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47th Design Automation Conference Announces Calls for Submissions to Technical Program

Deadlines Begin on October 26, 2009

Design Automation Conference 2010
LOUISVILLE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 47th Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to electronic design and design automation (EDA), has opened the first Call for Contributions to the technical program. The 47th DAC will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California from June 13-18, 2010. IC designers, application engineers, design flow developers, vendor-customer teams and students are invited to submit proposals for eight different areas of the technical program enumerated below. DAC is also accepting proposals for workshops and co-located events.

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ARM and Mentor Graphics Announce Support for Nucleus RTOS and Nucleus Graphics in the RealView Development Suite

WILSONVILLE, Ore. and CAMBRIDGE, UK, Oct. 21, 2009 — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (NASDAQ:ARMH)] today announced at ARM TechCon 3, Santa Clara, Calif., a comprehensive software development solution for Nucleus® RTOS and Nucleus Graphics on ARM® processors. This is the result of a close collaboration to develop Nucleus RTOS awareness in the ARM RealView® Development Suite and to include the RealView Compiler in the Nucleus distribution.

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Synopsys enables optimised high performance energy efficient ARM processor-based designs

Optimised implementation methodology enables 2GHz fully synthesisable ARM Cortex-A8 processor for advanced mobile and consumer applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 20 – Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that it has created an optimised reference implementation methodology for the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A8 processor that achieves greater than 2GHz (4000 DMIPS) at 540mW. This result was accomplished by combining optimised methodology, tools and ARM Physical IP to enable new classes of mobile and tethered devices requiring the combination of high performance and energy … Read More → "Synopsys enables optimised high performance energy efficient ARM processor-based designs"

Industry’s Highest Capacity PCI Express 3.0 Controller IP Core From Denali Software Adopted by Cray

Best-in-Class Solutions Speed Design-to-Silicon Success of PCI Express Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that Cray has adopted Denali Databahn(TM) PCI Express (PCIe) controller core and PureSpec(TM) verification IP (VIP), which support the latest PCIe 3.0 specifications from the PCI-SIG. The 16-lane PCIe 3.0 controller from Denali can deliver 128 GT/s of raw bandwidth, surpassing a 100G Ethernet interface. This is equivalent to transferring a full 3-hour high-definition movie file in under one second.
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Agilent Technologies’ New Channel Simulator Mode Determines Ultralow Bit-Error-Rate in Seconds

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2009 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a new statistical mode for its signal integrity Channel Simulator. The mode, offered as part of Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) 2009 Update 1, is well suited for design and verification of high-speed, chip-to-chip data links found in most consumer and enterprise digital products produced today — from laptop computers and data center servers, to telecommunication switching centers and Internet routers. By accelerating simulation, the new Channel Simulator mode allows manufacturers of such products to more quickly explore and arrive at an optimal design and eliminates the need for … Read More → "Agilent Technologies’ New Channel Simulator Mode Determines Ultralow Bit-Error-Rate in Seconds"

Artisan acquires Brass Bullet

Acquisition provides additional consultancy and training services, complementing Artisan’s market-leading UML, SysML and UPDM modeling tools

Washington DC, USA and Cheltenham, UK – 20th October 2009. Artisan® Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software, has acquired Brass Bullet Limited, a leading systems engineering consultancy based in Swansea in the UK. The acquisition is part of Artisan’s growth strategy and gives the company full ownership of Brass Bullet’s consultancy and training offerings in Software Design, … Read More → "Artisan acquires Brass Bullet"

MIPS Technologies Licenses High-Performance, Power-Efficient Processor to Novatek for Next-Generation SoC Designs

MIPS32® 24KEc™ is Core of Choice for DTV, STB, DVD, Portable Media Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 20, 2009 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets, today announced that Novatek Microelectronics Corp. has licensed the MIPS32® 24KEc™ processor core to power advanced chip designs for a variety of multimedia devices for the digital home. Based in Taiwan, Novatek is a world leader in the development of solutions for high-growth markets including flat panel displays, DTVs, … Read More → "MIPS Technologies Licenses High-Performance, Power-Efficient Processor to Novatek for Next-Generation SoC Designs"

austriamicrosystems High Performance Analog ICs Now Available at Newark

Franchise extension provides North American design engineers with latest technologically advanced products

CHICAGO, Ill. & UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Committed to offering design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with austriamicrosystems to stock their innovative, highly accurate, low power analog ICs for same day shipping at http://www.newark.com/austriamicrosystems. This agreement extends austriamicrosystem’s (SIX:AMS) franchise with Premier Farnell distribution businesses in Europe and Asia.

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SMIC Adopts Cadence DFM Solutions for 65- and 45-Nanometer IP/Library Development and Full Chip Production

Cadence Model-Based Litho Physical and Litho Electrical Analyzer Solutions Provide Fast and Accurate Silicon-Validated Full-Chip Electrical DFM Verification Flow

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) , the leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK) has adopted Cadence(R) Litho Physical Analyzer and Cadence Litho Electrical Analyzer to more accurately predict the impact of stress and lithographic variability on the performance of 65- and 45-nanometer semiconductor designs. The Cadence Litho Electrical Analyzer — the semiconductor industry’s first electrical DFM solution in … Read More → "SMIC Adopts Cadence DFM Solutions for 65- and 45-Nanometer IP/Library Development and Full Chip Production"

Lattice Simplifies System Control Applications With MachXO Control Development Kit

— New $119 Control Development Kit and 12 New Reference Designs

Supporting MachXO PLDs Accelerate Time-to-Market for System Control Designs —
HILLSBORO, OR — OCTOBER 19, 2009 — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the immediate availability of the new MachXO™ Control Development Kit as well as 12 new reference designs, ideal for prototyping system control functions such as temperature and current monitoring, power supply sequencing, fan control and fault logging, that are commonly found in telecom infrastructure, server, industrial and medical applications. The new kit offers designers of CPLDs and low-density FPGAs a comprehensive suite of board management and system control … Read More → "Lattice Simplifies System Control Applications With MachXO Control Development Kit"

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