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Agilent Technologies’ New External Output Amplifier Extends Voltage Range of Existing Function Generators to 50Vpp

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2009 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced an economically priced 2-channel external output amplifier that provides up to 50 Vpp (Volts peak-to-peak) amplification of function/arbitrary waveforms. The instrument is designed to work in conjunction with engineers’ existing function generators to extend the voltage range and offer low-distortion outputs.

The new Agilent 33502A 2-channel 50 Vpp Isolated Amplifier is ideal for R&D development and test engineers who need signal sources greater than 20 Vpp without sacrificing accuracy. It also has a programmable pass-through mode for use in high-voltage applications including aerospace defense, automotive … Read More → "Agilent Technologies’ New External Output Amplifier Extends Voltage Range of Existing Function Generators to 50Vpp"

European SystemC Users Meeting @ IP-ESC 2009

Technical User Presentations Explore Virtual Platforms, Power Analysis, SoC Modeling and More

WHO: The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC™ as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design, announced the European SystemC User Group (ESCUG) will host its twentieth meeting Dec. 1, 2009 in Grenoble, France. For the first time, the meeting will be co-located with IP-ESC 2009, a technical conference focused on intellectual property (IP) based system-on-chip ( … Read More → "European SystemC Users Meeting @ IP-ESC 2009"

New Agilent Infiniium 90000 Series Oscilloscope Hardware Yields Waveform Update Rates More than 20 Times Faster than Other High-Performance Scopes

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the inclusion of faster PC hardware in the Infiniium 90000 Series oscilloscope family. These award-winning, high-performance, real-time oscilloscopes are the most responsive in their class with waveform update rates more than 20 times faster than comparable scopes.

Engineers designing high-speed serial data links such as USB, SATA or PCI Express(r) rely on high-performance oscilloscopes to measure jitter and other signal parameters. Complex analysis is often critical but can be time consuming to execute. For example, a jitter separation algorithm can take more than 30 seconds to run on … Read More → "New Agilent Infiniium 90000 Series Oscilloscope Hardware Yields Waveform Update Rates More than 20 Times Faster than Other High-Performance Scopes"

Satin IP to Participate in Panel on Improving IP Quality vs. Losing Design Productivity at IP-ESC Conference

MONTPELLIER, France – November 19, 2009 – Satin IP Technologies, the company that delivers design quality closure with fast return on investment, will participate in a panel to discuss improving intellectual property (IP) quality without losing design productivity at the IP-Embedded Systems Conference in Grenoble, France on December 1, 2009.

What: The panel — entitled “Improving IP Quality vs. Losing Design Productivity – What Are the Tradeoffs?” — will discuss issues that arise when time-to-market and cost reductions dominate IP design and integration, since instituting design practices for enhanced quality can be seen as overhead by engineers and engineering managers. This … Read More → "Satin IP to Participate in Panel on Improving IP Quality vs. Losing Design Productivity at IP-ESC Conference"

Mentor Graphics Delivers Optimized Android Development System for the OMAP35x Processors from Texas Instruments

EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 17, 2009 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), a leading provider of embedded Linux and Android solutions, today announced its delivery of the Android Development System for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP35x processors based on ARM® Cortex™-A8 technology. Customers working on OMAP35x processor-based designs can leverage the Mentor Graphics version of the Android application framework to successfully deploy Android-based applications.

The Mentor Graphics solution for Android opens the door for OMAP35x developers designing medical, communication, industrial, instrumentation, home security and digital video applications. To get … Read More → "Mentor Graphics Delivers Optimized Android Development System for the OMAP35x Processors from Texas Instruments"

NEC Electronics Europe Introduces Low Cost ERTEC Development Kit

Offering Support for PROFINET Applications

DUSSELDORF (Germany), November 18, 2009 — NEC Electronics Europe today announced an addition to its family of development kits for the PROFINET industrial Ethernet controller, ERTEC (Enhanced Real-Time Ethernet Controller).This new, low cost ERTEC development kit delivers further choice to PROFINET application developers.

NEC Electronics’ development kit can be utilized as a low cost entry vehicle for developers that are beginning to evaluate PROFINET and ERTEC200. For those developers already familiar with PROFINET or those that are ready to begin their application development the standard ERTEC200 and … Read More → "NEC Electronics Europe Introduces Low Cost ERTEC Development Kit"

EnSilica boosts front-end IC design services with launch of new eSi-RISC configurable processor cores

Scalable processor architecture provides lowest cost yet versatile and feature-rich solution that will secure customers’ design investments across a range of embedded applications

Wokingham, UK – November 17, 2009. EnSilica, a leading independent provider of front-end IC design services, has significantly enhanced its design service capability with the addition of three new, highly configurable and low-power soft processor cores – the eSi-1600, eSi-3200 and eSi-3250 – to its customer IP portfolio. The new processor cores are available immediately for deployment as part of EnSilica’s full specification-to-silicon design service through a number of leading foundries … Read More → "EnSilica boosts front-end IC design services with launch of new eSi-RISC configurable processor cores"

Digital Imaging Systems achieves first-pass silicon success with Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer

Demanding AMS project design and tapeout schedule met in 22 days

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 16, 2009 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that Digital Imaging Systems GmbH (DIS) has achieved first-pass silicon success using Synopsys’ Galaxy Custom Designer(TM) implementation solution and its unified suite of circuit simulation, extraction and physical verification tools for a custom integrated circuit (IC) used in DIS’ high performance, multi-megapixel camera modules. The productivity enhancements afforded by Custom Designer, combined with its interoperable and open environment, enabled DIS … Read More → "Digital Imaging Systems achieves first-pass silicon success with Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer"

COSATEQ presents new desk Hardware-in-the-Loop solution

The new affordable modular desk HiL (Hardware-in-the-Loop) solution CompactHiL based on the ME-Neuron is available now.

MEILHAUS Electronic GmbH, located in Munich developed in cooperation with COSATEQ GmbH & Co. KG from Wangen an affordable modular desk Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) simulator solution. This system is a combination of the full CompactPCI based DAQ PC system – ME-Neuron and the real-time simulation environment SCALE-RT.

ME-Neuron and SCALE-RT combined offer a complete stand-alone “CompactHiL” system optimized for data acquisition, control, and real-time operations. The system includes perfectly matching components – starting with the … Read More → "COSATEQ presents new desk Hardware-in-the-Loop solution"

Silicon Frontline Announces Success and Recognition; Post-Layout Verification Products Stand Out for Semiconductor Power Device, Nanometer and A/MS Design

Campbell, CA – October 29, 2009 – Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. (Silicon Frontline), an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company in the post-layout verification market, announced today that since the May introduction of the company and its first products, F3D (Fast 3D) for fast 3D extraction and R3D (Resistive 3D) for 3D extraction and analysis of large resistive structures, the company has achieved success and validated its position as a player in the post-layout verification and 3D extraction markets.

 

F3D is chosen for providing nanometer and Analog Mixed Signal (A/MS) … Read More → "Silicon Frontline Announces Success and Recognition; Post-Layout Verification Products Stand Out for Semiconductor Power Device, Nanometer and A/MS Design"

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