EDA News – 2008.06.02

Logic, TI Announce Zoom Medical OMAP35x Development Kit, SOM
Logic and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) released a new development kit specifically designed to quickly bring new medical products to market. The new Zoom[TM] Medical OMAP35x Development Kit and companion System on Modules (SOMs) use TI’s OMAP35x processor.

Carbon Model Studio Supports STARC Transaction Level Modeling Guidelines
Carbon Design Systems[TM] announced that Carbon Model Studio supports STARC Transaction Level Modeling Guidelines. Carbon Model Studio gives design teams a way to easily move between RTL code and system models but without sacrificing any of the accuracy required for effective system validation, according to STARC.

SIA Panel to Address the Future of Microelectronics
Scientists and engineers in the chip industry frequently talk about “red brick walls” – key problems or obstacles rooted in the laws of physics that are potential “showstoppers” for the continuous advances we have come to expect under Moore’s Law for more than 40 years.

CoFluent Design to Demonstrate at Validation Loop Solutions at DAC
CoFluent Design is demonstrating a proven solution for closing the validation loop between ESL use cases and cycle-accurate test cases at the 45th Digital Automation Conference (DAC).

eSilicon to Discuss Value Chain Producer (VCP) Model at DAC
eSilicon Corporation will be discussing its pioneering Value Chain Producer (VCP) model for the semiconductor industry at the upcoming 45th annual Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, California.

Timesys Offers Embedded Linux Support for Tensilica Processor Cores
Timesys® Corporation and Tensilica,® Inc. announced a strategic alliance that will provide developers of innovative electronics products using Tensilica’s Xtensa® configurable and Diamond Standard processor cores with embedded Linux via Timesys’ LinuxLink.

Cypress Launches OvationONS II Programmable Laser Navigation SoC
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced its second generation laser navigation product family, which is the first in the industry to integrate a laser navigation sensor and programmable Flash based microcontroller on one die.

TimeSys, Embedded Alley Support Embedded Linux 2.6, GNU Tools
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that Embedded Linux 2.6 and GNU tools based on GCC 4.2 is now backed by Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc. and Timesys.

Microchip Rolls Out PIC18F13K50, PIC18F14K50 USB Microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) for USB applications. The PIC18F13K50 and PIC18F14K50 (PIC18F1XK50) are the lowest-cost USB MCUs from Microchip and provide a host of features not normally found on inexpensive 8-bit MCUs.

Embedded Alley Announces Linux Support for Tensilica Processor Cores
Embedded Alley Solutions (EA Solutions) announced Tensilica® will utilize its unique Silicon Vendor Partner Program to provide embedded Linux support for the Diamond Standard and Xtensa configurable processor cores.

TRANGO Virtual Processors Extends Virtualization to Symbian OS
TRANGO Virtual Processors® announced it has partnered with Symbian to support the growing market for Symbian OS[tm] mobile phones, extending the benefits of virtualization to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for mobile phones.

SiliconBlue Optimizes iCE FPGA Devices for Handheld Applications
SiliconBlue[tm] announced a revolutionary new class of single-chip, ultra low-power FPGA devices, that set a new industry standard for price, power and space along with unprecedented ASIC-like logic capacity for battery-powered, handheld consumer applications.

Microchip Offers Complete Family of USB Microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit USB microcontrollers (MCUs) supported by a single integrated development environment — the free MPLAB® IDE.

Showa Denko Rolls Out 80 lm/W Ultrabright AlGaInP Red LED Chips
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has started commercial shipment of aluminum gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInP) ultrabright red LED chips with luminous efficiency of 80 lumen per watt. The luminous efficiency of the new product represents a 40% improvement over SDK’s existing grade.

Partron PND, Mobile Handset Components Feature NemeriX GPS Solutions
NemeriX announced a partnership with Partron to incorporate NemeriX’s high-performance GPS solutions into Partron’s components.