News – 2008.03.11

Pulsic Introduces Unity 2008.1 for Complex Custom Designs
Pulsic Limited, the leading software company in custom design automation for memory, announced the release of Unity 2008.1, to address the newly developing custom design automation market and a significant step in the evolution of Pulsic’s comprehensive flagship tool for custom-digital, mixed-signal and analog design. After an extensive phase of testing using production designs with key customers, Unity 2008.1 is ready for release.

Tessera Develops OptiML UFL Technology for Camera Phone Modules
Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA), a leading provider of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry, announced that the company’s OptiML(tm) UFL solution is now available for licensing. This innovative image enhancement solution enables camera phone and webcam module manufacturers to meet the increasing demand for mobile devices that provide better quality images, in smaller form factors and at lower costs.

Logic Supply Rolls Out Emphase WDT-01 Watchdog Timer Module
Logic Supply, a leading provider of Mini-ITX and small form factor system solutions, announces the arrival of the Emphase WDT-01 Watchdog Timer Module. An affordable, small-footprint accessory, the WDT-01 is an excellent addition to platforms—it serves as a reliable defense mechanism against hardware and software failures.

ARC Energy PRO Cores Reduce Power Consumption by 75%
ARC International (LSE:ARK) introduced a new family of licensable, 32-bit configurable cores that will further extend its leadership in low power processing. The ARC® Energy PRO(tm) core family sets new standards for low power consumption by reducing power usage by up to 75 percent. The Energy PRO family is aimed at the portable and embedded microcontroller markets where lower power consumption is a critical design issue especially in multi-core designs.

IMEC Introduces Variability Aware Modeling Flow for Sub-45nm
IMEC reports a variability-aware modeling (VAM) flow that analyzes process variability of sub-45nm technologies which enables designers to optimize their system design for timing, energy and yield versus expected application load. The flow assesses the impact of process variations and degradation effects of sub-45nm technologies on the system performance by giving valuable information to the designer.

ARC Develops Sonic Focus Ready Audio Subsystem
ARC International (LSE:ARK) introduced the newest addition to its ARC® Sound Subsystem family, the ARC Sound 210E. This fully programmable, licensable solution enables system-on-chip (SoC) designers to build devices that achieve high-quality audio using a very low power budget. As with all ARC Subsystem products, the AS 210E is multi-standard and supports a wide range of popular digital audio formats.

Savant Ports End-Point Security Solution to Android Mobile Platform
Savant Protection, Inc., announced that its Savant end-point security solution has been successfully ported to Android providing optimum security against cyber-security threats for the much anticipated mobile operating system. Savant’s passive deterrence approach presents a very small operational profile with minimal impact on system performance making it the premiere solution available to resolve the potential threat of malware intrusion on mobile/wireless systems.

IMEC Announces CleanC Programming for Multiprocessor SoC Design
IMEC introduces a new programming style for C code called CleanC that substantially increases the parallelization and optimization potential for multiprocessor targets. The CleanC adherence analysis plug-ins are freely available through Eclipse. IMEC is developing multi-processor system-on-chip design tools to efficiently distribute applications over multiple processors while taking care of the synchronization of the tasks and the exchange of data between tasks.

Synplicity Announces New Confirma Verification Platform Features
Synplicity Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNP) revealed new product capabilities, widespread customer adoption and exploding demand for its Confirma(tm) ASIC/ASSP Verification Platform. Since the introduction of the Confirma Platform just six months ago, Synplicity has received over one hundred orders with leading electronics companies worldwide, including the BBC, and has received dozens of positive reports from global design teams who have shaved months off their design times.

Synopsys Announces HSPICE Integrator Program
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, launched its HSPICE® Integrator Program to further promote integration between Synopsys’ HSPICE simulation solution and other electronic design automation (EDA) products. The HSPICE Integrator Program enables qualified EDA vendors to integrate their products with the de facto standard HSPICE simulator, HSPICE RF simulator, and WaveView Analyzer(tm).

Europractice IC Service Adds MEMS to Multi-Project Wafer Programs
Tronics Microsystems SA, a leading global manufacturer of custom MEMS components for demanding applications, and IMEC, representing Europractice IC Service, announced their collaboration to enable Europractice IC Service to add MEMS to its Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) programs. The service, which is effective today, will target training, prototyping and innovation at universities and research labs.

Samsung EM HD Radio Chipset Features Tensilica Xtensa Processor
Tensilica,(R) Inc. announced that its Xtensa(R) configurable processor has been designed into the baseband processor in Samsung EM’s HD Radio(TM) chipset. The baseband processor, based on a design by iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer and licensor of HD Radio technology and a Tensilica processor reseller, integrates the memory, SDRAM and flash in a system-in-package measuring just 9 x 9 mm.