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Reducing power with an advanced multi-Vdd methodology
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9/30/2006   Post a comment
Here's what you need to know to create designs that consume the smallest possible amounts of power and real estate.
Yogitech claims first OCP universal verification component
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Design and verification technology provider Yogitech SPA is rolling out what it claims is the industry's first mixed-language Open Core Protocol (OPC) universal verification component (UVC). The company claims it is the only commercial verification solution to fully support revision 2.1 of the OCP protocol and comply with the OCP 2.0/2.1 compliant checks document
Court denies Synopsys motion to block patent re-exam
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
U.S. District Court Judge Maxine Chesney has denied a motion by Synopsys seeking to enjoin the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from reexamining two patents held by rival Magma Design Automation.
Xilinx extends ISE 8.2i to include support for largest 65-nm FPGA
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx has made available a downloadable extension to the 8.2i Integrated Software Environment (ISE) Foundation tool suite, allowing access to the Virtex-5 LX330, the industry's largest 65-nm FPGA.
Vast adds ARM PrimeCell models and AXI bus
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of Vast models of the ARM PrimeCell PL080 DMA Controller, PL011 UART, PL190 Vector Interrupt Controller, PL131 Smart Card Interface and the AMBA AXI bus.
Xilinx extends ISE to support Virtex-5 LX330
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx announced the availability of a downloadable extension to the 8.2i integrated software environment Foundation tool suite allowing access to the Virtex-5 LX330 FPGA.
Agilent claims first PSP model extraction package
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, Agilent Technologies announced the availability of Pennsylvania State University-Philips model parameter extraction package for advanced CMOS device models.
U.S. still top design influencer; China, India rising fast
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The United States remains the dominate influencer on semiconductor spending through electronic equipment design, though China continues to be a fast-rising force, according to new data from market research firm iSuppli.
Virtual infrastructure provider reborn as VirtualLogix
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Virtual infrastructure software provider Jaluna has re-branded itself as VirtualLogix and announced the expansion of its offerings in three vertical markets: digital multimedia, mobile handsets and network infrastructure.
Synopsys claims tripling of TetraMAX ATPG tool performance
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys said enhancements to its TetraMAX automatic test pattern generation product enable a typical speedup of three fold or more in runtime performance across all design styles compared with the previous version.
'Cockpit' for chip-level planning, capture
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
EDA startup Chip Estimate announced InCyte Enterprise, an estimation system for chip-level architectural planning and specification capture.
Mentor Graphics unveils low-cost development suite
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the Edge Development Suite, a bundled version of its Edge Development Tools that includes an integrated development environment (IDE), software simulator, compiler and debugger, priced at $2,995.
IP Exchange targets barriers to IP evaluation, reuse
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Electronic system level EDA vendor Tenison Design Automation announced IP Exchange--a tool provided for intellectual property vendors, semiconductor and fabless companies to address the problem of safely delivering verification IP to external customers and internal teams.
Synopsys: Magma may have helped with PTO requests
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys has filed a motion to reopen limited discovery in its high-profile patent litigation with archrival Magma Design Automation.
Encirq releases "major upgrade" of software framework
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Device data management vendor Encirq announced what it termed a major upgrade to its DeviceSQL software framework.
Augmenting your verification infrastructure with an external process
Design How-To  
9/25/2006   Post a comment
This paper discusses how to connect an external (unrelated) process to a simulator environment using inter-process communication.
MathStar rolls new family of FPOAs
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Fabless programmable logic supplier MathStar introduced its second generation of field programmable object arrays, claiming operational speeds of up to 1-gigahertz. The company claims that this speed is up to four times faster than today's top FPGA architectures, depending on the application.
Synopsys, FS2 roll dev platform for PCIe
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys has teamed with the First Silicon Solutions division of MIPS Technologies to offer an evaluation and development platform for Synopsys' DesignWare PCI Express intellectual property.
Mentor RTOS claims size, speed improvements
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics rolled out the latest release of its flagship Nucleus Plus real-time operating system, claiming a smaller, faster and easier to use RTOS to build embedded applications for a variety of target markets.
Alpine lab enters rarified air of soft-error test
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Investments in time and dollars notwithstanding, semiconductor soft errors remain a tough nut to crack.
Hardi platform supports Tensilica processor cores
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Swedish ASIC prototyping platform provider Hardi Electronics is providing support for designs using Tensilica's Diamond Standard processor cores through its Hardi ASIC Prototyping Systems.
Magma contributes to Accellera power standard effort
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation has donated specifications for low-power technology to EDA standards organization Accellera's Unified Power Format standardization effort.
Mentor sponsoring design lab at Hungarian university
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Providing more than $20 million worth of EDA tools, Mentor Graphics is sponsoring an electronic design laboratory at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.
Synopsys, Nikon to team on 45-nm litho models
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys and Nikon said they would work together to develop advanced lithography software models and DFM-enabled lithography manufacturing solutions for 45-nanometers and below.
Nannor DFM tool integrates yield analysis
Product News  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
DFM-focused vendor Nannor Technologies has enhanced its Acuma yield optimization tool, directly integrating yield analysis technology within.
Synopsys donates technology to Accellera low power effort
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Top-tier EDA vendor Synopsys has donated power management technology to the Unified Power Format standardization effort of EDA standards organization Accellera.
