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New capabilities for programming massively parallel processors
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Ambric's new release of the aDesigner tool suite includes performance analysis capabilities to optimize program execution across hundreds of processors.
Synopsys Extends Design Compiler Topographical Technology
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys has released Design Compiler Graphical.
EVE in the Systems Prototyping Garden
Blog  
3/29/2008   Post a comment
EVE's point of view and more considerations on the acquisition of Synplicity by Synopsys.
Mentor Releases Questa Codelink for Processor-Driven Tests
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
The Questa Codelink product from Mentor Graphics is an integrated, source-level debug environment targeting processor driven tests.
Affordable silicon customization from eASIC
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
eASIC announces affordable silicon customization; first phase enables cost reduction of low-density FPGAs; replaces parts from Altera and Xilinx.
Analog tools must catch up
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Until relatively recently, the vast majority of ICs were either purely digital or purely analog in nature.
Your design data deserve to be managed
Design How-To  
3/25/2008   Post a comment
With design complexities increasing and development spread across multiple groups, often in different places, efficient management and synchronization of design data for integrated circuits (ICs) is becoming vital to successful tapeouts.
Calypto Releases PowerPro CG 2.0
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Additional Power Savings, Graphical Power Analyzer Broaden Calypto's PowerPro CG's Application for Storage, Processor Markets.
Ansoft Releases Maxwell v12 and RMxprt v12
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Ansoft Corporation announced Maxwell(R) v12 and RMxprt(TM) v12.
Mouser Electronics now stocking Actel's Icicle Kit
News & Analysis  
3/24/2008   Post a comment
Battery-powered Icicle Kit based on Actel's low-power IGLOO FPGA.
Bottom Line Technologies to provide Xilinx training in Northeast U.S.
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Xilinx says Bottom Line Technologies is its exclusive training provider for the Northeast U.S. region.
Xilinx releases ISE Design Suite 10.1
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
The latest release of the ISE Design Suite from Xilinx provides a unified, high-speed, high-performance solution for FPGA logic, embedded, and DSP designers.
Capacitive touch sensing solution replaces buttons/sliders in five minutes
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the CapSense Express capacitive touch sensing solution for fast and easy button and slider replacement in as little as five minutes without coding.
The Mathworks Expands Product Portfolio For Electronic System Verification
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
The MathWorks now offers a continuous verification workflow that connects system-level models and algorithms developed in MATLAB and Simulink with digital hardware simulators from the three major EDA companies.
Strategies for minimizing Xilinx implementation tool runtimes
Design How-To  
3/24/2008   Post a comment
When coupled with the new capabilities provided by the latest release of the Xilinx ISE Design Suite, these strategies can significantly reduce implementation tool runtimes.
Software-Defined Radio Platforms
Design How-To  
3/24/2008   Post a comment
A team at IMEC recently took the design complexity hurdle. They designed and demonstrated an SDR on MPSoCs, using advanced methods such as electronic system-level (ESL) design and co-emulation.
Low Power Design Techniques, Design Methodology, and Tools
Design How-To  
3/22/2008   1 comment
Check out this excerpt from "Power Management In Mobile Devices," which provides an overview of the challenges facing designers of feature-rich mobile devices that call for smaller form factor and lower cost.
Video guide - getting started with Xilinx FPGAs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/21/2008   Post a comment
I just ran across this jolly interesting step-by-step video guide that was put together by design engineer Anthony Burch.
Chip design lacks system predictability
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Historically, semiconductor devices were developed to perform a single, well-understood function. Those containing a processor were designed to provide the processor with everything needed to perform that single function.
Synopsys acquires Synplicity
Blog  
3/20/2008   3 comments
Synopsys announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synplicity, Inc. for $8.00 cash per Synplicity share.
Yet More On Decoupling, Part 5: Supply impedance and op amp interaction
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Part 5 of this series on power-supply decoupling and bypass capacitors examines the interaction between supply impedance resonances and the high-frequency behaviour of an amplifier.
Altera and Bitec deliver platform for next-generation video system development
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
New platform from Altera and Bitec provides complete design environment for the creation of high-performance video applications.
Mentor takes further stake in simulation software group
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has taken a further 6 percent stake in fluid flow simulation specialist Flomerics Group plc (Hampton Court England), seeing its stake increase to 26 percent over the last few days.
Starter kit for adding audio to embedded designs
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology makes adding digital audio to embedded designs easy with new $59.98 MPLAB Starter Kit for dsPIC DSCs.
Multimode sensor processing using Massively Parallel Processor Arrays (MPPAs)
Design How-To  
3/18/2008   Post a comment
A multimode sensor processing solution that is upwardly scalable, reconfigurable, and programmable, all while reducing development costs and time to market.
Target Modeling Package for IC-CAP Enables Faster IC Design
Product News  
3/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a package that extracts models from semiconductor manufacturing process targets. It is an option to IC-CAP 2008.
Design for Low-Power Manufacturing Test
Design How-To  
3/18/2008   Post a comment
The very process of testing digital circuits routinely increases their dynamic power consumption to levels far exceeding their power specification. The best way to avoid test power problems is to incorporate power-aware testing techniques in the design-for-test (DFT) process.
