Software firm offers Matlab toolbox Product News 9/13/2006 Post a comment Following what it described as an extensive public beta testing period, Canadian mathematical software vendor Maplesoft announced the availability of the Maple Toolbox for Matlab.
EDA Consortium to honor 'father of TCAD' News & Analysis 9/6/2006 Post a comment Robert Dutton, a professor of engineering at Stanford University and director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2006 Phil Kaufman Award, the EDA Consortium EDAC said.
Mentor, Jazz Semi release design kits News & Analysis 9/5/2006 Post a comment CMOS wafer foundry Jazz Semiconductor and top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a series of technology design kits supporting Jazz's silicon germanium and CMOS process technologies.
Planning tool to aid initial RF design Product News 9/4/2006 Post a comment EDA vendor Applied Wave Research announces its RF Architect system-level simulation tool. AWR's RFA tool provides an RF budget analysis, as well as so-called frequency heritage inspection capabilities.
Tcl adds extensibility to design tools Design How-To 9/2/2006 Post a comment John Ousterhaut, creator the TCL scripting language, describes why embedded developers need the capabilities of such system integration languages and why, because of its similarity to C, it is ideal as a "glue" language to tie disparate elements in a software design together.
EDA lacks leadership, says exec News & Analysis 9/1/2006 Post a comment EDA needs to shift its focus to provide solutions that emphasize productivity, rather than continuing to focus exclusively on tools aimed at the next technology node, according to Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of fabless ASIC vendor Open Silicon.
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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