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SOTWARE TOOLS - UDE 2.6 plug-in provides cross debugger for Eclipse
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
A plug-in that enables a separate debug perspective for Eclipse-based platforms is now provided free with the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.6 from pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme.
Magma posts loss, amends tender offer
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation posted a loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of $4.3 million on revenue of $28.8 million for the first quarter of its fiscal 2010, the company reported last week.
Globalfoundries in multi-year contract with Cadence
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Foundry services provider Globalfoundries has signed a multi-year technology contract with semiconductor design software vendor Cadence Design Systems. The deployment covers large parts of the design chain including verification and manufacturing.
Dolphin Integration eases evaluation of embedded memories in-SoC area
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) has introduced the Logos standard as an alternative to the traditional memory evaluation process based on compiler outputs.
Maybe we're not as smart as we think we are?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/29/2009   3 comments
When you look at what it takes to be in the IC business, versus the return, sometimes you have to wonder if it makes sense at all
SoC design issues going virtual
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8/29/2009   Post a comment
A dramatic shift is taking place in the technical conference area: provide an entire design-oriented conference and exhibits to millions of desktops across the globe.
LDRA integrates tool suite with IBM Rational Rose RealTime MDDE
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8/29/2009   Post a comment
The LDRA tool suite, which supports the analysis, instrumentation, and testing of both auto-generated and user-created source code, has been integrated into the IBM Rational Rose RealTime model-driven development environment.
From 2009 to 2020: A history of developments in programmability
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/28/2009   3 comments
Predictions come easy, but from the demise of FPGAs to the emergence of 32-core processors, DSPs are showing some strong trends and I think it is possible to divine what will happen in the next few years as we move towards the next order of magnitude increase in computational efficiency.
Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP engine balances performance, size and programmability
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
The new highly efficient ConnX D2 core from Tensilica represents a major push by the company into broader communcications processing applications it comes well armed as far as new architectures go, with full C compiler support, including intrinsics for TI's C6x and ITU code.
Hands-on training tool seeks to address analog design skill shortages
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
To address analog design skill shortages, The Institute for System Level Integration has introduced a hands-on training tool that enables would-be analog designers to design, build and perform measurements on analogue circuits.
Failure not an option: Heading off chip flaws during design
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Engineers could detect design flaws resulting in cracks, fractures and interface faults before chip fabrication using a new method that harnesses an electronics failure simulation technique called peridynamic equations.
Nvidia offers $5,000 in prizes to Cuda programmers
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8/27/2009   1 comment
Graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has said it plans to offer prizes totaling $5,000 to five programmers who use the Cuda parallel programming environment to solve the first of a series of challenges.
Fujitsu, TSMC partner on 28-nm logic ICs
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. are collaborating on the development of a 28-nm manufacturing process technology for Fujitsu.
E-paper display market to hit $600 million in 2010, says analyst
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
The total e-paper display market is set to be 22 million units and $431 million in revenues in 2009 and is set to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 41 percent for revenues and 64 percent for units over the next decade, according market research company DisplaySearch.
Startup rewrites NXP’s legacy in 3D passive integration
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Economic crises can have positive as well as negative impacts. Thus, if NXP had not divested its wireless business and decided to sell its integrated passives device unit near Caen, Normandy (France), Ipdia would not have emerged with an ambition to deliver next-generation 3D-SiP modules for various applications, including advanced LED modules.
Dresden is like Silicon Valley: hungry talent & excellent education
News & Analysis  
8/27/2009   1 comment
How comes that the Dresden area is the most remarkable center for start-up activities in Germany? The answer is that in the town, all ingredients necessary such as excellent mathematical education and a generation of engineers with great ideas meet. The ignition spark, however, has been imported from the U.S. – in person of Gerhard Fettweis, professor at the Dresden Technical University. In the interview Fettweis explains what are the essentials for start-up friendly environments and which techn
Synfora adds Esterel Studio to IP portfolio
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Synfora, Inc. has purchased the Esterel Studio tool suite developed by Esterel EDA Technologies.
Arasan adds MIPI to IP stable
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has released its MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI) controller IP and software stack.
Tensilica : DSP engine runs virtually any C program
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Tensilica has introduced the high-performance, small, low-power ConnX D2 16-bit dual-MAC (Multiply Accumulator) DSP engine for its proven Xtensa LX dataplane processor cores for SOC (System-on-Chip) designs.
NIWeek photo shoot (part 1)
Test & Measurement Designline Blogs  
8/25/2009   Post a comment
It's been a few weeks since I attended NIWeek in Austin, but I still have more content coming from that show. I did manage to bring my digital camera and take some pictures. Here is the diary of my two and a half days there--in image form (part one).
Making bare essentials work
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Startup siXis Inc. claims mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
Carbon nanotube interconnect startup raises $4.1 million
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Surrey NanoSystems Ltd. (Newhaven, England) has raised £2.5 million (about $4.1 million) in second round venture capital to help it develop a silicon-friendly, low-temperature carbon nanotube growth process. Surrey NanoSystems believes CNTs can be used as semiconductor interconnect.
Engineer seeks $60 million bonus from Atmel
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8/25/2009   3 comments
Dr. Andreas Paul Schueppen, a former employee of Atmel Germany GmbH, is preparing for his first day in court in a case filed against his former employer in which he is claiming he is owed 42 million euro (about $60 million) as an "inventor's bonus."
