EDA News – 2008.04.30

Texas Instruments Releases Code Composer Essentials v3
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) announced the release of Code Composer Essentials (CCEssentials) v3. CCEssentials v3 for MSP430 provides major upgrades designed to enhance performance, emulation and ease-of-use, all at a very low cost.

Innovision Research Debuts Gem NFC IP Evaluation, Licensing Programme
Innovision Research & Technology is making its unique Gem(tm) Near Field Communication (NFC) semiconductor intellectual property (IP) available under an evaluation licensing programme. This will enable semiconductor companies to develop NFC capability.

GiDEL Announces PROC_SoC Verification System for SOC, ASIC Designs
GiDEL has released a new generation of the PROC_SoC[TM] Verification System. The PROC_SoC family is designed to debug and verify SoC designs of diverse design styles. The new generation has doubled the capacity of the system by incorporating Altera’s new Stratix® III EP3SL340.

ABI Research Publishes Passive RFID Readers Report
According to a new study released by ABI Research, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers are becoming both more highly integrated and more innovative. Reader ICs have come to lead the market for Low Frequency (LF) and High Frequency (HF) RFID.

Semiconductor Devices in End-User Segments Drive Asian EDA Tools Market
The increased use of semiconductor devices in end-user segments drives the revenue growth of the Asian electronic design automation (EDA) tools market. End markets such as consumer electronics, communications, computing are booming in Asia, creating the need for more market-tailored products.

Stonestreet One Releases Latest UltraSuite for Windows, WiCenter Basic
Stonestreet One, Inc. announced the latest releases of its UltraSuite® for Windows and WiCenter® Basic for Wireless USB software products, now featuring support for Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) host hardware platforms running with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Ethernet Direct Launches WUE-567 Industrial IP-67 Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation is pleased to announce WUE-567 Industrial IP-67 Ethernet switch ideal for use in harsh or outdoor environments, such in the transportation and factory automation industries. The Whale series WUE-567 is a highly reliable and fault-tolerant Industrial 5-port Unmanaged IP-67 Switch.

NFC Forum Reveals Winners of Global Competition
The NFC Forum announced the winners of its Touching the Future: NFC Forum Global Competition. In the competition, developers in a Commercial Track vied for the honor of having their solutions named “Best NFC Service of the Year,” while a Research Track recognized “Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year.”

Jasper Design Automation to Showcase Formal Verification Unleashed at DAC
Jasper Design Automation will provide private demo suite demonstrations of its Formal Verification Unleashed(tm) at the 45th annual Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, California, June 8th to the 12th, 2008.

Darfon Selects Cypress PRoC LP Programmable Radio on Chip
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced that Darfon Electronics Corp. (Darfon) has selected Cypress’s PRoC(tm) LP programmable radio-on-chip for a new ultra-small micro dongle for wireless mice.