EDA News – 2006.10.17

  • Semiconductor Firms Validate Synopsys’ New ATPG Technology
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that it has collaborated with several semiconductor firms to test a new automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) technology designed to increase the quality of manufacturing tests by targeting small delay defects. The enhanced capability uses precise timing information from the Synopsys PrimeTime(R) sign-off static timing analysis tool to test for small circuit delays that could result in timing failures when parts are run at-speed. Because traditional transition-delay ATPG does not directly target small delay defects, the new approach can further improve quality and reduce test escapes for digital integrated circuits (ICs) sensitive to small delay defects.
  • Ford Standardizes on CHS Electrical Design Tools from Mentor Graphics
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced today Ford Motor Company’s decision to standardize worldwide on Mentor Graphics CHS(TM) flow for the design of vehicle electrical systems. The intent is that CHS will be used by the entire Ford group including the Jaguar(R), Land Rover(R), Mazda(R) and Volvo(R) brands. Ford Motor Company will deploy CHS’s powerful electrical system design and integration software, and also the CHS harness engineering and costing tools.
  • Synopsys, UGS Enhance Saber Simulator Integration with Teamcenter, NX MCAD
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with UGS to enable tighter integration between its Saber(R) Simulator and Saber Harness software and UGS Corp.’s Teamcenter(R) collaborative product data management (cPDM) and NX(R) mechanical CAD (MCAD) software solutions.
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  • TI Rolls Out Microcontrollers for High Performance LCD, TFT Displays
    Addressing automotive instrument cluster systems’ growing performance requirements, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced an expansion of the 32-bit TMS470 microcontroller (MCU) platform, offering new devices for instrument cluster host controller applications. As the amount of information displayed in vehicles increases – from enhanced vehicle diagnostics and driver assistance features such as rear park assist cameras, to digital media and full real-time navigation systems – drivers demand higher performance graphics and more highly integrated displays.
  • OMAP Technology Center Supports TI’s WLAN, Bluetooth Technology, Mobile TV
    To ease the development and design of mobile phones with multiple wireless technologies, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] today announced the extension of its successful OMAP(TM) Technology Center (OTC) program to include support of TI’s WLAN, Bluetooth(R) technology and mobile TV solutions.
  • Ardence Provides Phar Lap ETS SDK to Singapore Polytechnic
    Ardence, the global leader in developing software platforms for the on-demand world, today announced that it is providing the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic with software development kits (SDKs) for its market-leading real-time operating system – Phar Lap ETS.
  • VMETRO to Create Boards Based on Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs
    VMETRO today announced that it will augment its VXS, XMC and PMC based board level product lines to include platforms based on the new Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) Virtex(TM)-5 LXT FPGA Platform. As a member of the Xilinx early access program, VMETRO is developing a broad range of board level products that leverage the high-speed serial capabilities of the Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs to support applications such as Electro-Optics (EO), Electronics Warfare (EW), Signal Intelligence (SigInt) and telecommunications for high performance embedded computing and aerospace/defense markets.
  • Software Acumen to Demonstrate pure::variants, Synchronizer for DOORS
    Software Acumen is pleased to support the Telelogic UK User Group Conference, to be held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport from November 13th – 15th. Mark Dalgarno, Software Acumen’s lead consultant, and Dr. Danilo Beuche of pure-systems GmbH, will be participating in the conference, and will demonstrate pure::variants and Synchronizer for DOORS(R), an add-on for pure::variants that enables DOORS(R) to be used for requirements management of product variants.
  • Aeroflex, AT4 wireless Unveil Development Test Mode for WiMAX 802.16e
    A Development Test Mode for the WiMAX 802.16e protocol conformance test solution has been released by Aeroflex and AT4 wireless (formerly known as Cetecom Spain) on behalf of the WiMAX Forum. The availability of the Development Test Mode gives first-line WiMAX equipment manufacturers, chipset developers and protocol stack developers an early opportunity to test both subscriber and basestation functionality and interoperability throughout the development phase of their products.
  • Ikivo, Monotype Enable Scalable, Multilingual Text for Mobile SVG
    Monotype Imaging Inc., a global leader in font and imaging technologies, and Ikivo AB, a leading provider of Mobile SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) solutions, will demonstrate how multimedia developers, content creators, wireless operators and handset manufacturers can leverage scalable fonts and multilingual capability to enhance SVG-based rich media services and content for the worldwide mobile phone market.
  • NEC Files DMR Patent Infringement Against SIAE Microelettronica
    NEC Corporation (NEC) today announced that it initiated patent infringement litigation against Italian digital microwave radio (DMR) manufacturer SIAE Microelettronica S.p.A. (SIAE) in the Italian District Court of Milan on October 16, 2006. NEC alleges that DMR equipment manufactured and sold by SIAE infringes European patents owned by it.