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.
Synopsys introduced their DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP solutions. The DesignWare HDMI 2.0 IP solution includes controller, PHY, and example Linux drivers. The solution reduce designers’ integration risk and time-to-market. The DesignWare HDMI 2.0 RX/TX Controller and PHY IP are available now in 28-nm process nodes from multiple foundries.
Altium introduced a new Solidworks modeler for Altium Designer. The new application by ECAD / MCAD collaboration experts Desktop EDA is the result of Altium’s first add-on app development partnership. In addition, Altium is working with other developers to bring other apps to electronic designers and is targeting a wider release of the distribution and licensing system later this year.
Symtavision released version 3.4 of SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer. SymTA/S v3.4 includes a comprehensive, new timing design and analysis capability for LIN (Local Interconnect Network), which is a low-cost, distributed networking protocol used mainly in automotive and industrial applications. TraceAnalyzer is a tool for visualizing and analyzing timing data from both measurements and simulations. The tool seamlessly integrates with SymTA/S.
Texas Instruments recently introduced the XDS200 JTAG emulator. The TI XDS200 can be used for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI’s embedded processors. The JTAG emulators support a USB connection to the host computer and work with 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The TI XDS200 JTAG emulator with USB is available now for $295.
Jasper Design Automation has issued a call for papers for their annual user meeting. Jasper users are invited to submit proposals for case studies about using Jasper solutions in their designs. The Jasper User Group (JUG) is an interactive, in-depth technical conference, which focuses on the needs of the Jasper Design Automation user community with the primary goal being to deliver immediately useful technical content.
The Automotive Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum features industry presentations, breakout tracks on specialist topics, a solutions exposition including corporate-sponsored booths, product demonstrations, and networking events. The conference is a day-long, free conference which covers all aspects of electrical and electronic design/simulation within the automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway industries. IESF 2013 will take place Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Ford Conference Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
Cobham Technical Services launched version 16 of their Opera electromagnetics and multiphysics design software. The latest version of Vector Fields Software’s electromagnetic and multiphysics simulation software suite includes many new capabilities and enhancements. The tool helps engineers to accelerate analysis time. By harnessing the parallel processing capabilities of multi-core processors, computational time can be significantly reduced using Opera-3d version 16.
Synopsys introduced optimized Dolby MS11 Multistream Decoder for the DesignWare ARC AS211SFX and AS221BD audio processors. The MS11 Multistream Decoder is a single-package technology solution for decoding Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Pulse (AAC LC, HE AAC, and HE AAC v.2) audio formats. The Synopsys Dolby MS11 decoder, optimized for the AS211SFX and AS221BD audio processors, is available now.
AVX released version two of their SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap) capacitor simulation software. The tool helps electronic design engineers model and build stable, robust, and reliable designs. SpiTanIII V2.0 features a broadly expanded library of part numbers, new two-capacitor comparison tool, and increased user friendliness, such as the new button specifically dedicated to generating S-parameters. The latest version of SpiTanIII is available now.