EDA News – 2008.05.23

ST Selects Mentor Graphics Calibre LFD for Litho Variability Analysis
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that STMicroelectronics has selected the Mentor Graphics Calibre DFM (design for manufacturing) platform with the Calibre LFD (Litho-Friendly-Design) system for its Litho Variability Analysis solution aimed at controlling manufacturing variability at 65 nanometer (nm) and beyond.

Magma Announces Demonstrations for Design Automation Conference
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced a line-up of demonstrations for the 45th Design Automation Conference that will show how engineers can use Magma’s broadened line of software to create electronic products that innovatively address today’s consumer demands.

NEC Rolls Out EMMA3SL/HD, EMMA3SL/SD Image Processing Solutions
NEC introduced two new image-processing solutions based on NEC Electronics’ enhanced multimedia architecture (EMMA) platform. The new EMMA3SL/HD and EMMA3SL/SD devices enable users to build set-top boxes (STBs) and digital TVs (DTVs) with next-generation H.264 video compression standard, which offers twice the compression ratio as the current MPEG2 standard.

STMicroelectronics Introduces VIPer17 Off-line Switched Mode Converter
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has introduced the VIPer17 off-line switched-mode converter, which integrates an 800V avalanche-rugged MOSFET as well as numerous features to save external components and ensure efficient operation during standby mode.

Texas Instruments Debuts Multi-Channel, Simultaneous Sampling ADCs
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced two multi-channel, 16-bit, delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), which combine outstanding DC accuracy and AC performance with cost-effective integration. The ADS1174 (4-channel) and ADS1178 (8-channel) provide a simultaneous-sampling measurement system for demanding signal acquisition applications.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Announces CERAMOS Reflector LED
The new CERAMOS[tm] Reflector LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provides unprecedented high brightness and power in a very small package, the ideal solution for backlighting mid-size (5″-20″) LCDs. Specifically designed for light guide-based backlighting of displays in high ambient light conditions.