New on EDA Blog – 2007.10.05

Semiconductor Chip Sales – August 2007
According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide sales of semiconductors increased in August grew to $21.5 billion, an increase of 4.9% over August 2006 and an increase of 4.5% from July of this year.

Analog eLab Webcast
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas are offering a live Analog eLab(TM) Webcast for designers. The webinar is titled “Filter Design for PWM Systems, Digital Audio vs. Switching Supplies” and will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. CDT (18:00 hrs CET). The event will highlight how the function of an L-C filter is modified when used with a power converter or a Class-D amplifier. The online seminar will discuss how to maximize performance of the L-C filter in various designs.

Implementing Toshiba Magma-Based Multiple Voltage Island Design Methodology
In Magma’s next Tech Talks event, they will demonstrate Toshiba’s comprehensive multiple voltage island and fine-grain MTCMOS low-power design methodology that is based on Magma’s software. Attendees will see how both dynamic and leakage power can be reduced by switching some of the voltage islands to a lower voltage or completely powering them down.

2007 NI Technical Symposium
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) 2007 NI Technical Symposium is a free series of virtual instrumentation conferences that will take place in 26 U.S. cities as well as Mexico and Canada. The conferences offer new product demonstrations, hands-on tutorials, technology presentations, and exhibits on the latest solutions in design, control and test. During the NI Technical Symposium, attendees can exchange ideas on innovative approaches to technical challenges, further their expertise in NI tools and evaluate upcoming technology trends in the areas of design, test and control.

Ready for the Billion-Cycle Challenge?
EVE is hosting a series of seminars titled the “Billion-Cycle Challenge.” The events deal with the situation when a design team can no longer manage a billion cycles with ordinary simulation. Each seminar, which run from 9 a.m. to noon, will demonstrate a different kind of approach through the use a proven verification methodology known as hardware-assisted verification.

Vision 2007 Embedded Linux Developers Conference
The Vision 2007 Embedded Linux Developers Conference will held at the Santa Clara Marriott in California, October 8-10, 2007. The event is hosted by MontaVista Software, Inc., and features platinum sponsors: Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Intel, and Texas Instruments. The Vision event is expected to bring the latest tips, techniques, and tools to hundreds of embedded Linux developers.

CEA Industry Forum 2007
The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA(R)) 2007 Industry Forum is a four-day conference designed to inform, connect and educate consumer electronics professionals, industry analysts and media on the latest trends, technologies and legislation affecting the industry. The event will take place on Sunday, October 14 – Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA.