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LDRA Tools Integrate IEC 61508 Compliance across the Software Lifecycle

Wirral, UK, 1 March 2011. LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, launches support for the IEC 61508 and IEC 61508:2010 standards, functional safety standards for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems, from requirements through design, code, analysis and certification. As a broad … Read More → "LDRA Tools Integrate IEC 61508 Compliance across the Software Lifecycle"

Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System 2011 EDA Platform to Debut via YouTube and Webcast

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the latest version of its flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform, Advanced Design System 2011. The new platform will debut on YouTube and in an “Innovations in EDA” webcast with Microwave Journal, scheduled for March 1.

Advanced Design System 2011 delivers exciting new features for new and existing Advanced Design System users, including electromagnetic technologies for faster, more accurate simulations; a new use model that makes electromagnetic simulation … Read More → "Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System 2011 EDA Platform to Debut via YouTube and Webcast"

Synopsys Introduces Proteus LRC for Lithography Verification

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2011 – SPIE Advanced Lithography—Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today introduced Proteus LRC for lithography verification. Proteus LRC provides comprehensive, process-window-aware checking features to identify locations in a design that are sensitive to process variations, thereby enabling corrective action to be taken prior to committing a design to manufacture. Proteus LRC is integrated into the Proteus Mask Synthesis flow and is targeted for use by OPC and mask data preparation groups at semiconductor manufacturers like Micron Technology, Inc.

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MOST(R) Forum 2011: MOST Cooperation Demonstrates Readiness to Meet Future Demands

Karlsruhe (Germany) February 28, 2011 – The MOST Cooperation will again participate in the upcoming MOST Forum on April 5, 2011, in Frankfurt (Germany). In the exhibition area, the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network, Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), will present new technology highlights based on its latest generation – MOST150 – which meets tomorrow’s multimedia and information network needs in the car. At present, MOST150 is heading towards implementation. “Our newest MOST generation is about to hit the road and we are proud that our core partner members Audi and Daimler will be the first carmakers to integrate MOST150 into series … Read More → "MOST(R) Forum 2011: MOST Cooperation Demonstrates Readiness to Meet Future Demands"

Magma’s Titan and FineSim Validated for LFoundry Interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs), Accelerating Turnaround Time for Analog/Mixed-Signal SoCs

February 28th 2011 – SAN JOSE, Calif. and LANDSHUT, Germany, Feb. 28, 2011 – Magma® Design Automation (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, and LFoundry, the customer-specific manufacturer of choice for analog, mixed-signal and specialized technologies, today announced the LFoundry’s interoperable process design kits (iPDKs) are validated for use with the Titan™ Mixed-Signal Design Platform, Titan Acclerators and FineSim™ circuit simulator for 0.15-micron technology platforms. The combination of Magma’s Titan and FineSim software and LFoundry’s process technology will accelerate development of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) products, especially for European system-on-chip (SoC) developers.

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New Shanghai HuaLi Foundry Chooses the Mentor Graphics Calibre RET Solution for 65/45nm Development and Production

WILSONVILLE, Ore., February 28, 2011—Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Shanghai HuaLi Microelectronics Corp., a joint foundry venture of the China Government, Shanghai Alliance Investment Co., Ltd, Shanghai Hua Hong (Group) Co., Shanghai Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., and Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co., Ltd, has chosen the Calibre® RET and OPC Computational Lithography platform to support its 65, 55 and 45nm development and production. The Mentor® Calibre nmOPC and Calibre OPCverify™ products were selected following a comprehensive technical benchmark in which the Calibre solution demonstrated superior accuracy, ease of use, cost of ownership and overall … Read More → "New Shanghai HuaLi Foundry Chooses the Mentor Graphics Calibre RET Solution for 65/45nm Development and Production"

Synopsys DesignWare IP First to Support Final Release of PCI Express 3.0 Specification

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that it is the first IP provider to support the final version of the PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 base specification (version 1.0), recently released by the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG®). In addition, Synopsys has enhanced its DesignWare® digital controllers … Read More → "Synopsys DesignWare IP First to Support Final Release of PCI Express 3.0 Specification"

Duolog Extends Solutions to Support EDA360 Vision in Collaboration With Cadence

DUBLIN, IRELAND–(Marketwire – February 24, 2011) – Duolog Technologies, the award-winning developer of IP and SoC integration products, today announced that its Socrates Chip Integration Hub leverages a multi-standards-based methodology enabled through close collaboration with Cadence Design Systems, Inc. a leader in global electronic design innovation.

Duolog’s Socrates integration platform enables designers to manage metadata for their IP and systems through auto-generation of verification, hardware and software design data from a central, verified source to ensure that engineering teams remain synchronized at all times, and that costly bugs due to misalignment, miscommunication or misinterpretation are eradicated. Socrates employs … Read More → "Duolog Extends Solutions to Support EDA360 Vision in Collaboration With Cadence"

RFMD® Unveils Portfolio Of Cellular Front End Modules For 3G/4G Switch And Signal Conditioning Applications

Barcelona, Spain, February 15, 2011 — RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced the addition of four new products to RFMD’s expanding portfolio of front end modules for 3G/4G switch and signal conditioning applications.

RFMD’s switch and signal conditioning product portfolio includes antenna switch modules, switch filter modules, switch duplexer modules, RF power management components, and low noise amplifiers. The four newly introduced products – the RF8889A, the RF1291, the RF1194A, and the RF1196 & … Read More → "RFMD® Unveils Portfolio Of Cellular Front End Modules For 3G/4G Switch And Signal Conditioning Applications"

Versatile Ultra-low Power Biomedical Signal Processor

San Francisco, US – February 23, 2011 – At today’s International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2011), imec, Holst Centre and NXP present a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBioTM, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems. The biomedical signal processor consumes only 13pJ/cycle when running a complex ECG (electrocardiogram) algorithm at 1MHz and 0.4V operating voltage. This C-programmable chip is voltage and performance scalable supporting a frequency range of 1MHz up to 100MHz with an operating voltage from 0.4 to 1.2V.

Intelligent body area networks (BANs) consisting of wireless sensors nodes which continuously monitor vital … Read More → "Versatile Ultra-low Power Biomedical Signal Processor"

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