Carbon Design Systems recently released the latest version of SoCDesigner Plus. The new version expands the models eligible to be used with Swap & Play. SoCDesigner Plus automatically supports all fabric and DDRx memory controller components. As a result, many more design teams can boot an operating system in seconds and then debug with 100% accuracy using Swap & Play. Carbon’s newly enhanced Swap & Play support and updated CPAKs are available now for all SoCDesigner Plus users.
Modelithics released version 10.1 of their COMPLETE Library of passive and active device models for AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design software. Modelithics’ scalable measurement-based models are designed to work seamlessly within AWR’s circuit design software. Modelithics COMPLETE Library v10.1 includes more than 8600 individual components. The Modelithics COMPLETE library can be licensed directly through AWR either as an add-on module to or as part of an AWR Microwave Office bundled configuration.
AWR published a new application note. The article explains how to complement Microwave Office circuit design software with National Instrument’s Multisim circuit simulation software and Ultiboard printed circuit board (PCB) layout software for a comprehensive design flow spanning from DC to microwave frequencies. The title of the technical paper is Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout.
Carbon Design Systems introduced the Carbon Performance Analysis Kit (CPAK) for the ARM Cortex-R7 processor. The Carbon Performance Analysis Kit helps architects and engineers start early performance and power analysis, and reduces the time to market and minimizes the risk of a complete redesign. The Cortex-R7 CPAK and model are available now for download from the Carbon IP Exchange web portal.
AWR and Zuken launched AWR Connected for Zuken. The RF verification flow provides a pathway from Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force PCB design software into AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency simulation software. AWR Connected for Zuken is available now from AWR. CR-8000 Design Force PCB design suite is available from Zuken.
Laird Technologies released the latest version of the AZTEC thermoelectric module (TEM) simulation software. AZTEC is a user-friendly tool that can speed up product development by running simulations on a TEM and viewing its expected output performance based on a given set of thermal and electrical operating points. The tool is available online now.
AWR launched Analyst, which is a parallelized 3D finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) simulation and analysis software. It is seamlessly and fully integrated within the AWR Design Environment. Analyst lets you move from circuit concept to full 3D EM verification with a single mouse click. With 3D EM and circuit analysis in one integrated workflow, engineers can spend their time designing and optimizing for performance.
Tanner EDA introduced the latest version of HiPer Silicon full-flow analog and mixed-signal design suite. HiPer Silicon v15.23 includes HiPer Simulation AFS and Tanner Analog FastSPICE (T-AFS), which integrates the Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform with Tanner EDA’s S-Edit schematic capture and W-Edit waveform analyzer.
Synopsys released version 12.06 of their Virtualizer tool set for creating virtual prototypes and Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs) for accelerating embedded software development. Virtualizer 12.06 release makes it easier for design teams to create virtual prototypes and deploy them to software engineers in VDKs. The new Virtualizer 12.06 release is available now.
Mentor Graphics introduced a 1D-3D general-purpose software solution that combines 1D and 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The solution is based on 3D FloEFD Concurrent CFD and 1D Flowmaster, which was recently acquired by Mentor Graphics. The Mentor Graphics 1D-3D product line will be available in the second half of this year.