EDA News – 2008.05.29

Step-by-step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the publication of the industry’s first book covering the widely adopted Open Verification Methodology (OVM). Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM is written by Dr. Sasan Iman.

Oki Electric Spins Off Semiconductor Business to Form OKI Semiconductor
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6703) announced that the Board of Directors approved the spin-off of its semiconductor business through a company split to establish a new company, OKI Semiconductor Co., Ltd., effective Oct. 1, 2008.

Extreme DA to Demonstrate GoldTime at Design Automation Conference
In booth 1364 at the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC), Extreme DA[tm] will exhibit the newest version of its next-generation timing sign-off solution, GoldTime[tm], now with multi-dimensional optimization (MXO[tm]).

Denali Announces First Full DDR3 DIMM IP Solution
Denali, Inc. announced the immediate availability of its Databahn(TM) DRAM memory controller and hard PHY IP with full DDR3 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) support designed for bulk-memory and caching applications, including networking, storage and personal computing.

Intel, Micron Develop First Sub-40nm NAND Flash Memory Device
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. introduced the first sub-40nm NAND memory device, unveiling a 34nm 32 gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell chip. This process technology was jointly developed by Intel and Micron and manufactured by the companies’ NAND flash joint venture, IM Flash Technologies (IMFT).

MCCI Achieves Simultaneous Wireless USB Embedded Device Class Support
MCCI announced advanced support for complex, multi-function devices over Wireless USB for major consumer electronics markets. This breakthrough brings the full richness of wired USB functionality to wireless support for mobile handsets, digital photography, navigation devices and media players.

TI Unveils INA210 Zero-drift, Bi-directional Current Shunt Monitors
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a family of high- or low-side measurement, bi-directional current shunt monitor integrated circuits (ICs) in SC70 packages. The INA210 family provides outstanding accuracy up to 1 percent over the -40C to +125C temperature range.

Kontron Introduces KISS PCI-759 Multi-core Industrial Servers
Kontron announced its latest range of 2U and 4U KISS industrial servers that bring Intel Core 2 Duo processor performance to PICMG 1.0 based PCI/ISA applications. These long term available, ultra quiet (<35 dB) industrial servers are especially designed for applications that require high data processing performance.

MAZeT Introduces JENCOLOR True-Color Color Sensors
MAZeT GmbH presents its highly temperature-stable and uniquely precise JENCOLOR True-Color color sensors. These quality features necessary for color controlling RGB-LEDs have been confirmed in comprehensive testing.

VMETRO to Ship Additional Central Electronics Chassis to Northrop
VMETRO announced it was awarded a second low-rate initial production contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation for components for its Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Under the terms of the contract, VMETRO will provide an additional three Central Electronics Chassis (CEC) to the ALMDS program.