EDA News – 2008.05.06

Synopsys Invests In Prover Technology – Signaling Design Automation
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Prover Technology AB announced that Synopsys has invested in Prover, which supplies signaling design automation solutions for engineering the safety critical systems that control trains, switches and signals. The funds will enable Prover to accelerate research and development efforts.

NI Rolls Out Graphical Differencing and User Interface Toolkit
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced the NI Graphical Differencing and User Interface Toolkit, a software solution that helps engineers and scientists identify differences between models built using The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® software.

Newark Announces $100,000 Live EDGE International Challenge
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) launched its international competition Live EDGE – Electronic Design for the Global Environment. The competition is designed to provide a forum where electronic design engineers and students can design products that are environmentally-friendly through the use of electronic components.

Jasper Design Automation Receives 7th Formal Verification Patent
Jasper Design Automation announced a growing portfolio of innovative formal technology patents to help its worldwide customer base manage dramatically increasing SoC design complexity. The company is investing heavily in formal technology research and development (R&D).

National Instruments Announces NIWeek Graphical System Design Conference
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced plans for NIWeek, the industry’s premier event on graphical system design that attracts more than 3,000 of the world’s brightest engineers, educators and scientists. NIWeek 2008, the company’s 14th annual customer and technology conference, opens Aug. 5.

Jazz Semiconductor Issues Call for Papers for AIMS-CAT Conference
Jazz Semiconductor® announced the Call for Papers for its 2008 Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal Circuits, Applications, and Technology (AIMS-CAT) Conference. This focused one-day event, set for October 22, will be held at the Jazz Headquarters in Newport Beach, CA.

Trolltech Qt 4.4 Integrates Web Content into Mobile Applications
Trolltech has released a new version of its flagship product, Qt. Key features added to the popular framework in Qt 4.4 include functionality that, for the first time, enables developers to create applications that blend content from the live Web into native desktop and mobile applications.

NXP Semiconductors Selects Mentor Graphic Design for Test Tools
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced a partnership with NXP Semiconductors in which Mentor’s Design-for-Test (DFT) products will be used by NXP Semiconductors to further improve the quality and time-to-market of NXP’s solutions.

WIN MB-60630 SBC Supports 45nm Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processors
WIN Enterprises announces support for the 45nm Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors L5410 and L5408 with extended lifecycle support on its MB-60630, dual-socketed PICMG 1.3 form factor Single Board Computer (SBC).

VMETRO Unveils HPE640, HPE720 6U VPX/REDI Hybrid Processing Engines
VMETRO announced two new 6U VPX/REDI hybrid processing engines (HPE), the HPE640 and the HPE720. These products integrate Freescale Power Architecture[tm] MPC8641D dual-core PowerPC processors for general purpose processing with Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGAs in a single slot.

AXIOMTEK Launches eBOX647-FL Fanless Embedded Computer with VIA C7 CPU
AXIOMTEK is pleased to release the eBOX647-FL, a fanless and cost-effective embedded computer, which supports an onboard low power VIA C7 1.5 GHz processor with the VIA CX700 single-chip core logic controller.

VMETRO Announces FusionIPC Inter-Processor Communications Software
VMETRO announced FusionIPC, an Inter-Processor Communications (IPC) software stack for Distributed Multi-Processing systems. FusionIPC is designed for use in demanding signal processing applications such as radar and signal intelligence where the workload exceeds the processing capability of a single CPU.