EDA News – 2008.04.28

National Instruments Hosts Automated Test Summit 2008
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the fifth annual Automated Test Summit, an online event featuring technical sessions focused on identifying trends and overcoming challenges in automated test.

IBM, Matheson Tri-Gas Team on Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. announced that they have signed a unique, four-year agreement to jointly develop new manufacturing materials and processes that will enable the next generation of semiconductor technology for 32nm and beyond.

Apache Design Solutions Unveils PakSi-E 8.1 Extraction, Analysis Tool
Apache Design Solutions announced version 8.1 release of PakSi-E, its IC package and System-in-Package (SiP) extraction and analysis tool. This latest version delivers over 10X faster runtime performance than previous versions with a next generation capacitance extraction algorithm.

Synopsys Introduces DesignWare PHY IP for 5.0 Gbps PCI Express 2.0
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the availability of the DesignWare PHY IP for PCI Express 2.0 (Gen II), based on the PCI Express 2.0 base specification.

Quickfilter Rolls Out QuickfilterPro Software 2.0 for Filter Design
Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. announced the release and general availability of Version 2.20 of the QuickfilterPro software. The QuickfilterPro software is used to design filters that will be implemented in the Quickfilter QF1D512 Simple and versatile FIR engine (SavFIRe) programmable digital filter.

Cypress EZ-Color Features ColorLock Optical Feedback for LED Designers
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced significant enhancements for its award winning EZ-Color(tm) design solution for intelligent color and white LED lighting systems.

Envis Reveals Strategy for Design Power Management in IC Implementation
Envis revealed its strategy for meeting the challenges of design power management in integrated circuit (IC) implementation. The company intends to broadly deploy electronic design automation (EDA) products based on unique, proprietary technology.

Infiniscale Joins Organic Electronics Association, Partners with Sofileta
Infiniscale joins the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) and enters in a partnership with Sofileta for development of their printed electronics technology platform. With this move, Infiniscale positions itself as a leading supplier of advanced modeling solutions for the Organic Electronics industry.

ABI Research Publishes Report on Navigation Satellite Positioning
By 2013 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) end-user devices and systems will generate yearly revenues of $240 billion.

Alereon Debuts AL5350 BaseBand Processor Plus Media Access Controller
Alereon, Inc. announced the latest addition to their AL5000 worldwide product family, the new AL5350 BaseBand Processor (BBP) plus Media Access Controller (MAC) that pairs with the previously announced AL5100 RF transceiver.

Aeroflex Rolls Out Test Suite for C.S0044-A Specification
Aeroflex has further enhanced its comprehensive support for CDG Stage II interoperability and CDG Stage I signalling conformance testing with the early availability of a test suite for the C.S0044-A specification.

4Blox, AMCC, Tehuti Team on Embedded 10GbE ISCSI Storage Solution
4Blox(tm) Inc. announced that the company is collaborating with Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) and Tehuti Networks to demonstrate enhanced iSCSI performance on AMCC PowerPC-based embedded processors.

CPU Tech Unveils Acalis CPU872 Field Programmable MultiCore PowerPC
CPU Technology, Inc. (CPU Tech) announced the immediate availability of the Acalis® CPU872 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) with embedded DRAM and tamper protection for qualified customers.

Altera, HCELL Engineering Debut DO-254 Nios II Embedded Processor
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) and HCELL Engineering announced the development of a safety-critical version of Altera’s Nios® II embedded processor. The embedded processor core complies with the objectives and requirements of the DO-254 hardware avionic standard and meets the highest design-assurance levels.

Lattice Introduces ispMACH 4000ZE Complex Programmable Logic Devices
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced its new, ultra low power Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), the 1.8-volt ispMACH 4000ZE family. This in-system programmable CPLD family is ideal for low power, high volume portable applications, with typical standby current as low as 10µA.

Aldec DO-254 Compliance Tool Set Supports Altera FPGA, HardCopy ASIC
Aldec, Inc. announced a comprehensive in-hardware verification solution that supports Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) customers with DO-254 compliance projects.

Altera Announces DO-254 Global Partner Network
To support the growing number of avionics and military applications requiring DO-254-certifiable components, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) launched a DO-254 Global Partner Network.