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posted in September 2007
Agilent Technologies Updates ADS
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent announced availability of the Update 3 release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) product.
FPGA Physical Synthesis, Part II
Blog  
9/28/2007   Post a comment
Andy Haines replies to my blog on FPGA Physical Synthesis.
New addition to Synplicity's HAPS ASIC prototyping system
News & Analysis  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
HAPS-51 delivers increased capacity, performance, and on-board memory for faster SoC verification.
EXP expansion modules for FPGA development boards
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing has introduced three new EXP modules for EXP-enabled FPGA development boards.
Ada development system supports VxWorks 653
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Aonix has released the ObjectAda RAVEN for Windows, its next-generation embedded Ada development system, targeting the Wind River VxWorks 653 multi-partition RTOS for PowerPC.
Pyxis Announces NexusRoute
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Pyxis Technology has announced NexusRoute, a DFM-aware, yield-driven auto router that comprehends and optimizes manufacturability and yield concurrently with the actual routing and timing closure process.
FPGAs look for a lingua franca
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
ESL tools have made FPGA design a lot easier, but the lack of a common design language means the learning curve is still too steep.
Free SPICE simulator from Analog Devices and National Instruments
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
A new, free downloadable version of the NI Multisim SPICE simulation software comes pre-loaded with more than 800 Analog Devices linear circuit models.
Competing in the FPGA physical synthesis market
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Competition in the EDA industry happens in three dimensions: engineering, marketing, and sales.
New vendor-independent FPGA synthesis from Mentor
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announces Precision RTL Plus for FPGA Synthesis, a vendor-independent solution that provides breakthrough productivity.
Using Model-Based Design to Test and Verify Automotive Embedded Software
Design How-To  
9/24/2007   Post a comment
Model-Based Design has become the preferred approach for developing automotive embedded software because it improves the specification, design, and implementation phases. New tools and capabilities are available for Model-Based Design that help address test and verification challenges.
Infrared video tracking system design using a model-based approach
Design How-To  
9/21/2007   1 comment
How Model-Based Design with Simulink and the Video and Image Processing Blockset can be used to design an infrared video tracking system, and how to implement the design on TI's TMS320C6713 DSP and verify its on-target performance in real time.
C-to-FPGA tools for Intel Xeon processor FSB-based accelerator applications
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Impulse C allows software programmers to quickly develop FPGA-accelerated high performance computing applications.
Mentor Graphics' adds multimedia support to its OS, Inflexion UI tools platform
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
The Multimedia Feature Pack takes a modular approach, enabling software components from multiple vendors (including codecs) to be combined quickly and easily.
Advanced software tools simplify 32-bit embedded design
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Freescale's next-generation CodeWarrior development tool suite features advanced functions to enhance user experience and speed time-to-market.
Not your father's circuits
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
The presenters at CICC are pointing out that some ofthe problems found at very-deep-submicron processes can be solved at the architectural level.
Indian center to be Xilinx global R&D hub
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc.'s center in Hyderbad, India, will serve as its global R&D hub.
The Wireless Revolution Continues
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
The majority of papers presented at this year's Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) deal with issues encountered in the design, development, and manufacturing of analog circuits for wireless applications. The keynote address, delivered by Dr. Bill Krenik, Chief Technical Officer for Texas Instruments' Wireless Terminals Business Unit, addressed issues in this segment of the market.
Quadros Systems announces VisualRTXC design tool
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
This new graphical design environment aims to speed embedded development and lower software development costs
TI develops protocol for low-power RF networks
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
TI recently released SimpliciTI, a proprietary low-power RF protocol targeting simple, small RF networks (less than 100 nodes).
Synopsys Announces System-Level Library
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
Synopsys introduced the DesignWare System-Level Library. The library provides SystemC transaction-level simulation models.
A New Approach to In-System Silicon Validation and Debug
Design How-To  
9/16/2007   Post a comment
This is the first in a series of three articles about in-system at-speed silicon validation. It describes the silicon validation problem and the basic requirements of an effective and scalable solution. Part 2 will introduce a new approach that meets these requirements, and will describe basic applications. Part 3 will present the silicon results of four devices implemented with this solution.
Viewpoint: Is ESL for everyone?
Design How-To  
9/13/2007   1 comment
EDA vendors are claiming to be "ESL vendors" despite how much they often need to stretch the definition.
Toolset delivers high-speed signal integrity analysis
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9/13/2007   Post a comment
Synopsys and SiSoft deliver timing and signal integrity analysis toolset for package and printed-circuit-board (PCB) design.
