News – 2007.07.13

Reduce Power, Energy Consumption in Low-Power SOCs via ISA Extension
Tensilica, Inc., will present a live webcast, “Reduce Power and Energy Consumption in Low-Power SOCs Through ISA Extension,” highlighting the abilities of configurable processors and discussing three specific, detailed task examples (AES encryption, Viterbi decoding, and FFTs) that benefit from this design approach.

Advantest, Wavecrest Create Jitter Analysis Software Tool
Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor test equipment, and Wavecrest Corporation, a leader in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge test and measurement solutions for analysis of signal integrity, jitter, and timing, announce a new, jointly developed jitter analysis software tool (JAT) for Advantest’s multi-lane 6.5Gbps high-speed interface SerDes test solution.

Agilent Extends Simulation, UL Receiver of 3GPP LTE Wireless Library
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced a major update to the Agilent 3GPP LTE Wireless Library for use with the company’s Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software. New uplink receiver models and improved uplink/downlink source models help wireless-systems designers and verification engineers speed development of the evolving 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) designs for next-generation mobile communications products.

Atmel Unveils ATR0881 Laser Diode Driver IC for HD-DVD/Blu-ray, DVD, CD
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the availability of the ATR0881 laser diode driver IC for use in combined HD-DVD/Blu-ray, DVD, and CD drives. The ATR0881 is housed in a 4 mm x 4 mm QFN24 package. This is the industry’s smallest laser diode driver solution and is especially suited for small slim drives used in notebook computers as well as for half-height drives in desktop PCs and consumer DVD recorders.

Pulsic to Showcase Custom Design Automation Solution for Memory
Pulsic(TM) Ltd. will exhibit its leading custom design automation(TM) solution for memory, at MemCon in the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Calif., July 17-18. Pulsic’s unique product offering includes hierarchical floorplanning, detailed placement, automatic routing and interactive editing for memory, complex analog, custom digital and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) designs.

Lambda Publishes Power Products Catalog
Lambda, the specialist power supply manufacturer, has launched its biggest ever new power products catalogue for 2007/2008. The 256-page catalogue includes comprehensive details of their range of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, laboratory supplies, special assemblies and filters and features 25 new products. The catalogue also includes two full colour AC-DC and DC-DC selector tables to help customers choose the appropriate product for their needs.