EDA News – 2008.06.05

Averant Launches New Verification Engine
Averant Inc., a leading provider of advanced verification technology for RTL designs, announces the development of significant new technologies, continuing its First In Formal[tm] leadership in formal property verification.

Berkeley Design Announces Analog FastSPICE Co-Simulation for Verilog
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. announced the availability of true SPICE accurate analog/RF mixed-signal verification based on co-simulation of its award-winning Analog FastSPICE[tm] circuit simulator with leading Verilog® HDL simulators.

Open Verification Methodology World Summit to be Held at DAC
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that the inaugural Open Verification Methodology (OVM) World Summit will be held Thursday, June 12 aligned with the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, Calif.

Electronics Production Declines in US, Japan, Western Europe
Electronics manufacturing in the US, Japan and Western Europe accounted for under 50% of electronics output for the first time in 2006 as the migration of volume manufacturing to low cost locations continues, according to a new market research report available at Electronics.ca Publications.

MAC-1G PCS IP Core Powers Evatronix Gigabit Ethernet MAC Controllers
Evatronix SA, announced the MAC-1G PCS – a Physical Coding Sublayer IP core – brings the proven Evatronix Gigabit Ethernet MAC Controllers into the world of fiber-optic networks and assures a seamless integration with third-party optical transceivers through the Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) sublayer.

Enea Joins Board of Communications Platforms Trade Association
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced that it has been named as a board member at the Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA). Enea has been a member of CP-TA since 2006. CP-TA is an association of communications platform and building block providers.

VIA Technologies Announces Mini-ITX 2.0 Mini PC Standard
VIA Technologies, Inc announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to ensure an optimized multimedia and computing experience in small form factor desktop PCs. Mini-ITX 2.0 is a set of minimum specifications for the next generation of Mini-ITX boards.

Wind River, Intel to Develop Moblin Linux Platform for MID Market
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) announced that it is collaborating with Intel Corporation to accelerate the Mobile Internet Device (MID) market segment. Wind River, with support from Intel, will develop an open, extensible Moblin-based Linux platform for the MID market.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Introduces WANic 5434 Packet Processor
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the WANic[tm] 5434 packet processor. The company’s first packet processor to feature PCI Express, with four lanes of PCI Express bus providing high speed communication with the host, the WANic 5434 is a powerful yet thermally efficient device.

LDRA Enhances Tool Suite for MISRA C++:2008 Standard
LDRA has enhanced the capabilities of the LDRA tool suite to comply with the released version of the MISRA C++:2008 standard from the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA). Although a standard directed by the automotive industry, MISRA has gained widespread acceptance in other vertical markets.