EDA News – 2008.05.12

Carbon Model Studio Shortens Time to Develop System Models
Carbon Design Systems[tm] released an enhanced version of Carbon Model Studio, the leading solution for the automatic generation, validation and implementation of hardware-accurate software models, to dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy new system models.

CoWare, Agility to Accelerate Simulation of Complex DSP Algorithms
CoWare, Inc. and Agility Design Solutions, Inc. announced a strategic relationship focused on accelerating the simulation and implementation of complex DSP algorithms starting from MATLAB models. CoWare is offering integration support for accelerated C models generated by Agility’s RMS and MCS products.

Power.org Introduces Power Architecture Conferences in Munich, Paris
Power.org announced the full agenda for its Power Architecture Conferences in Munich, Germany, on May 26–27 and in Paris, France, on May 29–30. The conference will give engineering managers, system architects and product developers access to the latest Power Architecture product roadmaps.

Vendors to Develop Products for VITA Radio Transport
Pentek, Inc.; DRS Signal Solutions (DRS-SS); Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. (DRT); and Eclipse Electronic Systems announced intentions to develop and market products utilizing a new communications standard recently approved by VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) called VITA Radio Transport (VRT).

JTAG Technologies to Launch New Products at National Electronics Week
JTAG Technologies will be using the National Electronics Week (17th to 19th June, at Earls Court, London) to unveil a number of new product developments, including enhancements to its popular test development tool ProVision. New hardware to simplify JTAG boundary-scan integration.

Actel Enables Human Machine Interface, Miniature Motor Control
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced two plug-in daughter cards developed to manage human machine interface (HMI) and miniature motor control functionality. The new HMI Daughter Card and the Motor Control Daughter Card are offered as plug-ins to Actel’s popular IGLOO Icicle Kit.

TranSwitch Introduces Taurus Flexible Programmable Silicon Platform
TranSwitch® Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) announces a family of flexible programmable silicon platforms. The first platform, Taurus, which is targeted for access applications, provides programmability, flexibility and cost effectiveness unsurpassed in the market.

Xilinx Unveils Virtex-5 SX240T FPGA, Floating Point Operator IP Core
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the introduction of the Virtex(R)-5 SX240T device to its award winning 65nm Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform optimized for high-performance digital signal processing (DSP). The new device offers up to 528 GMACs of multiply-and-accumulate performance.

Sundance Announces SMT351T FPGA Based Modular Solution
Sundance announced availability of the SMT351T, its highest performing FPGA based modular solution. The announcement demonstrates Sundance’s unrivalled capability of providing easy access and customer succession to the latest FPGA-DSP technology.

Arecont Vision Launches H.264 Megapixel IP Cameras at IFSEC 2008
Arecont Vision is debuting the industry’s first full line of H.264 megapixel IP cameras at IFSEC 2008 which opens on May 12th in Birmingham, UK. The new line features Arecont Vision’s proprietary implementation of H.264 compression technology.

Freescale Announces Symphony DSP56720, DSP56721 Multicore Audio DSPs
Developers and systems designers creating advanced consumer audio products now can leverage the low cost, high performance and board space advantages of Freescale’s Symphony[tm] multicore DSP56720 and DSP56721 digital signal processors (DSP).

Cypress Introduces CY8C23×33 PSoC Mixed Signal Array for Motor Control
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced a new PSoC® mixed-signal array with an enhanced analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for fast analog sampling and expanded 8 Kbytes of Flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing.