Corelis introduced version 7.5 of their ScanExpress Boundary-Scan Tool Suite. The latest version features automatic identification and classification of resistors and capacitors involved in IEEE-1149.6 high speed, AC-coupled, and differential circuits. ScanExpress TPG v7.5 accelerates IEEE-1149.6 test development. The Corelis tool is available now for engineers with a valid maintenance contract.
The Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference features technical presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and user testimonials. DATE 2011 event includes dedicated areas for system level design, hardware design/electronic design automation, robust design and yield, and working silicon hardware prototypes and applications. The DATE 2011 Conference and Exhibition will take place March 14-18th in Grenoble, France.
ISaGRAF rolled out version 6.0 of their IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 compliant firmware and workbench for building industrial automation products. ISaGRAF 6.0 leverages the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell and offers an environment for OEMs and automation vendors to create differentiated products for their markets. The ISaGRAF 6 Workbench is based on an open plug-in technology designed specifically for industrial automation needs.
Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer now features SmartDRD design-rules-driven technology. SmartDRD technology enables layout engineers to more quickly achieve design-rule-check (DRC) clean designs with significantly reduced effort for analog and custom designs. SmartDRD automates many DRC repair tasks. Until now, custom layout has been primarily handled using manual methods. With SmartDRD technology, layout engineers can identify and fix DRC violations in just seconds.
Simulink PLC Coder, from The MathWorks, is a tool that generates IEC 61131 structured text for programmable logic controller (PLC) and programmable automation controller (PAC) devices. With Simulink PLC Coder, engineers can automatically generate code for industrial control systems, including closed-loop and supervisory control applications. Simulink PLC Coder enables Model-Based Design for manufacturing and power generation equipment controlled by PLCs and PACs. Simulink PLC Coder is available now. U.S. list prices start at $10,000.
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) announced the annual European SystemC User Group (ESCUG) meeting. ESCUG will take place Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The meeting will be co-located with the Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE) Conference. The event is free to industry professionals and the media. The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design.