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Dual-tuner DVB-S2 PCI Express reference design targets Media PCs
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
Teaming with CyberLink, Micronas enables HDTV on PC- based satellite receivers with MicSidewinder 2D-X, a DVB-S2 tuner card reference design for PC OEMs and system integrators.
Lattice claims low cost programmable SPI-4.2 solution
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of what it claims is the industry's only full-rate SPI-4.2 solution based on a low cost FPGA fabric.
Former Cadence exec named pcb tool startup CEO
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
DesignAdvance Systems, a developer of design automation software for users of EDA and MCAD tools, has appointed 25-year electronics veteran and former Cadence Design Systems executive Edward Pupa as CEO.
Startup AmmoCore back from the dead
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AmmoCore, an EDA startup that filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year, has apparently been resurrected.
USB 2.0-based on-chip debug support available for Freescale ColdFire processors
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Debugging and control of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s ColdFire family of 32-bit microprocessors will be supported by Macraigor Systems usb2Demon background debug mode (BDM) interface device. Macraigor supports the ColdFire Version 2, 3, and 4 cores.
Cadence verification IP claims broad language support
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
EDA market leader Cadence Design Systems introduced a new line of reusable verification IP said to integrate compliance management and mixed-language flexibility with advanced simulation-based testbench technology.
Verification IP takes a broader role
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
Authors from Cadence Design Systems discuss verification intellectual property (VIP) selection, and make the case for "End to End" VIP that supports measurement, reusability, context-sensitive stimuli, and a verification plan.
Ansoft rolls enhanced ePhysics tool
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8/4/2006   Post a comment
Ansoft announced the immediate availability of ePhysics version 2, featuring enhancements to the tool's ePhysics' three-dimensional, steady-state thermal, transient thermal and linear stress analyses coupling to Ansoft's HFSS tool for S-parameter and full-wave Spice extraction and Maxwell 3D electromagnetic design software with dynamic-link co-simulation.
Brion expands team, tips ongoing collaborative work
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8/4/2006   Post a comment
Brion Technologies announced three key appointments, expanding the company amidst ongoing work with technology partners in several areas of semiconductor design and manufacturing.
Litigation expenses widen Magma's loss
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
Citing the continued expenses associated with its high-profile patent dispute litigation with Synopsys, Magma Design Automation posted a GAAP net loss of $10.7 million despite record revenue of $41 million for its fiscal first quarter.
Zuken completes CIM-Team acquisition
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
Japanese EDA vendor Zuken has completed the acquisition of CIM-Team,a German provider of electronic computer aided engineering software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
PLDA claims first FPGA-based PXI Express development kit
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, PLDApplications said it would launch the PXIe XpressLite CY2 Development Kit for CompactPCI Express on Aug. 8 during National Instruments' 12th annual NIWeek worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition.
CAN-enabled PIC MCUs add more on-chip flash
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Microchip's new four-member PIC18F4685 family of low-power 8-bit Controller Area Network microcontrollers boasts 80 or 96 Kbytes of flash and integrated EEPROM memory to accommodate the growing complexity of CAN applications.
Reader forum: outsourcing and you
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
EE Times invites readers to sound off on the belated release of a Commerce Department report that makes stark predictions about the future of U.S. chip design as many more U.S. engineering jobs emigrate to overseas.
Liberty extensions target 'variation aware' design
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys announced extensions to its Liberty library format to facilitate "variation-aware design," allowing engineers to control design margins, improve design robustness and increase parametric yield.
Lattice enters the "blogosphere"
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
While FPGAs are expected to be a popular subject for a new series of blogs, all Lattice and Lattice-related topics will open for discussion.
Report: Brooks says ex-CEO signed false document
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
In a regulatory filing, Brooks Automation acknowledges that its former CEO signed a false document enabling him to exercise an option to buy 225,000 shares even though the option had already expired, according to reports by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
Startups collaborate on simulation, debug
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Faraday Technology said its memory compilers are now integrated with Novas Software's Verdi automated debug system, enabling joint customers to simulate and debug designs faster and easier.
Mentor offers support package for ARM Cortex-M3
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of the first Mentor processor support package for the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, which works with Mentor's Seamless tool to expose hardware/software integration errors inherent in processor-based designs.
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