EDA News – 2008.04.30 Late Edition

Berkeley Design Automation Debuts Noise Analysis Tool for Analog, RF ICs
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s first comprehensive noise analysis tool for complex analog and RF circuits. The tool, called the Noise Analysis Option(tm), handles every type of complex analog and RF circuit.

Hifn, Freescale Team on Storage Reference Design
Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq: HIFN) and Freescale Semiconductor announced the first storage reference design resulting from their previously announced technology development collaboration. Cofio Software, Inc. has adopted the reference design and is deploying its ViStor Virtual Tape Library Software to the joint solution.

DOC Group, OW2 Consortium Merge CORBA Component Model Initiatives
PrismTech(tm) announced that the two leading open-source middleware communities are merging their CORBA® Component Model (CCM) initiatives, underpinning the company’s new OpenFusion CCM offering.

Profits Fall for Top 5 Handset Vendors
The Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Strategies service report, “Rich Media Specialists Increase Share Of Global $19 Billion Profits,” reveals falling profits for the traditional top five handset vendors. Their share of industry profits has fallen from 92% in 2004 to 84% in 2007.

Macraigor Systems Joins RMI Partner Alliance
RMI Corporation announced that Macraigor Systems, LLC has joined the RMI® Partner Alliance, a group of software, component, system and tool providers that bring comprehensive solutions to customers in the infrastructure, enterprise and media markets.

HVVi Develops New Architecture for Silicon RF Power Transistor Design
HVVi Semiconductors, Inc. announced the first major advance in silicon RF power transistor design in more than 15 years. HVVi’s new architecture delivers frequency bandwidth, voltage and power levels to radar and avionic applications that far exceed the capabilities of current bipolar and LDMOS technologies.

Tektronix Spectrum Analyzers, LitePoint RSALTE Support 3.9G LTE
Tektronix, Inc. and LitePoint Corporation announced their collaborative solution to LTE product development. LitePoint’s RSALTE software is designed to run on Tektronix RSA3000A/B and RSA6100A real-time spectrum analyzers, and offers 3.9G compliance support for designers of UMTS-Long-Term Evolution (LTE) systems.