Magma Design Automation announced their Titan Up! program to help analog designers learn the latest technologies for analog and mixed-signal design. Current and prospective Magma customers can take a quiz to enter a drawing for an Apple iTouch. The Titan Up! online quizzes allows designers to test their knowledge of analog design basics and analog IC history. Eash week, an Apple iTouch will be given away.
Dongbu HiTek will host a webinar on power management and control. The webcast is titled, New Analog and BCD Technology Releases. The webinar will discuss the latest advances in Analog CMOS and BCDMOS chip design/processing technologies and how they can be applied to perform more efficient and smarter power control and management. The online seminar will take place April 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT (3:00 PM EDT) and (replay starts April 22, 2010).
Avnet Electronics Marketing, Portescap, and Texas Instruments (TI) teamed together on a 10-part, videocast series covering innovative design ideas using motor control products and solutions. The Motor Control Analog eLab Videocast Series covers topics like product innovation, design best practices and conventional development considerations. The webinars feature Portescap’s motor portfolio and TI’s TMS320C2000 microcontroller platform. The webcasts are five to ten minutes in length.
AgO introduced AnXplorer, which is a circuit optimization tool for analog and RF design. Its optimization is based on either simulation or equations. The tool works with industry standard SPICE netlists and supports industry standard simulators including Synopsys HSPICE, Cadence Spectre and Legend Design Technology MSIM. It runs on the Linux operating system. Starting with an unsized SPICE netlist, variables for device dimensions and a set of design objectives and constraints, AnXplorer optimizes device sizes by exploring the design space.
AWR launched Version 2009 of their Analog Office high-frequency analog and RFIC design software. Analog Office Version 2009 includes AWR’s patent-pending multi-rate harmonic balance (MRHB) technology, which increases the speed and reduces the computer memory required to perform steady-state analysis of complex multi-tone designs such as those found in receivers and transmitters with multiple stages of upconversion and downconversion.