Agilent Technologies rolled out version 4.4 of the GoldenGate software for RFIC simulation, verification and analysis. GoldenGate Release 4.4 features enhanced performance, new key stability and yield analyses, and RF extensions to mixed-signal simulation. GoldenGate version 4.4 improves RFIC design in advanced CMOS technology nodes. The Agilent GoldenGate version 4.4 is available December 2009 and has a starting price of under $25,000.
National Instruments introduced LabWindows/CVI 2009, which is an ANSI C development environment for building reliable test and measurement solutions. The new features in LabWindows/CVI 2009 build on the software development platform with support for new PC technologies, such as Microsoft Windows 7 and 64-bit operating system development and deployment. In addition, the latest version introduces new tools for run-time analysis and easier user interface design to help create more reliable applications in a shorter amount of time.
Chipworks announced their Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis of Intel’s 32 nm Clarkdale/Westmere microprocessor from the Core i5 660. The analysis combines a standard reverse engineering report with the ICWorks Surveyor format. ICWorks Surveyor is a software tool that allows the engineer to navigate thousands of images stitched together into a massive floor-plan across all the metal layers of the device. Intel Westmere 32 nm Layout and Design for Manufacturability Analysis is now shipping.
OriginLab rolled out Origin 8.1, which is a Windows-based analysis and graphing software. Origin 8.1 is dieal for scientists, engineers, researchers, and analysts who need to graph, analyze, and make professional presentations of the data. One of the most significant additions to Origin 8.1 is the batch processing feature. Origin users can now automate repetitive data-handling by simply creating a custom analysis template, and then using the batch processing tool to apply that template to a group of files. The tool then generates a summary report using settings saved in the template.
DDC-I’s DO-178B-certifiable Deos real-time operating system (RTOS) is now integrated with LDRA’s tool suite. The integrated solution enable developers to get to market faster with optimized, robust, and certifiable software that meets the most demanding safety-critical requirements, including DO-178B Level A, the FAA’s highest level of safety criticality. The integration gives developers across a broad range of mission-critical applications the turnkey platform they need to quickly develop, debug, comprehensively test, and deploy safety-critical software that can be readily certified to the most demanding requirements.