EDA News – 2008.04.14

CoWare Unveils Checkpoint, Restart for Native SystemC Virtual Platform
CoWare®, Inc. announced the first ever checkpoint / restart capability for native SystemC Virtual Platforms. Debugging is generally accepted as the most time consuming phase of the development process.

GE Fanuc Announces R15-EC, RAF-EC, RAR-EC ExpressCard Interfaces
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced three ExpressCard interfaces for testing critical aircraft systems. The R15-EC is a dual port MIL-STD-1553 ExpressCard Interface; the RAF-EC is a dual port ARINC 664 ExpressCard Interface; and the RAR-EC is a multichannel ARINC 429 ExpressCard interface.

Strategic Test PCI Digitizers, Waveform Generators Feature 256MB Memory
Strategic Test will equip all of its cards with 256 MBytes of on-board memory. With this larger memory it is now possible to record a 200 MSamples/s 8-bit signal for more than 1 second compared to only 320 milliseconds for a card with just 64 MBytes.

World Digital Power Management ICs Markets Report
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World Digital Power Management ICs Markets, finds that the market earned revenues of $161.7 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $266.5 million in 2011.

KLA-Tencor Develops Wafer Plane Inspection Technology
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) introduced its latest mask inspection technology, called Wafer Plane Inspection (WPI), a unique mask inspection technology that, for the first time in the industry, provides the versatility in a single system to find all defects on a mask and also shows the defects that will print on the wafer.

OKI Printing Bridges Photonics at Nanotechnology Conference
OKI Printing Solutions and its LED business company, OKI Digital Imaging, announced their participation in the 4th International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation, to be held 14th-17th April in Tokyo, Japan.

AWR, WIN Semiconductors Release PP15-10 Process Design Kit
AWR and WIN Semiconductors Corporation (WIN) announced the latest release of the WIN PP15-10 process design kit (PDK), the first in a series of next-generation commercial foundry PDKs available for monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design.

MathWorks Supports Automated Model Checking for Safety Critical System
The MathWorks announced that its Simulink Verification and Validation software automatically evaluates and verifies system models for compliance with DO-178B and IEC-61508 standards and MAAB modeling guidelines.

Express Logic Introduces Eclipse Based BenchX IDE for Embedded Systems
Express Logic, Inc. announced the introduction of BenchX(tm), a comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for embedded systems. Express Logic designed BenchX IDE to customer need for low-cost, industrial-grade software development tools.

Telelogic Enhances Rhapsody Model Driven Development Solution
Telelogic (STO:TLOG), an IBM Company (NYSE:IBM) announced enhancements to its market leading Model Driven Development(tm) (MDD(tm)) solution, Telelogic Rhapsody®.

Sigma Introduces VXP9452 Video Imaging Processor
Sigma Designs (Nasdaq:SIGM) announced the new VXP9452 processor, an advanced video imaging processor that offers two fully separable video processing channels each featuring full 12-bit input and output support.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA
MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced the availability of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition to develop and run applications using the Virtex-5® FXT family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), the new system integration platform from FPGA leader Xilinx®.

Media Excel Rolls Out DaVinci Based HERA 4000 Transcoders
Media Excel has launched a new generation of video compression professional appliances which can rapidly encode, transcode and distribute professional, broadcast-quality video to any device over any network using the Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) DaVinci(tm) technology digital media processor.

Xilinx, OmniTek Deploy Advanced Video Processing Platform
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) and OmniTek announced the successful deployment and broad adoption of the Advanced Video Development Platform (AVDP). The AVDP is based on the Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 LXT and SXT platforms.

Xilinx Announces Embedded Development Kit 10.1
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its embedded development environment of tools and ecosystem technologies for supporting innovative system-on-chip designs targeting the company’s newest 65nm Virtex(R)-5 FXT FPGAs.

Xilinx Debuts Latest System Generator for DSP, AccelDSP Synthesis Tool
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the availability of versions 10.1 of the System Generator for DSP tool and the AccelDSP(TM) synthesis tool, the industry-leading development environment delivered by the Xilinx XtremeDSP(TM) solution.

Ross Video Develops Multi-Definition Keyer with Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its Virtex(R)-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) played a key role in the development of the Multi-Definition Keyer (MDK) digital production switch debuted this week by Ross Video Ltd.

Miranda 3G/HD/SD Audio/Video Processor Features Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) has launched a new 3G/HD/SD universal audio/video processor that incorporates Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to lower system costs and accelerate time to market.