EDA News – 2007.01.23

  • Freescale Joins IBM Technology Alliance for Semiconductor Research
    Freescale Semiconductor and IBM announced that Freescale will join the IBM technology alliance for joint semiconductor research and development. The agreement includes Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) and Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technologies as well as advanced semiconductor research and design enablement transitioning at the 45-nanometer generation. Freescale is the first technology development partner in the IBM technology alliance to participate in both low-power and high-performance technology research and development.
  • Altera Rolls Out PELE Signal Integrity Technology to EDA Partners
    Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced that it is making its Pre-emphasis and Equalization Link Estimator (PELE) technology available through its EDA partners to designers who need to estimate the signal integrity settings in Altera’s Stratix(R) II GX FPGAs. Mentor Graphics Corporation is the first EDA partner to integrate PELE into its tool flow. Originally available only to Altera’s internal signal integrity experts, PELE, combined with Mentor Graphics(R) HyperLynx tools, allows high-speed designers to simulate and predict system performance in a matter of hours; otherwise, verifying performance on a laboratory test bench could take months.
  • WIN Enterprises Debuts Control Board with Dual Intel Xeon Processors
    WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and platforms for OEMs, announces the MB-09015, a high-performance network control board with dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors and ten GbE LAN Ports. The dual-socketed board is designed for network security and other demanding enterprise network applications, including anti-spam, antivirus, load balancing, firewall and Unified Threat Management.
  • EMA Acquires TimingDesigner, Chronology from Forte Design Systems
    EMA Design Automation(TM), a full-service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced that it has acquired the Chronology(R) Division of Forte Design Systems, which includes the TimingDesigner(R) product line. “This acquisition is in line with our goal to provide complete and comprehensive EDA solutions to Cadence(R) customers,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “By owning the technology, we now have better control over its future direction and integration with our core product offerings.”
  • VITA Standards Organization Approves Patent Policy Changes
    The members of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) voted 35 to 2 to adopt changes to VITA patent policy procedures aimed at significantly improving the standards-setting capabilities within the VSO.
  • CoWare, Tenison Accelerate Creation of Virtual Hardware Platforms
    CoWare(R) Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, and Tenison Design Automation Inc., a company focused on delivering ESL tools that synthesize C++ and SystemC models from hardware designs described in Verilog or VHDL, jointly announced significant enhancements to the two companies’ integrated design flow. These enhancements will accelerate the creation of virtual hardware platforms for architectural exploration and software development.
  • SLE Introduces Interlaken Interconnect Protocol IP Core
    Silicon Logic Engineering Inc. (SLE), a high-end semiconductor design services division of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation, announced the development of a licensable Interlaken protocol IP core for use in ASIC or FPGA designs.
  • CoWare, Tensilica Debut ESL Design Platform for Xtensa, Diamond Standard
    CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, and Tensilica(R), Inc., the leading provider of configurable processor cores, announced they have collaborated to deliver a comprehensive ESL design environment with CoWare’s Platform Architect for Tensilica’s processors. CoWare will distribute a SystemC-based Processor Support Package (PSP) with the flexibility to match all configurations of Tensilica’s Xtensa(R) configurable processor family as well as Tensilica’s Diamond Standard family of processor cores.
  • SDC to Showcase Graphical Interface Development Technology at AAE-2007
    Leading European supplier of embedded technologies, SDC Systems, will be exhibiting a new and innovative graphical interface development technology at AAE-2007 (Advanced Automotive Electronics Show), to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon on January 31st. The Tilcon Interface Development Suite is one of SDC’s latest products and enables engineers to develop powerful graphical user interfaces (GUI’s) for embedded systems such as telematic systems, man machine interfaces, consumer devices and medical systems.
  • Transystem Integrates NemeriX Chipsets into i-Blue Wireless GPS Receiver
    NemeriX, a leading fabless semiconductor company specialising in ultra low power semiconductors and solutions for GPS and location-based services, announced that TransystemInc., has incorporated NemeriX’s GPS chipsets into its i-Blue Wireless GPS Receiver.
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