EDA News – 2008.03.07

Tanner Tools V13.0 Features HiPer PX, Verilog-A
Tanner EDA, the leader in PC-based analog and mixed-signal IC design tools, announced the release of HiPer PX and Verilog-A, two new powerful tools as part of Tanner Tools V13.0. HiPer PX reduces design errors and shortens the design verification process.

Micrologic Releases nanoRV Interactive Reliability Aware Design Tool
Micrologic Design Automation, Inc., a leading provider of EDA (Electronic Design Automation) solutions for nanometer IC design, announced the production release of nanoRVInteractive(tm), Interactive Reliability-Aware design environment for custom and semi-custom IC’s layout.

DATE 2008 Features Panel on Concurrency in a Multiprocessor World
Market Analyst Gary Smith of Gary Smith EDA will moderate a panel discussion titled, “Concurrency in a Multiprocessor World,” during Design Automation & Test in Europe (DATE) at ICM in Munich, Germany. The panel will be held Wednesday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Theatre.

Atmel Unveils ATmega16U4, ATmega32U4 AVR Microcontrollers
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced new AVR® microcontrollers combining USB controller and high performance analog features. The ATmega16U4 and ATmega32U4 reduce system cost in battery powered devices such as gaming accessories.

CAST Rolls Out Embedded Internet, USB Subsystems IP
CAST, Inc. announced the availability of embedded subsystems that make it easier to integrate Internet connectivity or a USB controller in system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The system IP products combine IP cores for an 8051 processor with an Ethernet MAC controller core and with a hi-speed USB 2.0 device controller core.

STMicroelectronics Debuts L5961 Integrated MOST Power Management Chip
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced the launch of the industry’s first integrated power-management solution for MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) networks. MOST technology primarily allows for a range of multimedia devices to be added into the car environment with minimal effort.

ITOX Introduces BL330-BR, BL330-B microATX Embedded Motherboards
ITOX announced the introduction of two new motherboards supporting Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo and Quad processors. The BL330-BR and BL330-B high-performance microATX form factor boards are designed specifically for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability.