EDA News – 2008.03.05

EEMBC Workgroup to Create Embedded Hypervisor Benchmark Suite
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced that it has formed a workgroup to develop a new hypervisor benchmark suite that will measure the contribution of hypervisors, also known as virtual machine managers, to performance, code size, and energy consumption in a wide range of embedded systems.

Solido Design to Host Seminar at DATE Conference
Solido Design Automation announced that the company will present a technical seminar on “Variation Robustness for Analog/Mixed-Signal, Custom Digital and Memory Design” at the Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE) Conference being held on March 10 – 14, 2008 at the ICM in Munich, Germany.

AdaCore Rolls Out GNAT Pro 6.1.1 Ada Development Platform
AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support, announced the company’s twelfth annual release of its signature GNAT Pro Ada development environment. GNAT Pro 6.1.1 offers more than 150 new features and is available on the largest set of supported platforms in the industry.

Quantum3D Unveils IG178 Software GPU for Safety-Critical Applications
Quantum3D®, Inc. announced the release of IGL178, the industry’s first, entirely softwarebased, FAA DO-178B Level-A certifiable OpenGL® Safety Critical (SC) and OpenGL Embedded Systems (ES) Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

Synopsys Announces DesignWare coolSRAM-1T Embedded Memory IP
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Novelics announced the expansion of Synopsys’ DesignWare® IP portfolio with the addition of an innovative SRAM-1T embedded memory IP that is implemented in bulk logic CMOS technology, requiring no additional manufacturing costs.

Portwell Introduces DC/DC, DC/ATX GADIWA Cable/Insert Power Supplies
With the launch of its DC/DC and DC/ATX GADIWA series cable/insert power supplies and regulator, American Portwell Technology, Inc. has just made it a snap for OEM design engineers to enable DC powered embedded computing solutions, especially in-car infotainment systems, using these ultra-compact DC-to-DC and/or DC-to-ATX adapters.

Interface Masters Debuts Niagara 2298 Modular Intelligent Network Bypass
Interface Masters Technologies introduced its Modular Intelligent External Network Bypass system for the In-line Network Appliance market. The Modular Intelligent Network Bypass has extensive management capabilities and allows flexibility by supporting four independent interface segments in various combinations.

Indian ADE Selects AdaCore, Mistral for Avionics Flight Control Software
AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support services, announced that the Indian Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) has chosen AdaCore’s GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for DO-178B Ada environment.

Ricoh Selects Carbon Model Studio for ESL Design Flow
Carbon Design Systems(tm), the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of virtual hardware models, announced that Ricoh Company Ltd. of Japan has designed an imaging processor using its model generation solution.