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posted in July 2007
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Blog  
7/31/2007   Post a comment
Although some press releases never make it to the News section, their contents are important.
Carbon Design Systems Offers Free Tenison Migration Program
Product News  
7/30/2007   Post a comment
Carbon Design Systems has announced a program to offer customers of Tenison Design Automation's VTOC products an easy migration path to Carbon's family of model generation solutions.
Topology Planning and Routing
Design How-To  
7/30/2007   Post a comment
This article focuses on the PCB designer collaboration of the IP and further employing Topology Planning and Topology Routing tools to support the IP and complete the PCB design.
Simulator targets SoCs for handheld devices
Product News  
7/30/2007   Post a comment
A simulator developed by the University of Southampton whose roots go back to research collaboration with another U.K. University, Newcastle, into developing interconnection technologies for multiprocessor SoCs, has been made available for download and is said to pave the way for more competitive handheld computing devices.
Accellera Elects new Board of Directors
Product News  
7/27/2007   Post a comment
Accellera elcts Board of Directors for 2007/8
IP/foundry ecosystem facilitates 45-nm process design
News & Analysis  
7/26/2007   Post a comment
To overcome 45-nm process challenges, semiconductor intellectual property (IP) providers and foundries are collaborating to provide designers with a combination of design resources and manufacturing expertise focused on advanced process nodes.
Design-to-fab of 45-nm ICs is variability issue
News & Analysis  
7/26/2007   Post a comment
At 65/45 nm and below, a new world order is beginning to emerge that challenges all our previous experience in IC design and manufacture.
Dollar's weakness impacts ARM's revenues, profits
News & Analysis  
7/26/2007   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc has managed to grow dollar revenues by 11 percent in the first half to $258.4 million in what the company describes as "a challenging industry backdrop" and said it is on track to achieve full year estimates provided the dollar/sterling exchange does not change significantly.
Software helps quell transmission noise
Design How-To  
7/25/2007   1 comment
Symbolic and numerical math solvers provide understanding of vibration behavior and chain-drive resonances, and help develop predictive design tools.
Mentor donates $20M in tools to Indian design center
News & Analysis  
7/24/2007   Post a comment
Citing India's rise as "a powerhouse for the world's electronics industry," in the words of a Mentor executive, Mentor Graphics is donating a complete suite of EDA tools for classroom instruction and academic research to the RV-VLSI Design Center in Bengaluru.
The word is MAD
Blog  
7/24/2007   Post a comment
Engineers must always be aware that what they design must be manufactured in a cost sensitive manner.
HD Lab releases "SystemC Behavioral Synthesis Style Guide"
Product News  
7/24/2007   Post a comment
SystemC-based design coding and methodology guide from HD Lab now widely available in Japan.
Rethinking the System Design Process
Design How-To  
7/23/2007   2 comments
System level modeling is evolving to solve how to determine quickly and efficiently how a change to a design specification might impact the performance of a proposed system.
Draft spec helps high-speed designs fly
News & Analysis  
7/19/2007   Post a comment
The I/O Buffer Information Specification standards group is moving forward with a draft specification called Bird aimed at solving one of the thorniest problems in signal integrity today—accurately modeling interconnects at 5 Gbits/second and higher.
Yet another Gray code conundrum (Part 1)
Design How-To  
7/19/2007   Post a comment
Unlike traditional "How To" articles that explain how to do something, this one turns the tables by asking YOU to come up with a cunning algorithmic design technique.
SymXpert software streamlines PCB design
Product News  
7/18/2007   Post a comment
EMA Design Automation is offering to its PCB design customers SymXpert from Perception Software that transforms datasheets into accurate, consistent, EDA-ready symbols.
How to enable Microsoft Office and Visio for RTL design
Design How-To  
7/18/2007   Post a comment
This tutorial describes how typical design teams employ Office tools to fortify their environment (structural RTL design, design documentation, and design reviews).
One Stop Shop
Blog  
7/17/2007   Post a comment
The three leading EDA vendors have made acquisitions since the close of DAC to better serve their leading edge IC design customers.
Abstraction Levels and Hardware Design
Design How-To  
7/17/2007   1 comment
The paper defines five levels of abstraction that are appropriate for hardware design. The register-transfer and behavioral levels are common terms without standard definitions. Here we give a definition, and also define three levels above what is commonly accepted as the behavioral level. The paper shows an example at each level and shows some high-level synthesis and simulation results illustrating some of the advantages of design at higher levels of abstraction.
