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IBM warns of 'design rule explosion' beyond 22-nm
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3/31/2010   Post a comment
The recent The International Symposium on Physical Design featured a warning from IBM about "design rule explosion," Mentor Graphics' pitch to the automotive sector and a proposal from a former Cadence Design Systems Fellow on using EDA to study the human brain.
RTL synthesis can accelerate the entire implementation flow
Design How-To  
3/31/2010   1 comment
You work in an environment where demanding design goals and aggressive project schedules go hand-in-hand with the push to get more complex products to market faster. And you have just finalized the RTL description of your company's next-generation product, a large system-on-chip (SoC). With just a few weeks remaining for final synthesis, place and route (P&R) and post-layout verification tasks, you wonder: can I still finish the job on schedule?
Magma names head of Indian operations
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3/31/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation Inc. announced it has appointed Alok Mehrotra as managing director of Indian operations.
Target names sales partner in Korea
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3/31/2010   Post a comment
Target Compiler Technologies NV (Leuven, Belgium) announced it has concluded a distribution agreement with Seoul-based Acetronix to provide sales and marketing support for its IP Designer and IP Programmer EDA tools throughout Korea.
Supreme Court expected to rule on Bilski case soon
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Legal experts expect the Supreme Court will issue a decision any day upholding the Bilski ruling that limits business-method and software patents but may call for the Federal Circuit court to broaden a test of what can be patentable it set in that case.
Robotics are on road to autonomous assistants
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Robots are becoming a staple in a host of environments and applications, from the classroom and the factory floor to the surgical theater, the combat zone and the space station.
Production shipments of Cyclone IV available
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Altera has begun production shipments of Cyclone IV FPGAs and made available a Cyclone IV GX-based transceiver starter kit.
Infineon uses Synopsys' Galaxy for baseband processor
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Munich-based chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG said it has deployed Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation Platform, including IC Compiler, for the 40nm processor aimed at the X-GOLD 626 multi-million-gate analog and digital system-in-package (SIP).
Mentor optimizes Veloce emulator with Platform LSF
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. and Platform Computing (Ontario, Canada) said they have deployed Platform LSF high performance computing solution to optimize Veloce emulation systems as shared resources.
Virage, MIPS match memory, processor IP
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Processor IP company MIPS Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) is teaming up with another IP licensor Virage Logic Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) to offer embedded memory IP for joint customers.
Tanner EDA appoints sales partner
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), has concluded an agreement with New York-based Kelleher Systems for the distribution of its full-flow analog IC design suite, HiPer Silicon, throughout North America.
Synopsys adds physical guidance to topographical technology
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. has introduced Design Compiler 2010, an RTL synthesis solution that is claimed to achieve a two-fold speedup in the synthesis and physical implementation flow.
Renesas licenses Synopsys' OPC software for 28nm node
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
Japan's Renesas Technology Corp. announced it has selected Synopsys' Proteus optical proximity correction (OPC) software for 28nm development.
Excel tunes up your schematic files
Design How-To  
3/29/2010   2 comments
Here's a technique for using an Excel spreadsheet in conjunction with LTSpice
A System-oriented Approach to Board-level Power Management:
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
Understand the challenges of power management in this application and some approacxhes to solving them
Synopsys completes CoWare acquisition
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3/26/2010   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced it has completed the acquisition of electronic system-level design software vendor CoWare Inc. Financial terms of the agreement remained undisclosed.
Dolphin Integration rolls stem optimized for low leakage
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3/25/2010   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) has introduced an additional stem optimized for low leakage, LL-BTF.
New tool allows simulation of FlexRay, CAN
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3/25/2010   Post a comment
A new version of a cluster emulation tool from Elektrobit Corp. allows automotive designers to use the same tool for both FlexRay and CAN simulations.
Tanner EDA, Dongbu deliver foundry-certified PDKs
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3/25/2010   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), and analog foundry specialist Dongbu HiTek of South Korea have teamed to develop foundry-certified process development kits (PDKs) for critical process nodes.
Next Generation System Design: Platforms versus Tool-Chains
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3/25/2010   Post a comment
This paper will enumerate the benefits of a platform-based system design approach. The original electronic design process built by linking tools together has remained largely unchanged for decades.
China cuts 2010 telecom capex by 21 percent
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3/24/2010   Post a comment
With its 3G binge over, China's three major telecom operators will cut their spending on capital equipment by more than 20 percent in 2010, a greater than expected decline, driving analyst to anticipate lower revenues for system and chip makers including Ericsson.
Implementing custom DDR and DDR2 SDRAM external memory interfaces in FPGAs (part 2)
Design How-To  
3/24/2010   1 comment
Part two of a two-part article that focuses on the design guidelines and describes how to implement DDR or DDR2 external memory interfaces using FPGAs via ALTDLL and ALTDQ_DQS megafunctions.
Altera, Apical offer wide dynamic range FPGA solution for surveillance
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3/24/2010   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, programmable logic vendor Altera Corp. and noise-reduction technology specialist Apical Ltd. Wednesday (March 24) introduced a high-definition wide dynamic range (WDR) CMOS image-sensor-processing solution for video-surveillance cameras.
Self-centric design — it's all about you
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3/24/2010   Post a comment
Call it self-centered design, but obviating the requirement for engineers to go outside of their productive sphere to gather crucial design information delivers strong dividends throughout the design process.
Mentor, MathWorks roll integrated workflow for DO-254
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3/24/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. and The MathWorks Inc. claimed that they have demonstrated an integrated workflow for DO-254 compliance using Model-Based Design. The objective here is to extend the benefits of Model-Based Design from HDL simulation and analysis through synthesis and implementation.
