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Latest Innovations in Synopsys IC Compiler Deliver up to 40 Percent Power Reduction at HiSilicon

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that HiSilicon, a leading fabless semiconductor house supplying end-to-end ASIC solutions for communications networking and digital media markets, has reduced stand-by power consumption by up to 40 percent using the latest technology in Synopsys’ IC Compiler, a key component of Synopsys’ Galaxy™ Implementation Platform. Driven by their success, HiSilicon has deployed IC Compiler in their production design flow for ICs targeting green networking applications. HiSilicon is a leading enabler of green networks, driving toward building … Read More → "Latest Innovations in Synopsys IC Compiler Deliver up to 40 Percent Power Reduction at HiSilicon"

IOsemi Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform

SANTA CLARA, CA, —April 26, 2011— Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., the nanometer circuit verification leader, today announced that IO Semiconductor Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing high-performance front-end chips for multi-band, multi-mode cellular applications, has selected the company’s AFS Platform for RF verification and characterization. 

“At IOsemi we have tremendous verification and characterization challenges for our ZEROcap™ CMOS technology designs,” said Stuart Molin, CTO at IOsemi. “We have standardized on the Analog FastSPICE Platform because it … Read More → "IOsemi Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform"

CommAgility AMC incorporates Texas Instruments’ eight-core DSP for high-performance applications

Loughborough, UK ? April 26th, 2011 – CommAgility announced today the AMC-2C6678, its latest AdvancedMC module, which includes two high-performance TMS320C6678 digital signal processors (DSPs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The module also includes a Xilinx LX240T Virtex-6TM FPGA for additional I/O and co-processing flexibility.

The Advanced Mezzanine Card … Read More → "CommAgility AMC incorporates Texas Instruments’ eight-core DSP for high-performance applications"

MIPS Technologies Now Porting Android™ ‘Honeycomb’ Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – April 26, 2011 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, announced today that it has official source access to Android™ 3.0 also known as “Honeycomb.” MIPS Technologies is now porting this newest version of Android to the MIPS® architecture. For MIPS licensees and their customers who want to produce Android compatible devices, this will accelerate development of tablets and Google TV products based on the MIPS architecture. 

“The Android platform has been a game-changer for … Read More → "MIPS Technologies Now Porting Android™ ‘Honeycomb’ Platform"

Microchip Expands Low-Power Leadership With Latest 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers

CHANDLER, Ariz., Apr. 25, 2011 [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch™ … Read More → "Microchip Expands Low-Power Leadership With Latest 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers"

High Linearity Dual Downconverting Mixers Reduce Power Consumption & Size for 4G MIMO Receivers

MILPITAS, CA – April 26, 2011 – Linear Technology announces the LTC559x family of four high dynamic range dual downconverting mixers covering the 600MHz to 4.5GHz wireless infrastructure frequency range. The LTC559x dual mixers offer outstanding IIP3 (Input Third-Order Intercept) of more than 26dBm, low noise figures of less than 10dB and high conversion gain of 8.5dB, enabling excellent dynamic … Read More → "High Linearity Dual Downconverting Mixers Reduce Power Consumption & Size for 4G MIMO Receivers"

48th Design Automation Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– April 25, 2011 – Industry luminaries from Apple/ Fusion-IO, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, and IBM will give keynotes at the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC). DAC 2011, the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems, will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011.

“In … Read More → "48th Design Automation Conference Announces Keynote Speakers"

New Cadence Allegro Technology Boosts Productivity and Predictability for Silicon, SoC and System Developers

SAN JOSE, Calif., 25 Apr 2011 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today introduced the latest version of its Allegro PCB and IC packaging technology, delivering new capabilities that provide a significant increase in both productivity and predictability across silicon, SoC and system development. New technologies include advanced miniaturization capabilities, uniquely integrated power delivery network analysis, DDR3 design-in kit, bolstered co-design features, and flexible team-design enablement to address global designer productivity. The company also announced that the Allegro 16.5 technology will be available through product configuration that enables users to access advanced features on-demand … Read More → "New Cadence Allegro Technology Boosts Productivity and Predictability for Silicon, SoC and System Developers"

AMD Embedded G-Series Platform Gets Real-Time Operating System Support From Express Logic

SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – Apr 25, 2011) – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced embedded software provider Express Logic has brought its industry-leading ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) to the AMD Embedded G-Series platform. The AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) offers an advanced, low-power, multi-core x86 CPU and a discrete-class DirectX® 11-capable GPU on a single, small-footprint die. This family of APUs was … Read More → "AMD Embedded G-Series Platform Gets Real-Time Operating System Support From Express Logic"

Pentek’s New High Channel Count Software Radio Module Targets Toughest Radar, UAV and Communication Apps

  • 8-fold increase in channel count delivers 32 digital down converters
  • Four 200 MHz 16-bit ADCs, plus sophisticated gating and triggering modes
  • x8 PCI Express interface with four DMA controller channels
  • Virtex-6 FPGA supports user customization with GateFlow Design Kit 

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ– … Read More → "Pentek’s New High Channel Count Software Radio Module Targets Toughest Radar, UAV and Communication Apps"

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