News – 2008.05.21 Late Edition

Arrow Couples Custom Chip Design with ARM Processors, IP
The North American Components business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced an extended relationship with ARM to broaden Arrow’s silicon offering by coupling its custom chip design and logistics capabilities with ARM® industry-standard processors and associated intellectual property. The Custom Logic Solutions group of Arrow’s North American Components business backs its ASIC and foundry offering with over 24 years of ASIC success.

ADLINK Unveils ETX-NR667 Module with 64-bit Intel Core2 Duo Processor
ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 6166) announced a new member to its ETX® family of Computers on Modules in production. The ETX-NR667 is based on the latest ETX® 3.02 form factor standard that allows two additional SATA ports to the module while maintaining full backward compatibility with earlier ETX® standards. The ETX® 3.02 standards means that current carrier boards in production and based on earlier ETX® revisions do not need to be redesigned.

ACCES I/O Products Rolls Out Model USB-IDIO-16 USB/104 I/O Modules
ACCES I/O Products announces the latest addition to its impressive line of USB/104 I/O modules – Model USB-IDIO-16. The unit features 16 individually optically isolated inputs and 16 fully protected solid state FET outputs capable of switching up to 2A each. The USB-IDIO-16 is fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports and offers hotplug functionality for quick connect/disconnect whenever you need additional I/O on your USB port.

Advantest Rolls Out T5503 Memory Test Solution
Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) announced its new T5503 high-throughput memory test system, boasting the industry’s highest parallel test capability of up to 128 devices. The T5503 was developed specifically to address the challenges of high-volume production test of next-generation high-speed DDR3-SDRAM memory. The memory tester will be available from August 2008 and will also be on display at the “Advantest Tour de Force 2008″ exhibition.

MSIM Spice Circuit Simulator Runs 10X Faster for Characterizing CCS Model
Legend Design Technology, Inc. announced that its MSIM, a high-accuracy Spice circuit simulator, has been upgraded for efficient characterization of CCS (Composite Current Source) model used in cell library characterization in SoC designs. MSIM with ‘Advanced CCS Control’ runs 5X~10X faster than most popular Spice simulators, when characterizing CCS Timing Model under PrimeTime accuracy requirement.

Calypto to Give Away PowerPro-filer Power Profiling Software at DAC
Calypto[tm] Design Systems Inc., the leader in sequential analysis technology, will offer qualified Design Automation Conference (DAC) attendees who visit the Calypto Booth a free copy of PowerPro-filer on a one gigabyte memory stick. The recently introduced PowerPro-filer is a Linux program that reads synthesizable Verilog code and reports how well a register transfer level (RTL) design is optimized for power by providing designers with Clock-Gating Efficiency statistics.

DAC 2008 Features Si2 Low Power Coalition Workshop
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the Low Power Coalition workshop being hosted at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) show to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, from June 8-13, 2008. The “Low Power Coalition Workshop – Advances in Low Power Design for Circuits and Systems” will be held on June 8, from 4PM – 7PM in Room 206B in the Anaheim Convention Center.

IEEE Working Group Updates 1647-2008 e Language Standard
The IEEE has approved a revision to IEEE 1647, Standard for the Functional Verification Language e. The e language was first ratified as a standard in 2006 and has historically been a powerful high-level verification language for hardware designers. Over time the standard has continued to evolve and add many new technology advancements. Several of the highlights in the most recent version of the standard include:

Six Events to Collocate with Design Automation Conference
DAC has coordinated with organizers of six industry events to collocate with DAC to provide greater benefit to participants. This year’s DAC collocated events are: the Semiconductor Test Consortium; MEMOCODE 2008; 6th IEEE Symposium on Application Specific Processors; Gigascale Systems Research Center Quarterly Workshop (GSRC); International Workshop on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST-2008); and the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH ’08).

Technical Working Group Releases DDR PHY Interface Specification 2.0
Denali Software, Inc., as one of the DDR PHY Interface (DFI) specification participating members including ARM, Denali, Intel, and Samsung, announced the release of the new DFI specification version 2.0. The collaborative technical working group, which includes representatives from these companies, delivered several improvements and enhancements in this latest version of the DFI specification.

Express Logic Becomes Member of Eclipse Foundation
Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, an open-source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation.