EDA News – 2008.05.13 Late Edition

TI Acquires Commergy Technologies, Power Supply Reference Designs
Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) announced that it has acquired Ireland-based Commergy Technologies, Ltd., a power supply reference design provider that specializes in energy efficient and compact architectures.

Bluespec Announces Hands-On Bluespec Tutorial at DAC 2008
Bluespec Inc. will over a full day tutorial entitled: “Hands-on Introduction to BSV (Bluespec SystemVerilog).” The tutorial will be given at MEMOCODE ’08, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in room 303B, in Anaheim, CA. MEMOCODE is collocated with DAC.

Artisan Software Tools Rolls Out C# Synchronizer
Artisan® Software Tools has launched the C# Synchronizer for Artisan Studio®. Artisan’s C# Synchronizer enables software architecting to be undertaken in UML using Artisan Studio while allowing them retain the context of C#-aware features by implementing the coding detail using their preferred C# IDE.

STMicroelectronics Selects Synopsys HSIM-XA for AMS Verification
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the successful outcome of an extensive collaboration with Synopsys HSIM-XA and STMicroelectronics, a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across a broad spectrum of microelectronics applications.

HiSilicon Standardizes on Synopsys DesignWare IP for SoC Designs
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that HiSilicon Technologies, an IC design company for communication networks and digital media, has chosen Synopsys’ DesignWare® IP as the de-facto standard for HiSilicon’s system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

VDC Sees Market Pressures Squeezing Linux Software Stack
Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation indicates that embedded systems manufacturers and their suppliers are driving the development of open source and industry-specific standards around Linux as a means to increase availability of robust solution platforms and development environments.

eSOL PrKERNELv4 RTOS Supports Faraday ARMv4 ISA-based FA526 Processor
eSOL announced that its realtime operating system, PrKERNELv4, coupled with the integrated development environment eBinder, supports Faraday’s ARMv4 ISA-based FA526 processor. Faraday is an ARM ISA licensees, and its 32-bit RISC processor FA526, verified by ARM, complies with its ARMv4 instruction architecture.

NEC Unveils 12 New 32-Bit Microcontrollers with USB Functionality
NEC Electronics Corporation reaffirmed their commitment to the industrial and consumer electronics markets with the addition of twelve new 32-bit devices with complete USB functionality on a single chip.

Ethernet Direct Debuts Industrial Power over Ethernet Switches for Mining
Ethernet Direct Corporation offers a reliable Ethernet solution for modern day mining using Industrial Power over Ethernet switches complying with IEEE 802.3af standard. These hardened Power over Ethernet devices are engineered for mission critical PoE applications.

Matrox Introduces Extio F1240 Remote Graphics Units
Matrox Graphics Inc. announced the Matrox Extio[tm] F1240 — the latest addition to its popular line of Extio remote graphics units (RGUs) — capable of driving two 30-inch displays, each at its native dual-link digital resolution of 2560 x 1600.