EDA News – 2006.11.21

  • ST Creates Ultra-Low-Power Precision Temperature Sensor for 3G Phones
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced a precision temperature sensor with an ultra-low supply current requirement of less than 4.3-microamps (typical) and a tiny 4-lead UDFN package, making it ideal for 3G cell phones and other battery applications where low power, coupled with small size, accuracy and linearity over the full temperature range, are essential. The new STLM20 is the lowest-current drop-in replacement for industry-standard LM20 devices, and is the first in a new series of precision temperature sensors from ST.
  • Denali Licenses MMAV IP to CeRoma for Digital Video Broadcasting
    Denali Software, Inc., a world- leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), announced that its MMAV(TM) verification intellectual property (IP) software has been licensed to CeRoma Semiconductor to help verify their latest high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) used in digital broadcasting devices within high-volume consumer products. CeRoma Semiconductor utilized Denali’s MMAV solution to simulate DDR feature rich specifications for their next-generation integrated digital television products while providing significant time-to-market advantages.
  • CSR Qualifies Industry’s First Class 1 Bluetooth Silicon
    CSR announced the qualification of the world’s first Class 1 Bluetooth single-chip solution. The BlueCore device is part of the company’s 5th generation silicon and is also the first product from the BlueMedia roadmap, incorporating a sensitive FM radio receiver in a small, single-chip design. Available in 4×4mm WLCSP or 6×6mm VFBGA packages, BlueCore5-FM features the highest performance Bluetooth on the market today, offering connectivity of up to 3Mb/s and unrivalled output power of +10 dBM. This allows the device to easily cover the 100m range required for a Class 1 Bluetooth radio without the need for an external amplifier – all within a PCB footprint of only 39.2mm2.
  • TI, Arrow Electronics Offer Live Analog eLab Webcast on EMI, RFI
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) will present a live Analog eLab Webcast for designers entitled “EMI/RFI as Seen by Analog ICs” on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). During the online discussion, TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., and eLab panelists Carl Wolfe of TI and Peter Goad of Arrow Electronics will talk about types of interference that can impact analog circuit performance. In addition, they will discuss test techniques for measuring circuit sensitivity and useful design modifications for eliminating interference.
  • Code Generation Model-Based Development Conference
    The Code Generation Network, operated by Cambridge-based Software Acumen, has announced a new event to take place in May 2007 in Cambridge, UK. Code Generation 2007 will bring together leading software developers, vendors and consultants in Cambridge’s Homerton College from 18th – 20th May 2007.
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  • Aeroflex 6413A UMTS Test System Supports Inverse Multiplexed ATM
    Aeroflex has enhanced the testing support provided by its highly successful 6413A UMTS basestation test system to support testing of basestations using an Inverse Multiplexed ATM (IMA) configuration.
  • Apical Expands Video Enhancement Software in UK with Kane Computing
    Kane Computing Ltd (KCL) have signed a distribution agreement for the UK and Northern Ireland with Apical Ltd to sell the iridix(R) range of video enhancement software, based on Apical’s proprietary Retina-Morphic image processing algorithms.