News – 2008.05.13

Military Applications Feature Virage Logic NOVeA Embedded Memory
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP[tm], announced its NOVeA 3.0 embedded multi-time programmable (MTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) product has been selected for use in multiple military temperature range applications. First introduced in 2002, NOVeA has steadily expanded its popularity for use in high volume consumer and industrial applications, and is now gaining acceptance in the security and defense communities.

Embedded Planet Unveils Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Module
Embedded Planet, a leader in computer and embedded systems solutions announced an invaluable tool for telecommunications providers transitioning between legacy circuit switched networks and newer IP-based networks. The EP50120M Circuit Emulation Service over Packet (CESoP) module satisfies the critical need for a simple, cost-effective method to bridge the two types of networks and safely and effectively migrate legacy circuit switched networks.

Avago Introduces AEDT-9140 High Temperature Optical Encoder Modules
Avago Technologies, a supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, announced a series of compact three-channel high temperature optical incremental encoder modules for use in industrial and factory automation equipment. Avago’s AEDT-9140 encoder module series, which are available in a variety of counts per revolution (CPR) and shaft diameter options, are priced competitively and designed to enable the reduction in motor sizes.

Inphi ExacTik Products Support Industrial Temperature Standards
Inphi Corporation, the world leader in analog performance and signal integrity, announced its ExacTik, DDR2 Register and PLL production-ready products are fully compliant with the most stringent industrial temperature standards. The industry-leading parts, already JESD47 qualified and meeting or exceeding all JEDEC specifications, enable OEMs and module vendors to broaden their DDR support for a wider range of applications.

Tokyo Electron Device Unveils Imaging Application Evaluation Platform
Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) (TOKYO:2760) has announced the inrevium “TB-3S-1400AN-IMG / TB-3S-3400DSP-IMG”, an imaging application evaluation platform equipped with Xilinx Spartan-3 AN/A-DSP FPGA. The inrevium TB-3S-1400AN-IMG / TB-3S-3400DSP-IMG supports the development of FPGA design in any kind of products that require image processing. TED also provides turnkey solutions with IP partners and a wide variety of optional boards, in addition to the evaluation board.

UMC, Mentor Graphics Team on Analog Mixed-signal, RF Foundry Design Kits
UMC (NYSE: UMC; TSE, 2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, and Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced they have partnered to offer a new series of analog/mixed-signal and RF foundry design kits (FDKs). The FDKs, containing comprehensive and validated building blocks at the transistor device level, help IC designers to jump-start design cycles on UMC’s 0.13um and 90nm MM/RF process nodes.

Micro Magic MAX Layout Editor Supports OpenAccess, IPL Standards
MAX has always been the fastest and most powerful layout editor, and has always worked with existing tool flows. Now it’s even easier for chip designers to share information among various tools through the use of OpenAccess. Another problem facing chip designers is the lack of interoperable processor design kits (PDKs). The IPL Alliance solves this problem through the use of open standards for PCells.

Berkeley Design Automation Announces BDA Token Licensing Model
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis[tm] technology for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits (ICs), announced the availability of its BDA Token licensing model which provides more than 2x superior price/performance compared to all other true-SPICE-accurate and near-SPICE-accurate circuit simulators – including new “turbo” and “accelerated” SPICE simulators.

OCP-IP Publishes Network on Chip Architectures Survey
OCP-IP announced the availability of a white paper discussing a survey of Network-on-chip proposals. NoCs replace dedicated, design-specific wires with scalable, general purpose, multi-hop networks. NoCs can provide separation between computation and communications, serve as a platform for test, and support IP reuse increasing engineering productivity and decreasing time to market. This paper gives an overview of the state-of-the-art regarding network-on-chip proposals.

Design Automation Conference Features 29 Programs, Panels
The 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) will include 29 Technical Program and Pavilion panels over a four-day period, covering a variety of topics and trends related to the design of chips and embedded software. DAC will be held June 8-13, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

IP Talks! Features IP Suppliers at Design Automation Conference
Semiconductor IP will take center stage at IP Talks! 2008, a showcase for the latest IP technology at this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC). Sponsored by the ChipEstimate.com chip planning portal, IP Talks! provides an opportunity for DAC attendees to meet with leading IP suppliers and learn about how the latest in semiconductor IP can help them accelerate their design success. Now in its second year, IP Talks! can be seen June 9-11 at booth 2358.

Opera Software Rolls Out Opera Mini 4.1
Opera Software announced the availability of Opera Mini 4.1, the newest version of the award-winning browser that works on nearly every mobile phone. Opera Mini 4.1 revolutionizes the way people get the Web on their Mobile phone. People can now enjoy instant access to websites from any location and any device. Opera Mini is freely available.