EDA News – 2007.04.09

ARM Licenses ARM1176JZF-S Processor to Atmel
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced that Atmel has licensed the ARM1176JZF-S(TM) processor for implementation in high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) products. The ARM1176JZF-S core clocks at up to 620MHz in 90nm technology, while achieving a power consumption as low as 0.45 mW/MHz. It features ARM TrustZone(R) technology for enhanced security, ARM Jazelle(R) technology for efficient embedded Java execution, and ARM Intelligent Energy Manager (IEM(TM)) technology that can reduce processor energy consumption by 25% to 50%.

EDA Industry Grows by 15% to $5.3 Billion in 2006
The EDA Consortium’s Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q4 of 2006 was $1,493 million, a 19 percent increase over Q4 2005. For the full year 2006, revenue totaled a record $5,274 million, which was 15 percent more than the $4,575 million recorded in 2005. This increase reflects both the continuing growth of the industry as a whole and the growth of the MSS program, which enjoyed a net increase in the number of participating companies compared to the previous year.

Trident Licenses MIPS32 24KEc Pro Core
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, announced that Trident Microsystems, Inc., a leading provider of digital TV technology for the consumer digital video marketplace, has licensed the MIPS32(R) 24KEc(TM) Pro core for use in Trident’s next-generation consumer devices. Additionally, the patent and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by MIPS Technologies last December has been dismissed.

MathWorks to Showcase at SAE World Congress
The MathWorks, the world’s leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education will be showcasing at SAE World Congress 2007.

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Xilinx Offers Virtex-5 FPGAs Online
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced that its 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 FPGAs are available for online purchase through its global distribution network. Delivering the benefits of 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs since May 2006, the company is now shipping 12 devices across three of the family’s four platforms (LX, LXT, and SXT). Built on the industry’s most advanced 65nm triple-oxide technology, breakthrough new ExpressFabric(TM) technology and proven ASMBL(TM) architecture, the Virtex-5 family represents the fifth generation in the award-winning Virtex product line.

Altera FPGA Shrinks Fairlight’s Media Processing Engine
Sydney, Australia-based audio production systems expert Fairlight is applying the flexibility and digital signal processing (DSP) advantages of Altera(R) FPGAs to shrink an eight board, 64 DSP device-based design to a single, Stratix(R) FPGA-based PCI card.

Aldec Offers Co-Simulation Support for Fixed-Point in Simulink
Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed-language simulation and advanced design tools for ASIC and FPGA devices, announced the release of co-simulation support for fixed-point in Simulink. Active-HDL coupled with The MathWorks Simulink provides support for fixed-point types and HDL co-simulation of black-boxes, which allows seamless integration with Simulink-based DSP tools.

Raytheon Selects TI DSP for Navy’s DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), the leader in digital signal processing technologies, announced its high-performance TMS320C6455 digital signal processors (DSPs) have been selected by Raytheon for use in the U.S. Navy’s DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer program. Raytheon serves as the main mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the Navy. Tuned for a myriad of infrastructure equipments including high-end telecom, wireless infrastructure, and video and imaging applications, TI’s 1-GHz C6455 DSP is the processing workhorse for ATRIM(TM) (Acoustic Transmit Receive Integration Module) Sonar, a sonar signal sub-system that incorporates multiple boards, each processing four channels of sonar.

CoWare CEO to Present Keynote Address at DATE
CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that its president and CEO, Alan Naumann, will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference, in Nice, France on April 17, 2007.