EDA News – 2007.02.06

Sequence Debuts SMMART Macro Modeling using Advanced Region Technique
Sequence Design, EDA’s power-aware SoC design technology leader, announced a range of new features for CoolTime and CoolPower, including breakthrough SMMART (Sequence Macro Modeling using Advanced Region Technique) technology for advanced modeling of memories and other macros for SoC dynamic voltage-drop analysis. SMMART provides highly accurate representations of macros for chip-level analysis, with no capacity limitations.

Trolltech, VirtualLogix Enable Linux for Mass Market Feature Phones
In a move to speed the entry of Linux into the mobile phone mass market, Trolltech (OSE: TROLL) and VirtualLogix have integrated Trolltech’s Qtopia platform for Linux handsets and VirtualLogix’s VLX software on a single-core processor. Trolltech(R), the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, and VirtualLogix(TM), the Real-Time Virtualization(TM), company have formed a partnership, and will be demonstrating the single-core processor form-factor at 3GSM.

NI Updates SoftMotion Development Module for LabVIEW
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced the latest version of the NI SoftMotion Development Module for LabVIEW, the revolutionary software that empowers machine builders and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create customized motion controllers using software and deploy them for any NI hardware platform. OEMs and machine builders can use a range of pre-built motion functions and control algorithms to quickly create motion controllers based on specific application requirements as well as price and performance needs. The new NI SoftMotion Development Module 2.0 expands this flexible environment to stepper motor control and adds support for the Windows Vista OS and new National Instruments CompactRIO controllers for high-performance motion control.

Mentor Graphics Releases Board Station XE Design Flow
Mentor Graphics Corporation, the market leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design software, announced the release of Board Station(R) XE, the next generation version of its Board Station design flow for large, enterprise customers. Board Station XE leverages customer’s existing IP (Intellectual Property), such as existing libraries, design data, and design capture infrastructure, while enabling adoption of Mentor’s most advanced technologies, including a common environment for layout, routing and manufacturing preparation. This extended design flow is added to the existing, proven capabilities of the Board Station design environment, allowing customers to adopt these new technologies at their own pace.

Catalyst Systems Corporation Changes Name to OpenMake Software
To mark a new stage in company growth and acknowledge enhanced market opportunities, Catalyst Systems Corporation announced that it is changing the company’s name to OpenMake Software. Catalyst was founded in 1995, and its flagship product, OpenMake, was created to help software development teams simplify and automate the build-to-release process.

AM3D 3D Mobile Products Available for Tensilica HiFi 2 Audio Engine
Tensilica(R), Inc. and AM3D A/S announced that AM3D’s Zirene(R) Audio Enhancement and Diesel Power Mobile(TM) 3D Audio products are now available for Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine and Diamond Standard 330HiFi processor core. Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine with AM3D’s 3D audio will be demonstrated at the 3GSM Conference in Barcelona February 12-15 in Hall 2, Level 1, booths 2.1A67 (Tensilica) and 2.1B72 (AM3D).

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ip.access Integrates OpenClovis ASP into Femtocell 3G Access Controller
ip.access Ltd., a leading developer of in-building wireless picocell and femtocell solutions, and OpenClovis Inc., provider of the premier open source, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) application service platform for the telecommunications industry, announced that ip.access has incorporated the OpenClovis Application Service Platform (ASP) into the 3G Access Controller of its Oyster 3G for fixed mobile convergence.

DSM Computer Introduces Compact 19-inch Industrial PC with PCI Express
The 96M1584D 2 U industrial computer from DSM Computer’s 19-inch Infinity(R) range is now available in PCI Express(TM) version. In accordance with the PICMG 1.3 standard, the backplane provides one PCI Express(TM) x1 slot, one PCI Express(TM) x16 slot and two PCI slots. This now enables even the new, fast graphics cards to be integrated into innovative industrial systems.

Siemens Automation Develops ASI-safe Products with ARTiSAN Studio
ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML 2 and SysML-based real-time systems and software modelling tools, has announced that the first equipment developed by the Siemens Automation and Drives Group (Siemens A&D) using ARTiSAN Studio is a new range of devices launched recently as part of its market-leading ASI-safe product portfolio.

ESG, SYSGO to Demonstrate PikeOS, Automotive Software Solutions
SYSGO, the European vendor of reliable device software, and the system and software house ESG will show the future of automotive software solutions at SYSGOs Embedded World booth. ESG will show the capabilities and potentital of SYSGOS’s PikeOS in conjunction with ESG’s automotive software solution expertise.

Lattice to Showcase LatticeECP2M FPGAs, PCI Express Solutions
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced it will demonstrate programmable PCI Express design solutions using its LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA development board at the Embedded World Conference and Exhibition, February 13-15, in Nürnberg, Germany. The LatticeECP2M board was tested at the October 2006 PCI-SIG compliance workshop and was demonstrated to be fully PIC Express v.1.0a specification compliant. The Lattice exhibit is located in Hall 12, Stand 674.

Opera 9 SDK for Devices Pre-ports to Freescale’s i.MX Processors
Opera Software announced that the Opera 9 SDK for Devices has been pre-ported to Freescale’s widely-adopted i.MX family of multimedia applications processors. This solution enables OEMs to provide access to the Internet for consumer electronic devices such as portable media players, portable navigation devices, cell phones, ultra-portable computers and other Internet-enabled devices.

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