New on EDA Blog – 2007.10.12

Trends in Critical Systems Seminars
Aonix(R) is offering a series of joint seminars titled, “Trends in Critical Systems.” Speakers for the events are from Aonix, Wind River, Objective Interface Systems, and Verocel. The seminars will cover new technologies targeting the Aerospace & Defense and Security markets and will include industry standards updates affecting safety-critical certification, such as DO-178C and security systems like Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS).

Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Market
According to a report by SEMI and Yole Developpement, the market for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) totaled $40 billion in 2006, and is expected to reach $72 billion by 2011. The MEMS market includes products like as automobile airbag systems, display systems, and inkjet cartridges.

Introduction to Serial IO Workshops
The full day “Introduction to Serial IO” workshops introduce the GTP RocketIO transceiver available in the new Virtex 5 LXT family of Platform FPGAs. The training covers the basic architecture of the GTP_DUAL primitive and provides a basic explanation of functional blocks and their roles. Attendees will use COREGEN and Chipscope to generate, implement, download, and test a GTP design.

8GT/s PCI Express 3.0
PCI-SIG(R), the Special Interest Group responsible for the PCI Express(R) industry-standard I/O interconnect technology, approved 8GT/s as the bit rate for the next generation of PCIe(R) architecture, PCIe 3.0. This represents the second speed increase since the initial launch of this I/O interconnect standard in 2003.

SEMI August 2007 Book-to-Bill Ratio
According to Semi, the North American manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.39 billion in orders in August 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83. A book-to-bill of 0.83 means that $83 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

MontaVista Mobilinux 5.0 Webinars
MontaVista(R) Software, Inc. is offering three webinars featuring their new Mobilinux 5.0 operating system (OS). Mobilinux is the industry’s most-deployed Linux OS for mobile devices. The 60-minute web seminars have been scheduled at convenient times for developers located in different time zones around the world. All three sessions will be presented live, with time for questions from the audience. Admission is complimentary and all information will be presented via the Internet, with both computer-streamed audio and telephone access available.