Mentor Graphics introduced the iSolve USB Peripheral. The hardware-assisted solution accelerates the verification of Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 products, including hard disk drives and other mass storage devices. iSolve USB Peripheral enables designers to test the System-on-Chip (SoC) design that controls a hard disk drive or similar mass storage device, by providing an accurate, hardware-based model of the real disk drive connected to their SoC.
NXP Semiconductors is offering a webinar: Lowest Cost ARM9 with High Speed USB 2.0 OTG performance for management of USB connectivity. The webcast will take place Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:00am EST (8:00am PST, 16:00 GMT). All registered participants will be entered into a drawing for an ARM9 development tool from NXP Semiconductors.
Synopsys introduced DesignWare USB 2.0 picoPHY IP. The IP supports advanced 28nm processes in a 1.8V architecture, is 30% smaller than the previous USB 2.0 PHY generation, and offers reduced pin count and low standby power consumption. The DesignWare USB 2.0 picoPHY is ideal for mobile and high-volume consumer applications such as feature-rich smartphones, mobile internet devices, and netbooks. The DesignWare USB 2.0 picoPHY IP is expected to be available to early adopters starting in Q4 2009 for 28-nm processes, with a roadmap for 40- and 32-nm.