TSMC certifies Mentor's Calibre LFD for 28nm
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3/24/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has qualified its Calibre LFD (Litho-Friendly-Design) tool for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s 28nm process.
Free OVP models offered for ARC processors
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
The Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) has announced the release of free, high-speed simulation models of Virage Logic's configurable ARC processor cores.
Opinion: For engineers, no good deed goes unpunished
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3/23/2010   39 comments
The loss of engineering prestige is a consequence of having succeeded too well, writes Bill Schweber, editor of Planet Analog.
IDT rolls Serial RapidIO Gen2 system modeling tool
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
IDT's new modeling tool enables architects to virtually build and test systems, improving design efficiency and speeding time to market.
Real reuse for requirements
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
This white paper discusses the elements that make up a requirement and establishes common understanding of how requirements evolve, how that evolution is retained, and how organizations can reuse requirements across projects, products and product lines to accelerate time to market, reduce complexity and cut development costs.
ARM, IBM, Cadence build SOI IP ecosystem
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3/23/2010   1 comment
ARM, Cadence and IBM, under the umbrella of the SOI Consortium, have joined forces to ease the access to energy-efficient silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology.
Education to reduce barriers to SOI adoption
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
The SOI Industry Consortium has launched the 'Ready for SOI Technology' program to stimulate adoption of energy-efficient silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. A cornerstone of the program is education.
Greening processor design
Design How-To  
3/22/2010   8 comments
For the engineers and designers, delivering a high-performance design, while keeping energy conservation in mind, remains a delicate balance. Fundamental advances at the silicon design level, however, have led to significant improvements in power efficiency for many of these electronics. To that effect in the last few years much of the attention of the industry has been focused on multicore architectures. While this architecture shift has certainly helped address some power concerns, a lesser kn
Analysts cite five growth areas to watch
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3/22/2010   Post a comment
PC demand is starting off the year better than expected with Acer, Apple and Hewlett-Packard benefiting from the trend, and in smart phones Samsung and LG Electronics are poised for a major push into handsets using Google Android, according to analysts from Barclays Capital.
Cadence acquires FPGA-focused EDA startup
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3/22/2010   1 comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced it has acquired Taray Inc. (Campbell, Calif.) to strengthen its position in the design-in of large and complex FPGAs into PC boards. Financial terms remained undisclosed.
IMFT 25-nm MLC NAND: technology scaling barriers broken
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3/22/2010   1 comment
The Process Analysis group at UBM TechInsights has recently analyzed the IMFT 25nm device to gain deeper understanding of the process technologies used.
Lithography's generation gap
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3/22/2010   1 comment
Lithography is at a crossroads, and it could be headed in the wrong direction.
Let's fix NASA, then explore the solar system
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3/22/2010   2 comments
The Obama administration, boxed in by a collapsed global economy and corporate excess, has made the correct, albeit unpopular, decision on reinventing the nation's space agency while providing a needed course correction for manned spaceflight.
Counting down to NASA's reinvention
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3/22/2010   Post a comment
Standing close to the launchpad-say, 2.5 miles away at the NASA Press Center here-you're aware of your trouser legs flapping against your shins seconds after the space shuttle blasts off.
Point/Counterpoint: What's the right path for litho?
Point-Counterpoint  
3/22/2010   4 comments
Back in 1997, Intel led the formation of EUV LLC, a consortium that planned to commercialize extreme ultraviolet lithography by 2005.
10 questions to ask when choosing a virtualization solution
Design How-To  
3/22/2010   2 comments
The adoption of virtualization technology is rising, thanks to hardware cost savings, isolation, and footprint reduction. But choosing a virtualization solution can be intimidating, given the variety of architectures and products available. This article attempts to ease the process of selecting a virtualization solution by posing 10 important questions that any embedded engineer or manager should weigh when considering virtualization.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - CCStudio v4 now supports Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3 MCUs
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3/20/2010   Post a comment
TI's CCStudio v4 now supports Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3 MCUs, providing a common environment across TI's microcontroller portfolio to simplify development with Eclipse framework.
10 reasons to be bullish and worried
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
So far, the signs are positive in the chip sector this year. Still, I have some concerns. Here's 10 reasons why I'm bullish--and worried--about 2010.
Mentor completes Valor acquisition
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of Israel's Valor Computerized Systems Ltd. for about $82 million in cash and stock.
Why hardware designers should switch to Eclipse
Design How-To  
3/18/2010   2 comments
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) have long been the primary tool for software engineers. Like an airplane cockpit, an IDE is the control center from which the engineer accesses all of the data and tools that he needs.
Embedded World and the death of the PowerPoint presentation
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3/18/2010   5 comments
The largest embedded show in Europe was well attended. And another popular event is changing its presentation format.
Analyst: Tabula won't have immediate market impact
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
Programmable logic startup Tabula turned some heads with the announcement earlier this month of its novel architecture and introduction of its first products this week. But the company poses no immediate threat to the dominance of market leaders Xilinx and Altera, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Analog vendors battle phantom forecasts
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3/18/2010   2 comments
The analog semiconductor market is in a fragile state with supply and demand in a state of imbalance and spot shortages showing up in certain product areas but some vendors appear to be managing through the difficult situation better than others.
Oooof! My FPGA's Not Working: Problems with *Synthesis Gotchas*
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3/17/2010   3 comments
I'm on a roll, and for my next blog I'd like us to turn our attention to how the synthesis engine may make unwarranted assumptions resulting in something ... unexpected.
EDA is not enough!
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3/17/2010   Post a comment
Good EDA tools, even combined within well-automated flows, are not enough to produce quality designs, whatever those designs are for software, systems-on-chip (SoCs), integrated circuits (ICs), intellectual property (IP) or embedded systems.
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