EDA News – 2008.04.09

Ambient Light, Body Heat Power IMEC Wireless EEG System
IMEC has developed a battery-free wireless 2-channel EEG system (electroencephalography or monitoring of brain waves) powered by a hybrid power supply using body heat and ambient light. The entire system is wearable and integrated into a device resembling headphones.

Jasper Design Automation Debuts Production Proven Proof Accelerators
Jasper Design Automation unveiled a powerful set of modeling extensions – Formal Scoreboard(tm) Proof Accelerator, Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) Proof Accelerator, Cache Proof Accelerator and FIFO Proof Accelerator – for the rapid and exhaustive verification of intractable datapath designs.

Cadence Announces CDNLive! EMEA User Conferences
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced details of the first of its five worldwide user conferences to take place in 2008 — the CDNLive! EMEA conference, to be held April 28 – 30 in Munich, Germany.

The MathWorks to Present at SAE World Congress 2008
Experts from The MathWorks will present papers and provide demonstrations on applying Model-Based Design to applications in the automotive industry. Students will present papers on their use of Model-Based Design and MathWorks tools to reengineer a stock Chevrolet Equinox as part of the Challenge X student competition.

Ambric to Exhibit at National Association of Broadcasters Conference
Ambric(R), Inc., a fabless semiconductor company delivering the world’s first TeraOPS-class device, video reference platform, and software development tools that make massively parallel software programming practical for complex embedded systems, will be exhibiting at NAB 2008.

ZeroG Wireless, Microchip Team on Wi-Fi for PIC Microcontrollers
ZeroG Wireless, an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, announced that it is collaborating with Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, to co-develop Wi-Fi solutions for users of Microchip’s PIC® microcontrollers.

SMSC Introduces Switch, PCI Ethernet, USB to Ethernet Controllers
SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC), a semiconductor company providing system solutions spanning analog, digital and mixed-signal technologies, has broadened its portfolio of Ethernet technology solutions with the introduction of several new switches, PCI Ethernet controllers and USB to Ethernet controllers for the embedded market.

ZeroG Wireless Enables Wi-Fi, IP Connectivity on Virtually Any System
ZeroG Wireless announced a breakthrough in embedded Wi-Fi design. Coupling its expertise in low-power analog and RF design with its deep understanding of embedded systems, ZeroG has created a Wi-Fi IC that can be easily integrated into nearly any system regardless of host microcontroller (MCU) or operating system (OS).

Orange Tree Technologies Joins Xilinx Alliance Program
Orange Tree Technologies announced that it has joined the Xilinx® Alliance Program. Participation in the Program is a demonstration of its commitment to supporting the increased use and market deployment of low power, high performance FPGA technology.

Ambric to Showcase at Embedded Systems Conference 2008
Ambric®, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company delivering the world’s first TeraOPS-class device and software development tools that make massively parallel software programming practical for complex embedded systems, will be exhibiting and giving a talk at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) 2008.

Avnet Electronics to Present at Embedded Systems Conference
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will exhibit and showcase design know-how by offering technical design seminars for engineers at next week’s 20th Annual Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), running April 14-18 at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center.

Altera to Demonstrate at Embedded Systems Conference
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) will showcase its low-power embedded technologies and programmable logic at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley. Attendees will learn how to rapidly reduce the power consumption and increase the flexibility of their embedded designs.