EDA News – 2008.03.03

Nangate Donates Open Source 45nm Standard-cell Library to Si2
Nangate, the leading provider of tools for design-specific digital cell library development, announced that it has donated an open source 45nm standard-cell library to the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2).

TES Electronic Solutions Acquires Assystem Quimper Design Centre
TES announced it has increased its design capacity and capabilities by acquiring Assystem’s Quimper Design Centre. The move adds significant competence to TES Design capability and enhances its ability to deliver complete product realization to customers under its unique Custom Design and Manufacturing (CDM) model.

OCP-IP Reveals Network On Chip Benchmarking Specification
OCP-IP announced that part one of the Network On Chip (NoC) Benchmarking specification has entered member review. Part one of the specification details requirements and features for application programs, synthetic micro-benchmarks, and abstract benchmark applications.

WiQuest Unveils Wireless USB Device Embedded Card Reference Design
WiQuest Communications, Inc., the leading ultrawideband solutions provider, announced availability of its seventh reference design kit. This new Wireless USB Device Embedded Card reference design enables device equipment manufacturers to build complete Wireless USB solutions with minimal cost and risk.

Connect One Delivers Internet Functionality with Secure iLAN, iWiFi
Connect One(tm) announced the immediate availability of two new affordable external devices servers for secure machine-to-machine (M2M) IP connectivity. The Secure iLAN and Secure iWiFi enable any device with an RS-232/RS-485 port to immediately communicate over the Internet in a fully secure manner using LAN or Wireless LAN, respectively.

IRIS Technologies Announces Lowest Cost FPGA Data Acquisition Boards
IRIS Technologies Inc. now has the lowest cost multi-FPGA, FPGA plus DSP and FPGA plus DSP data acquisition boards for customers. IRIS cards are ideally suited for Offload Processing, Algorithm Acceleration, ASIC prototyping and for use in High Performance Computing (HPC) and System Prototyping/Emulation applications.

Aldec Debuts ALINT Stand Alone Verilog Design Rule Checker
Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed-language simulation and advanced design tools for ASIC and FPGA devices, announced the world-wide release of ALINT(TM), a stand-alone Verilog design rule checker that complies with the second edition of the STARC RTL Design Style Guide for Verilog HDL.

AXIOMTEK Announces PANEL6158 Ultra Slim Industrial Flat Panel Monitor
AXIOMTEK, a leading supplier of applied computing platforms for advanced communication, industrial and human machine interface applications, introducd an ultra slim industrial LCD monitor, the PANEL6158, which equips a 15-inch high brightness XGA LCD display and supports multi-signal interfaces.

QuickLogic Introduces PolarPro II Programmable Solution Platform
Continuing its tradition of innovation in the design of ultra-low power programmable solutions, QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) has announced its next-generation customer specific standard product (CSSP) platform: PolarPro II.

AXIOMTEK Rolls Out IMB100 Core 2 Duo Micro ATX Industrial Motherboard
AXIOMTEK, a leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for advanced communication, industrial and automation applications, released a high performance industrial-grade Micro ATX motherboard, the IMB100, with a full-range of integrated peripherals for general industrial and embedded applications.

International Rectifier Rolls Out 600V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors
International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, introduced a family of 600V insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) that reduces power dissipation by up to 30 percent in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and solar inverter applications up to 3 kW.

ACE Invests in Compaan Design
CE Associated Computer Experts bv has made a strategic investment in Compaan Design bv. Compaan Design is a spin-off from one of ACE’s research partners in the field of compilation technology: The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University.

Intel Designs Atom Processors for Mobile Internet Devices
The Intel® Atom(tm) processor will be the name for a new family of low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and a new class of simple and affordable Internet-centric computers arriving later this year.

Alta Releases 1-4 Channel MIL-STD-1553 PCI Interface Card
Alta Data Technologies has released a 1-4 channel MIL-STD-1553 PCI interface card that provides advance new features for communications (such as avionics, JTIDs, Link-16, SADL), test, and simulation.

LG Tapes Out HDTV Application Chipset with Synopsys PrimeYield LCC
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced that LG Electronics (LGE) has successfully discovered and fixed lithography hotspots in its HDTV application chipset using Synopsys’ PrimeYield LCC (lithography compliance checker).

Mercury Federal Systems to Develop Testbed for JCREW Program
Mercury Federal Systems, Inc., has received a $2.5 million contract award from U.S. Army Ft. Monmouth’s CECOM in New Jersey, for development and demonstration of a testbed to support the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) program.