New on EDA Blog – 2007.05.11

SystemC Users Group Survey
The report, “SystemC Users Group Survey Data Trends Report, April 2007,” analyzes user survey data from recent SystemC industry events to illustrate the key trends in user awareness, learning, and application of the SystemC language since it became an IEEE standard in December 2005.

Virtutech Testing and Debugging Survey
Virtutech conducted its annual testing and debugging survey at the recent Embedded Systems Conference to gain insight into trends and patterns affecting the embedded software development community. This year’s survey, completed by 354 embedded industry developers and IT decision-makers, determined that debugging and multicore design continue to be the most pertinent challenges today.

One Billion Wi-Fi Chipsets to Ship in 2012
According to ABI Research, the Wi-Fi semiconductor market shipped almost 200 million Wi-Fi chipsets in 2006 and reached over 500 million chipset shipments cumulatively. Their research indicates that around the middle of 2008, the industry will have passed the one billion mark for cumulative chipset shipments.

Battery and Charger Innovations Webinar
Micro Power Electronics is offering a webinar for electrical and mechanical engineers who design portable electronic devices. the 60-minute online seminar will present the latest technologies offered by battery, power management IC, and battery charger IC vendors. The event will take place Wednesday, May 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM Eastern (11:00 AM Pacific) time.