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IC Manage announces hardware/software design management platform
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
GDP (Global Design Platform) from IC Manage facilitates scalable, collaborative, IC (FPGA, ASIC, SoC) and system-level electronic designs.
We Need a New Approach to Accurately Simulate Large Circuits
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Dynamic coupling effects in nanometer design present new verification issues. SPICE can rarely read large netlists, and if it can, simulation performance is too slow; where precision is critical, FastSPICE is not accurate enough. Engineers need a new approach.
Developing an automotive electrical distribution system: Part 4 - COTS harness design tools
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
It's survival of the fittest, with software tools making for efficient wire harness design.
Free layout viewer serves trillion transistors
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
A layout viewer from Micro Magic promises instantaneous viewing of trillion-transistor chips — and the Max-View viewer is free to U.S. engineers until June 2008.
Cooley's verification census is valuable but not scientific
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
John Cooley's report on the Verification market segment is valuable in spite of not adhering to scientific methods.
Lattice releases ispLEVER Classic design tool suite
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
New ispLEVER SPLD / CPLD / FPGA design tool suite from Lattice Semiconductor targets high-volume, mature Lattice devices.
Developing an automotive electrical distribution system: Part 3 - 'Pain points' in the design flow
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Harness design--from wiring and configuration inputs to system design outputs--has several potential pitfalls.
Ponte raises $7.5M to expand DFM tools
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
With $7.5 million in venture funding and the addition of industry luminaries, design for manufacturability (DFM) startup Ponte Solutions will bring new yield analysis capabilities to IC designers, says Alex Alexanian, CEO.
The Mathworks acquires PolySpace Technologies
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
The Mathworks Inc., developer of technical computing and model-based design software, announced it has acquired PolySpace Technologies, provider of embedded software tools for the automatic detection of run-time errors at compile time. No financial details were released.
A tutorial on tools, techniques, and methodology to improve FPGA designer productivity
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Providing the ability to quickly understand the timing state of a design is crucial to the effectiveness of any FPGA design environment.
EVE reports strong growth in 2006
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
EVE SA, a supplier of hardware-assisted verification solutions, has reported revenues of $20 million for its fiscal year 2006, ended March 31, 2007, resulting in a 115-percent year-on-year growth.
818 engineers describe verification tool use
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
818 engineers responded to a "verification census" survey conducted by EDA activist John Cooley, revealing new trends in tool usage including a drop in the use of specialized verification languages.
Going to school on Electronic System Level (ESL) Design
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
ESL Design and Verification is a new book published by Morgan Kaufam. In it Biran Bailey, Grant martin, and Andrew Piziali explore the methodology for System Level Design.
Rigorous Automated Verification Yields High Quality Silicon
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments designers used Cadence's Specman eRM methods to verify a large PCI Express design. They found that three verification engineers were able to verify a design with over 3 million gates using e based tools.
FPGA tool startup 'rockets' for success
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
EDA startup GateRocket has developed RocketDrive, described by Dave Orecchio, GateRocket president and CEO, as a "device native" solution that speeds FPGA verification.
GateRocket introduces "Device Native" verification for advanced FPGAs
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Newcomer GateRocket ups FPGA design speed, accuracy, and scalability by delivering the industry's first "device native" verification solution for advanced FPGAs.
IC design management goes global
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
An improved IC design data management system from IC Manage adds features that help link engineering data to a company's global IT infrastructure.
Sussex researchers get funding for non-invasive testing
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
A group of researchers at the University of Sussex Centre for Physical Electronics and Quantum Technology have won just over £750,000 of funding to investigate areas where the team's patented electric potential sensors (EPS) technology — used to measure electric fields — could be adapted into areas such as non-invasive testing of semiconductor devices.
German EDA firm aims simulation tool at wireless designs
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
A small design automation company based in Darmstadt, Germany, is positioning its microwave/RF 3D simulation tools to become part of the design flow for wireless ICs.
Green Hills toolkit supports Freescale's auto MCUs
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include: royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture, MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) with multicore debugger, virtual prototyping platform, TimeMachine tool suite and high-speed Nexus hardware probes.
ECSM models add signal integrity
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
Claiming to provide a complete solution for signoff analysis, the Open Modeling Coalition (OMC) has added signal integrity extensions to the Effective Current Source Modeling (ECSM) specification.
Capturing and Sharing Intellectual Property in PCB Design
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
This article discusses the disconnect between the digital design engineer's vision of bus structures on the printed circuit board (PCB) and the failure of tools to capture and route this vision in an efficient manner.
LabVIEW 8.2.1 supports Windows Vista
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
National Instruments announced the availability of a new version of LabVIEW, the graphical design platform for test, control and embedded system development, for use with Windows Vista.
Synplicity fields ASIC DSP synthesis
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Synplicity is offering an ASIC version of Synplify DSP, an electronic system level (ESL) synthesis tool that works from Simulink specifications.
Automotive EDA takes another step
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Over the last decade, automotive electronics has fundamentally changed the driving experience, and expectations are even higher for future vehicles. Starting in engine management and car audio, electronics has now penetrated major in-car systems, ranging from powertrain, body, chassis, driver assistance systems to active and passive safety systems. These systems have to be reliable despite harsh operational conditions, with tolerances close to aerospace requirements, and all this has to be achie
Aerospace, automotive convergence provide a way forward
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Capitalizing on their experience in the aeronautics industry, three European companies, PolySpace Technologies SA, Sysgo AG, and TNI-Software (Brest, France), are now applying their specific competencies in safety-critical embedded software development to the automotive industry.
