Mentor 1Q revenue down sequentially, flat year-to-year News & Analysis 4/27/2005 Post a comment Mentor Graphics Corp. reported first quarter revenue of $164.3 million, down 23 percent from the record $214.9 million that the company posted for the fourth quarter of 2004. First quarter 2005 revenue was nearly identical to the $164.4 million that the company reported for the first quarter of 2004.
SMIC partners with Dolphin for 8051 core News & Analysis 4/26/2005 Post a comment Chinese foundry chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (Shanghai, China) has signed a deal to offer the Flip8051 8-bit microcontroller core from Dolphin Integration SA (Grenoble, France) optimized for a 0.35-micron manufacturing process, SMIC said.
Getting the most out of formal analysis News & Analysis 4/25/2005 Post a comment Formal analysis can greatly ease IC verification, but you need a good methodology for applying it, say authors from Cadence Design Systems. This article shows how you can maximize your use of formal analysis.
Hardware simulator serves Linux world Product News 4/24/2005 Post a comment A Linux version of Virtio Corps.' Virtual Platform, a reconfigurable and functionally accurate hardware simulator, is said to enhance the integration of embedded hardware and software development by, for the first time, making functional models available to Linux users and their design tools.
Unified Modeling Language gaining traction for SoC design News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment The rapid growth of system-on-chip (SoC) designs is fueling interest in the convergence between software and hardware design. This, in turn, is causing a growing number of designers to look at Unified Modeling Language (UML)'s architectural and behavioral design capabilities as a way to help break down the barriers between hardware and software design.
Startup bringt neue Technologie für System-Verifizierung News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Mit automatisch erzeugten Assertionen für die System-Verifizierung von Hardware-Designs geht der Startup Assertive Design neue Wege: Die Software des Jungunternehmens aus Massachusetts basiert auf der Spezifizierungssprache PSL (Property Specification Language) und richtet sich an den gesamten Entwicklungs- und Verifizierungsbereich.
Startup targets system verification with new technology News & Analysis 4/20/2005 Post a comment With technology that it says enables system verification of hardware designs using assertions that are generated automatically, startup Assertive Design is targeting the entire design and verification market with software based on Property Specification Language.
NEC design tool analyzes power integrity within seconds News & Analysis 4/20/2005 Post a comment Coping with the increasing need for full-chip power integrity analysis of low supply voltage, high frequency and smaller geometry devices, NEC Corp. of Japan has developed a power line design tool that performs power integrity analysis in a fraction of the time of comparable tools.
Flomerics releases enhanced PCB design software News & Analysis 4/19/2005 Post a comment Flomerics has released a new version of its printed circuit board design software that includes more than 25 improvements and enhancements designed to improve usability and tighten integration between electrical and mechanical design of printed circuit boards.
Lattice, Synplicity team on FPGAs News & Analysis 4/18/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and Synplicity Inc. announced Monday (April 18) a comprehensive development and marketing agreement to enhance and promote Lattice FPGA device performance in Synplicity's Synplify ProFPGA synthesis tool during the second half of 2005.
IP-'Recycling' bremst Design-Komplexität Product News 4/18/2005 Post a comment Weltweit suchen immer mehr Elektronikunternehmen nach neuen Strategien für die Handhabung von Intellectual Property (IP), um sich für künftige Herausforderungen zu wappnen. Das hat jedenfalls Henry Potts, Vice President und General Manager von Mentor Graphics' System Design Division, beobachtet.
Bluespec adds cosimulation to C models News & Analysis 4/15/2005 Post a comment Bluespec Inc. plans to announce that it has enhanced its model simulation technology, adding cosimulation capabilities to allow hardware chip designers to utilize the company's C models in SystemC or Verilog modeling environments.
Development tool for ISM transceivers eases wireless product design Product News 4/14/2005 Post a comment Engineers developing wireless products using Analog Devices Inc.'s ISM band transceivers can shorten design cycles with a new development tool called ADIismLink. ADIismLINK enables wireless product designers to transfer data between multiple units without having to spend time developing their own protocol software. A radio link can be established with ADI's ADF702x ISM-based transceivers and development boards straight out of the box.
Magma outlines defense against Synopsys News & Analysis 4/14/2005 Post a comment Magma Design Automation executives came out swinging at a conference call Thursday (April 14), refuting a declaration by a Magma co-founder that stated that technology behind Magma's products and patents was conceived at Synopsys.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...