Synopsys announced DesignWare AEON Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP for multiple 180-nanometer (nm) process technologies. The DesignWare AEON NVM IP includes few-time programmable (FTP), multiple-time programmable (MTP) radio-frequency identification (RFID) and erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) IP solutions. DesignWare AEON embedded NVM IP is also available for 65nm to 250nm process technologies. DesignWare AEON NVM IP is ideal for wireless, RFID and analog and mixed-signal SoC designs.
Imec is creating a new industrial research program on high-bandwidth optical input/output (I/O). The goal of the new program is to explore the use of optical solutions for realizing high-bandwidth I/O between CMOS chips. The affiliation program is a part of imec’s research platform on deep-submicron CMOS scaling. In close collaboration with imec’s industrial partners, the optical I/O program will develop a silicon-photonics solution for addressing the upcoming scaling challenges in interconnecting CMOS chips.
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).
X-FAB Silicon Foundries will host a webinar about opto-semiconductors. The one-hour webcast will take place 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PST on January 26 and 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET) on Jaunary 27 (4:30 – 5:30 p.m. China/Taiwan, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Korea/Japan). The online seminar will present an overview of optical functions and features available in X-FAB’s foundry technology offering and includes the impacts of spectral sensitivity, signal bandwidth and noise margins.
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.