EDA News – 2008.05.20

DS2 Rolls Out DE21P Embedded Powerline Modem Reference Design
DS2 announced the availability of a new compact reference design, the DE21P module for embedded powerline communications applications that will help drive widespread acceptance of high quality powerline enabled connectivity for home networking and IPTV applications.

Spatial Introduces EDA 3D Analysis Suite
Spatial Corp. announced the availability of the EDA 3D Analysis Suite, which enables rapid development of 3D analysis and visualization features within current EDA physical design flows. The software component suite provides unique productivity and time-to-market (TTM) advances to tool developers.

National Instruments Unveils NI ELVIS II Prototyping Platform
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced NI ELVIS II, the latest version of the design and prototyping platform that educators worldwide have adopted for hands-on, project-based learning. NI ELVIS II gives educators 12 new USB plug-and-play instruments.

Synplicity Synplify Pro, Premier Support Altera Stratix IV FPGAs
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that the FPGA synthesis solutions from its Synplicity® Business Group, Synplify Pro® and Synplify Premier, support Altera Corporation’s 40-nanometer (nm) Stratix® IV Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

EVE to Feature Transactor at Design Automation Conference
EVE will showcase an expanded library of standard transactors and a new custom transactor development tool during the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in booth #301 June 9-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Toshiba Selects Calibre DFM Platform for Device Extraction Flow
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that Toshiba Corporation has selected the Calibre® DFM Platform for its Device Extraction Flow aimed at controlling manufacturing variability at 45 nanometers (nm) and beyond.

WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Taking Place in Munich
Trendsmedia announced that industry-leading vendors will be showcasing breakthrough WiMAX products, services and technologies at the 2008 WiMAX World EMEA Conference & Expo taking place May 19 to 21 at the ICM, in Munich.

RapidIO Trade Association Gains Seven New Members
The RapidIO® Trade Association announced several milestones underscoring its position as the preferred choice of embedded designers, including members, its latest technology roadmap, and a new Marketing Working Group Chair.

Tower Semiconductor Acquires Jazz Technologies
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM) and Jazz Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: JAZ) announced the signing of a definitive agreement by which Tower will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Jazz in a stock-for-stock transaction valuing Jazz at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $40 million.

Wind River Debuts Commercial Linux Platform for In-vehicle Infotainment
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) announced an infotainment platform based on an automotive-optimized commercial Linux that will significantly accelerate time-to-market of innovative applications for the in-vehicle infotainment segment of the automotive industry.

Renesas Develops 32-bit RX600 Series CISC Microcontrollers
Renesas Technology Corp. announced the development of the RX600 Series microcontrollers (MCUs), re-defining performance capabilities of CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) based MCUs. The new devices is scheduled for sample shipment in the second quarter of 2009.

Wind River, Intel Team on Open Source Platform for Automotive Industry
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) announced it is collaborating with Intel Corporation to create an open source Linux platform for the automotive industry. Wind River, working with Intel, is developing an open source platform for the in-vehicle infotainment market.

Freescale Announces Multicore MSC8112, MSC8113 StarCore DSPs
Developers and designers of unified communications systems can leverage the computing power and flexibility of two advanced Freescale DSP devices based on high-performance StarCore® technology.

LDRA Tool Suite Meets CERT C Secure Coding Standard
LDRA has enhanced the capabilities of the LDRA tool suite to assist in identifying security vulnerabilities and enforce security standards for development and deployment.