Altera buys PLD place and route tool vendor News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment Altera Corp. picked up some new place and route tools and some EDA brain power Monday (May 8), buying a tiny PLD place and route company, Right Track CAD (Toronto). Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.
Xilinx tunes tools for big FPGAs News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment FPGA tools will draw a step closer to their ASIC counterparts this week, when Xilinx Inc. releases a version of its Alliance Series software aimed at helping users efficiently design with multi-
Silicon Metrics adds timing sign-off News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment IC characterization provider Silicon Metrics Corp. will roll out this week a product line based on its SiliconSmart Models. Included in the lineup is the company's first offering for logic designersa timing sign-off tool that can extend the accuracy of static timing analyzers.
Avanti criminal charges dismissed News & Analysis 5/1/2000 Post a comment One of the longest-running and most-watched criminal cases in the electronics industry has come to an apparent halt, as a Santa Clara County court judge dismissed all criminal charges against executives of Avanti Corp. on procedural grounds. While the district attorney will seek an appeal, and may re-convene a grand jury to seek new indictments, any new trial date is at least months away.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.