Calypto develops sequential power analyzer
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Calypto Design Systems has applied its patented sequential analysis technology to enable accurate power measurement in its PowerPro Analyzer tool.
Simplifying design of industrial process-control systems with PLC evaluation boards (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
8/24/2009   1 comment
PLC evaluation board applications for industrial process-control systems are diverse, ranging from simple traffic control to complex electrical power grids, from environmental control systems to oil-refinery process control. This two-part series looks at using a PLC evaluation board to simplify design, with a practical example application outlined including schematics and tutorial on using the system.
U.S. invests $6.4 million in LED research
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
The Energy Department will fund LED and organic LED research with funds from the economic stimulus package approved by Congress in February.
Silicon circuit board seeks to replace ASICs
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
You may be able to kiss that printed-circuit board good-bye soon, instead mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board that essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
TSMC makes SRAMs in three 28-nm processes
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has claimed it has achieved a functionally yielding 64-Mbit SRAMs across all three versions of its upcoming 28-nm manufacturing process technology. These are 28-LP, with an oxynitride dielectric, and 28-HP and 28-HLP which both uses a high-K metal gate process.
As design goes global, tools get more critical
Design How-To  
8/24/2009   3 comments
Disaggregation of the IC and system design chain toward a specialty model has included a growing reliance on outsourcing.
Teamcenter's data accuracy shortens HP printer design cycle
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's Indigo Division manufactures high-end digital printing presses for large commercial and industrial applications.
Good project management keeps remote MindTree, TI teams in sync
News & Analysis  
8/24/2009   1 comment
India-based MindTree was heavily involved in software development for TI's wireless solutions involving OMAP and mobile connectivity. Keeping the project in line depended as much on good technical expertise as it did upon good trans-global, cross-cultural project-management skills.
C-to-FPGA compiler supports Virtex-6, Spartan-6
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
The CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA compiler from Impulse Accelerated Technologies has been updated to support the latest devices and software from Xilinx, including the Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs and Version 11.2 of Xilinx ISE design suite, Impulse said.
LeCroy launches single-source SuperSpeed USB test suite
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The LeCroy USB 3.0 Test Suite is an integrated selection of test instruments that addresses all transmitter, receiver, TDR and protocol tests currently defined in the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification.
Mentor tops expectations
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics reported revenue of $182.6 million for the quarter ended July 31, besting consensus analyst expectations by a wide margin.
Omnivision licenses Slovenian IP cores
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Omnivision Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a fabless developer and vendor of CMOS image sensors, has licensed semiconductor intellectual property from Beyond Semiconductor (Ljubljana, Slovenia).
Tower, Jazz team with SVTC on MEMS for aerospace, defense
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) and its U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.) have announced an agreement signed with SVTC Technologies LLC to provide SVTC's aerospace and defense customers with access to Jazz process technologies and manufacturing facilities.
Updated: Synopsys logs another profitable quarter
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. reported a GAAP net income of $47.4 million on revenue of $345.2 million for its fiscal third quarter, ended July 31, the company said.
Mentor completes LogicVision acquisition
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of chip test technology vendor LogicVision Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
TimingDesigner interfaces with Allegro PCB SI
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
EMA Design Automation announced the availability of EMA TimingDesigner 9.2, which interfaces with the Cadence Allegro PCB signal integrity technology to provide what the company calls a complete SI and timing design environment.
Active invisibility cloaks could work at many wavelengths
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
"It is possible to cloak relatively large regions of space, even from multi-frequency sources, using destructive interference," a researcher claims.
EDA companies could tap IEEE connections
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE is reported to offer its standards efforts to broader groups of companies that want to set up collaborations quickly. It's worth taking a look at for EDA companies.
Jazz sees growth opportunities for SiGe
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), a subsidiary of foundry chip maker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), has announced it is looking to use its silicon-germanium BiCMOS technology to replace GaAs components in millimeter wave and cell phone applications.
TSMC on equipment spending spree
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
TSMC is on a buying spree, spending more than $250 million on semiconductor capital equipment in recent weeks, according to regulatory filings made by the silicon foundry giant.
Study: Outsourced IC design growth slowed in '08
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
This year will be a make or break year for chip design service providers after the global recession slowed the growth of outsourced chip design starts in 2008, according to a survey by market research firm Gartner.
IBM harnesses DNA to pattern nanoscale circuits
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
IBM Corp. researchers say they have harnessed DNA to position nanoscale components like carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires into circuits 10 times smaller than can be achieved with current lithographic techniques.
'Spaser' development enables laser/chip integration
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Researchers from three universities have created a "spaser", a laser small enough to be integrated into electronic chips.
Virtual testing with model-based design
Design How-To  
8/17/2009   1 comment
Virtual testing, based on system simulation and model-based design, takes the traditional "test-at-the-end" system development process and makes it more iterative. Virtual testing shortens both the design cycle and the final physical testing phase.
IBM looking to use DNA scaffolding for next gen chips
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Scientists at IBM Research and the California Institute of Technology are claiming a major breakthrough in packing more power and speed into ICs, while making them more energy efficient and less expensive to manufacture.
IEEE helps spawn industry collaborations
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
A group of security companies have become the first to pilot the IEEE's Industry Connections program, an effort to extend the IEEE's umbrella of support it offers its standards efforts to broader groups of companies that want to set up collaborations quickly.
Obama administration will review U.S. export controls
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8/14/2009   Post a comment
The Obama administration has launched a review of U.S. export controls, signaling that it is considering easing restrictions on the export of widely available technologies.
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