EDA News – 2008.03.02

ACCES I/O Products Offers USB Analog Input Modules for Under $350
ACCES I/O Products released a series of low cost USB analog input modules – the USB-AI Series. Starting with its flagship model, the USB-AI16-16A, this high-speed USB 2.0, 16-bit multifunction analog input board is ideal for precision measurement, analysis, monitoring, and control in countless embedded applications.

Synopsys IC Compiler 2007.12 Features Concurrent Hierarchical Design
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the availability of the industry’s first concurrent hierarchical design system as part of the IC Compiler 2007.12 release. As designers migrate to smaller geometries, on-chip integration increases and design sizes mushroom, making hierarchical design almost mandatory.

Atmel Introduces AVR XMEGA 8/16-bit Microcontrollers
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the AVR® XMEGA(tm) family. The system performance of AVR XMEGA expands the market reach for 8/16-bit microcontrollers. With second generation of picoPower(tm) technology, XMEGA is the only family of Flash microcontrollers with true 1.6V operation.

Texas Instruments Debuts OMAP35x Processors with ARM Cortex-A8 Core
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the availability of four new OMAP(TM) processors, based on the market’s first broad offering of the ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 core, providing an unprecedented combination of laptop-like performance at handheld power levels in a single chip.

Atmel Offers AVR RZ Raven 2.4 GHz Wireless Evaluation Kit for $99
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the availability of the AVR® RZ Raven evaluation kit that provides designers a unique ready-to-use development platform in the rapidly growing low power wireless market for the 2.4GHz ISM frequency band available worldwide.

Agilent IC-CAP Target Modeling Package Extracts Device Models
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the first commercially available package that extracts models from semiconductor manufacturing process targets. The package enables designers to develop device-simulation models earlier in the design cycle for faster overall IC design.

Atmel Rolls Out AT91SAM7L Ultra-low Power ARM7 Microcontrollers
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced a new series of high-performance, ultra-low power ARM7TDMI®-based microcontrollers, the AT91SAM7L series, embedding power switches controlling multiple power islands and programmable voltage regulators to reduce power consumption in active and standby modes.

Mistral Customizes Software, Hardware Solutions for TI’ OMAP35x
Mistral, a leading product realization company specializing in real-time embedded solutions, announced that it is now geared up to provide customized hardware and software solutions for the high-performance OMAP35x(TM) platform from Texas Instruments (TI).