Quality simulation speeds turnaround
Design How-To  
3/18/2008   Post a comment
>Life changed for integrated circuit designers at process technology nodes below 100 nanometers. For a long time, it was estimated that an IC development project consumes more time in verification than in design.
Xilinx delivers complete Virtex-5 FPGA solution for XAUI protocol
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Free reference design and protocol pack enable users to design with confidence across a broad range of markets in communications, networking, storage, and computing.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS (Part 10): Exploring the Delta-Sigma Converter
Design How-To  
3/15/2008   Post a comment
The delta-sigma converter uses a low-resolution, high-sampling rate approach and then averages the results to produce the higher-resolution, lower-rate result
Multimedia display development for automotive and industrial apps speeded by FPGA-plus-IP platform
Design How-To  
3/15/2008   Post a comment
A compact multimedia display development platform for automotive and industrial markets combining Xilinx FPGAs and Xylon IP cores. Applications include rear seat entertainment using inexpensive twisted pair wiring, navigation, and human machine interfaces for process monitoring and control.
New Virtex-5 FPGA-based evaluation platform for ASIC prototyping
News & Analysis  
3/13/2008   Post a comment
New Virtex-5 FPGA-based ASIC prototyping platform from Tokyo Electron Device (TED) significantly reduces ASIC development times for consumer applications.
IP Adventures in EDA
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
By their own actions in the last few weeks, Mentor, Magma, and Cadence, have reopened the debate on whether or not IP belongs in EDA. Their answers respectively are: no, yes, and "on my own terms".
Synopsys finds second home in Armenia
News & Analysis  
3/13/2008   Post a comment
EDA tool developer Synopsys Corp has established itself as a dominant technology company in Armenia by setting up the largest R&D center in the country and deeply integrating into the university system.
DATE - Design, Automation and Test in Europe
News & Analysis  
3/13/2008   Post a comment
DATE: Europe's annual design automation and test conference and exhibition took place in Munich and lived up to its reputation for a system-level focus - including embedded software. Here are some stories from the event.
Integrated or discrete load switch: which one should you use? (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
3/12/2008   Post a comment
Start by looking at trench and planar MOSFETs, which are at the center of the load switch
Atrenta Announces Design-for-Test Solution
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Atrenta Announces Design-for-Test Solution. Supports at-speed timing closure analysis, RTL testability improvement and fault coverage estimation for transition delay testing.
Gauda Accelerates OPC Verification
News & Analysis  
3/12/2008   Post a comment
Gauda has developed a new breed of algorithms utilizing CPUs and GPUs to increase throughput of OPC and OPV tasks.
Getting More Test for Less
Design How-To  
3/11/2008   Post a comment
In the world of IC manufacturing test, new types of defects continue to develop with newer fabrication processes and materials. These developments have led to an explosion in the amount of test data volume required and the amount of test time needed for testing each IC during manufacturing test. The article covers new fault models and test compression techniques.
Synopsys Accelerates Circuit Simulation Performance
News & Analysis  
3/10/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc. has announced a new multi-core initiative to deploy advanced parallel, threaded and other optimized compute technologies. HSPICE is the first release under this plan.
FPGA-based prototyping grows up
Design How-To  
3/10/2008   Post a comment
ASIC, ASSP and SoC development is, and will always be, a risky and expensive business. Add to this the fact that today functional verification constitutes 50 to 70 percent of the development effort, and it becomes obvious that traditional verification methodologies are no longer by themselves sufficient to keep up with growing design complexities and shrinking design cycles.
Applying incremental simulation techniques
Design How-To  
3/10/2008   Post a comment
Dramatic increases in verification performance are made possible by storing system behavior from simulation for reuse in subsequent simulations featuring changes to the system model.
Ansoft Release Improves Key Products
Product News  
3/7/2008   Post a comment
Ansoft Corporation has released new versions of Nexxim®, the company's high-capacity circuit simulation software, and Ansoft Designer®, its integrated schematic and design management software
EVE Unveils ZeBu-Personal
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
EVE will demonstrate its new ZeBu-Personal product for system-on-chip (SoC) hardware verification and software development during DATE.
Standards advance for virtual prototyping
News & Analysis  
3/6/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of virtual prototyping as the next wave in system and software development are driving toward standards in SystemC and other areas so tools and simulation models from various suppliers work together, but the field is still evolving rapidly with some new players such as startup Imperas yet to release products.
Intuitive GUI simplifies digital power supply design
Product News  
3/6/2008   1 comment
PowerCode 2.1 software cuts DC/DC cycle time
XtremeDSP development platform for low-cost video development
Product News  
3/5/2008   Post a comment
New Xilinx video development kit powered by Spartan-3A DSP FPGA includes XtremeDSP and embedded processing tools, reference designs, VGA camera, and other hardware components.
XtremeDSP starter kit for low-cost DSP systems using Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
New Xilinx kit provides everything designers of low-cost DSP applications need to kick start theirH/W development including low-cost DSP-optimized FPGAs and development tools.
Xilinx accelerates development of SFI-5 applications with hardware-verified solutions
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
Free reference design and third-party IP with proven 65 nm Virtex-5 LXT devices enable 40G networking system development.
Creating a Market
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3/4/2008   Post a comment
On Monday Imperas announced that it is providing some high-level processor models, APIs for building platform verification infrastructure and developing behavioral and processor models, and OVPSim, a reference simulator.
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