ASIC Semiconductor Supports Mentor Graphics Design for Test Tools
Santa Clara, CA--November 25, 1996--ASIC Semiconductor Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) is now supporting design for test (DFT) methodologies and tools from Mentor Graphics (Beaverton, OR).
ASIC Semiconductor will incorporate the technology in all of the company's standard cell and gate array libraries, as well as recommended use and purchase of DFT software support tools.
ASIC Semiconductor and Mentor Graphics will jointly develop DFT libraries for all of the company's technologies, including the recently announced FS8000, 0.35m standard cell library and the company's 0.5m standard cell and 0.6m gate array libraries. All future technologies will support the various types of scan cells to comply with the scan methodology applied by Mentor Graphics.
To meet the comprehensive requirements of system-on-a-chip, ASIC and Mentor will also jointly develop testing methodologies in the areas of built-in self-test (BIST) for combinatorial logic, sequential logic, and RAM.
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Santa Clara, CA--November 25, 1996--National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) and Genesis Microchip Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced they have teamed up to showcase LCD driver technology aimed at the CRT replacement market. Flat panel display (FPD) manufacturers can now evaluate Genesis' video processing and National's Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) technology from a new reference design product. The combination of these technologies enables faster transmission of crisper and cleaner full-motion video images.
The modular reference design allows OEMs to scrutinize the speed of LVDS with fine quality video generated from Genesis scaling and line doubling ICs. The product consists of three Genesis modules (input, DICE line doubling, and Genscale scaling) connected to a fourth National module (LVDS). Interlaced video is fed into the reference design, producing non-interlaced video transmitted via LVDS.
Genesis scaling is another important feature of the reference design. Its scaling module provides the gm833x3F GenScale Video Processor chip that alters video resolutions for flat panel displays. GenScale real-time scaling ICs produce unparalleled high quality images while minimizing the undesirable aliasing, artifacts, and distortion that are common with other video scaling technologies.
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