Cadence to appeal German patent court decision News & Analysis 2/27/2001 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems has said it will appeal against the German Federal Patent Court's decision to overturn a key patent used in its suit against Mentor Graphics over the technology used in Mentor's SimExpress emulators.
Verisity links up to spread Specman News & Analysis 2/27/2001 Post a comment Design verification tools company Verisity has launched a partners programme in a bid to get its e-language and Specman Elite tool into wider use among other simulation and analysis software.
Mentor celebrates Avanti's patent ruling over Cadence Quickturn in Germany News & Analysis 2/26/2001 Post a comment MUNICH -- Mentor Graphics Corp. today (Feb. 26) said rival Cadence Design Systems Inc. lost a key decision in Germany regarding a European patent for interconnected programmable devices used in emulators. According to Mentor, the German Federal Patent Court issued a ruling last week revoking the patent held by Cadence's Quickturn division.
IBM enables Web-based design for ASIC customers News & Analysis 2/26/2001 Post a comment IBM Microelectronics this week will roll out an interactive, Internet-based chip design system for its ASIC customers. The system lets users download IBM software and work with IBM engineers in a Web-based collaborative environment.
UMC, Mentor create turnkey design flows for RF, mixed-signal processes News & Analysis 2/19/2001 Post a comment WILSONVILLE, Ore.--Mentor Graphics Corp. here and Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. today (Feb. 19) announced a "complete turnkey" design flow for UMC's radio-frequency and mixed-signal CMOS process technologies. The two companies said the package give will UMC's foundry customers a complete solution for new ICs, from product specification to tape-out of designs for volume production.
Constraints to give PCBs 'cut and paste' ability News & Analysis 2/12/2001 Post a comment The latest form of intellectual property (IP) to enter the market is the humble PCB design. In moves to make it possible to transfer known good designs to new projects, design automation vendors have put software in place to let engineers 'cut and paste' PCB layouts.
Ikos and MIT sue Axis News & Analysis 2/9/2001 Post a comment Ikos Systems Inc. (Cupertino, Calif.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have co-filed a patent infringement suit against startup Axis Systems Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) in the U.S. District Court in Delaware for violating one MIT and three Ikos patents involving emulation technology.
ARM expands tool development with purchase in U.K. News & Analysis 2/5/2001 Post a comment CAMBRIDGE, U.K.--ARM Ltd. today announced it has strengthened its engineering staff with the purchase of technologies and assets from privately-held Noral Micrologics Ltd., a 17-year-old U.K. company specializing design of tools for advanced embedded systems development and debug.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 17 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 ...