News – 2007.05.31 – Late Edition

Georgia Tech Workshop Drives Cell Broadband Engine Processor Research
The College of Computing at Georgia Tech announced it will host the Georgia Tech Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (Cell/B.E.) Processor Workshop from June 18-19, 2007, focusing on applications for the Cell/B.E. processor, including gaming, virtual reality, home entertainment, tools and programmability and high performance scientific and technical computing.

Chipidea Announces New USB PHY Architecture for 1.8V Devices
Chipidea, the world’s leading provider of analog/mixed-signal subsystems and intellectual property (IP), introduced a new generation USB physical layer architecture using 1.8V IO devices that offers the industry’s lowest power consumption for System-on-Chip (SoC) designs in the 65nm and 45nm advanced technology nodes.

Physik Instrumente Unveils Nanopositioning Motion Controller
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. — a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and piezo-based precision motion-control equipment for bio-nanotechnology, photonics and semiconductor applications — introduced the new E-755 ultra-high-precision motion controller. The controller is designed to drive NEXLINE(R) linear motor actuators and enables the combination of long travel ranges and picometer resolution.

International Rectifier Reduces Part Count by 25% with XPhase Chipset
International Rectifier, IR(R) (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, expanded the XPhase(R) family of scalable multiphase converter chipsets with the introduction of the IR3500 Control IC and IR3505 Phase IC. The new XPhase chipset provides a full-featured and flexible way to implement a complete Intel(R) or AMD(R) CPU power solution, and with simple six-bit voltage programming, the IR3500 is easily configured for use in general purpose, multiphase applications.

ADLINK Introduces Analog Output Multi-Function DAQ Cards
ADLINK introduces their new DAQe-2500 series of high-speed and high-performance analog output multi-function data acquisition cards based on the high-bandwidth PCI Express(R) bus. These new cards can update up to 8-CH 12-bit analog outputs simultaneously at a sustained rate of 1 MS/s. This series also features a hardware-based arbitrary waveform generation which frees up CPU resources for optimal system efficiency, even when all analog outputs are updating at full speed.

Agilent Integrates 3D Electromagnetic Simulation with ADS EDA Platform
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the integration of its full-wave 3D simulator Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) into the company’s industry-leading Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform. The Agilent EMDS-for-ADS speeds up the design and verification process by reducing the steps necessary for accurate design of high-frequency RF/microwave design of modules, RF boards and planar antennas.

Quantum Data Unveils HDMI Generator-Analyzer Video Test Instrument
Quantum Data(TM), a worldwide provider of test equipment used to identify and help solve interoperability problems between audio/video/control products, announced a new model 882EA combination generator/analyzer video test instrument. The new instrument helps manufacturers of source and repeater products bring next-generation version 1.3 High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) audio, video and control interfaces to market faster and without interoperability problems.

WiMAX World Europe – Final Day
The closing day of WiMAX World Europe’s conference program opened with Dr. Mo Shakouri, VP, Corporate Strategy Alvarion, Board Member and Vice President, Marketing for the WiMAX Forum, who provided delegates with a view of the diverse needs of the EMEA market as well as an update on the WiMAX Forum’s activities. Dr. Shakouri expressed concern that Western European nations could become laggards in implementation of mobile WiMAX networks if changes to spectrum regulation are not undertaken. He further encouraged vendors and the WiMAX Forum to focus on both the interoperability and delivery of low cost devices.

Workshop for Women in Design Automation Announces Student Sponsorship
The Workshop for Women in Design Automation (WWINDA), part of the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC) to be held at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, June 4–8, 2007, announced that its student sponsorship program will enable graduate students to attend the workshop and DAC thanks to the generous support of key members of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) community. These sponsorships cover travel and workshop registration, and have been awarded to six graduate students in electrical engineering, computer science, and computer engineering from U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, University of Pittsburgh, and Stanford. The WWINDA student sponsorship supporters include Cadence Design Systems, EDA Confidential, Magma Design Automation and Mentor Graphics.

Calypto to Demonstrate Power Optimization, Verification Tools at DAC
Calypto(TM), the leader in sequential analysis technology, will demonstrate its SLEC(TM) (Sequential Logic Equivalence Checking) and PowerPro(TM) CG (Clock Gating) during the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in booth #2680. DAC will be held June 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

IEEE Council on EDA Hosts Events at DAC
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) will host a reception and Distinguished Speaker Lecture during the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC) Monday, June 4, starting at 6 p.m. in the Sails Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. This networking event and interactive technical presentation, which includes a light dinner, is open to all.

Companies to Showcase Silicon Integration Initiative Projects, Tools
Six companies/organizations will be demonstrating their Si2 project-based products and solutions in the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) Booth #5263 at the Design Automation Conference on June 3-7, in San Diego, CA.

Solido Design Automation to Participate in DAC Technical Session
Solido Design Automation, pioneers in transistor-level statistical design and verification software for analog/mixed-signal, custom digital and memory designers, announced that Chief Scientific Officer Trent McConaghy will be presenting a technical paper titled, Simultaneous Multi-Topology Multi-Objective Circuit Sizing Across Thousands of Analog Circuit Topologies at the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC) being held June 4 – 8, 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Solido Design Automation will be exhibiting at DAC in booth #7660.

Extreme DA to Exhibit GoldTime Timing Sign-Off at DAC
Extreme DA(TM) will exhibit its new-generation timing sign-off solution, GoldTime(TM), in Exhibit and Suite 1561 at the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 4-8, 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. The fast-growing company is the emerging leader in new-generation timing analysis software that improves the performance and parametric yield of integrated circuits (ICs) by delivering a breakthrough in speed and capacity of analysis, and by addressing process variations in semiconductor designs.