EDA News – 2008.02.20

AMD Rolls Out Open Source Performance Library
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that it has open sourced it’s AMD Performance Library (APL). Now referred to as “Framewave version 1.0,” the goal of this new open source project is to further enable the performance-optimized APL and expand its functionality beyond the existing core media capabilities.

EMA Introduces TimingDesigner Design Kit Program
EMA Design Automation(tm) announced a vendor participation program where part manufacturers can contribute kits to TimingDesigner® Design Kit library. The ability to provide timing models ensures the highest degree of accuracy required to define and setup timing relationships for analysis with their products.

MIPS Develops First 65nm IP for High-Definition Multimedia Interface
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) unveiled the industry’s first 65 nanometer (nm) IP offerings for HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). MIPS Technologies’ solution is uniquely optimized for HDMI connectivity in low power, portable transmit applications.

PLDA Announces PCIe GEN 2 FPGA IP Core for Altera Stratix II GX
PLDA announced the immediate availability of their PCIe Gen 2 FPGA IP, designed for Altera Stratix® II GX FPGAs. The PLDA PCIe IP Core is 100% compliant with Revision 2.0 of the PCIe specification.

AdvancedIO Systems Rolls Out V1021 10-Gigabit Ethernet XMC/PMC Module
AdvancedIO® Systems announced the release of the V1021 configurable 10GbE connectivity and packet processing XMC/PMC module. This optimization enables system developers in resource-demanding real-time applications to pack more functionality into a system while reducing its size and cost.

Ekinops Adds New Features to 360 Optical Transport Platform
Ekinops has integrated new features into its Ekinops 360 platform. Its enhanced capabilities are designed to meet carriers’ ever-growing needs and will provide them with a highly flexible, compact and powerful solution. The new features improve operational productivity, while helping lower capital expenditures.

Lattice 17K LUT LatticeXP2-17 FPGA Enters Volume Production
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that the 17K LUT LatticeXP2-17 device, one of five members of its third-generation non-volatile LatticeXP2(tm) FPGA family, has been fully qualified and released to volume production.

Altera to Showcase SDR, Military Solutions at Software Radio Summit
At the Software Radio Summit, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) will showcase how its programmable logic solutions bolster software-defined radio (SDR) designs and other military applications to meet size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements.

CPU Tech to Showcase SystemLab PS Real-Time Simulator at AUSA
CPU Technology, Inc.® announced it will participate at the AUSA Winter Symposium where the company will demonstrate the simulation of large scale, combat vehicle electronics with its SystemLab PS(tm). CPU Tech is the only company with a real-time, high fidelity platform simulator that operates on this scale.

Johnson Medtech’s Nanomotion Actuators Power Surgical Robot for MRI
Johnson Medtech announced its participation in creating the neuroArm, the world’s first MRI-compatible image-guided surgical robot capable of both microsurgery and stereotaxy.