evatronix readies USB 3.0 device controller
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Evatronix SA of Bielsko-Biala, Poland, has introduced the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device controller that is claimed to reach over 430 MB/s of throughput.
Panelists look at IP quality versus design productivity
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
A fundamental problem in the industry is to analyze and implement the tradeoffs between improving IP quality and losing design productivity.
Day of the Indian engineer
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12/9/2009   17 comments
Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
Analyst: FPGA firms to outgrow semi industry by 2X
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx and Altera, which together control more than 85 percent of the programmable logic market, are poised to grow twice as fast as the broader semiconductor industry going forward, a Wall Street analyst said.
IR, Maxim, TI see shortages for analog
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
The general theme for the fourth-quarter forecasts is that companies are now tracking at the upper range of their previous predictions.
FPGA platform targets scalable systems development
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Pico Computing announced the immediate availability of its E-17 development platform, described as a compact, laptop-compatible solution for FPGA development and scalable deployment.
Update: Xilinx ratchets up sales guidance
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Following in the footsteps of rival Altera, programmable logic vendor Xilinx raised its December quarter sales target by a significant margin, citing broad-based strength across all end market categories and geographies.
IEEE's council forms EDA user group
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) has formed the Design Technology Committee to explore and analyze future requirements of the system and semiconductor communities toward the EDA industry.
In-design metal fill key to physical verification turnaround time for advanced IC designs
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Stringent fill requirements for advanced device nodes no longer make it practical to use methodologies that confine place-and-route and physical verification tools to separate silos. An in-design flow that integrates the two tools delivers faster turnaround time by eliminating expensive and time-consuming iterations.
Berkeley Design Automation offers SPICE accurate device noise analysis for RF circuits
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., (Santa, Clara) is claiming to have developed the first true SPICE accurate device noise analysis for RF circuits.
Xilinx rolls dev kits to support design platforms
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx launched six new development kits for Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs as part of the company's targeted design platforms initiative.
Tensilica launches eighth generation of design tools for customizable processor cores
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Tensilica announced its eighth generation tools to further automate customized Xtensa dataplane processor (DPU) design and speed software development.
Third-party IP and design partner network links to X-FAB processes
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced strategic and technical customer support services to speed up time-to-market and optimize supply chain organization.
Cadence enhances Virtuoso IC design platform for analog and mixed-signal design
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems, Inc., has made a number performance, capacity and usability improvements to the company's leading Virtuoso IC design platform.
Altera shipping Stratix IV E dev kit
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera announced the availability of its latest development kit targeting Stratix IV FPGAs.
Mentor's Questa library supporting more protocols
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics has expanded its library of Questa multi-view verification components to support additional industry standard protocols.
Huawei subsidiary expands licensing agreement with Synopsys
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
ASIC provider Hisilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. announced it has established Synopsys Inc. as its primary EDA partner across its implementation and verification design flows.
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