EDA News – 2008.03.12

ABI Research Announces Ultra-Wideband Connectivity Report
ABI Research expects ultra-wideband (UWB) to see very strong growth starting in 2008, finding its first success in laptops and computer peripherals, and eventually in mobile handsets. Forecasts indicate that shipments of UWB-enabled devices will grow from virtually nil today, to more than 400 million in 2013.

Arithmatica Becomes Member of Cadence Connections Program
Arithmatica, the datapath design company, announced that it has joined the Cadence® Connections® program. Arithmatica will have access to Cadence technology for the purpose of verifying and supporting an ASIC design flow using Arithmatica’s CellMath Designer and CellMath IP.

ABI Research Publishes Report on Home Automation and Security
Home automation products have long existed in small numbers, but a new study from ABI Research says that a technology shift now under way is opening up a new mainstream consumer market and creating a new opportunity for broadband and telephone service providers.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to Leverage Cavium OCTEON Processors
Reinforcing their commitment to maintaining and extending the companies’ leadership position in the development of open, carrier-grade advanced packet processor solutions across a broad range of markets, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced a strategic relationship with Cavium Networks.

MIPS Announces Silicon-Proven 96dB Audio IP Codec in DSM Processes
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) announced that its 96dB Audio IP Codec has been silicon-proven in TSMC 90nm and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing 130nm processes. This is the world’s first true above-96dB Hi-Fi quality, ultra low-power and compact-area audio IP to be silicon-proven in deep submicron processes.

GE Fanuc Introduces Telum 210 SAS AdvancedMC Module
Demonstrating once more the company’s commitment to providing a complete portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions for the AdvancedTCA® and MicroTCA(tm) market, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the Telum(tm) 210 SAS AdvancedMC(tm) module.