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Corelis Debuts Version 1.23 of I2C Exerciser Software

Corelis I2C Exerciser Software

Corelis introduced version 1.23 of I2C Exerciser software. The tool improves the capabilities of Corelis’ BusPro-I and CAS-1000-I2C/E bus analyzer products. The new software upgrade is available free to registered owners of the Corelis BusPro-I and CAS-1000-I2C/E products. A trial version of the software is also available to new users.

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Laird Technologies Improves AZTEC Thermoelectric Module Simulation Software

Laird Technologies released the latest version of the AZTEC thermoelectric module (TEM) simulation software. AZTEC is a user-friendly tool that can speed up product development by running simulations on a TEM and viewing its expected output performance based on a given set of thermal and electrical operating points. The tool is available online now.

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Mentor Graphics Debuts Version 9.5 of PADS Desktop PCB Design Tool

Mentor Graphics PADS v9.5 desktop PCB design solution

Mentor Graphics announced version 9.5 of their PADS desktop PCB design solution. PADS enables engineers and design teams to develop PCBs within a highly productive and easy-to-use environment. PADS is ideal for schematic entry, analog design, signal and power integrity, thermal analysis, and PCB layout-to-manufacturing preparation.

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Cadence Incisive Debug Analyzer Reduces Debug Time by 40%

Cadence Design Systems launched the Incisive Debug Analyzer. The new tool is a verification debug solution for RTL, testbench and SoC verification. It helps designers reduce debug time and effort. The Incisive Debug Analyzer integrates seamlessly into existing Incisive debug flows, fully leveraging SimVision for waveform and transaction-level debug. The tool will be released at the end of the year.

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Cadence Introduces OrCAD v16.6 PCB Design Solution

Cadence OrCAD v16.6 PCB design solution

Cadence Design Systems introduced version 16.6 of the OrCAD PCB tool. The design solution includes new features, enhanced customization capabilities, and 20% simulation performance improvements to help engineers with product creation. The new version offers improved usability, performance and productivity. The Cadence OrCAD v16.6 PCB design solution is expected to be available in the fourth of this year.

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Cadence Design Systems Debuts Allegro v16.6 Printed Circuit Board

Cadence Design Systems ~ Allegro printed circuit board tool suite

Cadence Design Systems launched version 16.6 of their Allegro printed circuit board technology. The PCB tool is the first electrical CAD (ECAD) team collaboration environment for PCB design using Microsoft SharePoint technology. Cadence Allegro, integrated with SharePoint, improves team collaboration, design creation and control, and significant productivity improvements. Allegro v16.6 will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

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SynaptiCAD Introduces SimSwapper Simulator Swapper Tool

SynaptiCAD SimSwapper simulator swapper and command line options translator tool

SynaptiCAD introduced SimSwapper, which is a simulator swapper and command line options translator tool. The EDA tool enables engineers to re-use simulation regression scripts with simulators from multiple EDA vendors. SimSwapper reduces the burden of swapping between simulators from different EDA vendors. A one-year license for SimSwapper with SystemVerilog support is regularly priced at $500. However, for a limited time, the tool can be purchased for a promotional price of $350. SimSwapper is available on Windows and Linux platforms.

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GrammaTech CodeSonar v3.8 Features Faster Code Analysis, Fewer False Positives

GrammaTech CodeSonar v3.8 Static Analysis Tool

GrammaTech rolled out version 3.8 of their CodeSonar software. According to GrammaTech, CodeSonar v3.8 is faster and more precise than the previous version. The tool features faster code analysis with fewer false positives. The latest version of the static analysis tool makes it much easier to analyze projects with millions of lines of code. The speedup was achieved by parallelizing the analysis engine to take advantage of multi-core processors.

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Mentor Graphics Launches 1D-3D CFD Simulation Software Tool

Mentor Graphics introduced a 1D-3D general-purpose software solution that combines 1D and 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The solution is based on 3D FloEFD Concurrent CFD and 1D Flowmaster, which was recently acquired by Mentor Graphics. The Mentor Graphics 1D-3D product line will be available in the second half of this year.

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Texas Instruments Introduces ULP Advisor Software Code Analysis Tool

Texas Instruments (TI) ULP Advisor software code analysis tool

Texas Instruments introduced the ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor software code analysis tool. The TI ULP Advisor tool provides a static code analyzer that flags software code and offers ultra-low-power tips and tricks to help developers understand where to improve code, line by line. This results in milliamps and nanoamps saved in designs for ultimate low-power performance. ULP Advisor software is available now. It is included in the latest install of Code Composer Studio IDE version 5.2.

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