Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are based on scrypt hashing algorithms (Lifecoin, Auroracoin, Dogecoin, and Mastercoin) are on the rise. Scrypt-based cryptocurrency ASIC mining solution start-up Flower Technologies and eSi-RISC soft processor core and encryption and peripherals company EnSilica have partnered to develop the Orchid, which boasts high hashing speed, energy efficiency, and price/performance for an ASIC scrypt miner.
The European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who make innovative contributions to electronic design, automation, and testing of electronic systems. Symtavision Board member Prof. Dr. Ing. Rolf Ernst has had a major role in automotive systems, HW/SW co-design, and as chair of many conferences.
The annual award has been presented to individuals whose contributions made a significant impact within EDA since 1994. The nominee’s contributions should fall into any or a combination of the following categories:
Mentor Graphics introduced the Embedded Hypervisor tool for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and instrumentation. The Mentor Embedded Hypervisor is a small footprint Type 1 hypervisor developed specifically for embedded applications and intelligent connected devices. The Mentor Embedded Hypervisor product will ship in December 2013.
Mentor Graphics introduced a new verion of FloEFD concurrent computational fluid dynamics tool. The new FloEFD features Monte-Carlo radiation modeling for thermo-optical performance and multicore meshing of complex geometries that speeds simulation magnitude faster. The Mentor CFD tool with Monte-Carlo modeling and multicore meshing enhancements is available for now.
Synopsys released version 10.6 of their CODE V Optical Design Software. CODE V is an optical engineering and design software solution that supports the optimization, analysis and tolerancing of image-forming optical systems and free-space photonic devices. CODE v10.6 enables faster development of new and emerging optical technologies that improves performance CODE V version 10.6 is available now.
Real Intent introduced the latest version of Ascent X-Verification System (XV) tool for early functional analysis of digital designs. The new version features enhancements for initialization analysis, and the detection and management of unknown logic values (X’s). The latest version of Ascent XV is available now for download.
Cadence Design Systems announced the Palladium XP II Verification Computing Platform. The tool speeds up hardware and software verification by up to 50% and extends capacity to 2.3 billion gates. Palladium XP II Verification Computing Platform is part of an enhanced System Development Suite.