EDA News – 2008.05.13

OCP-IP Publishes Network on Chip Architectures Survey
OCP-IP announced the availability of a white paper discussing a survey of Network-on-chip (NoC) proposals. NoCs replace dedicated, design-specific wires with scalable, general purpose, multi-hop networks. The paper gives an overview of the state-of-the-art regarding network-on-chip proposals.

UMC, Mentor Graphics Team on Analog Mixed-signal, RF Foundry Design Kits
UMC (NYSE: UMC; TSE, 2303) and Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced they have partnered to offer a new series of analog/mixed-signal and RF foundry design kits (FDKs). The FDKs contains comprehensive and validated building blocks at the transistor device level.

Micro Magic MAX Layout Editor Supports OpenAccess, IPL Standards
MAX has always been the fastest and most powerful layout editor, and has always worked with existing tool flows. Now it’s even easier for chip designers to share information among various tools through the use of OpenAccess. The entire MAX family of layout tools now has the ability to use IPL-based PDKs.

Tokyo Electron Device Unveils Imaging Application Evaluation Platform
Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) (TOKYO:2760) has announced the inrevium “TB-3S-1400AN-IMG / TB-3S-3400DSP-IMG”, an imaging application evaluation platform equipped with Xilinx Spartan-3 AN/A-DSP FPGA. The inrevium TB-3S-1400AN-IMG / TB-3S-3400DSP-IMG supports the development of FPGA design.

Berkeley Design Automation Announces BDA Token Licensing Model
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. announced the availability of its BDA Token licensing model which provides more than 2x superior price/performance compared to all other true-SPICE-accurate and near-SPICE-accurate circuit simulators – including new “turbo” and “accelerated” SPICE simulators.

IP Talks! Features IP Suppliers at Design Automation Conference
Semiconductor IP will take center stage at IP Talks! 2008, a showcase for the latest IP technology at this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC). IP Talks! provides an opportunity for DAC attendees to meet with leading IP suppliers.

Design Automation Conference Features 29 Programs, Panels
The 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) will include 29 Technical Program and Pavilion panels over a four-day period, covering a variety of topics and trends related to the design of chips and embedded software. DAC will be held June 8-13, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Opera Software Rolls Out Opera Mini 4.1
Opera Software announced the availability of Opera Mini 4.1, the newest version of the award-winning browser that works on nearly every mobile phone. Opera Mini 4.1 revolutionizes the way people get the Web on their Mobile phone. People can now enjoy instant access to websites from any location and any device.

Avago Introduces AEDT-9140 High Temperature Optical Encoder Modules
Avago Technologies announced a new series of compact three-channel high temperature optical incremental encoder modules for use in industrial and factory automation equipment. Avago’s AEDT-9140 encoder module series are available in a variety of counts per revolution (CPR) and shaft diameter options.

Inphi ExacTik Products Support Industrial Temperature Standards
Inphi Corporation announced its ExacTik, DDR2 Register and PLL production-ready products are fully compliant with the most stringent industrial temperature standards. The industry-leading parts enable OEMs and module vendors to broaden their DDR support for a wider range of applications.

Military Applications Feature Virage Logic NOVeA Embedded Memory
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL) announced its NOVeA 3.0 embedded multi-time programmable (MTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) product has been selected for use in multiple military temperature range applications. NOVeA has steadily expanded its popularity for use in high volume consumer and industrial applications.

Embedded Planet Unveils Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Module
Embedded Planet announced an invaluable tool for telecommunications providers transitioning between legacy circuit switched networks and newer IP-based networks. The EP50120M Circuit Emulation Service over Packet (CESoP) module is a simple, cost-effective method to bridge the two types of networks.