News – 2008.06.04 Late Edition

Enea, CEVA Announce OSE ck RTOS for CEVA-X, CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services and CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced the availability of the Enea OSE ck real-time operating system for two CEVA DSP architectures: the CEVA-TeakLite-III and the CEVA-X.

Solomon Systech Introduces SSD1961 Graphic Controller
Solomon Systech (Distribution: Gleichmann Electronics) has introduced the SSD1961 graphic controller for mobile applications including smartphones and portable media players (PMPs), but also for energy sensitive applications such as room temperature controllers or controls for window blinds. The SSD1961 supports resolutions of up to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) at up to 18-bit color depth.

Timesys Optimizes Real Time Linux Kernel for Atmel Microprocessors
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced the availability of a Linux kernel, optimized for real time applications on Atmel Microprocessors. Available through a LinuxLink subscription, the optimized kernel is provided along with complete Linux reference distribution, integrated and tested for select Atmel reference platforms.

ADLINK Technology Rolls Out ExpressCard to PXI Extension Kit
ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) introduced a new multi-slot ExpressCard®-to-PXI extension system consisting of the EC-8560 ExpressCard® and corresponding PXI-8565 PXI card. The EC-8560/PXI-8565 extends more PXI slots from an ExpressCard®-based laptop computer via a shielded cable connection up to seven meters (23 feet) in length. PXI devices installed in the extension PXI chassis behave and work as if they are directly installed in the host system.

Texas Instruments Clusters DSPs with Tundra Tsi574 RapidIO Switch
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), a leader in System Interconnect, announced that Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) has selected the Tsi574[tm] RapidIO® Switch to cluster TI’s wireless infrastructure optimized DSPs on their TMS320TCI6484 AMC evaluation platform. The 1 GHz TCI6484 single core DSP and evaluation module, launched in February for select TI customers, targets Beyond3G applications including HSPA/HSPA+, LTE and WiMAX Wave 2.

Z Circuit Automation Breaks Barrier in Cell Library Characterization
Z Circuit Automation, Inc. has broken the one minute barrier in cell library characterization. By adding new high-speed technologies to the ZChar characterization system, users can now characterize complex flip-flops in less than one minute, at least a 20X improvement over other characterization systems. In addition, ZChar achieves this performance using existing and trusted spice simulation tools such as Synopsys HSpice, Mentor Eldo, and Cadence Spectre.

Onespin Creates First SVA Solution for Gap-Free RTL Verification
OneSpin Solutions announced the industry’s first verification solution that features gap-free RTL verification using SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA). This solution represents a major technical breakthrough in verification technology employing standard verification languages. It leverages a new, ground-breaking SVA Timing Diagram Assertion Library, TIDAL[tm], that helps users easily capture timing diagrams as SVA properties.

TSMC Reference Flow 9 Includes Azuro PowerCentric Clock Tree Synthesis
Azuro, Inc. announced that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Reference Flow 9.0 includes Azuro’s PowerCentric[tm] Clock Tree Synthesis (CTS) solution. PowerCentric lowers clock power, reduces clock area, and improves clock timing. Reference Flow 9.0 is the latest version of TSMC’s industry-leading design methodology to lower design power, improve design margins, and increase the yield of designs in its 40nm process technology.

DreamWorks, Boeing, NASA, WSU Offer Insights to Verifying Complex Systems
Experts from DreamWorks, Boeing, NASA and Washington State University will offer their insights into “Verifying Really Complex Systems: On Earth and Beyond,” during a panel session at the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC). The educational panel will be held Wednesday, June 11, from 2-4 p.m. in room 210 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Apache Design Solutions DAC Booth Features Methodology Presentations
Apache Design Solutions will host methodology presentations by designers from Broadcom, IBM, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and TSMC at this years’ 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, California. The designers will share their best practices on critical design challenges such as SoC power and noise sign-off, custom IP validation, and chip-package co-design.

Calypto, HD Lab Enable System Level Design Flow in Japan
Calypto[tm] Design Systems Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with HD Lab of Shin-Yokohama, Japan, where HD Lab will provide sales, support and services for designers using the Calypto SLEC[tm] (Sequential Logic Equivalence Checker) product family. HD Lab will provide electronic system level (ESL) design and methodology services based on SLEC System.

Mercury Computer Systems Selects Bluespec High-Level Synthesis Toolset
Bluespec Inc., developers of the industry’s only general-purpose, high-level synthesis solution, announced that Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has adopted Bluespec’s high-level synthesis toolset for creating its next-generation advanced computing IP for FPGAs.

STMicroelectronics Selects Globetech Verification IP for IEEE P1149.7
Globetech Solutions announced availability of an IEEE P1149.7[tm] design verification intellectual property (VIP) product, along with a metric-driven compliance management suite for the latest IEEE test and debug standard. The VIP verifies design blocks conforming to any of the six compliance levels defined by the IEEE standard, significantly reducing time to functional closure and increasing the quality of first silicon.

Tzero Technologies Adopts PowerTheater for Low-Power Design Flow
Sequence Design, the EDA leader in Design for Power (DFP) solutions, announced that Tzero Technologies, the leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology and wireless video products, has adopted PowerTheater as a key component in its low-power design flow for high-performance, ultra wideband silicon.