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.
Synopsys has added Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode to their Long-term Evolution (LTE) Model Library for physical layer system simulation. TDD mode helps developers of semiconductors for LTE network equipment and devices to quickly and reliably extend designs to support the third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) LTE standard. The TDD-enhanced LTE Model Library is available now for use in SPW. Support for System Studio will be available this year. Existing licensees of the LTE Model Library will receive the TDD enhancement as a regular maintenance update.
The ConnX BBE16, from Tensilica, is a second generation baseband engine for LTE (long-term evolution) and 4G baseband SOC (system-on-chip) designs. The ConnX BBE16 is an ultra-high performance 16-MAC fixed-point DSP engine. It is based on an 8-way SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data), 3-issue VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) architecture with two 128-bit load/store units. It is a click-box configuration option with the configurable Xtensa LX3 processor core. Designers can also choose from a number of other configuration options (memories, interfaces, etc.) when designing their core. The ConnX BBE16 and an evaluation kit will be available in the second quarter of 2010.