EDA News – 2007.05.18

Uniqall Launches Gridborg HMP Server 1.3
Uniqall released the next major version of its flagship product Gridborg HMP Server 1.3. Benefits of this new release are more optimized media processing, RTP streaming and new web management features. The new release also introduces a new licensing scheme and an overhauled company web site to address customer’s needs more efficiently. The Gridborg HMP Server 1.3 is available for free download and evaluation from the Uniqall web site.

Calypto to Present Sequential Optimizations for Low Power Design
Anmol Mathur, chief architect at Calypto(TM) Design Systems Inc., the leader in sequential analysis technology, will present at the In-Stat Microprocessor Forum technical session on Power Efficient Performance for Multimedia Applications. Mathur’s presentation, titled, “Sequential Optimizations for Low Power Design,” will describe several power optimization techniques, their tradeoffs and the impact on verification Monday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif.

ArchPro Joins Virage Logic’s VIP Program
ArchPro Design Automation announced that it has joined Virage Logic’s VIP partnership program. This program enables both companies to share their technology in an effort to find better solutions for multi-voltage challenges faced by the design community.

IDT Announces Gen2 PCI Express Switches
IDT(TM) (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) (NASDAQ:IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, announced the industry’s first PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) switching solutions that meet the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) PCI Express Base 2.0 specification, commonly referred to as PCIe Gen2. Optimized to solve system I/O connectivity challenges, the two new IDT switches set a new standard for performance-per-watt in PCI Express switches and offer customers a critical upgrade path and protection of infrastructure investment for next generation servers and storage systems.

Telinnovation Echo Canceller Boosts Voice Quality
Ratcheting voice quality one notch higher, Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] has deployed its Telinnovation(TM) echo canceller software across several digital signal processor (DSP) platforms including the carrier infrastructure optimized TNETV3020, as well as TMS320C64x(TM)- and TMS320C64x+(TM) -based devices. As the most widely-deployed echo canceller solution in the industry, delivering over 1 billion calls per day, the Telinnovation echo canceller has been improving voice quality in the most challenging voice environments for over 20 years.

Tensilica to Present Power, Video at Microprocessor Forum
As the provider of the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, Tensilica, Inc. is recognized as an industry leader with its low-power, benchmark-proven processor cores. The company has been selected to participate in two presentations at the annual Microprocessor Forum held May 21-23, 2007, in San Jose, Calif.

MIPS to Launch Next-Gen Technology at Microprocessor Forum
At next week’s Microprocessor Forum, MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) will unveil its next-generation processor family for the 32-bit embedded market. The advanced technology is uniquely designed to address the ever-increasing performance demands required for today’s consumer electronics applications-including HD DVD, Blu-ray(TM) Disc, IPTV and 802.11n. These high-growth segments coincide with MIPS’ core market focus throughout the digital living room and connected home-where the company currently holds a leadership position.