EDA News – 2008.05.15

Mentor Graphics Acquires Ponte Solutions Assets
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced it has acquired the assets of Ponte Solutions, Inc., a developer of model-based design for manufacturing (DFM) solutions that analyze, predict, and reduce the impact of process variability during the manufacture and design of semiconductors.

Synopsys Announces 30 New DesignWare System-Level Library Models
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the immediate availability of 30 new titles in the DesignWare® System-Level Library. The new members of the Library include high-performance transaction-level models (TLMs) for PowerPC®, MIPS, and DesignWare IP.

Mistral Introduces ARM Cortex-A8 Processor Based Development Platform
Mistral announced the availability of the ARM® Cortex[tm]-A8 processor-based development platform, the OMAP35x evaluation module (EVM). Mistral’s low cost and easy to use development platform is based on Texas Instruments’ offering of new OMAP[tm] devices which integrate an ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

austriamicrosystems Announces Tanner Tools Based Process Design Kit
Fraunhofer IIS (Institute for Integrated Circuits) and austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS) Full Service Foundry business unit announced the availability of a new version of its high performance process design kit based on Tanner software for its advanced and industry proven 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS technology.

Verilog Netlist Parser Integrates with Concise Logic Optimization System
Verific Design Automation said that Concise Logic has integrated its Verilog netlist only parser with the Concise Logic Optimization System. According to Mike Bohm, Concise Logic’s chief technology officer (CTO), Verific helped accelerate product development and set the stage for the next phase.

Pantel, IPextreme to Create 911 Emergency Location Informant for VOIP
Pantel International Inc and IPextreme®, Inc. jointly announced the establishment of a strategic development initiative addressing the problem of automatic location of 911 emergency calls within an Internet protocol (IP) telephone network built on a ColdFire® microprocessor platform.

Emerson Debuts UFE Series Programmable AC-DC Front-end Power Supplies
Emerson Network Power has launched a new series of programmable ac-dc front-end power supplies that provide a world-class power density of 22 watts per cubic inch. The new UFE series power supplies have an exceptionally compact 5.5 x 10.7 inch footprint and a height of just 1.6 inches.