San Jose, CA--February 24, 1997--Design Acceleration Inc. (DAI; San Jose, CA) announced that it has entered into a worldwide site license agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) for DAI Signalscan DX, DAI's Verilog simulation analysis tool.
DAI Signalscan DX is a complete waveform viewing, simulation analysis, and tightly coupled source code debugging environment for Verilog and mixed Verilog/analog simulation. Signals may be backtraced from the waveform or source code views without need to refer to a schematic. DAI Signalscan provides different views into the simulation results, including waveform, register, source code, design browser, and trace browser.
DAI recently (February 10, 1997) introduced DAI Signalscan DX that includes SST2, a third-generation simulation database technology. The SST2 database is 30 to 50 percent the size of the previous SST database, and typically 5 to 20 percent the size of standard Verilog VCD files. DAI Signalscan DX also includes the Turbo Compression option which is producing file sizes 1/10 to 1/100 the size of standard Verilog VCD files.
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Sunnyvale, CA--February 24, 1997--Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced the TPM754 microcontroller, using IBM's TrackPoint technology for sale to a variety of applications requiring pointing devices, including laptop PC manufacturers. The TPM754 enables the "press-to-select" function, improves system performance, and requires fewer external components-saving system cost.
In March 1996, Philips Semiconductors announced the signing of a new licensing agreement with IBM making the IBM TrackPoint microcode widely available. The IBM/Philips agreement enabled Philips to market TrackPoint software embedded with its TPM749 microcontroller. The TPM754 microcontroller enables IBM to develop additional TrackPoint functions.
The IBM TrackPoint pointing device, which is used in their ThinkPad notebook computers, is a miniature "joystick" that functions as a cursor control device. The velocity sensitive pointing solution requires little movement compared to the position sensitive devices such as the mouse, trackball, or trackpad. It revolutionizes keyboard design by providing a compact, fingertip pointing solution located in the center of the keyboard.
The TPM754, a ROM-coded 80C51 microcontroller, comes with the IBM TrackPoint pointing algorithms and control code already on-board. The TPM754 enables the TrackPoint press-to-select feature. This feature replaces the functions of the left button on the mouse, allowing the user to click on an icon by pressing on the stick. The microcontroller also requires fewer external components which results in a reduction in system cost by approximately $2. In addition, the available memory on the TPM754 is larger than the current program requires, and will enable IBM to add more features for the future upgrade path.
Although the TrackPoint pointing device was developed for IBM's laptop computers, it is useful in several non-PC applications. The technology is useful for applications such as security system camera controls, surgical equipment, PDAs, wheelchair controllers, game joysticks, and industrial machinery. Because of its small size and precision, the TrackPoint device can be used for control in many locations and applications.
The TPM754 is immediately available, priced at $5.50 in 100,000 OEM quantities. This price includes all IBM software licensing fees. For pricing and availability outside the U.S., contact your local Philips Semiconductors sales office or authorized Philips distributor.
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