This is a roundup of news or activities in the past few days that may be of interest to people.
Nanette Collins, a public relations consultant from Boston, was selected as the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award recipient for 2013. The award, named for DAC's former organizer Marie Pistilli, is presented annually to an individual who has helped advance women in the EDA industry. Collins' career includes the public relations management of more than 30 companies, many of whom have made a significant impact on the EDA industry. In addition, her years of service as the publicity chair of the Executive Committee of DAC, as well as with other conferences and industry organizations, have had a positive impact on the EDA industry as a whole.
Cadence has announced results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. They reported first quarter revenue of $354 million, compared to revenue of $316 million reported for the same period in 2012. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $79 million, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter, compared to net income of $31 million, or $0.11 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2012.
Synopsys is shipping their Embedded Vision Development System, an integrated solution for the acceleration of the design of processors for embedded vision based on Synopsys' Processor Designer tool set and Synopsys' HAPS FPGA-based prototyping system. Application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) are essential for meeting the power efficiency requirements of system-on-chips (SoCs) supporting high-performance embedded vision applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), augmented reality (AR), robotics, surveillance and gesture control. The new Synopsys Embedded Vision Development System enables designers to rapidly explore and tune processor architectures for the optimal combination of power and speed, and quickly implement the design on a HAPS FPGA-based prototype.
Synopsys also launched their USB 3.0 University today. If you are new to designing with USB, or looking for tips on implementing USB 3.0 IP, Synopsys' USB 3.0 University has a session for you. From a basic USB overview, to implementing USB on FPGAs, to top-level synthesis, you'll find the information you need in this instructional video series.
Cadence and GlobalFoundries have collaborated to provide pattern classification data for manufacturing processes of 20 and 14 nanometers. GlobalFoundries is using the Cadence Pattern Classification and Pattern Matching Solutions to classify hundreds of thousands of yield detractor, process hotspots, and silicon failures into easily usable pattern libraries.
Synopsys has announced the availability of Synopsys' Virtualizer™ Development Kit (VDK) for Freescale Semiconductor's Qorivva microcontroller (MCU) family to accelerate the development of automotive control applications in powertrain/hybrid, chassis/safety and body electronic control units (ECUs). The VDK for Freescale's Qorivva MCU family is a software development kit that includes: virtual prototypes of the Qorivva MCU family; software development tools; built-in support for integration with Mathworks' Simulink, Synopsys' Saber and Vector's CANoe simulation tools; and sample code and scripts supporting a broad range of automotive software development use cases.
ARM has licensed Sonics patent portfolio currently consisting of 138 properties for use in ARM products and specifications. Sonics patent portfolio, several of which are fundamental to the development and implementation of on-chip interconnect products used in SoCs, is powering many of today’s cutting edge connected devices. This agreement also signals the closer cooperation between Sonics and ARM on Sonics’ next generation advanced power management and on-chip interconnect technologies for leading edge SoCs.
TriQuint Semiconductor has produced the industry’s first gallium nitride (GaN) transistors using GaN-on-diamond wafers that substantially reduce semiconductor temperatures while maintaining high RF performance. TriQuint’s breakthrough technology enables new generations of RF amplifiers up to three times smaller or up to three times the power of today’s GaN solutions.
OneSpin Solutions has unveiled Spinnaker™, its service partners program and named five inaugural members. Inaugural members are Methods2Business, Oski Technology, Syosil, Terastatic and Test and Verification Solutions (TVS), all certified to offer services using either the OneSpin 360 EC™ or the 360 DV™ Product Families. Under terms of the program, each is trained and certified to offer services using OneSpin’s design verification or equivalence checking software. Member partners are then able to use its formal verification solutions in their customer engagements with the full support of OneSpin’s technical staff. CEVA
has introduced a software-based Super-Resolution (SR) Technology for embedded applications. The Super-Resolution algorithm was developed in-house by CEVA’s software engineering experts and can run in real-time using minimal processing workload and very low memory bandwidth on the CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision platform. In a 28nm process, the CEVA-MM3101 processor is able to take four 5MPixel images and fuse them into a single high-resolution 20MPixel image in a fraction of a second, while consuming less than 30mW.Brian Bailey
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