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iWatt Selects Magma’s Titan to Automate Analog Design of Power Supply Control ICs

SAN JOSE and LOS GATOS, Calif., March 28, 2011 – Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced iWatt has adopted the Titan™ platform to improve analog design and layout productivity, and to automate difficult routing tasks including analog cell layouts and chip-level assembly. iWatt, a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, adopted Titan based on results of an extensive evaluation in which Titan enabled iWatt’s designers to set up and route a design in just 2 days – an effort that would … Read More → "iWatt Selects Magma’s Titan to Automate Analog Design of Power Supply Control ICs"

QuickLogic to Present at the Globalpress Electronics Summit 2011 in Santa Cruz, CA

SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – March 24, 2011) – March 24, 2011 – QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that Mr. Andrew J. Pease, QuickLogic’s President and CEO, is scheduled to present at the Globalpress Electronics Summit in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Location: The Chaminade Resort, Santa Cruz, CA

Time: Tuesday, March 29 … Read More → "QuickLogic to Present at the Globalpress Electronics Summit 2011 in Santa Cruz, CA"

CAST Simplifies PCI Express FPGA Integration with Application-Level Interface Core

March 25, 2011, Woodcliff Lake, NJ — Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. has released an IP core that makes it easier to integrate PCI Express in an FPGA-based system.

The new PCIEXPAIF IP Core provides a high-level interface between popular system buses like AMBA® AXI4 and the PCI Express hard macro blocks available from FPGA vendors Altera and Xilinx. The core includes an extensible DMA and other functions to encode and decode Transaction Layer Packets, relieving the designer from directly managing this lower-level activity and enabling an application-level focus.

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Mentor Graphics Calibre xACT 3D Field Solver Extraction Tool Demonstrates High Accuracy and Performance in STARC Evaluation

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 25, 2011—Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the results of an extensive evaluation by the Tokyo-based Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC) that showed the Calibre® xACT 3D extraction product delivers both reference level accuracy and high performance, enabling very high quality extraction for large IPs.

“Our benchmark included a wide range of evaluation data ranging from small cells and routing patterns up to large blocks,” said Kunihiko Tsuboi, Senior Manager of Mixed Signal Design Group/Development Department-2 at STARC. “We found that Calibre xACT 3D closely matched our … Read More → "Mentor Graphics Calibre xACT 3D Field Solver Extraction Tool Demonstrates High Accuracy and Performance in STARC Evaluation"

Anders Introduces Feature-Rich ARM Cortex A8-based System-on-Module

LONDON, UK – March 25, 2011 – Anders Electronics, market leader in the field of user interface platforms, has announced the availability of the new CompuLab CM-T3517 – the market’s most feature-rich miniature system-on-module based on the Texas Instruments’ Sitara AM3517/05 system-on-chip, featuring the advanced Cortex-A8 ARM CPU, which powers devices from high-end feature phones to netbooks, DTVs, printers and automotive-infotainment systems. 

Ideally suited for high-visibility, space-constrained industrial and retail products like shelf-edge advertising, kiosks, dispensing machines, ticketing machines or elevator … Read More → "Anders Introduces Feature-Rich ARM Cortex A8-based System-on-Module"

Foremay Launches World’s Smallest SSD Disk on Chip

PASADENA, California (MMD Newswire) March 24, 2011 — Foremay, Inc., a leader of technology innovation in solid state drives and one of the world’s Top 10 SSD OEMs, has today introduced its first disk-on-chip solid state hard drive into its OC177 SSD product family offering. The chip disk is a NAND drive that features a tiny dimension of only 22 x 22 x 1.8 mm. The thin and light, yet robust disk chip is marketed as DOC(TM). DOC supports standard IDE or SATA host interface, and complies with ATA-7 specifications. Current shipping capacity is up to 32GB with a read/write speed up to 70/40 … Read More → "Foremay Launches World’s Smallest SSD Disk on Chip"

Wisdom Audio’s Product Line Now Updated In D-Tools System Integrator (SI) 5.5 Software

CONCORD, CA. MARCH 24, 2011— D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software today announced that detailed information on of the entire family of Wisdom Audio products has been recently updated in D-Tools product database, better enabling D-Tools System Integrator™ users to specify Wisdom Audio products. Headquartered in Carson City, NV, Wisdom Audio is the leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance planar magnetic transducers for architectural speaker applications. 

“Wisdom Audio is a long time partner and we have built a mutually rewarding partnership over the years,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of … Read More → "Wisdom Audio’s Product Line Now Updated In D-Tools System Integrator (SI) 5.5 Software"

Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at Flourish and Southeast LinuxFest

(Sacramento, CA, USA: March 24, 2011) – The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) at the Flourish Conference, April 1-3 – Chicago, Illinois (http://www.flourishconf.com/) and the Southeast LinuxFest, June 10-12 – Spartanburg, South Carolina (www.southeastlinuxfest.org).

Registration for LPI exams at both events is available … Read More → "Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at Flourish and Southeast LinuxFest"

Mistral offers SCADE ARINC 661 for Development of Interactive Cockpit Displays

Bangalore, 23rd March 2011 – Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading technology design and systems engineering company, has extended its product offerings with the latest from Esterel Technologies – the SCADE ARINC 661 Solutions for Interactive Cockpit Display Development. 

This commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tool provides companies with a means to define processes that will bring more independence and great control when defining Cockpit Display Systems. The SCADE ARINC 661 Solutions help airframers, CDS developers and UA developers to efficiently create and certify, up to DO-178B Level A, ARINC 661-compliant Cockpit Display Systems and User Applications. … Read More → "Mistral offers SCADE ARINC 661 for Development of Interactive Cockpit Displays"

Atmel maXTouch Solution Powers LG Electronics Mobile’s G-Slate Tablet 8.9” Touchscreen

San Jose, CA, March 23, 2011- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that LG Electronics Mobile, one of the largest handset manufacturers in the world, has selected the Atmel maXTouch solution for its recently-launched G-Slate 8.9-inch Android tablet touchscreen.

The new LG Electronics Mobile G-Slate is a 4G tablet with an 8.9-inch touchscreen that runs on Honeycomb, the 3.0 version of the Android operating system (OS) created and optimized for tablets. Available by T-Mobile in the US, the G-Slate is powered by Atmel’s mXT1386 maXTouch™ solution and … Read More → "Atmel maXTouch Solution Powers LG Electronics Mobile’s G-Slate Tablet 8.9” Touchscreen"

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