EDA News – 2006.09.27

  • PrismTech OpenFusion RTOrb Middleware Simplifies Distributed Real-time Java
    PrismTech, a leading provider of productivity tools and middleware, today announced the latest release of its OpenFusion(R) RTOrb Java(TM) Edition product. OpenFusion RTOrb Java(TM) Edition already brings the benefits of distributed real-time CORBA(R) middleware to the Java(TM) platform and this latest release makes it easier for existing Java(TM) applications to benefit from the enhanced predictability associated with real-time systems.
  • Free XJRunner XJTAG Boundary Scan Development System
    XJTAG, a leading supplier of boundary scan development tools, is offering UK-based contract electronic manufacturers (CEMs) a free XJRunner, the production-optimised version of its XJTAG boundary scan development system.
  • MathWorks Upgrades Control System Toolbox and Simulink Software
    The MathWorks today announced major upgrades to three of its control design software products—Control System Toolbox 7, Simulink(R) Control Design 2, and Simulink(R) Response Optimization 3. The new versions provide a stronger integration with Simulink(R) to create a streamlined platform for control design and optimization using Model-Based Design. A new graphical user interface (GUI) unifies the three products, enabling control engineers of all experience levels to now tune and optimize control systems on multidomain plant models directly in Simulink.
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  • Altera, Northwest Logic Announce 667-Mbps DDR2 SDRAM Interface
    Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) and Northwest Logic today announced the immediate availability of a hardware-proven, 667-Mbps DDR2 SDRAM interface for Altera’s high-density Stratix(R) II and Stratix II GX FPGAs. This interface combines Altera’s auto- calibration DDR2 PHY and Northwest Logic’s full-featured DDR2 SDRAM Controller Core to significantly simplify DDR2 SDRAM interface design while maximizing memory throughput.
  • TI Creates World’s Lowest Cost Floating-Point DSP
    Expanding on the industry’s largest portfolio of digital signal processors (DSPs), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the industry’s lowest cost floating-point DSP, the TMS320C6720 DSP, designed for cost-sensitive applications, such as musical instruments, medical, biometrics, radio broadcasting, audio conferencing, instrumentation and industrial applications . TI floating-point DSPs, including the C6720 DSP priced at $5.75 (10KU), are based on the TMS320C67x(TM) DSP generation.
  • IMEC, Partners to Present Record Number of IEDM Papers at IEEE Meeting
    IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research institute, will present together with its core partners 17 papers at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (December 11 -13, 2006, San Francisco). This record in number of papers at one of the world’s leading conferences on semiconductor technologies, showcases the success of IMEC’s global R&D efforts to create solutions for (sub-)32nm scaling.
  • LG Innotek Introduces Certified 1181 HD Radio Module Designs
    LG Innotek, a licensed iBiquity Digital Corporation partner, announced today that it has released two HD Radio module designs for tabletop and home HD Radio receivers. Both the TMHA-H001T and TMHA-H501T module designs were certified as compliant with iBiquity Digital Corporation’s 1181 Reference Design. Each module can be configured to operate in either Master or Slave Mode settings.
  • Lattice Semiconductor Offers Free 7:1 LVDS Interface Reference Design
    Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of a free display interface reference design that illustrates how to use the pre-engineered I/O components within its low cost LatticeECP2(TM) and new LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA families (collectively referred to as “LatticeECP2/M” devices) to implement the “7:1? source synchronous LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) interfaces commonly found in display applications. Lattice also announced its plans for a series of daughter boards that can be used with the existing LatticeECP2 Advanced Evaluation board to quickly test this reference design for display applications. By integrating the 7:1 LVDS interfaces within its FPGAs, Lattice enables designers to reduce component count and system cost.
  • TetraMAX Test Tool Triples Speed of Automatic Test Pattern Generation
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced enhancements to its TetraMAX(R) automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) product that result in a typical speedup of three times (3x) or more in runtime performance across all design styles compared with the previous version. The faster ATPG runtime for both stuck-at and transition delay testing provides substantial productivity gains for designers involved in creating high-quality manufacturing tests.
  • LynuxWorks Announces LynxOS-SE RTOS with Time-Space Partitioning
    As the need for open, high-performance systems expands in the military/aerospace and embedded technology markets, LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, continues to respond with innovative solutions. Today at the Embedded Systems Conference, LynuxWorks unveiled its most recent innovation, LynxOS-SE(R), the first and only time-space partitioned, hard real-time operating system (RTOS) offering POSIX(R) and Linux(R) application support for performance and safety-critical environments such as those found in the military and aerospace industries.
  • Tundra Selects Daniel Hoste for Chief Executive Officer
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the world leader in System Interconnect, today announced that Daniel Hoste has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Hoste has also been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Since joining Tundra as Vice President of Products in 2005, Mr. Hoste has been a key member of the Tundra executive team, contributing to the Company’s strategic direction and continued growth as the senior executive responsible for product marketing and operations.
  • LynuxWorks Names Gurjot Singh as CEO and President
    Embarking on an exciting new chapter in company history, LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, announced today that Gurjot Singh has been named CEO and president of the company and that his predecessor, Dr. Inder M. Singh, has stepped up to the role of LynuxWorks chairman. LynuxWorks also announced today an expanded partnership with Xilinx, Inc., and a new embedded operating system, LynxOS-SE, including integration with the Real-Time Innovations (RTI) Data Distribution Service.
  • LynuxWorks Fully Supports Xilinx 32-bit Embedded Processing FPGAs
    LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced that it now supports the full range of Xilinx(R) 32-bit embedded processing solutions. The growing alliance between the two embedded leaders marks an advance for developers looking for a powerful, open standards-based, flexible foundation on which to build their applications.