EDA News – 2008.05.01

Fenix-DA Integrates Verific VHDL, Verilog Analyzers with Crossfire
Verific Design Automation said that Fenix-DA has integrated Verific’s VHDL and Verilog analyzers with Crossfire. Crossfire checks various views and formats of standard-cell libraries in an IC design-flow and validates that they all are alike.

Agilent Announces E4360 Modular Solar Array Simulator
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced a modular solar array simulator that offers the most power (up to 1200W) in the smallest package (2U high). In addition to the new standalone instrument, Agilent now provides an affordable, full turn-key solar array simulator system.

Sentilla to Showcase Perk Kit at JavaOne Conference 2008
Sentilla leverages the power of Java technology to create the world’s smallest Java computers, by unveiling the Sentilla Perk Kit, recently named “Show Device” for the 2008 JavaOne Conference. The Perk Kit is an all-in-one Pervasive Computing Kit for Java developers.

Cambridge Design Partnership Selects SolidWorks for Satmap Active 10
When Cambridge Design Partnership started development on the “Satmap Active 10″ sports navigation system, computer aided 3D modelling was key to their design strategy and their success. Cambridge Design Partnership used the SolidWorks design tools as a powerful tool for communication.

Capella CM3612 Light Sensor Chip Extends Portable Battery Life
Capella Microsystems, Inc. announced the industry’s first proximity and ambient light sensor chip. The CM3612 extends battery life in touch-screen products such as iPhones®, and other portable products such as cell phones, notebook computers and digital cameras.

IXYS Develops XPT IGBT Technology for Power, Motor Control
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) introduces the XPT IGBT, IXYS’ latest generation of short-circuit rated high voltage IGBTs with fast switching and low conduction losses. This IGBT family was developed in IXYS’ internal fabs using advanced processing and design technologies.

MontaVista Announces Linux CGE for P.A. Semi PWRficient Processor
MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced the immediate availability of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for the dual-core PA6T-1682M PWRficient(tm) processor from P.A. Semi, Inc. MontaVista CGE is the carrier grade Linux operating system used by 7 of the top 8 network equipment providers (NEPs).

Newcastle Researches Nanoparticle Synthesis with Dolomite Microfluidics
UK microfluidics specialists Dolomite have announced that they have been working with Newcastle University as part of a project to explore the application of microfluidics for the synthesis of nanoparticles for use in biochemistry.

Newark Reduces Deliver Time of Elpac Power Supplies to 2 Weeks
Leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark announces a new capability to deliver Elpac power supplies with custom connectors within 2 weeks, rather than the 10+ week industry standard. The minimum order for custom power supplies can typically be 1,000 or more, while Newark only requires that 10 be purchased.