Agilent updates PCI Express validation, compliance software
Product News  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announces an updated version of PCI Express electrical performance validation and compliance software. It tests devices to ensure compliance with PCIe 1.1 and PCIe 2.0 specs. The software runs on Agilent's 54855A Infiniium and 80000 Series scopes.
Software development kit supports Cell Broadband Engine processor
Product News  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.'s MultiCore PlusSDK 1.0 (Software Development Kit) programs the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor. The kit provides a complete, intuitive programming environment for products based on the Cell BE and other multicore processors.
ARM RealView Real-Time Library said to speed development time
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Promising a high degree of optimization, ARM Holdings released the ARM RealView Real-Time Library, said to offer critical components for creation of products that require real-time control, networking, USB and CAN connectivity.
32-bit embedded soft microprocessor core for Lattice FPGAs
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
The LatticeMico32 is a comprehensive 32-bit microprocessor solution whose unique open source license provides visibility, flexibility, and portability.
Cadence rolls DDR2 design IP
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems announced the availability of an intellectual property portfolio intended to enable engineers to optimize Double Data Rate 2 interfaces on printed circuit boards and expedite the design process.
Magma slams Synopsys over withdrawal of patents
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation called a move by Synopsys to withdraw two patents from litigation between the two companies and place them in the public domain a "transparent, desperate attempt" to mask the misdeeds Synopsys allegedly committed when it submitted the patent applications.
Optimized software components speed development time for ARM-MCU based apps
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
ARM's RealView Real-Time Library supports the ARM7, ARM9 and ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based microcontrollers. Library contains software components needed to create products that require real-time control, networking, USB and CAN connectivity.
Magma Spice circuit sim tool claims top speed
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation announced the availability of FineSim Spice, a circuit simulator claimed to speed time to results for simulation and analysis while maintaining the accuracy of leading Spice simulators.
Power Integrity Analysis for Billion Transistor Full-Custom Designs
Design How-To  
9/17/2006   Post a comment
One of the key challenges that has emerged is the need to optimize the power distribution network so that problems associated with voltage drop and electromigration (EM) can be avoided. Power integrity is a critical problem at 90nm and 65nm process nodes for ASIC, FPGA, full-chip custom designers and other designers alike.
Magma drops infringement claims on one patent
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9/16/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation has dropped assertions of infringement against Synopsys relating one of the patents involved in the companies' Delaware patent litigation.
Is Mentor maneuvering for Magma merger?
News & Analysis  
9/15/2006   Post a comment
Was Mentor's intervention in requesting that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reexamine two Magma patents laying the groundwork for a possible merger of the two companies? At least one EDA analyst thinks its possible.
Oki offers ARM-based ZigBee developer's kit
Product News  
9/15/2006   Post a comment
Oki Semiconductor is offering a low-cost, full-featured development kit for its IEEE802.15.4 based ML7065 2.4GHz ZigBee compatible radio. The kit contains the Oki ML7065 radio and Oki's ARM7TMDI-based 4060 Series Advantage Microcontroller.
Synopsys seeks to block reexamination of Magma patents
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9/15/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation filed a motion asking U.S. District Court Judge Maxine Chesney to deny a motion filed by rival Synopsys seeking to block the reexamination of two Magma patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Accellera launches 'unified power format' effort
News & Analysis  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
The Accellera standards organization has launched the Unified Power Format (UPF) technical subcommittee, headed by Mentor Graphics' Stephen Bailey. But the effort remains separate from the Cadence-backed Power Forward Initiative (PFI).
Survey finds designers concerned about power
News & Analysis  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
Total power, leakage power, electromigration and dynamic voltage drop are the biggest concerns for today's system-on-chip designers, according to the results of a survey by power-focused EDA vendor Sequence Design.
Brion rolls 3-D OPC tool
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9/14/2006   Post a comment
Brion Technologies introduced Tachyon M3D, promising more accurate optical proximity correction (OPC) implementation and verification by incorporating mask three-dimensional imaging effects.
ESL startup snags $5 million in funding
News & Analysis  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
Electronic system level EDA startup Carbon Design Systems announced the completion of $5 million in Series D venture funding from previous investors Matrix Partners, Flagship Ventures and Commonwealth Capital.
Fault-robust microcontrollers allow automotive technology convergence: Part 2, fault detection and supervision
Design How-To  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
In automotive, semiconductor technologies and electronic systems are converging into a "car-on-a-chip." However, this convergence results in a new population of faults and failure modes, so how to make such systems more robust?
How to get the best performance and utilization from Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs
Design How-To  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
In order to obtain the best performance and efficiently utilize the capacity offered by Virtex-5 FPGAs, it is necessary to use the right synthesis technology.
Synopsys rolls verification IP for OCP interface
Product News  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys announced the release of verification intellectual property for the Open Core Protocol interface.
Emulex to invest $10 million in Bangalore
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Emulex Corp. plans to invest over $10 million to grow its design center here, as it leverages the ASIC and embedded software product development skills of newly-acquired Indian firm Aarohi Communications.
Sales nudge ahead at Celoxica for 1H 2006
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Celoxica Holdings plc had a turnover of £2.4 million for the first six months of this year, up 5 percent on the same period last year, and in line with expectations.
Cadence presents roadmap, tips 'Torino'
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems executives set forth technology roadmaps for the company's product lines at the CDNLive! conference, and identified a new project called Torino.
Cadence not rejecting DAC, execs say
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Although Cadence has not yet selected booth space at next year's Design Automation Conference, Cadence still plans to participate, according to executives at the CDNLive! conference.
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