News 2008.08.20

JTAG Technologies Launches ProVision 1.5
JTAG Technologies continues to lead the boundary-scan industry forward with the latest release of its flagship development tool, JTAG ProVision. Already setting the standard for ease-of-use combined with superior test quality, ProVision version 1.5 encompasses even more functionality within its highly graphical user interface.

SynaptiCAD DataSheet Pro, WaveFormer Pro Feature Mixed-Signal Capabilities
SynaptiCAD’s timing diagram editors now support mixed-signal TRO waveform import, Analog and Digital waveform viewing, fast waveform state searching, and faster performance when displaying large files. New versions of DataSheet Pro and WaveFormer Pro, SynaptiCAD’s timing diagram editing and stimulus generation tools, are available on Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

FlashRunner Fully Supports Silicon Labs 8051F Microcontrollers
The universal, standalone in-system programmer specifically designed for the production environment (FlashRunner) now fully supports Silicon Labs 8051F microcontrollers, via JTAG or C2 protocol. FlashRunner is a high-performance, standalone in-system programmer specific for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories. FlashRunner is targeted at production environments, easily integrates into your programming system or Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system.

Sequence Announces Design for Power Seminar in Bangalore
Sequence Design, the EDA leader in Design for Power (DFP)[tm] solutions, hosts its third annual low-power System-on-Chip (SoC) design Seminar in Bangalore on Wednesday, Sept. 10 beginning at 9am. Notable speakers from business and academia will highlight the day’s events – followed by a luncheon. The seminar will be held at the Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore. Publishes Compound Semiconductors Materials Report Publications announces the availability of a new report entitled “Compound Semiconductor Materials: Technology, Developments and Markets.” According to a new market research report available at Publications, Compound Semiconductor Materials: Technology, Developments and Markets, the global market for compound semiconductors was worth $16.0 billion in 2007. This is expected to increase to $33.7 billion in 2012, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3%.

Holst Centre Announces Real-time Relevant Medical Data Extraction
In the framework of Holst Centre, IMEC has broadened the functionality and scope of its wireless health monitoring technology by linking it to real-time extraction of relevant medical data. The new technology builds upon the “knowledge streaming” concept of i.Know – a Belgian SME specialized in intelligent applications for automated knowledge extraction and representation. The system takes a central position in the future scenarios of eHealth and personalized medicine.

Arrow Electronics Announces ARM Processor Options for Altera Devices
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) announced a new design services and IP access model to integrate ARM industry-standard processors, in the Altera® Stratix® FPGA series and HardCopy® ASIC series devices, through Arrow’s Custom Logic Solutions group.

SEMICON Taiwan 2008 Features SEMATECH President, CEO
SEMATECH announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael R. Polcari will be a featured guest speaker and panelist of the CEO Forum at SEMICON Taiwan 2008, taking place September 9-11, 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Polcari, veteran technologist, will deliver a presentation entitled “Maximizing Productivity from Lab to Fab” on Tuesday, September 9 at 2:20 p.m. at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Taipei.

Tensilica Partner Program Gains CircuitSutra
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that CircuitSutra has joined its Xtensions[tm] partners network as a provider of SystemC consulting services. CircuitSutra offers comprehensive SystemC services including TLM modeling of complete SOC (System on Chip) and individual IP (intellectual property) blocks at various abstraction levels, and in the creation of virtual platforms for embedded software development and architectural exploration.

Fresco Logic Showcases SuperSpeed USB Data Transfer at IDF
Fresco Logic will demonstrate SuperSpeed USB data transfer on its hardware development platform in the USB Community at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF). This demonstration marks the first public showing of a working SuperSpeed USB host and device transferring data. USB is the most successful standard in history of computing, and the new SuperSpeed USB sets the new data transfer rate standard at 5 Gb/s on a bi-directional link.