Analog Devices, Xilinx, and MathWorks announced a series of design conferences for analog, mixed-signal and embedded systems engineers. During the conference, attendees will learn how MATLAB and Simulink can be used to develop, model and deploy high-performance signal processing systems. Design Conference 2013 will take place in the United States, Germany and China. Avnet, Digilent and 4DSP, sponsors of the U.S. conferences, will showcase their industry-leading solutions based on ADI’s analog and mixed-signal technologies.
Cadence Design Systems is hosting a summit next week. Their Mixed-Signal Technology Summit is a venue for customers and partners to learn about and discuss the latest technologies and methodologies for mixed-signal design. The event will take place next Thursday (September 20th) from 8:15 am to 6:15 pm at Cadence Design Systems, Building 10 auditorium (2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, California, 95134). The event is free.
Cadence Design Systems announced a new publication: Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide. The design methodology book provides an overview of the design, verification and implementation methodologies required for advanced mixed-signal designs. The book addresses the complex problems facing the mixed-signal design community. It features mixed-signal design experts from Boeing, Cadence, ClioSoft and Qualcomm. The Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide is intended for chip designers and CAD engineers.
Synopsys’ unified mixed-signal IC design solution has been qualified for TowerJazz’s power management analog/mixed-signal reference design flow (Reference Flow 2.0) and 180-nanometer (nm) Power Management (PM) interoperable process design kit (iPDK). Synopsys’ tool suite, the foundry iPDK and reference design flow are verified to seamlessly work together to enable designers to quickly become productive.
Triad Semiconductor and Mentor Graphics introduced ViaDesigner, which is a new electronic design automation (EDA) tool that enables system-level engineers, who have no previous IC design experience, to design their own mixed-signal configurable ASICs. The new approach to low cost, mixed-signal IC design enables new IC development in two to six months, allows respins in less than four weeks, and can reduce the cost and risk typically associated with custom mixed-signal IC design.
Synopsys introduced their CustomExplorer Ultra mixed-signal verification environment. CustomExplorer Ultra is a comprehensive regression and analysis environment. It increases verification productivity and streamlines the verification process for analog and mixed-signal designs. Synopsys CustomExplorer Ultra is part of their Discovery Verification Platform. The CustomExplorer Ultra mixed-signal verification environment is available now.
Silicon Laboratories launched a web-based library of schematic symbols and printed-circuit board (PCB) footprints. The online symbol library features PCB footprints and schematic symbols that are available for download in a vendor neutral format. The library speeds the development of embedded system applications based on Silicon Labs’ embedded mixed-signal products.
Cypress Semiconductor is offering an embedded design webinar titled, Introduction to Programmable Signal Chains. A programmable signal chain is a design methodology for implementing signal chains using programmable analog integrated with programmable digital logic and high-performance CPUs to provide easy-to-implement solutions to common design challenges in mixed-signal embedded design. The webcast will take place on Wednesday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. The online seminar is 60 minutes long and is free of charge.
Magma Design Automation announced their Titan Up! program to help analog designers learn the latest technologies for analog and mixed-signal design. Current and prospective Magma customers can take a quiz to enter a drawing for an Apple iTouch. The Titan Up! online quizzes allows designers to test their knowledge of analog design basics and analog IC history. Eash week, an Apple iTouch will be given away.
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.