EDA News – 2006.11.07

  • Tanner EDA Support ICED Users with SmoothSwitch Windows EDA Tools
    Tanner EDA, which provides cost-effective, easy-to-use tools for analog and mixed-signal circuit design, has created a special offer, SmoothSwitch, for users of IC Editors’ products and similar tools that run in the Windows(R) environment. The Windows-based Tanner Tools includes design capture, simulation, layout, design rule checking and verification.
  • HYPRES Tests Fabrication Process for 80GHz All-Digital Transceiver
    HYPRES Inc., a leading developer of superconducting microelectronics (SME) technology, recently achieved a major milestone when it successfully tested fabricated integrated circuits featuring a critical current density of 20 kiloamps per square centimeter (kA/cm2).
  • NI, Freescale, Wind River Simplify Embedded Design with CompactRIO Controller
    National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) today announced the release of the new NI cRIO-9012 high-performance, real-time controller in collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL)(NYSE:FSL.B) and Wind River (Nasdaq:WIND). The controller is based on Freescale’s MPC5200 processor built on Power Architecture(TM) technology and Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) to deliver fast performance while maintaining the ruggedness, reliability and low cost of the NI CompactRIO platform.
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  • Atmel Introduces AT98SC032CT-USB for Embedded Systems and e-Tokens
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today the introduction of its new AT98SC032CT-USB, a fully-integrated solution designed to secure embedded systems.
  • Synopsys IC Compiler Enables 2X Faster Turnaround Time for Progate
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that Progate Group Corporation (PGC), one of the largest SoC/ASIC design service providers in Taiwan, has successfully taped out an advanced mobile communications chip using the Synopsys IC Compiler next-generation place-and-route solution. By utilizing the new optimizations in the IC Compiler tool, PGC designers were not only able to reduce the die size but also complete the design ahead of schedule.
  • Texas Instruments Enhances Aureus Audio Digital Signal Processors
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) continues to drive audio innovation in new and emerging markets with today’s announcement of enhancements to its Aureus(TM) generation of audio digital signal processors, offering a higher speed memory interface for the DA710 and DA708 devices, as well as higher CPU performance.
  • HitachiSoft Introduces Johmon J300 Finger Vein Authentication System
    HitachiSoft will launch the new Johmon J300, a more compact and lower-priced model of its finger vein authentication device that uses vein patterns in the finger to identify users, from November 30. At the same time, the Company will launch AUthentiGate 02-00, a new functionally improved version of the authentication monitoring system that allows vein patterns in the finger to be monitored through an integrated network of servers.
  • Digi First to Roll Out Commercial-Grade EVDO Rev A Wireless WAN Router
    Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced a Rev A version of its ConnectPort WAN VPN, the industry’s first commercial-grade EVDO Rev A Wireless WAN (WWAN) router. With broadband download and upload speeds, it is the first commercial-grade solution to take advantage of enhanced Rev A EVDO wireless networks to enable wireless connections to remote sites and devices at DSL speeds.