Car designs on fast track
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
The love affair between people, their cars, and personal electronics has evolved into a passionate embrace of new on-board computing, control and communications technologies, generating an unprecedented design challenge to engineers across the entire spectrum of mechanical and electronic systems engineering.
Ride the car to the next expansion of the EDA market
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
The automobile has become a significant catalyst to the progress in electronic systems and EDA. In addition to the Design Automation Conference choosing Automotive Systems as its theme for this year's conference in San Diego, the IEEE Spectrum has just published an article showcasing the ten top tech cars.
Hardware and software don't matter
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
4/17/2007   Post a comment
Hardware and software no longer matter. What counts is functionality. This new reality demands new thinking and a new design flow.
Real Intent formally verifies clock crossings
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Formal verification provider Real Intent has announced Meridian, a new tool for clock domain crossing (CDC) verification that verifies both protocol and structure.
Cadence lawsuit denies damage to AmmoCore
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Denying the claims of AmmoCore founders that Cadence Design Systems is responsible for the EDA startup's demise, Cadence has filed a motion for "declaratory judgment."
Real Intent announces Meridian clock domain crossing verification software
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Real Intent's Meridian clock domain crossing verification software applies formal verification technology to sequentially analyze functionality and shorten sign-off.
Lattice releases reference design for GPON burst mode receiver
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Reference design for burst mode receiver highlights ability of LatticeSC/M FPGAs' PURESPEED I/O to support 1.25 Gbps GPON data rates.
Tool quickly executes fixed-point algorithms in MATLAB
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
The MathWorks has released Fixed-Point Toolbox 2, which provides enhanced floating-to-fixed-point conversion capabilities and accelerated fixed-point MATLAB algorithms that execute at compiled C-code speed.
Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) 101 - Part 1
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
New IEEE 754r standard defines a single data type for integer, fixed-, and floating-point decimal arithmetic that will be of interest for the FPGA-based acceleration of financial calculations.
Synplicity Announces Synplify DSP ASIC Edition
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Synplify DSP ASIC Edition software allows users to automatically develop high-quality RTL code from designs specified at the algorithm level for implementation into either an FPGA or ASIC device.
Commentary: ESL should drive emulation
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4/13/2007   Post a comment
Bluespec CEO Shiv Tasker teams up with Lauro Rizzatti of EVE USA to argue that electronic system level (ESL) design is the best starting point for hardware-assisted verification.
Actel sees FPGA comback in 2008
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4/13/2007   Post a comment
Betting its future on three FPGA market segments, Actel Corp. said it expects strong growth in the FPGA market by the end of the year.
IBM EDA director calls for 'prescriptive CAD'
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4/13/2007   Post a comment
A "prescriptive CAD" approach will make it unnecessary to throw more design for manufacturability (DFM) information at designers, said Leon Stok, IBM's EDA director, at the Electronic Design Process (EDP) workshop Thursday (April 12).
Esterel heads for IEEE standardization
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4/12/2007   Post a comment
Advocates hope that a new IEEE standardization effort will help bring Esterel, a system-level language for describing control systems hardware, into more widespread use.
Efficient Computing and Advanced Visualization Accelerates Electronic Design
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4/12/2007   Post a comment
In the nanometer era, several stages of the design process require a time-consuming validation process. The semiconductor electronics design industry is keeping up with the Moore's Law. The push towards smaller process nodes, even at the presence of manufacturing and financial challenges, is ever increasing.
Cypress adds Windows Vista support to PSoC IDE
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4/12/2007   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor's PSoC Designer IDE now supports PCs running Microsoft's new Vista operating system and also now includes new modules for CapSense, SD Cards and USB-UARTs.
Virtual platforms transform Go-to-Market strategies and software development methodologies
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
New virtual platform release from CoWare focuses on enterprise business impact fueled by multicore software integration and testing challenges.
How to test the interconnections between FPGAs on a high-density FPGA-based board
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
This article describes a simple, effective, and generic solution to check signal connectivity between FPGAs on a high density prototyping board with multiple FPGAs and hundreds of signals.
EDA software streamlines RF subsystem design
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
Agilent's next major release of its GENESYS electronic design automation (EDA) software, GENESYS 2007, features a design capability called LiveReport that streamlines the user interface and automates the documentation process for easy communication and reuse for RF and microwave component subsystem designers.
Calypto power optimizer supports CPF
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4/10/2007   Post a comment
Calypto Design Systems' new PowerPro CG power optimizer will support the Common Power Format (CPF), one of two rival formats vying for EDA user support.
EDAC: EDA up 15 percent in 2006
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
EDA and silicon intellectual property (IP) revenues were up 15 percent in 2006, according to a new report from the EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Survey (MSS).
Translator bridges Oasis, OpenAccess
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
SoftJin Technologies is offering a translator that offers a direct bridge between the OpenAccess database and the emerging Oasis standard for layout data.
The Growing Need for Secure Storage in Automotive Systems
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
As the electronic content of automobiles grows, so does the need for non-volatile memory to store various kinds of information. Security, cost, operating temperature range, reliability and field-programmability are some of the parameters that determine which memory technology will best suit automotive requirements.
Statistical timing startup wins $7M funding
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
Statistical timing analysis pioneer Extreme DA has won $7.38 million in series B venture capital funding, and will expand its R&D and marketing efforts.
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