Ponte raises $7.5M to expand DFM tools News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
EVE reports strong growth in 2006 News & Analysis 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.
Sussex researchers get funding for non-invasive testing News & Analysis 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.
Green Hills toolkit supports Freescale's auto MCUs Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
LabVIEW 8.2.1 supports Windows Vista Product News 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.
Automotive EDA takes another step Design How-To 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 Design How-To 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 Design How-To 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 News & Analysis 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.
Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) 101 - Part 1 Design How-To 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.
IBM EDA director calls for 'prescriptive CAD' News & Analysis 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).
EDA software streamlines RF subsystem design Product News 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.
EDAC: EDA up 15 percent in 2006 News & Analysis 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).
The Growing Need for Secure Storage in Automotive Systems Design How-To 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.