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Actel releases new version of integrated design environment
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Actel introduced version 6.2 of it Libero integrated design environment for field-programmable gate array designers.
Innovation drives SoC performance, keynoters say
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While CMOS scaling will continue to reduce costs, system-on-chip performance improvements will depend on innovations that produce integrated design systems, according to IBM's Lisa Su.
MatrixOne introduces application for improving design collaboration
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MatrixOne introduced a workgroup design application intended to enable product designers and supply chains to manage the design process and collaborate from one central application.
Ray Bingham quitte Cadence
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Ray Bingham, ancien directeur général de Cadence Design Systems Inc., a annoncé qu’il quittait ses fonctions de président exécutif et se retirait du conseil d’administration de la société à compter du 31 juillet 2005.
Synplicity enhances customized physical synthesis software
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Synplicity released enhanced versions of its Amplify physical synthesis software customized for NEC Electronics and LSI Logic ASICs.
First quarter EDA revenue flat year-over-year
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EDA revenue for the first quarter of 2005 was $989 million, down less than 1 percent from $995 million for the first quarter of 2004, according to the EDA Consortium.
Startup takes 'first step' to integrating yield analysis, design
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Predictions Software has added an interface between its Eyes yield analysis tool and Cadence Designs' Virtuoso Layout Editor.
Zenasis names EDA veteran Dennis Harmon CEO
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Zenasis Technologies named veteran EDA executive Dennis Harmon president and CEO.
Improving yield in RTL-to-GDSII flows
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Cadence Design Systems' Joe Xi explains how to measure and improve the defect-limited yield in the RTL-to-GDSII flow, using defect data that is readily available from fabs.
Magma integriert Algorithmen der Uni Bonn
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Der EDA-Softwareanbieter Magma Design Automation hat weitere Details über die physikalische Synthese und die Routing-Technologie veröffentlicht, die das Unternehmen von IBM lizenziert hat. Eine wichtige Rolle bei der Entwicklung der Algorithmen spielte die Universität Bonn.
Open Source macht SystemC massentauglich
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Wer sich der Open-Source-Entwicklung verschreibt, will nicht unbedingt reich werden. Doch für Mark Burton, Gründer der GreenSocs-Initiative, ist das der beste Weg, um der Masse der IC-Entwickler SystemC-basierte Tools und Methodologien nahe zu bringen.
Extension adds unique functions to C++ class libraries
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
The Extended Template Library (ETL) Toolkit, an addition to Recursion Software, Inc.'s portfolio of C++ libraries for software, pushes the Standards Template Library (STL) for C++ beyond what's available from Open Source or commercial versions.
MEMS on the Move
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) has a reputation of being one of those technologies that is always on the verge of taking off but somehow sputters. The truth is somewhat more complicated: Success varies widely depending on market segment. In this feature article, Jack Shandles gives us an update on MEMS.
Chip designers need to work around copper resistivity at 45-nm
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
As if chip designers don't have enough to worry about, they'll need to use hierarchical workarounds to avoid copper resistivity issues at 45-nm, according to a recent workshop co-sponsored by Sematech.
Toolset moves software code to FPGA hardware to quicken embedded system design
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Designers working with Xilinx Inc.'s Virtex-4 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) can create hardware-accelerated applications that can dramatically outperform applications running on traditional microprocessors with Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc.'s CoDeveloper C-to-hardware design tool.
Linux toolkit helps FPGA users easily develop mobile platform
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A toolkit to develop, debug, and deploy mobile applications based on QuickLogic's Wi-Fi bridge and programmable hard disk drive (HDD) controller for Intel Corp.'s PXA2xx embedded processor is available from Viosoft Corp.
Magma provides further details about IBM licensing agreement
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Magma Design Automation has licensed IBM technology for physical synthesis and routing.
DAC—Variations on a Theme
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Electronic conferences seem to be of two varieties—those that introduce innovative products and methodologies and others that enhance existing solutions. The 42nd DAC fits into the second category. Building upon an existing base of design tools and products is not a bad thing. Improving upon what has been previously introduced marks the point at which those products become usable for the mainstream electronics community. Jim Lipman addresses some of the hot topics that garnered a lot of at
Scientists tap Celoxica design suite for atomic clock project
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Celoxica said its tool suite has been used successfully by the Atomic Clack Ensemble in Space program.
HCL Technologies joins Power.org
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HCL Technologies has joined Power.org, a community of developers, tool providers and manufacturers supporting IBM's Power Architecture.
Le Français Novacad nommé distributeur européen de l’année de Zuken
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Zuken, spécialiste de CAO électronique pour la conception de circuits imprimés et de modules mutli-puces, a honoré le jeune distributeur français Novacad du titre de « distributeur européen de l’année » suite aux excellentes ventes annuelles de Cadstar, module d’analyse d’intégrité du signal chargé de vérifier les problèmes de réflexion et de diaphonie.
IBIS 4.1 enhances signal integrity modeling
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics' Gary Pratt shows how the new IBIS 4.1 standard, in conjunction with Verilog-AMS or VHDL-AMS, can be used to model multi-gigabit I/O technology.
Magma und IBM schaffen gemeinsamen Lizenz-Pool
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation und IBM wollen künftig enger zusammenarbeiten. Beide Unternehmen haben nicht nur ihre Lizenz-Vereinbarungen erweitert, sondern auch einen F&E-Vertrag für die gemeinsame Entwicklung von physikalischen Synthese- und Routing-Technologien unterzeichnet.
Impulse adds support for Xilinx' Virtex-4 FPGA to CoDeveloper tool
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
Impulse Accelerated Technologies will introduce support for Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs in its CoDeveloper C-to-hardware design tool.
DVCon 2006 sets schedule, names chair
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
Accellera announced that the 2006 Design & Verification Conference would be held Feb. 22-24, 2006, at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calf.
IBM, Magma extended cross-licensing agreement
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
IBM received equity in Magma Design Automation in the form of a warrant to purchase common stock as partial consideration for agreements to conduct joint R&D and extend EDA patent cross-licensing.
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