Microchip Technology and Cymbet teamed to create the customizable XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit. The energy harvesting kit includes a modular development board with the PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller. The included Cymbet EnerChip EH Eval-08 Energy Harvesting Board harvests solar energy that is then stored in the EnerChip solid-state, rechargeable energy-storage devices. PICtail daughter boards can be added for the rapid evaluation of a wide variety of system functions, including ZigBee and proprietary wireless connectivity, and SD memory cards. The XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Kit (part # DV164133) is available today for $195.
Magma Design Automation, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, and Virage Logic introduced a Unified Power Format (UPF)-compliant RTL-to-GDSII reference flow. The automated, comprehensive solution streamlines the design and manufacture of ICs that use Virage Logic’s intellectual property (IP) and are manufactured in GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 65LPe 65-nanometer (nm) low-power process technology. The reference flow is available from Magma, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Virage Logic upon request.
The 2010 International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED2010) conference will feature nine multiple interactive tutorials covering challenging design issues. ISQED2010 features 7 keynote speeches by industry leaders, 23 technical sessions with nearly 150 papers in three parallel tracks, panel discussions and vendor exhibits. The conference will take place March 22-24, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, Calif.
Cadence Design Systems introduced a comprehensive low-power design flow for engineers targeting the 65-nanometer process at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC). Based on the Cadence Low-Power Solution, the flow enables faster design of leading-edge, low-power semiconductors using a single, comprehensive design platform. The SMIC-Cadence Reference Flow 4.0 addresses the need for power-efficient design innovation with an advanced, automated low-power design capability.