EDA News – 2008.06.03 Late Edition

TSMC Reference Flow 9 Includes GoldTime Statistical Timing Analysis
Extreme DA[tm] announced that TSMC Reference Flow 9.0 covers the GoldTime[tm] Statistical timing analyzer. Supporting 40nm process technology, Reference Flow 9.0 is the latest generation of TSMC’s design methodology to increase yields, lower risks, and reduce design margins.

IMEC, AIXTRON Grow Uniform AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures on 200mm Wafers
IMEC and AIXTRON have demonstrated the growth of high-quality and uniform AlGaN/GaN heterostructures on 200mm silicon wafers. This demonstration is a milestone towards fabricating low-cost GaN power devices for high-efficiency / high-power systems beyond the silicon limits.

CLK Design Automation Introduces Amber FX Analyzer for TSSTA
CLK Design Automation, Inc. announced the Amber[tm] FX Analyzer as the industry’s first transistor statistical static timing analysis (TSSTA) solution. Chip designers can now validate the performance and margins of leading-edge designs with more accurate statistical analysis.

DAFCA, Denali Software Team on FlashPoint Platform Improvements
DAFCA Incorporated and Denali Software, Inc. announced a collaboration focused on various feature improvements to Denali’s NAND Flash memory controller, as part of the recently announced FlashPoint[tm] platform. The collaboration focuses on accelerating the system-level transaction, function, and protocol validation.

Si2 Design For Manufacturability Coalition Gains Takumi Technology
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that Takumi Technology has joined the Design-For-Manufacturability Coalition (DFMC). Si2 also announces that there will be an “Open Door” session at the DFMC meeting at the Design Automation Conference, on June 10 next to the Anaheim Convention Center.

ICCAD 2008 Offers Details of Submissions, Keynote, Workshops
With continued strong participation from around the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia, the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) received nearly 500, high-quality technical paper submissions.

Interra to Exhibit MC2 Memory Development System, EDA Language Analyzer
Interra Systems will exhibit MC2, the Memory Development System and EDA language analyzers during the 45th Design Automation Conference June 9-12 in the Anaheim Convention Center at booth #1937.

Bluespec to Showcase FPGA-based Models, Testbenches at DAC
Bluespec[tm] Inc. will demonstrate a synthesizable model and testbench running at 35,000 times faster than event-based simulation and its new development workstation in Booth #2367 during the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC).

Laird Technologies Selects Ansoft HFSS DSO 3D Simulation Tool
Laird Technologies, Inc. announced the deployment of an advanced 3D simulation tool that aids in the design of electronic devices. The company is currently using the tool in rigorous 3D simulations for the design of complex mobile devices and advanced antenna systems.

AMCC, Silicon Image Team on Network Attached Storage Reference Designs
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) and Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG) announced a working alliance to provide Network Attached Storage (NAS) reference designs based on AMCC Power Architecture based processors and Silicon Image’s SATA controllers and port multipliers.

Connect One Releases Mini Socket iWiFi Embedded Serial-to-WiFi Module
Connect One[tm] released Mini Socket iWiFi, a new embedded serial-to-WiFi module that quickly and easily connects embedded devices running machine-to-machine (M2M) applications to 802.11b/g wireless LANs with minimal programming.

Pentek Debuts RTS 2721 Portable Signal Recording, Playback Instrument
Weighing only 23 pounds and measuring just 16″ W x 5.7″ D x 11.5″ H, nevertheless, Pentek’s Model RTS 2721 Portable Signal Recording and Playback Instrument delivers truly remarkable performance.