EDA News – 2008.04.07

National Instruments Offers Multi-core Programming Workshops
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced an initiative sponsored by Intel Corporation to deliver free, hands-on multi-core programming workshops based on the NI LabVIEW graphical programming language to engineers and scientists around the globe.

Mentor Graphics, Agilent Reduce RF-PCB Development Time by Half
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced a jointly developed solution that can significantly improve productivity for the design of RF circuits on printed circuit boards. The industry-first solution is expected to cut PCB design cycle times in half.

Electronics.ca Publishes Report on Industrial Nanomaterials
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “NanoSEE 2008: Nanomaterials Industrial Status and Expected Evolution.”

Virage Logic Unveils SiWare Memory Compiler, Logic Library
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(tm), announced the availability of memory compilers and logic libraries for TSMC’s 40-nanometer (nm) process.

American Portwell Rolls Out ABN-512 PCI-E x8 Network Interface Card
American Portwell Technology announces ABN-512, a PCI-E x8 network interface card with Intel 82598EB dual 10 Gigabit fiber MM LC bypass adapter ports. The ABN-512 is optimized for multi-core architectures and able to implement efficient packet routing by using multiple queues and interrupt load balancing using MSI-X.

Aonix PERC Pico Supports Wind River VxWorks RTOS, Workbench
Aonix®, the leading supplier of virtual machines for real-time embedded Java developers, announced that the PERC Pico product is now available for use with Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and Wind River Workbench development suite.

Xilinx Announces Radiation Tolerant Virtex-4QV FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of radiation-tolerant Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-4QV FPGAs. The new Virtex-4QV family is the first FPGA solution for space applications to offer multiple platforms optimized to meet stringent high-performance processing needs.

Teridian Samples 78Q8430 Fast Ethernet Multi-Media Offload Controller
Teridian Semiconductor Corp. announced general sampling of its 78Q8430 10/100 Fast Ethernet Multi-Media Offload Controller for video streaming and mixed media (data, voice and vide over IP) applications. The 78Q8430 targets Ethernet applications requiring reliable connectivity and quality of service levels.

Altera Improves Arria GX FPGA Family
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced its Arria(TM) GX FPGA family now offers support for transceiver speeds up to 3.125 Gbps, additional serial protocols and reduced static power. Based on the proven Stratix® II GX technology, Arria GX FPGAs are designed to deliver robust signal integrity at a low price.

Gennum Creates First Single Chip HD, 3Gb/s Transmit, Receive Solutions
Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) has developed the industry’s first single-chip transmit and receive solutions to support 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s), as well as high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), for serial digital interface (SDI) applications.

Wintegra Announces Third Generation Universal Front End FPGA IP Core
Wintegra, a market leader in access processing semiconductors, announced the availability of its third generation Universal Front End (UFE3) IP core for high channel density wireless backhaul designs. The UFE3 IP core enhances Wintegra’s cellular infrastructure solution set.

NXP to Deploy CoWare ESL Technologies
CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that it has established a new strategic relationship with NXP to deploy ESL technologies.

CPU Tech to Showcase SystemLab PS Real-time Platform Simulator at SAE
CPU Technology, Inc. (CPU Tech) announced it will demonstrate its SystemLab PS(tm) Platform Simulator, capable of modeling and simulating an entire suite of automotive electronic control units executing software in real time, at the SAE 2008 World Congress April 14-17, 2008.

Ethernet Direct Rolls Out RUG-118 Industrial Gigabit Converter With SFP
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, offers RUG-118, a slim Industrial Gigabit Media converter with SFP flexibility to revolutionize a new application in the market.

ON Semiconductor Launches BelaSigna 300 Audio Processor
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) has announced the latest member in its BelaSigna family of audio processors – formerly offered by AMI Semiconductor. BelaSigna 300, an ultra-low-power high-fidelity audio processor, targets portable communication devices.