AWR Design Forums (ADF) 2012 will take place in Japan (Friday, July 6th), Korea (Tuesday, July 10th), and Taiwan (Thursday, July 12th). The event is ideal for designers of microwave and RF circuits and systems such as monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), RF printed circuit board (RF PCB) and LTE communication systems. Attendees will learn about AWR latest products and technologies. They can also network and collaborate with each other on industry issues and trends.
Analog Devices and Digilent introduced two all-in-one analog design kits: Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit and Digilent Analog Explorer Design Kit. The two kits help engineering students build and test a wide range of analog and digital circuits using their own PC without the need for any other equipment. The Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit will be available in June for $99. The more advanced Digilent Analog Explorer Design Kit will be available in August for $199.
The 2010 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits will feature technology experts from SEMATECH. The event will take June 15-18 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. SEMATECH will discuss the power and performance features that are critical to implementing next-generation devices, based on leading-edge research in areas such as logic and memory technologies, high-k/metal gate (HKMG) materials, and non-planar and planar CMOS technologies including exciting new high mobility channels and finFET designs.
Berkeley Design Automation introduced Analog FastSPICE RF (AFS RF), which is the first true SPICE accurate device noise analysis for RF circuits. AFS RF accurately analyzes nanometer-scale device noise impact for all types of pre-layout and post-layout circuits, ensuring early insight into its impact on performance, power, and area. For complex circuits, Analog FastSPICE RF is 5 to 10 times faster than traditional RF tools that can only approximate device noise effects. It is available immediately.