EDA News – 2008.02.27 Late Edition

Tela Innovations Shares Vision for Design Solution at 45nm and Beyond
Tela Innovations unveiled its business strategy and technology vision for using on-grid, straight-line, one-dimensional layout structures to provide a more efficient and reliable way to design and manufacture next generation chips.

Ambient Audeo Demonstrates Live Voiceless Phone Call with TI MSP430 MCU
Ambient Corporation gave the first live demonstration of how its new technology, the Audeo, will enable voiceless communication either face-to-face or via phone. The Audeo is based on ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN).

Magma Titan Platform Supports IPL Standards, Ciranova PyCell Libraries
Ciranova(tm) and Magma® Design Automation (NASDAQ:LAVA) announced that Magma’s Titan(tm) mixed-signal design platform supports IPL (Interoperable PCell Libraries) standards and Ciranova(tm) PyCell(tm) libraries for next-generation analog/mixed-signal designs.

Agilent, Beceem Team on Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Protocol Test Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and Beceem Communications announced they will extend their WiMAX(tm) collaboration to include Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Protocol Test. Agilent and Beceem will ensure that customers can confidently use Agilent protocol test systems with Beceem’s Mobile WiMAX reference designs.

ADLINK Creates 3U PXI Controllers for Hybrid Testing System
ADLINK Technology Inc. has released two new 3U PXI controllers: the PXI-3920 (Intel® Pentium® M 760) and PXI-3910 (Intel® Celeron® M 760). Both the PXI-3920/3910 are designed to be the core of a hybrid testing system.

Silicon Logic Engineering Develops 150 Gb/s Interlaken IP Core
Silicon Logic Engineering Inc. (SLE) announced the availability of a new 150Gb/s high speed Interlaken protocol IP core for use in ASIC designs. SLE’s new Interlaken IP Core is now available with more than twice the performance of the standard 60Gb/s version.

Intel Capital Makes Investment in Tela Innovations
Tela Innovations, an early stage technology company focused on addressing the challenges of scaling semiconductor manufacturing to 45nm and beyond, announced that Intel Capital, the global investment arm of Intel Corporation, became a new investor in the company.

Ethernet Direct Unveils HUE-421S Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, is announcing the release of HUE-421S Industrial Unmanaged Slim Ethernet Switch. HUE-421S has 4 10/100TX and 2 multimode fiber ports.

Birdstep RDM Embedded Powers Jotun POS Automatic Dispensing System
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD), which offers state of the art embedded databases, announced that Jotun has selected RDM Embedded v8.0 for their automatic color dispensing systems at point of sales.

PI Extends Travel Range of PIHera Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Tables
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for nano-biotechnology, life science and photonics applications, has extended its PIHera® family of compact X, XY and Z flexure-guided piezo nanopositioning tables.