Renesas Electronics Announces Digital Ambient Illuminance Sensor with Industry-Leading Compact and Thin SON Package
Dusseldorf, 16th May 2011 – Renesas Electronics , a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of the digital ambient illuminance sensor, the PH5551A2NA1, with an industry-leading compact and thin package. The PH5551A2NA1 device is the company’s first entry into the market for ambient illuminance sensors and incorporates Renesas Electronics’ technology expertise accumulated in the development and commercialization of photo detector IC products for CD, DVD, and BD players, a product category where Renesas Electronics enjoys … Read More → "Renesas Electronics Announces Digital Ambient Illuminance Sensor with Industry-Leading Compact and Thin SON Package"
IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), a leader in the desktop, mobile, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives, today announced the addition of 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions to its family of WD AV-GP SATA hard drives, serving the audio-video (AV) market. Shipping immediately, the 2.5 TB and 3 TB capacity, 3.5-inch, WD AV-GP hard drives offer 24X7 reliability, low power consumption and unrivalled storage capacity for storage-intensive AV applications … Read More → "WD® Launches Industry’s Largest Capacity 3 TB SATA Hard Drives for AV Platforms"
Conductive coatings combine high shielding performance and ease of application to allow use of plastic enclosures for sensitive electronics equipment
Chomerics Europe – a division of Parker Hannifin has introduced two new electrically conductive acrylic coatings that are designed for application onto plastic housings to provide EMI / RFI shielding. CHO-SHIELD® 2040 is silver-filled material that provides superior shielding performance of > 75 dB and CHO-SHIELD® 2044 uses a nickel filler to achieve > 60 dB shielding effectiveness (both between 80 MHz and 10 GHz).< … Read More → "Conductive coatings combine high shielding performance and ease of application to allow use of plastic enclosures for sensitive electronics equipment"
Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems Debuts Forced Air Conduction-Cooled Development Chassis for 3U OpenVPX® Modules
LITTLETON, MA – May 18, 2011 — Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems (CWCES), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed subsystems for the aerospace, defense and commercial market, has introduced a new 12-slot 3U OpenVPX® forced air conduction-cooled chassis for the development of military embedded systems. The RME9CC Chassis is the newest member of Electronic Systems’ Hybricon® … Read More → "Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems Debuts Forced Air Conduction-Cooled Development Chassis for 3U OpenVPX® Modules"
Campbell, CA, May 18, 2011 – Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. (SFT), an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company, in the post-layout verification market focused on solutions for nanometer design applications, announced today that it is introducing the industry’s first commercial hierarchical 3D extractor, H3D, for post-layout verification. H3D offers hierarchical parasitic extraction, hierarchical netlisting, unlimited capacity, and field-solver accuracy. H3D works with design flows from the leading EDA suppliers.
“Post-layout verification is a major bottleneck in today’s leading edge designs,” … Read More → "Silicon Frontline Announces First Commercial 3D Hierarchical Extractor"
Synopsys’ PrimeTime Special Interest Group at DAC 2011 – Featuring Next Generation Signoff ECO Guidance Technology
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, will host an annual Special Interest Group (SIG) dinner event for its PrimeTime® analysis suite during DAC 2011 in San Diego. The dinner event provides an opportunity for users of PrimeTime to stay connected with the latest developments in timing analysis. This year, the event will launch Synopsys’ next generation PrimeTime ECO guidance technology. Synopsys’ R&D team will unveil the new underlying engines and industry experts will share their experience on this exciting new technology resulting in up … Read More → "Synopsys’ PrimeTime Special Interest Group at DAC 2011 – Featuring Next Generation Signoff ECO Guidance Technology"
ChipEstimate.com, a Japanese-language version of the world’s largest IP and chip planning portal. ChipEstimate.jp allows Japanese IC designers to evaluate and explore third-party IP in their native language, providing access to a global ecosystem of IP from over 200 of the world’s largest IP suppliers and foundries. The site also makes it easier for Japanese IP suppliers to join, potentially expanding an already extensive database of over 8,000 pieces of IP and, in turn, giving those suppliers access to the over 30,000 users in the global ChipEstimate.com community. Spending … Read More → "ChipEstimate.com Launches First Third-Party IP Portal Localized for Vital Japanese Design Community"
HILLSBORO, Ore., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 18, 2011 – TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced results for building next-generation RF solutions. This includes enhanced TriQuint process design kits with support for Agilent’s Advanced Design System 2011 EDA software and the development of an ADS RF Module PDK for TriQuint’s RFIC/MMIC and RF Module integrated design flow.
The upgraded ADS Foundry PDKs enable both TriQuint’s foundry customers and in-house design engineers to take advantage of new capabilities in ADS 2011. Specifically, the PDKs provide a fully integrated … Read More → "TriQuint Semiconductor, Agilent Technologies Collaborate on Next-Generation Wireless Design Flow"
Security concerns are one of the key obstacles to the adoption of new non-volatile main memory (NVMM) technology in next-generation computers, which would improve computer start times and boost memory capacity. But now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new encryption hardware for use with NVMM to protect personal information and other data.
NVMM technologies, such as phase-change memory, hold great promise to replace conventional dynamic random access memory (DRAM) in the main memory of computers. NVMM would allow computers to start instantly, and can fit more memory into the same amount of space used … Read More → "Researchers Develop Hardware Encryption For New Computer Memory Technology"
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– May 18, 2011 –– EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, announced today it has integrated its best-in-class ZeBu hardware-assisted verification solution with the fast and flexible ARM® VSTREAM™ Virtual Debug Interface.
The integration of the VSTREAM transactor with the EVE ZEMI-3 transactor compiler that now links ZeBu emulated system-on-chip (SoC) designs with a variety of software debuggers improves embedded software debug for ARM processor-based devices. This integration eliminates the need for … Read More → "EVE Integrates ZeBu with ARM VSTREAM Virtual Debug Interface"