EDA News – 2008.05.14

Synopsys, TSMC Team on HSPICE Modeling for 40nm Processes
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the release of the TSMC Modeling Interface (TMI) methodology, which has been developed from Synopsys’ production-proven protocol for integrating custom device models into HSPICE®, HSIM[tm] and NanoSim® transistor-level circuit simulators.

Jasper Design Automation Debuts JasperGold Verification System, Express v5
Jasper Design Automation announced a major new release of its flagship formal verification solution: JasperGold® Verification System and JasperGold® Express version 5.0. This major release delivers three times (3X) greater proof capacity for superior formal verification performance.

MunEDA to Hold Technical Forums in Anaheim, Boston
MunEDA will hold two MunEDA Technical Forums (MTF) in Anaheim and Boston with contributions of international well known customers like STMicroelectronics, ON Semiconductor, Faraday Technology Corp. and others.

ASSET InterTech to Offer Open Tools for Embedded Instrumentation
Responding to the increasing momentum in the electronics industry toward embedded instrumentation, ASSET® InterTech, Inc. announced it is positioning the company, its products and its technologies to provide open tools for embedded instrumentation in design validation, test and debug applications.

Mentor Graphics Reveals PCB Technology Leadership Award Winners
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced winners of its 20th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards ceremony during the PCB Design Conference East in Tinley Park, IL. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry.

IZT GmbH Introduces S5000 COMINT Stimulator
Generating test signals for today’s COMINT (Communication Intelligence) systems requires far more features than a standard signal generator or RF test source can offer. The IZT S5000 COMINT Stimulator is designed to simulate realistic RF spectrum usage for these systems.

Xilinx Debuts Flash Configuration, Storage Solution for Virtex-5 FPGAs
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced a flash-based configuration and storage solution for the Virtex(R)-5 family that delivers new levels of configuration performance for meeting today’s high-speed connectivity requirements.

Y-Lynx Introduces YLX-TRM8053-025 Wireless Module
Y-Lynx new wireless module YLX-TRM8053-025 is a powerful combination of a full featured ISM band transceiver together with an ultra flexible Communication Controller (LibIC[tm]). The YLX-TRM8053-025-05 is intended for low power wireless sensor networks.

ITOX Rolls Out BL100-N Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Q35 Express
ITOX announced the introduction of a new Mini-ITX motherboard utilizing the Intel® Q35 Express chipset and ICH9 I/O controller hub. The BL100-N Mini-ITX board addresses the key requirements of embedded computing designs – Cost, Revision-Stability and Long-Term Availability.

Lockheed Martin Selects VMETRO Vortex Data Recording Systems
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has awarded VMETRO Inc. a contract to supply Vortex Data Recording systems to support Lockheed Martin’s work on the F-35 Lightning II test laboratory. The Data Recording systems are based on VMETRO’s Vortex VME Open Data Recording platform.