EDA News – 2008.05.27

SonicsStudio 4.8 SoC Development Tool Features JEDA OCPchecker
Sonics, Inc. and JEDA Technologies announced the interoperability of their products. The newly released SonicsStudio 4.8, Sonics’ SoC development tool, includes the JEDA OCPchecker, a SystemC based OCP compliance checker to pinpoints protocol violations under virtual platform simulation environments.

Infiniscale Debuts TechYielder Model-based Parametrical Yield Optimizer
Infiniscale SA announced TechYielder[tm] a unique powerful yield optimizer targeting advanced complex Analog Designs. For the first time, Infiniscale model-based parametrical yield optimizer offers designers the opportunity to maximize both yield and robustness in record time.

Synopsys Introduces Zroute Multi-threaded IC Compiler Router
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) unveiled Zroute, a new multi-threaded router fully integrated into IC Compiler. Driven by leading-edge early users in the microprocessor, consumer, wireless and computer-graphics markets, Zroute takes full advantage of the newest multi-core microprocessor architectures.

VIA Debuts OpenBook Mini-Note Ultra Portable Notebook Reference Design
VIA Technologies, Inc introduced the new VIA OpenBook[tm] mini-note reference design targeted at the rapidly growing global market for ultra-portable notebooks. The VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design introduces a host of new innovations, including the next generation of VIA Ultra Mobile Platform.

EVE Launches DW-FPGA DesignWare Foundation Library for FPGA Synthesis
EVE announced availability of DW-FPGA, a DesignWare® foundation library for use with field programmable gate array (FPGA) synthesis software. DW-FPGA offers register transfer level (RTL) source code for the most commonly used DesignWare Foundation Library intellectual property (IP) components.

NI Measurement Studio 8.5 Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced Measurement Studio 8.5 to add test and measurement functionality to the latest Microsoft development environment with a complete set of .NET class libraries, tools and NI data acquisition driver support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

JTAG Technologies Announces JT 2147/AGP Module for Aeroflex ICTs
JTAG Technologies, a leading provider of boundary-scan test tools and an Aeroflex technology partner, announces the availability of the JT 2147/AGP boundary-scan interface for use with Aeroflex high-performance In-Circuit Testers (ICTs).

SpyLinks Industry Alliance Program Leverages Atrenta SpyGlass
Atrenta Inc. announced the formation of a broad industry alliance program focused on better integration of the various members of the semiconductor supply chain. The ultimate goal of the SpyLinks program is to promote the benefits of Early Design Closure throughout the semiconductor community.

Stealth Computer Rolls Out SV-2400 Rugged 24-in Widescreen LCD Monitor
Stealth Computer released a new Model: SV-2400 Industrial Grade, Panel Mount LCD monitor. The 24″ all steel enclosed touch screen LCD Monitor is built to withstand the demanding effects of harsh environments typically encountered in industrial plant floor and Human Machine Interface applications.

Pebble Bay Unveils PowerPC LynxOS 5 RTOS for GE Fanuc Quad PPC8641D SBC
Pebble Bay has announced the industry’s first commercial realisation of the LynxOS 5.0 RTOS for PowerPC, with a fully supported Board Support Package (BSP) developed for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The BSP enables GE Fanuc’s quad-8641D based DSP220 and DSP230 military single board computers.

STMicroelectronics, Ericsson Team on Analog Baseband for EMP Platform
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced the intention of ST and EMP (Ericsson Mobile Platforms) to, within the existing partnership, also develop an analog baseband for a future high-volume EMP platform.

Korenix to Demonstrate Industrial Networking Solutions at Computex
Korenix is pleased to announce its participation in the Computex 2008 tradeshow, which will be held from June 3 to 7 in Taipei, Taiwan. Korenix will be exhibiting its industrial computing & networking solutions. Visitors will be able to assimilate the cutting-edge embedded system technology.

Real-Time Innovations Targets Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) summarized its success in providing real-time messaging and data distribution technology to unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs). RTI also emphasized its commitment to future UAV design and development advancements.

GE Fanuc to Present Harbor Surveillance Paper at UDT Europe 2008
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms will present a poster session entitled “Technical Needs and Challenges in Harbor Surveillance.” At the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms booth (Hall 4, Booth 128), three key products will be highlighted.