EDA News – 2008.02.25 Late Edition

Gauda Accelerates Optical Proximity Correction, Verification
Gauda, Inc. announced that it has demonstrated a breakthrough technology that can accelerate OPC (optical proximity correction) and OPV (optimal proximity verification) up to 200 times faster than traditional solutions, running on today’s desktop computers.

Agilent Rolls Out InfiniiVision 7000 Series Oscilloscopes
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) expanded its mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio with 10 new models that comprise its next-generation InfiniiVision 7000 Series. The new Agilent InfiniiVision 7000 Series offers bandwidths up to 1 GHz.

ZMD Unveils SARah Low Power ADCs for Real-Time Applications
ZMD AG expanded its product portfolio with a complete family of successive-approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADC). SARah is based on a scalable family concept enabling upwards and downwards compatibility.

Imsys Introduces IM3240 Device for IEEE1588 Clock Synchronization
With the advent of IEEE 1588 in combination with GPS and Imsys IM3240 MCU, synchronized time to nanosecond accuracy can now be a commodity for use in distributed systems. IEEE 1588, the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) entering its second revision in March, is now finding its way into a variety of applications.

Stealth Announces LPC-450PCI Little PC
Stealth Computer Corporation has released a new small form factor mini PC with built-in PCI expansion slot capability. The Stealth LPC-450PCI Little PC utilizes Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processor technology delivering the ultimate in Mini PC performance.

SyntheSys Research Introduces BERTScope Lightwave Test Set 8500A
SyntheSys Research, Inc., introduces the new BERTScope Lightwave Test Set (LTS) 8500A – the first flexible stress solution to offer 850 nm receiver jitter tolerance testing (stressed eye) to 8x Fibre Channel and 10 Gb/s Ethernet Short Reach (10GBASE-SR) standards for transceiver types such as XFP and SFP+.

LDRA Rolls Out TBreq 2.0 for Embedded Software Development
LDRA® has launched TBreq® 2.0, the latest version of its collaborative, requirements-based embedded software development and verification solution. TBreq 2.0 incorporates new features for the automation of key verification activities along with a new, more intuitive GUI that significantly improves usability.

Agilent DCA-J Firmware Runs MATLAB Scripts, Calculates Parameters
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced a firmware update for its 86100C DCA-J that allows R&D engineers to run MATLAB(r) scripts and directly calculate Transmitter Waveform Dispersion Penalty and other performance parameters without external processing.

Xilinx Rolls Out Embedded Development Kit for MicroBlaze, Linux
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of a new development kit for low-cost embedded systems development that delivers the flexibility of the industry-leading MicroBlaze(TM) embedded processor with Linux OS support and the processing performance of the Spartan(TM)-3A DSP FPGA family.

Embedded World Features Artisan Studio v7.0 Preview
Artisan® Software Tools is previewing the forthcoming Artisan Studio® Version 7.0, its all-in-one standards-based development tool suite, at Embedded World 2008 (Hall 10, Stand 408).

Lattix Releases Lattix 4.0 Architecture Management System
Lattix Inc. announced the release of its newest solution, Lattix 4.0. This solution includes powerful new functionality to enable architects, developers and managers to visualize, re-architect, test, and communicate the architecture of their complex software systems.

Elma Electronic Unveils Extender Card for MicroTCA, AMC
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced an extender board for MicroTCA and AMC-based systems. The module extends the signals out of the card cage area so that an Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) can be tested or debugged.