EDA News – 2006.10.24

  • Mentor Graphics Acquires Summit Design
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that it has completed an acquisition of Summit Design, a leader in ESL (Electronic System Level) design solutions. The acquisition solidifies Mentor’s lead position of the emerging ESL design space by being the first EDA company with a complete solution in all three categories of ESL tool space: Design, Synthesis and Verification. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Synopsys TetraMax ATPG Diagnostics Links with Odyssey Yield Management
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced the development of links between its TetraMAX(R) automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) diagnostics and its Odyssey yield management system (YMS) for accelerating yield ramp at foundries. These links will enable high-throughput export of test failure diagnostics generated by the TetraMAX tool into the Odyssey YMS.
  • Galileo Avionica Standardizes on Mentor Graphics’ PCB Board Station
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), the leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced that it has implemented a multi-year agreement with Galileo Avionica to standardize on Mentor’s PCB Board Station(R) RE solution for the design of complex digital boards. Use of the Board Station RE solution will help Galileo Avionica to solve their most advanced product design challenges as a technology leader in the avionics industry.
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  • Strategic Test Creates First Windows CE 6.0 BSP for PXA270
    Strategic Test has announced the availability of the World’s first Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 BSP for the Intel/Marvell PXA270 processor. The Binary Support Package (BSP) will be offered with all new purchases of the TRITON Development Kit-3 and as an upgrade for existing customers.
  • Mercury Unveils COTS Platform for Wideband Data Links, SATCOM Processing
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the availability of its application-ready platform for wideband data links and satellite communications (WBDLS) processing, at MILCOM 2006 in Washington, DC. The integrated COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) platform includes the Mercury Echotek(TM) Series ECV4-RFT 6U Wideband Remote Fiber Transceiver, which combines high-speed A/D and D/A technology, Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-4 FPGA reconfigurable processing, and fiber I/O.
  • TI Debuts First Triple Video Amplifier with Integrated Filters, HV Sync
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today introduced the first video amplifier with integrated filters that is capable of handling both analog RGB signals and digital horizontal and vertical (HV) sync signals on a single chip. The new device saves up to 80 percent board space when compared to traditional amplifier solutions for video projectors, professional video, broadcast video, computer display, traditional and digital TV systems. In addition, designers benefit from improved performance and maximum flexibility via I2C programmability of all functions.
  • Aerosystems Develops Maritime Composite Training System with ARTiSAN Studio
    ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML 2 and SysML modelling tools, has announced that Aerosystems International (AeI), a leader in the analysis, design, development and delivery of complex, software-intensive systems for the aerospace and defence sectors, has extended its use of ARTiSAN Studio to the Datalink Simulation Environment it is currently developing for the Maritime Composite Training System (MCTS) that will be used by the Royal Navy to train operations rooms personnel for multiple platforms.
  • ATEME Completes MPEG-4 Interoperability Tests with Tilgin Set-top Box
    ATEME, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 live encoders and storage encoders, successfully completed interoperability tests with the Mood 300 IP Set-top Box, Tilgin’s high-performance IP set-top for personalized SD entertainment.
  • AXIOMTEK Launches EP600 Low Power EPIC Form Factor SBC
    AXIOMTEK, as a trusted Applied Computing Platform provider, is pleased to reveal a new low power EPIC form factor single board computer (SBC), the EP600, which features ultra low voltage VIA Luke compliant processors for power-efficient and fanless operation applications. This fanless embedded board is equipped with a VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge chipset, which features the world’s first integrated multi-configuration Serial ATA controller, advanced connectivity technology and multi-channel Audio. The EP600 targets industrial and harsh embedded computing devices that require ultra low power consumption, rock solid operating systems, rich I/O integration, rich multimedia functions, and fanless applications.