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Synopsys introduces the HAPS-60 series of rapid prototyping systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19, 2010 ? Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today introduced the HAPS®-60 series of rapid prototyping systems—a comprehensive solution that eases complex SoC design and verification challenges. The HAPS-60 series, part of the Confirma™ Rapid Prototyping Platform, is an easy-to-use and cost-effective rapid prototyping system that enables early hardware/software co-verification and system-level integration at near-real-time run-rates, using at-speed, real-world interfaces.  Built with the latest Xilinx Virtex®-6 devices, the HAPS-60 series combines performance, capacity, pre-tested IP and … Read More → "Synopsys introduces the HAPS-60 series of rapid prototyping systems"

GN ReSound Develops Wireless Protocol Stack for Next-Generation Hearing Instruments, using Target’s Optimizing C Compiler Technology

San Diego, April 16, 2010 (AudiologyNOW! 2010) – Target Compiler Technologies, the leader in application-specific processor (ASIP) design tools, today announced that the wireless protocol stack of Range, GN ReSound’s new hearing instrument platform, was entirely developed using Target’s optimizing C compiler technology.  

Saelig Debuts 100MHz Handheld Oscilloscope

Pittsford, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of HDS3102MN – a new, rugged 100MHz two-channel handheld oscilloscope and 3¾ digit multimeter with FFT spectrum display capability, perfect for any engineer’s toolkit. A USB connection makes storing or printing the displayed waveforms easy too. HDS3102MN features a rugged impact resistant casing, easy- to-use controls, and a high-brightness 640×480 LCD display. Battery life is an exceptional 6 hours.

User-friendly silica gel keys offer shortcuts for simplified operation of this sophisticated portable scope, which features advanced functions such … Read More → "Saelig Debuts 100MHz Handheld Oscilloscope"

Agilent Technologies Introduces Comprehensive Low-Power DDR2 Compliance and Protocol Test Tools

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12, 2010 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the industry’s most comprehensive low-power double data rate 2 (LPDDR2) compliance and protocol test application packages and industry-first LPDDR2 ball-grid array (BGA) probes. In addition to accelerating the turn-on and debug of LPDDR2-based systems, these tools give engineers an efficient way to ensure their LPDDR2 designs will interoperate with other LPDDR2 components.

The Agilent N5413B LPDDR2 test application, which runs on Agilent Infiniium 9000 Series and 90000 Series oscilloscopes, provides LPDDR2 physical-layer compliance measurements. The Agilent B4623A … Read More → "Agilent Technologies Introduces Comprehensive Low-Power DDR2 Compliance and Protocol Test Tools"

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry-First 4.2 GSa/s High-Resolution Arbitrary Waveform Generator

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12, 2010 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the 81180A arbitrary waveform generator, a new generation of instrument that bridges the trade-off between bandwidth and bits. The 8118A is a new class of instrument, an arbitrary waveform generator that provides greater bandwidth and higher resolution.

Until now, engineers had to decide between the optimal bandwidth and optimal signal quality for their application. But many of today’s applications require high bandwidth and high-signal quality. For example, to ensure measurement reliability in aerospace and defense (A&D) applications, high performance and good dynamic … Read More → "Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry-First 4.2 GSa/s High-Resolution Arbitrary Waveform Generator"

SiliconSouthWest launches test lab in Bath with Focus on supporting start up companies

April 14 2010, Bath – SiliconSouthWest, the network for microelectronics in the SouthWest UK, has launched a test lab to help start-ups develop and evaluate their wireless hardware and network equipments designs.

The lab, housed in the Innovation Centre in Bath, is available to members of the Centre to avoid the need for high capital outlay early in the design … Read More → "SiliconSouthWest launches test lab in Bath with Focus on supporting start up companies"

eSilicon Joins Synopsys’ IP OEM Partner Program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) , a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and eSilicon Corporation, the largest independent semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), today announced that eSilicon has joined the Synopsys IP OEM Partner Program. eSilicon has had a successful history using DesignWare® IP which includes the completion of 200 designs with 100 percent first-pass silicon success utilizing Synopsys’ broad portfolio of high-quality IP solutions such as DesignWare Library, USB, … Read More → "eSilicon Joins Synopsys’ IP OEM Partner Program"

Synopsys expands IP OEM Partner Program with two new members

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 14, 2010 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that eSilicon and Brite Semiconductor have joined the Synopsys IP OEM Partner Program along with renewed members Global Unichip and Open-Silicon. Through the IP OEM Partner Program, members standardise on Synopsys’ broad portfolio of silicon-proven DesignWare(r) interface and analogue IP such as USB, PCI Express(r), DDR, HDMI, SATA, Ethernet, MIPI IP including 3GDigRF, CSI-2, D-PHY, data converters and audio codecs for their system-on-chip (SoC) designs.  By enabling member companies to access a … Read More → "Synopsys expands IP OEM Partner Program with two new members"

CAST Offers the First 12-bit JPEG Extended Sequential, DICOM-Compatible IP Core

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 13 — Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. now offers the only encoder core that supports both the Baseline (8-bit) and Extended Sequential (12-bit) modes of the JPEG image compression standard.

This plus a fast, compact design make the new JPEG-E-X IP core one of the best available lossy compression encoders for medical imaging, reconnaissance, and other applications where exceptional image detail is required.

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Synopsys’ DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP receives USB-IF certification

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 31, 2010 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that its DesignWare(R) SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) Solution including Controller and PHY IP  successfully passed the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) SuperSpeed USB certification. To achieve certification, the IP must pass protocol, electrical, and interoperability tests for SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0, 5 Gbps) and Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0, 480 Mbps). Synopsys created a fully integrated USB 3.0 IP solution, optimising all speed modes into a single USB 3.0 solution. This unique implementation enables designers to reduce area, pin count and power compared … Read More → "Synopsys’ DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP receives USB-IF certification"

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