Synopsys pays $15 million for Mosaid IP assets
News & Analysis  
7/16/2007   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc. has bought, for about $15 million in cash, the double data rate (DDR) memory controller and PHY semiconductor IP assets of Mosaid Technologies Inc.
Traditional Synthesis P&R Signoff Flows are Fundamentally Flawed
Design How-To  
7/16/2007   Post a comment
The move to 65nm technology opens up a Pandora's box of effects which must be effectively controlled in order to sign off on a chip
Getting Back to Basics with Planning, Metrics, and Management
Design How-To  
7/13/2007   Post a comment
This article is the first of a three part series focusing on how the new field of metric-driven engineering will improve design and verification processes. The next two installments will take a closer look at metric-driven engineering from a team leader and user's point of view.
Cadence acquires Invarium
News & Analysis  
7/12/2007   Post a comment
Cadence acquires Invarium to strenthen its DFM flow
'Expert' reports on DATE, DAC available to public
News & Analysis  
7/11/2007   Post a comment
The "edacentrum," an independent organization that promotes research and development in electronic design automation, is making its reports available to the general public.
Development tool supports S6000 software configurable processors
Product News  
7/11/2007   Post a comment
Stretch has released 2007.06 of the Stretch Integrated Design Environment (IDE) development tools with support for the S6000 family of software configurable processors designed to handle compute-intensive video, imaging, and wireless applications.
Xilinx delivers ISE WebPACK 9.2i
Product News  
7/10/2007   1 comment
ISE WebPACK 9.2i from Xilinx offers expanded support for latest 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs; free, downloadable design solution now offers Microsoft Windows Vista Support.
Novas Extends Debug Platform with Faster Performance and SystemVerilog Capabilities
Product News  
7/10/2007   Post a comment
Novas Software, Inc has announced performance and language improvements to its Verdi Debug system.
Intelligent Testbench for SONET/SDH Systems from ArchSilc
Product News  
7/10/2007   Post a comment
ArchSilc Design Automation, Inc. announced the release of AiVi-SONET/SDHTM, an intelligent testbench for SONET/SDH Systems.
IP standards body VSIA to fold
News & Analysis  
7/9/2007   Post a comment
The VSI Alliance (VSIA), an IP standards body for the electronics industry, announced that it will close its operations.
Low Power Design Specification from RTL through GDSII
Design How-To  
7/9/2007   Post a comment
Accellera, at the request and assistance of end users and with technical donations and contributions from multiple EDA vendors, developed the Unified Power Format (UPF) to capture low power design intent in a portable and interoperable form that can be used with most design verification and implementation tools throughout the design flow.
The EDA Dozen
Blog  
7/9/2007   Post a comment
There are a dozen EDA companies among the 60 recognized by EE Times as the emerging companies in 2007.
Commentary: Imagination turns to reality in verification
News & Analysis  
7/5/2007   Post a comment
Imagine an entire design team agreeing on a set of concerns and priorities for a project with visibility into the verification process. Sounds pretty good doesn't it?
An FPGA design flow for video imaging applications
Design How-To  
7/3/2007   Post a comment
This tutorial examines some of the challenges when implementing video applications in FPGAs and details how certain tools can be used to alleviate key design challenges.
Assertions Improve Productivity for All Development Phases
Design How-To  
7/3/2007   Post a comment
Assertions are increasingly important verification tools because they improve design quality and increase design verification (DV) productivity, resulting in faster time to market.
European EDA market to grow 11% in 2007, says report
News & Analysis  
7/3/2007   Post a comment
Driven by consumer electronics, the European EDA market is set to report a double digit growth in 2007, according to 01 Consulting.
Globally Distributed Development
Design How-To  
7/2/2007   Post a comment
Today's world of globally distributed software development presents lots of challenges - but offers great opportunity.
Green Hills expands product suite to support Freescale's i.MX27
Product News  
7/2/2007   Post a comment
Green Hills Software Inc, announced that its product suite, including the MULTI integrated development environment, µ-velOSity royalty-free RTOS, TimeMachine tool suite, Green Hills compilers, and Green Hills Probe are now available for the Freescale i.MX27 multimedia applications processor.
iPhone vs ESL: TKO is the verdict
Blog  
7/2/2007   Post a comment
The architecture of the iPhone shows that ESL tools fail to provide a comprehensive solution to the problem of system level design.


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