EDA News – 2008.04.29

Mentor, UMC Validate Calibre nmDRC Physical Verification 65nm Deck
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that it has worked with leading foundry UMC to validate the accuracy of UMC’s 65nm physical verification flows using the Calibre nmDRC product.

Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine Codec Library Gains Dolby TrueHD Decoder
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that it has added the Dolby® TrueHD decoder to its audio codec library for Tensilica’s Xtensa® HiFi 2 Audio Engine, one of the most popular commercial audio cores for system-on-chip (SOC) designs.

ASSET to Develop Open Embedded Instrumentation Tools for Internal JTAG
ASSET® InterTech Inc. is developing and will bring to market open embedded instrumentation tools based on the preliminary IEEE standard, P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG). According to Glenn Woppman, president and CEO of ASSET, the standard is close enough to ratification to begin developing tools.

Keithley Enhances Automated Characterization Suite for WLR Tests
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI) has enhanced its Automated Characterization Suite (ACS) software to include optional wafer level reliability (WLR) test tools for semiconductor reliability and lifetime prediction testing applications.

NXP Acquires Broadband Media Processing Product Lines from Conexant
Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Broadband Media Processing product lines to NXP Semiconductors in a transaction valued at up to $145 million.

Intuicom Rolls Out C1000u OEM RF Transceiver Module
Intuicom, Inc.(tm) announced the release of the C1000µ, an ultra-small spread spectrum OEM RF transceiver module with “leap-ahead” performance technology. Designed for integration into military/aerospace instruments and commercial systems.

National Instruments R Series I/O Modules Feature Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the release of four new R Series I/O modules for the PXI platform that are equipped with high-performance Xilinx Virtex®-5 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Avago Introduces AEDT-9340 Encoder Module for Brushless DC Motors
Avago Technologies announced the addition of a new compact high temperature six-channel optical incremental C-shaped encoder module for Brushless DC motors used in industrial and factory automation equipment.

Inphi DDR3 Registering Clock Driver Passes JESD47 Validation
Inphi® Corporation announced that its landmark INSSTE32882-GS04 Double Data Rate (DDR3) Registered Clock Driver is the industry’s only solution that has passed validation, qualification and manufacturing readiness testing compliant to industry standard qualification requirements as defined by JEDEC Standard JESD47.

Advansus Unveils EEC410 Q965, GME965 Mini-ITX Barebone System
Advansus introduces the EEC410 universal Mini-ITX barebone system, available in a Q965 and a GME965 Mini-ITX motherboard version. The EEC410 combines a streamlined case and an interchangeable motherboard with a 200W power supply.

RMI Releases Axcel PC3104 Network Accelerator Card
RMI Corporation announced that it has released its latest product offering – the RMI Axcel PC3104 Network Accelerator Card – an XLS-Based PCIe® platform for IP Networking, VoIP, 3G and broadband applications.

RMI Unveils XLS208 Processor, Office in a Box Solution for SMB Market
RMI Corporation announced that it has released its newest XLS Processor, a 1 GHz Dual-Core Multi-threaded device accelerating packet-oriented and control plane applications, as well as a comprehensive solution including development board and software development kit for the SMB market.