EDA News – 2008.04.01

Microchip Technology Announces Worldwide MASTERs Conference
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced it is accepting registrations for its 12th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

NEC Presents Webcast on Gate Array ASIC, FPGA for Custom Silicon
NEC Electronics America will present a webcast to provide tips that designers can apply to the development of custom silicon solutions for a wide range of applications: test and measurement equipment, factory automation products, instrumentation devices, and transportation systems.

MIPS Introduces MIPS32 1004K Multi-threaded, Multiprocessor IP Core
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) introduced the MIPS32® 1004K(TM) coherent processing system — the industry’s first embedded multi-threaded, multi-processor licensable IP core.

Beceem Develops BCSM250 65nm Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Solution
Beceem Communications announced the world’s first full-featured, 65 nanometer, single-chip WiMAX Wave 2 solution. The newest member in Beceem’s industry-leading product portfolio, the BCSM250 is the first to combine a Wave 2 baseband, dual-band radio, memory and power management in a single chip.

D2 mCUE Mobile Handset Solution Supports Google Android
D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP communications, announced that its mCUE(tm) converged communications client for mobile devices and handsets now supports Google’s Android, one of the industry’s first open-source mobile platforms.

AuthenTec Debuts TouchStone Fingerprint Sensor Packaging Technology
AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), the world’s leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, unveiled a breakthrough in durable, thin profile fingerprint sensor packaging technology that expands aesthetic and product integration options for makers of cell phones, ultra mobile computers, and other consumer electronics.

ArcSoft Debuts Advanced Capture Solutions for TI OMAP-DM Co-Processors
ArcSoft, Inc. introduced availability of its Advanced Capture Technologies on Texas Instruments’ (TI) OMAP-DM multimedia co-processors, bringing Face Tracking, Anti-Shaking, Smile Detection, and Blink Detection to 3, 5, and 8 mega-pixel camera phones.

Synplicity Releases Synplify DSP 3.6 ESL Synthesis for ASIC, FPGA
Synplicity, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP), a leading supplier of innovative IC design and verification solutions, released its newest version of the company’s Synplify® DSP ESL synthesis software for ASIC and FPGA design.

ArcSoft Develops PowerMobia Solution for Symbian Smartphones
ArcSoft is announcing the deployment of its ArcSoft PowerMobia(tm) solution bringing an optimized multimedia software solution to smartphones based on Symbian OS(tm) v9.2 to v9.5. Come by and experience our technology at the Symbian booth (Hall N4, Stand #4855) at CTIA Wireless 2008, April 1st to 3rd, 2008.

Xilinx Rolls Out Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced the availability of Virtex(R)-5 FXT devices, the industry’s first FPGAs with embedded PowerPC(R) 440 processor blocks, high-speed RocketIO(TM) GTX transceivers and dedicated XtremeDSP(TM) processing capabilities.

Mentor Graphics Offers Synthesis Support for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that its suite of advanced synthesis products support Virtex(tm)-5 FXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Support for the new Virtex-5 FXT platform is available now in the Mentor Graphics Precision® RTL and Precision RTL Plus products.

Synplicity Synplify Pro Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
Synplicity, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP), a leading supplier of innovative IC design and verification solutions, announced that its advanced FPGA synthesis solution Synplify Pro®, now supports Virtex®-5 FXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX).

VirtualLogix Joins Multicore Association
VirtualLogix(tm), Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization(tm) company, announced that it has joined The Multicore Association, a global non-profit consortium focused on developing standards that help speed time to market for products that involve multicore implementations.

VirtualLogix Introduces VLX Developer v2.0
VirtualLogix(tm) announced the availability of VLX Developer v2.0, offering enhanced support for deploying VLX real-time virtualization technology to performance-critical, Intel(TM)-based systems. Developer v2.0 complements VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0.

VirtualLogix Announces VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0
VirtualLogix(tm), Inc. announced VLX for Network Infrastructure supporting Intel® Core(TM) Microarchitecture, version 3.0. VirtualLogix’s new release blends the rich Microsoft Windows® operating system environment with the existing capabilities of real-time operating systems (RTOS) or Linux.