EDA News – 2007.01.18

  • Virage Logic, Tensilica Offer Power Optimization Web Seminar
    Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), announced that it will partner with Tensilica to present a free online technical webinar titled “Optimize for Performance or Power with Tensilica and Virage Logic Core-Optimized IP Kits.”
  • NEC Reduces Power Consumption with New 55nm Cell-Based IC
    NEC Electronics introduced CB-55L, a cell-based integrated circuit (CBIC) that utilizes the company’s 55-nanometer (nm) UX7LS process technology. The latest addition to NEC Electronics’ ASIC lineup has superior power consumption characteristics, demonstrating a 40 percent reduction in power consumption from the previous 90-nanometer CB-90M. CB-55L also offers more than double the density of previous devices, and offers very high reliability by resolving parameter variations often encountered at advanced process technology nodes. This combination of features makes the CB-55L ideal for portable battery-operated devices such as digital still cameras and digital video cameras, which have stringent power consumption requirements.
  • CoWare Names Scott Kleinberg as CFO
    CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that Scott Kleinberg has been selected as the company’s new CFO. Kleinberg is responsible for accounting and financial management for CoWare worldwide and reports to CoWare president and CEO, Alan Naumann.
  • Microchip, Labcenter Debut MPLAB IDE Plug-in for System-Level Simulation
    Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, and Labcenter Electronics Ltd, a world leader in embedded simulation tools, have collaborated to integrate a version of Labcenter’s Proteus VSM package into the free MPLAB(R) Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The VSM plug-in enables users of the MPLAB IDE to debug their firmware on a system-level simulation of their product, in the same way that they would work with a physical prototype using a traditional in-circuit debugging tool. The VSM simulation models not only the PIC(R) microcontroller itself, but also any analogue or digital electronics that are connected to it.
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