EDA News – 2008.02.14 Late Edition

Troublemakers Heading to DVCon 2008
The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, will be held next week February 19-21, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. The conference has a record number of registered attendees as well as the largest number of exhibitors in its history.

Venture Development Corporation Publishes Embedded COTS Systems Report
Demand for standards-based, merchant, embedded COTS computer boards and systems in military/aerospace/defense applications continues to grow across a wide range of missions, applications and platforms. These products are showing strength in both North America and Europe over the next two years according to VDC.

Fairchild FDD4141 PowerTrench MOSFET Reduces Switching Losses by 50%
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) provides power engineers a fast-switching solution that reduces switching losses by half with its 40V P-Channel PowerTrench MOSFET. The FDD4141 offers low RDS(ON) and 50 percent lower gate charge (QG) compared to current generation MOSFETs.

Birdstep’s RDM Server Manages Point of Sales Systems for Oy Winpos
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced that Oy Winpos AB has selected RDM Server for their next generation Point of Sales (POS) Systems. Winpos will use RDM Server to manage all point-of-sale operations in complex interconnected environments.

STMicroelectronics Adopts Synopsys TetraMAX SDD ATPG
STMicroelectronics has adopted Synopsys’ TetraMAX® small delay defect (SDD) automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) and failure diagnostics solution to provide higher-quality manufacturing tests for its system-on-chip (SoC) products. ST determined that the new TetraMAX SDD ATPG capability improved the quality of product testing by identifying unique defect classes compared with standard at-speed pattern generation.

ADLINK Rolls Out ALS-3206 Rackmount Internet Security Platform
ADLINK Technology Inc. announces the ALS-3206, their latest rackmount Internet security platform. The ALS-3206 is positioned as a mid-range network security appliance, yet supports a wide range of expandability options for high-end performance.