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Microchip’s Wi-Fi® SDK with Apple HomeKit Support Now Available

Fully-Certified Software Development Kit Leverages Hardware-Based Calculations to Create Fast, Low-Power Solutions Providing an Optimized Customer Experience

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 18, 2017 — A fully-certified Wi-Fi® Software Development Kit (SDK) with Apple HomeKit support is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). This SDK enables MFi licensees to create fast, low-power designs on the industry’s first hardware cryptography enabled Wi-Fi-based development kit for HomeKit. For more information about Microchip’Read More → "Microchip’s Wi-Fi® SDK with Apple HomeKit Support Now Available"

ASIX Adopts Synopsys’ USB Type-C Subsystem Verification Solution

Solution Supports USB, USB PD and DisplayPort on Type-C and is Expandable to Future Protocols

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that ASIX Electronics Corporation has adopted Synopsys’ USB Type-C™ Subsystem Verification Solution for USB, USB Power Delivery and DisplayPort, including subsystem test suites and automated testbench generation. USB Type-C is being rapidly adopted as a signature feature for next-generation mobility and consumer electronics devices. Synopsys’ Subsystem Verification Solution enables ASIX to design next-generation LAN ICs with increased productivity for accelerated verification closure.

“Our latest SuperSpeed USB-to-LAN IC is an … Read More → "ASIX Adopts Synopsys’ USB Type-C Subsystem Verification Solution"

CommAgility and IDY cooperate to develop 4G and 5G small cell technology

Integrated solutions based on CommAgility’s LTE software and hardware

Loughborough, UK, and Tokyo, Japan, May 18th, 2017 – CommAgility, a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE MKT: WTT), announces its software and hardware products have been chosen by IDY Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, for a research project to advance 4G and 5G small cell technology.

IDY is licensing CommAgility’s SmallCellPHY and SmallCellSTACK software, which provide a complete LTE Physical Layer and LTE Protocol Stack for small cell eNodeB products. CommAgility has integrated the software onto its AMC-K2L-RF2 ARM- and DSP-based processing card, which includes two … Read More → "CommAgility and IDY cooperate to develop 4G and 5G small cell technology"

Acacia Communications Reduces Simulation Regression Turnaround Time by 2X Using Synopsys VCS Fine-Grained Parallelism Technology for High-Speed Optical Interconnect SoCs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) today announced that Acacia Communications has successfully deployed Synopsys VCS Fine-Grained Parallelism (FGP) technology in production, to reduce regression turnaround time (TAT) by 2X. With its seamless integration into Acacia’s VCS simulation regression environment on existing X86 hardware platform, VCS FGP delivered these simulation performance gains without any changes or disruption to the existing simulation flow.

“In order to perform comprehensive verification of our high-speed optical networking and interconnect products, we run daily simulation regressions that include more than 2000 complex test scenarios,” said Jon Stahl, ASIC Manager … Read More → "Acacia Communications Reduces Simulation Regression Turnaround Time by 2X Using Synopsys VCS Fine-Grained Parallelism Technology for High-Speed Optical Interconnect SoCs"

NXP and Google Cloud Use New Cloud IoT Core to Extend Reach and Performance of Android Things

Cloud IoT Core breaks data silos so smart cities can collect and analyze information remotely to improve traffic and urban services

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that its Android Things platform supports the new Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows users to easily and securely connect and manage devices at a global scale. The Cloud IoT Core includes various Google services that unlock the value of real-time IoT data for smart city initiatives and deployments.

“Cloud IoT Core was designed to simplify … Read More → "NXP and Google Cloud Use New Cloud IoT Core to Extend Reach and Performance of Android Things"

Avnet Unveils its ‘Smart Neighborhood’ at Internet of Things World

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 16, 2017—INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD — Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will showcase how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts daily life in its “Smart Neighborhood” at Internet of Things World, May 16-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. In Booth #302, Avnet will demonstrate smart home and smart city technology featuring its customers’ products and Avnet-designed development kits. Avnet’s Smart Neighborhood at IoT World underscores how the company helps its customers bring IoT innovations to market at every stage of the technology product lifecycle.

“IoT is about the things, and the … Read More → "Avnet Unveils its ‘Smart Neighborhood’ at Internet of Things World"

Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection

Technology Paves the Way to Low-Cost Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Applications

ANTWERP, Belgium – May 16, 2017 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) today announced the development of a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Paving the way for the next generation of eye-tracking technology, imec’s solution has promising applications in the fields of virtual and augmented reality.

Today’s eye movement detection technology makes use of high-resolution cameras embedded in eye-tracking screens or … Read More → "Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection"

Avnet Introduces Visible Things Development Kit for Industrial IoT Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 16, 2017—INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD -– Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a starter kit specifically designed for the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. The SK002 Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit adds to the company’s Visible Things™ platform, which offers a complete development solution that enables engineers to get their IoT systems and applications quickly designed, tested and deployed. Avnet will debut the kit at Internet of Things World this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Booth #302.

Targeting a wide range of industrial markets, … Read More → "Avnet Introduces Visible Things Development Kit for Industrial IoT Applications"

Thursday is Training Day Tradition Continues at the 54th Design Automation Conference

High quality training in three tracks on SystemVerilog, UVM, Python and C++
with new Lunch and Learn taster session on Wednesday

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – May 16, 2017– DAC, the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, is excited to once again host Thursday is Training Day allowing DAC attendees to attend high quality sessions in popular subjects. The 54th DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. from June 18 – 22, 2017. Conference registration is now open, including sign-up for “Thursday is Training Day,” as well as the new free “Lunch ‘N’ Learn” taster … Read More → "Thursday is Training Day Tradition Continues at the 54th Design Automation Conference"

Xilinx Announces Integration of 56G PAM4 Transceiver Technology into its Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs

Devices to accelerate next wave of Ethernet deployment for wired and data center interconnect

May 17, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) today announced integration of 56G PAM4 transceiver technology into its industry-leading Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs. Built upon proven 16nm FinFET+ FPGA fabric, these devices will expand the Virtex product line to drive the next wave of Ethernet deployment and provide seamless migration of existing systems to next-gen backplane, optics, and high performance interconnects.

Targeted for wired communications, data centers, and wireless backhaul applications, the integrated devices enable customers to double bandwidth … Read More → "Xilinx Announces Integration of 56G PAM4 Transceiver Technology into its Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs"

featured blogs
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