Texas Instruments introduced WEBENCH Schematic Export. The software is a new online tool for exporting analog designs from TI’s WEBENCH Design Center to computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms from Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics and Altium. With WEBENCH Schematic Export, engineers no longer need to manually enter the design into the CAD platform.
Synopsys launched version 7.3 of their LightTools illumination design and analysis software. LightTools 7.3 includes software enhancements to help designers jumpstart, analyze, optimize and manage illumination designs. The tool includes a variety of new illumination design features in areas such as application-specific design, color quality analysis, LED phosphor modeling, and design management and performance. LightTools v7.3 is available now.
ON Semiconductor and Transim Technology introduced the GreenPoint online design simulation tool for high-efficiency LED based lighting applications. The GreenPoint simulation tool is an interactive online design and verification environment. GreenPoint assists in accelerating the board design of solid state lighting solutions. Once the design has been verified, the GreenPoint Design Tool generates a bill of materials and a design report including simulation results, schematic and design data.
Blue Ridge Numerics announced two live webinars on Digital Prototyping in a Flow and Thermal World. The first webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. ET and cover the importance of flow and thermal simulations from within the CAD environment. The second online seminar will place on Thursday, April 29, at 12:00 noon ET and will cover the importance of thermal simulations from within the CAD environment with a focus on the LED lighting industry.
NXP Semiconductors will hold a webinar with a super long title: Targeting Energy Star requirements in AC mains dimmable LED lighting applications using NXP’s SSL driver solutions. The super long title webcast will take place Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT, 15:00 GMT). The online seminar will be archived after the event has concluded.