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Software firm offers Matlab toolbox
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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.
Denali CTO: Formalize contract between hardware, software
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9/12/2006   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry needs to revisit and redefine traditional boundaries between hardware and software, according to Mark Gogolewski, chief technology officer at intellectual property and EDA vendor Denali Software.
Startup gets private funding, forms board of directors
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9/12/2006   Post a comment
Canadian analog/mixed-signal EDA startup Solido Design Automation announced the infusion of $2.5 million in funding from private investors and the creation of a board of directors.
Startup updates C++ code analyzer
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9/12/2006   Post a comment
SystemC analysis EDA startup Actis Design announced the availability of the latest version of AccurateC static C++ code analyzer for SystemC.
Cadence shows leadership
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9/11/2006   Post a comment
Cadence shows leadership by introducing token based pricing
Flexible Constraint-Management Drives Next-Generation Mixed-Signal Design
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9/11/2006   Post a comment
As the industry migrates to more advanced manufacturing technologies, the resulting complexity threatens to increase delays and dramatically boost the cost of differentiated custom silicon for analog-mixed-signal (AMS) applications.
Altium names president and COO
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9/11/2006   Post a comment
Australian EDA vendor Altium has appointed Emma La Russo president and chief operating officer
Fault-robust microcontrollers allow automotive technology convergence: Part 1, the nature of faults
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9/11/2006   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?
Jim Hogan appointed chair of DFM startup
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
Veteran semiconductor/EDA executive and venture capitalist Jim Hogan has been appointed chairman of design-for-manufacturability-focused startup Ponte Solutions.
Routing technology came from within Cadence, execs say
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
Published reports that say more than half of Cadence Design Systems' recently announced Space-Based Router tool was developed by IBM are not accurate, according to a group of executives from Cadence and IBM.
Letter: EDA has leadership, needs more
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
I strongly disagree with Naveed Sherwani's statement that the EDA industry lacks leadership, a reader writes.
Will offshoring move U.S. chip industry to 'designless' model?
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9/7/2006   Post a comment
The offshoring of U.S. chip design jobs, a growing concern among American engineers, is beginning to show up on the agendas of technical conferences.
Mentor PCB flow promises improved productivity, integration
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9/7/2006   Post a comment
Promising improved integration with the enterprise, as well as improved design productivity and "what if" signal integrity analysis, Mentor Graphics rolled out a new version of its Board Station printed circuit board design flow for enterprise customers.
EDA Consortium to honor 'father of TCAD'
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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.
BittWare upgrades DSP/FPGA toolkit
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
BittWare's Toolkit now includes all utilities for seamless access to remote hardware.
Analog/mixed-signal IC design evolves to meet new challenges
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
The capabilities of these advanced design tools is changing, as assisted automation helps designers streamline their efforts
The law of demand and supply
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
EDA companies are often accused of not being creative in expanding the market they serve. But their behavior is justified by economic imperatives.
DSO vendor rolls RTOS for Blackfin embedded processor
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Device software optimization provider Green Hills Software said its micro-Velosity real-time operating system is now available for Analog Devices' Blackfin processors.
Altera ships FPGA-based audio/video development kit supporting triple rate SDI
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
New development platform to be showcased at IBC2006 along with a demo of a Pro-MPEG code of practice #3 forward error correction (FEC) module.
Mentor, Jazz Semi release design kits
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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.
Esterel acquires design code from Thales, Diehl
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Esterel Technologies has taken an exclusive source code license for the Image Embedded Graphical Display Design Environment software developed jointly by Thales Avionics SA and Diehl Aerospace.
How RF SiP technology is moving into the wireless design mainstream: Part 3: SiP design flow implementation.
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
You can slash weeks from your design process with the combination of best practices and deployment of a co-design methodology and associated technology platform.
Open-source tools ease C++ IC verification
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9/4/2006   Post a comment
Verification engineer Mike Mintz (shown) developed two open-source programs aimed at helping IC designers do hardware verification with C++. He also co-authored a book on that topic.
SystemVerilog Reference Verification Methodology: VMM Adoption
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9/4/2006   Post a comment
This is the last in a series of four articles outlining a reference verification methodology that meets these goals for both RTL and system-level verification.
Planning tool to aid initial RF design
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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
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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.
Firm packages OpenCores IP with EDA tool
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
EDA vendor and design services provider MataiTech has packaged OpenCores intellectual property with the company's fourth-generation EDA tool, Nauet 1.5, the company said.
EDA lacks leadership, says exec
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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.
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