Verification IP takes a broader role Design How-To 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 Product News 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.
Litigation expenses widen Magma's loss News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
CAN-enabled PIC MCUs add more on-chip flash Product News 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 Survey 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.
Report: Brooks says ex-CEO signed false document News & Analysis 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.
Mentor offers support package for ARM Cortex-M3 Product News 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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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