EDA News – 2008.06.05 Late Edition

Innovaide Unveils SenseNet Packet Processing, Traffic Management IP
Innovaide Inc. announced the availability of key packet processing and traffic management engines targeting the Carrier Ethernet equipment market. The SenseNet[TM] family of reusable Intellectual Property consists of three hardware blocks – Classification Engine, Forwarding Engine, and Traffic Management Engine.

Altos Variety LX Timing Library Models Qualify on UMC 65nm Process
Altos Design Automation Inc. announced that UMC has qualified Altos’ statistical timing model generator, Variety LX on UMC’s 65nm standard cell library. Statistical analysis and optimization play an important role in helping to overcome many of the challenges associated with designing at advanced process nodes.

MIT Team Wins MEMOCODE Co-Design Contest with Bluespec Synthesis
A five-member team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the top honors in the second annual hardware/software co-design contest sponsored by the ACM-IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Co-Design (MEMOCODE 2008).

Sequence Design to Present Low Power Design Tutorial at DAC
PowerArtist, the latest in a long line of technically advanced power-reduction tools from Sequence Design, takes center stage at this year’s DAC as the company asks, “What color is your RTL?”

Workshop for Women in Design Automation Sponsors Students to DAC
The Workshop for Women in Design Automation (WWINDA), part of the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC), announced that, thanks to generous sponsorship support from companies within the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) community, 12 sponsorships were awarded to graduate students from local universities.

STMicroelectronics Unveils STv0986 Mobile Image Signal Processor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has introduced a new high-performance, stand-alone Image Signal Processor with dual-camera support that brings DSC-like performance to mobile imaging applications.

CLK Design Automation Introduces TSSTA for TSMC Reference Flow 9.0
CLK Design Automation, Inc. introduced transistor statistical static timing analysis (TSSTA) for TSMC’s Reference Flow 9.0 to lower design obstacles, improve design margins, and increase 40-nanometer (nm) technology yields.

ACT/Technico SATA PMCDisk Simplifies Mass Storage Requirements
ACT/Technico offers a SATA-based mass storage PMC that simplifies data storage requirements while incorporating advanced serial storage technology for increased data transfer rates. The cost-effective RoHS-compliant SATA PMCDisk replaces hard drives and disk modules that require external fixtures or system slots.

Spectrum Microwave Offers Wideband Switches with High Isolation, Frequency
Spectrum Microwave introduces their newly expanded line of switches now offering SPDT to SP5T designs with a wide bandwidth from 100 MHz to 22 GHz. These high performance switches feature an integral TTL driver and are available with fast switching speeds.

KLA-Tencor Unveils Archer 200 Overlay Metrology System for 32nm Design
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) introduced its latest overlay metrology system, the Archer 200, featuring an enhanced optical system that provides significant performance improvements that are critical to help customers meet the much tighter overlay requirements for double-patterning lithography at the 32nm design rule node.