EDA News – 2008.04.03

Electronic Design Automation Industry Grows 6.7% in Q4 2007
The EDA Consortium Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q4 2007 grew 6.7% to $1,602.7 million, versus $1,501.9 million in Q4 2006. The four-quarter average growth rate was 9.1%.

hueggenberg Offers Course on DSP Theory, Algorithms, Architectures
hueggenberg gbr, the experts for technical training courses, are offering a technical course on theory, algorithms and architectures of digital signal processing. The course is taking place from April 22nd to 25th, 2008, in Munich.

pls Announces Universal Debug Engine for Freescale MPC5510 MCU
pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme announces immediate availability of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) for Freescale’s MPC5510 Power Architecture(TM) 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The high-performance automotive MCUs features an operating frequency of up to 80 MHz.

Altium Introduces Innovation Station Electronics Design Environment
Electronic devices are in most products that we use today – from toys to power stations – and demand for smarter, connected devices is escalating, even in non-traditional electronic product areas.

Novelics Unveils Single Transistor SRAM for 65nm SoC Design
Novelics, a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) embedded memory intellectual property (IP), announced the availability of its one-transistor SRAM for 65-nanometer semiconductor design, the only SRAM-1T memory available to SoC designers in bulk CMOS using the standard silicon wafer process.

IBASE Launches MI932 Athlon Mini-ITX Motherboard
IBASE Technology, a world leader in industrial computing platforms, releases another Mini-ITX motherboard, MI932, supporting AMD’s 940-pin AM2 socket for single-core Athlon 64 and dual-core 64 X2 processors.

Tensilica CEO Joins EDA Consortium Board of Directors
Chris Rowen, president and CEO of Tensilica, Inc., was elected to the Board of Directors of the EDA Consortium, the international association of companies developing EDA tools and services that enable engineers to create the world’s electronic products.

Signametrics Releases SMU2055 USB Digital Multimeter
Signametrics Corporation announces the release of the SMU2055 USB Digital Multimeter. At 8 ounces and dimensions of 5″ X 7″ X 1.3″, it is a 90% reduction in size and power from bench-top DMMs. The SMU2055 is powered directly from the USB connection, and consumes only 1-1/2 Watts.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Debuts Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY 7.5
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced the latest version of its industry-leading supervisory control solution, Proficy® HMI/SCADA – CIMPLICITY® 7.5, offering more diagnostic tools, security, development tools, connectivity and flexibility than ever before.