Autodesk announced an Android version of their ForceEffect conceptual simulation app. ForceEffect replaces the slide ruler, protractor and manual calculations that engineers have relied upon for years. According to the company, the app represents the next evolution of engineering technology. The app was first launched for iOS devices in November 2011. To date, the free app has been downloaded over 100,000 times.
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited has developed the world’s fastest simulation technology for systems using the ARM computing core, which is widely used in mobile phones and other electronic devices. Fujitsu’s simulation technology is able to faithfully reproduce hardware operations with cycle-for-cycle real-time accuracy. The technology will help reduce the development cycle for systems and devices using ARM cores and encourage the development of a greater diversity of ARM-based systems.
D2S launched the TrueMask DS mask-wafer double simulation accelerated workstation. It can help mask shops and wafer fabs with qualifying and optimizing 20nm node and below designs. TrueMask is ideal for R&D exploration, bit-cell design, hot-spot analysis and mask-defect categorization that comprehends overlapping eBeam shots and dose modulation. D2S TrueMask DS is available now.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, announced that they have collaborated to qualify Synopsys’ custom design solution with TowerJazz’s 180-nanometer (nm) power management (PM) interoperable process design kit (iPDK) and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) PM reference flow. The qualified solution from Synopsys includes the Galaxy Custom Designer® implementation, HSPICE® circuit simulation, CustomSim[tm] FastSPICE simulation, and StarRC[tm] parasitic extraction tools. The TowerJazz AMS PM Reference Flow with the 180-nm iPDK provides mutual customers with a comprehensive, productive and open custom design solution.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, unveiled new HSPICE® Precision Parallel (HPP) multi-threading technology that delivers up to 7X simulation speed-up for complex analog and mixed-signal designs. In addition to the new HPP technology, the HSPICE 2010 solution includes enhanced convergence algorithms, advanced analog analysis features and foundry-qualified support for process design kits (PDKs) that extend HSPICE gold-standard accuracy to the verification of complex circuits such as phase-locked loops, SERDES, data converters, high-precision custom digital and power management. With HSPICE 2010, design teams can accelerate verification of their analog circuits across process variation corners and reduce the risk of silicon respins.
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced the release of its thermal/EMI combination shield design case study. The case study discusses in detail the process of how thermal simulation software was utilized in the design of a thermal/EMI combination shield. Instead of building a physical prototype, the initial concept design was simulated, allowing for an accurate prediction of the thermal performance of the initial and subsequent designs without having to actually build and test a prototype.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced that STMicroelectronics, a global leader in integrated circuits for communications, consumer, computer, automotive and industrial applications, has selected Cadence® OrCAD® PSpice® technology to provide simulation capabilities to its customers to evaluate the company’s analog and power IC’s.
Denali Software, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property (IP) and electronic design automation (EDA) software, and Carbon Design Systems announced a collaboration to provide designers with cycle-accurate models of Denali’s configurable Databahn[TM] DDR SDRAM controller IP for virtual platforms. Databahn IP models are available today for use with leading system simulation environments (including Carbon SoC Designer, CoWare Platform Architect, and OSCI SystemC) to perform architectural analysis, validate system performance, and perform hardware/software integration prior to silicon.
dSPACE and EB (Elektrobit), a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced further harmonization of their AUTOSAR tools. This cooperation offers developers of automotive electronic control unit (ECU) software a coordinated tool chain. Using the integrated AUTOSAR modeling and simulation environment SystemDesk, the TargetLink production ready code generator, and the EB tresos Studio configuration tool, developers can efficiently use a model-based approach to designing software, culminating in production-ready AUTOSAR ECU software.
CoFluent Design, a leading Electronic System Level (ESL) company that provides system-level modeling and simulation to accelerate innovation in embedded devices, and No Magic, Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling software and services, announced that they have initiated a partnership agreement to integrate the MagicDraw UML (Unified Modeling Language) modeler with the CoFluent Studio embedded system modeling and SystemC-based simulation environment.