News – 2008.06.03 Late Edition

Connect One Releases Mini Socket iWiFi Embedded Serial-to-WiFi Module
Connect One[tm], the Device Networking Authority[tm], released Mini Socket iWiFi, a new embedded serial-to-WiFi module that quickly and easily connects embedded devices running machine-to-machine (M2M) applications to 802.11b/g wireless LANs with minimal programming. Mini Socket iWiFi’s extremely compact size, battery save modes, and advanced roaming features make it an ideal solution for mobile M2M devices.

Pentek Debuts RTS 2721 Portable Signal Recording, Playback Instrument
Weighing only 23 pounds and measuring just 16″ W x 5.7″ D x 11.5″ H, nevertheless, Pentek’s Model RTS 2721 Portable Signal Recording and Playback Instrument delivers truly remarkable performance. With recording and playback rates up to 500 MB/second, the unit is well suited for a broad range of communications and radar applications that require acquisition, down conversion, analysis, up conversion and reproduction of baseband and IF signals.

AMCC, Silicon Image Team on Network Attached Storage Reference Designs
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) and Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG) announced a working alliance to provide Network Attached Storage reference designs based on AMCC Power Architecture based processors and Silicon Image’s SATA controllers and port multipliers. AMCC and Silicon Image will provide the building blocks to deliver network storage solutions including AMCC’s 405EX, 440SPe and the recently announced 460SX and Silicon Image’s Sil 3132 and Sil3726.

TSMC Reference Flow 9 Includes GoldTime Statistical Timing Analysis
Extreme DA[tm] announced that TSMC Reference Flow 9.0 covers the GoldTime[tm] Statistical timing analyzer. Supporting 40nm process technology, Reference Flow 9.0 is the latest generation of TSMC’s design methodology to increase yields, lower risks, and reduce design margins. At advanced process nodes, statistical analysis software is required to analyze global and local variations, which affect integrated circuit (IC) performance.

CLK Design Automation Introduces Amber FX Analyzer for TSSTA
CLK Design Automation, Inc. announced the Amber[tm] FX Analyzer as the industry’s first transistor statistical static timing analysis (TSSTA) solution. The Amber FX Analyzer integrates transistor-level static timing analysis (STA) and statistical static timing analysis (SSTA) with high accuracy transistor models that can be generated in hours using the latest process data from semiconductor foundries.

DAFCA, Denali Software Team on FlashPoint Platform Improvements
DAFCA Incorporated and Denali Software, Inc. announced a collaboration focused on various feature improvements to Denali’s NAND Flash memory controller, as part of the recently announced FlashPoint[tm] platform. The collaboration focuses on accelerating the system-level transaction, function, and protocol validation of Denali’s Databahn[tm] NAND Flash memory controller.

IMEC, AIXTRON Grow Uniform AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures on 200mm Wafers
IMEC, Europe’s leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics, and AIXTRON, the world leader in metal-organic chemical-vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment, have demonstrated the growth of high-quality and uniform AlGaN/GaN heterostructures on 200mm silicon wafers. This demonstration is a milestone towards fabricating low-cost GaN power devices for high-efficiency / high-power systems beyond the silicon limits.

ICCAD 2008 Offers Details of Submissions, Keynote, Workshops
With continued strong participation from around the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia, the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) received nearly 500, high-quality technical paper submissions. Final acceptance notifications will be distributed on June 25, 2008, and the final program will be published on the website in August 2008. ICCAD will be held from November 10-13 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.

Si2 Design For Manufacturability Coalition Gains Takumi Technology
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that Takumi Technology has joined the Design-For-Manufacturability Coalition (DFMC), which will build on previous efforts to ensure that ICs can be manufactured in accordance with the original design intent. Si2 also announces that there will be an “Open Door” session at the DFMC meeting at the Design Automation Conference, on June 10 next to the Anaheim Convention Center.

Interra to Exhibit MC2 Memory Development System, EDA Language Analyzer
Interra Systems, a provider of EDA building blocks, methodologies, and services for SoC designers, will exhibit MC2, the Memory Development System and EDA language analyzers during the Design Automation Conference June 9-12 in booth #1937. New products/features include BIST – the Built-In-Self-Test Capability for MC2, major enhancements to its SystemVerilog and VHDL analyzers and a new front-end for UPF/CPF standards for power aware EDA products.

Bluespec to Showcase FPGA-based Models, Testbenches at DAC
Bluespec[tm] Inc. will demonstrate a synthesizable model and testbench running at 35,000 times faster than event-based simulation and its new development workstation in Booth #2367 during the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC). DAC runs June 8-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Bluespec is the developer of the only general purpose high-level synthesis solution for synthesizable models, testbenches, control and algorithmic IP and System-on-Chip (SoC) interconnect.

Laird Technologies Selects Ansoft HFSS DSO 3D Simulation Tool
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized, performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced the deployment of an advanced 3D simulation tool that aids in the design of electronic devices. The company is currently using the tool in rigorous 3D simulations for the design of complex mobile devices and advanced antenna systems.