EDA News – 2008.04.17 Late Edition

Omnitrol, TI Team on Real-Time RFID Traceability for PCB Manufacturing
Omnitrol Networks and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced an alliance to deliver a radio frequency identification (RFID) real-time traceability solution for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing applications.

Jennic Announces JN5139-EK020 IEEE802.15.4 JenNet Starter Kit
Jennic announces the availability of a new low-cost Starter Kit which allows developers with little or no wireless experience to develop products. Priced at just $219, the JN5139-EK020 IEEE802.15.4/JenNet Starter Kit, simplifies the evaluation and application development of low power wireless connectivity products.

IBM Chip Alliance Makes Breakthrough with High-K Metal Gate Gate Material
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and its joint development partners announced that they have collectively demonstrated significant performance and power consumption advantages over industry standards by using a breakthrough material known as “high-k/metal gate” (HKMG) on silicon.

Si2 Introduces Common Power Format Relational Analyzer Tool
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the availability of a Common Power Format Relational Analyzer tool that will allow users of Si2′s CPF standard to analyze the design intent for a low-power design and examine the current state and relationships among the CPF data objects.

TSMC PDK Features Cadence QRC Extraction, Virtuoso Passive Component Designer
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the qualification of Cadence QRC Extraction and Virtuoso Passive Component Designer for the TSMC 65-nanometer process design kit (PDK). The newly qualified technologies deliver tested and proven inductance, substrate extraction and passive component design.

MIPS Creates First Hot Spot Analyzer for Fast Linux Kernel Profiling
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) announced a new software utility for its family of System Navigator(TM) EJTAG probes that enables fast, accurate profiling of the Linux kernel. With the Hot Spot Analyzer (HSA), software engineers can quickly identify program bottlenecks that are restricting system performance.

Netrino Announces Embedded Software Boot Camp
Netrino, LLC announced the launch of an Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) training program. Netrino’s Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) is a hands-on, one-week training course designed to develop and strengthen the embedded software programming expertise of individuals and teams.

AdaCore Rolls Out GNATbench 2.1.0 Eclipse-based Ada IDE
AdaCore announced a new major release of GNATbench, the company’s Eclipse-based development environment for Ada. GNATbench 2.1.0 includes a variety of enhancements.

Hitec to Showcase Electronic Systems Enclosures at Embedded Masterclass
Hitec have announced that they have helped sponsor and will be exhibiting at the Embedded Masterclass technology developers conference to be held in London and Bristol on the 8th and 13th May.

GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for DO-178B Supports VxWorks 653 2.2
AdaCore announced the availability of GNAT Pro High-Integrity-Edition for DO-178B (version 6.1.1) on the latest version of the Wind River’s VxWorks 653 Platform, Version 2.2 for avionics and mission-critical systems.