Cadence Design Systems has expanded their portfolio of verification IP (VIP) and memory models for SoC, and System-level verification engineers and designers. The expanded Cadence VIP offering now supports all major third party simulators. As a result, Cadence offers designers a one-stop shop of mainstream and emerging protocols for developing and verifying advanced electronic designs.
Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced it has acquired Avalon Microelectronics Inc., an industry leader in flexible Optical Transport Network (OTN) IP, for use in its FPGA and ASIC products. With the acquisition of Avalon, Altera expands its portfolio of customizable IP solutions for OTN applications, supporting data rates at 1.2G, 2.5G and 10G, as well as 40G and 100G.
Panasonic, core partner within imec’s Human++ program, and imec presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco various critical components of a biomedical lab-on-chip sensor enabling fast detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA, such as a miniaturized pump for on-chip generation of high pressures, a micropillar filter optimized for DNA separation achieving world-record resolution, and a SNP detector allowing on-chip detection using very small sample volumes.
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that its radiation-tolerant RTAX-DSP FPGAs have completed qualification in accordance with the military and aerospace industry standard MIL-STD-883 Class B specification. This qualification expands Actel’s support of high-speed signal processing applications for space payloads and exemplifies its ongoing innovation and commitment to serve designers of spaceflight systems.
Automotive infotainment systems in 2010 are entering their fourth generation of evolution, a phase in which the capabilities of the hardware are unlimited because they allow consumers to customize their own experience, according to iSuppli Corp. Global revenue from shipments of automotive infotainment systems is set to rise to $37 billion in 2016, up from $30.8 billion in 2010.
Sigrity, Inc., the market leader in signal and power integrity solutions, announced that TSMC has included three Sigrity chip, package and system co-design products – XtractIM, OrbitIO Planner and OptimizePI – in its new TSMC Reference Flow 11.0. Companies that rely on TSMC flow support now can benefit from streamlined IC package assessment, package model extraction, chip/system IO planning, and power delivery system optimization.
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that X-FAB Silicon Foundries now supports Mentor’s Olympus-SoC[tm] place and route system across X-FAB’s wide range of advanced modular CMOS process technologies for digital and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) applications. The Olympus-SoC system efficiently meets place and route challenges of sophisticated mixed-signal designs targeting X-FAB processes at 0.35 and 0.18 micrometers. Features in the Olympus-SoC product, such as multi-corner-multi-mode (MCMM) optimization for timing, power and signal integrity, on-chip variation support, concurrent timing and leakage optimization, and MCMM clock tree synthesis (CTS), ensure the largest and most complex designs can be fully optimized for performance, power and reliability, and made extremely robust for high-yield manufacturing.
Through its US subsidiary, Kontron has acquired 100 percent of US company AP Labs Group, which is based in San Diego, California. The group, which has two operating companies, is regarded as one of the leading system integrators in the areas of defense and aerospace. Since its inception in 1984 the company has firmly established itself on the market for the development and series production of highly complex and robust computer systems, as well as specialized applications. Kontron anticipates that both new subsidiaries will make an annual revenue of USD 30 million. Kontron intends to integrate AP Labs with its North American headquarters, which is also based in San Diego. Kontron has access to cost-efficient, local production capacities as the result of the company AP Parpro Inc., which also forms part of the group and is located in Mexico, close to Kontron’s NA headquarters.
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.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, said that Renesas Technology Corp. used the Cadence® Encounter® Digital Implementation (EDI) System and Encounter Conformal Low Power to layout a large-scale consumer system on chip (SoC) of over 8 million instances in one-half the time previously possible. Cadence Encounter technology contributed significant improvements in design time and time to market for Renesas.