ARM rolls Cortex-M1 kit for Cyclone III FPGAs
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9/13/2007   Post a comment
ARM's new Cortex-M1 Development Kit is optimized for Altera's Cyclone III FPGAs. It has been integrated into Altera's Quartus II design software, and the core is configurable as a component in Altera's SOPC Builder tool.
AWR's AXIEM pioneers the future of EM technology
News & Analysis  
9/13/2007   Post a comment
The accuracy, speed and capacity of the EM analysis enabled by the AXIEM EM solver, makes it a true design diagnostic tool that can help designers increase their productivity and accelerate time-to-market
Gary Smith to receive ACM Award
News & Analysis  
9/12/2007   Post a comment
Gary Smith has been selected as recipient of a 2007 Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA) Distinguished Service Awards
Intel Capital invests in Nascentric
News & Analysis  
9/12/2007   Post a comment
Nascentric announced a third round of financing with Intel Capital as an investor.
Marketing to Customers: the Growth of Users Groups
Blog  
9/11/2007   Post a comment
If you take the list of the top two hundred electronics companies in the world you have the EDA RAM (Relevant Available Market). Companies not on the list are not, with very few exceptions, going to provide a significant revenue stream worth the focused attention of the big four EDA vendors, who collectively control about 80% of the total industry's revenue.
Server offers embeddable database management system for high-availability apps
Product News  
9/11/2007   Post a comment
Birdstep Technology has announced version 8.0 of its RDM Server embeddable database management system. This new version includes data replication designed to meet market demand for applications requiring a 99.999% uptime guarantee and 24/7 data availability.
Process Intelligent Modeling and Statistical STA improve DFM
Design How-To  
9/11/2007   Post a comment
New technologies such as Statistical Static Timing Analysis (SSTA) are helping by taking much of the sting out of the variation crisis that designers are facing. The challenge now becomes enabling SSTA with a robust process-intelligent modeling methodology that can translate manufacturing data into usable statistical device, cell and interconnect models with requisite dependability.
Cadence Provides "WYDIWYG" Capability, Collaborates with Stratosphere Solutions
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced a set of new design products and capabilities for faster production of digital system-on-chip (SoC) designs. According to Mike McAweeney, vice president of DFM marketing at Cadence, these new capabilities provide "what you design is what you get" (WYDIWYG) modeling and optimization for critical manufacturing variations during the design phase.
XMOS Semiconductor receives additional funding
News & Analysis  
9/7/2007   Post a comment
XMOS has secured 16 million USD of Series A venture capital funding. The funding is being provided by Foundation Capital and existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and DFJ Esprit.
DAC revamps its website, launches DACeZine
News & Analysis  
9/7/2007   Post a comment
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) re-launched its Web site and delivered the latest version of its newly revised and expanded electronically distributed newsletter called DACeZine.
Altera Premieres High Definition Quality Initiative
News & Analysis  
9/6/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at accelerating the adoption of high definition (HD) broadcast systems design in the market place, Altera Corporation today announced its High Definition Quality Initiative (HDQI).
Mentor Graphics Offers PCI Express Controller and AMBA Bridge IP
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced availability of PCI Express Controller and AMBA Bridge intellectual property (IP) cores.
Designing Next-Generation Analog/RF with Last-Generation Tools
Design How-To  
9/6/2007   1 comment
There's a new generation of precision circuit analysis tools that provide more accuracy than traditional analog and RF simulation, robustly handle much larger designs, and deliver results 5x-10x faster.
Top-down DSP design for FPGAs
Design How-To  
9/5/2007   1 comment
High-level C++ synthesis in combination with FPGAs is an attractive solution for achieving a rapid path from C++ to RTL running in hardware.
Vivace launches VSP100 design tools
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Vivace Semiconductor has announced the availability of its VSP100 development and integration systems for the high-performance VSP100 media processing chip, aimed at consumer mobile applications.
DAC: An Independent Technical Program Committee
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
In my blog of August 24, entitled "Vendors not the sole cause of declining DAC attendance", I may have given the impression that two of the three DAC sponsors, namely ACM and the IEEE have direct control over the contents of the Technical Program. I did not mean to imply this.
Introduction to and Regression Test for OCP SystemC Channel Models
Design How-To  
9/4/2007   Post a comment
The Open Core Protocol"International Partnership Consortium has defined a high-performance and bus-independent interface protocol between IPs, usually referred to as the OCP Protocol, which provides a standard for a system designer such that the design time of the core interface can be greatly reduced and possible interface errors can be discovered at the early design stage.
Tool simulates kinematics of mechanical multi-body systems
Product News  
9/3/2007   Post a comment
Software tool provider Maplesoft has released DynaFlexPro 3.0, a package used to model and simulate the kinematics and dynamics of mechanical multi-body systems.


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