EDA and IP Design News

Green Hills challenges "rudimentary" Linux debug

Green Hills Software has announced a software development environment for embedded Linux developers. According to Green Hills, the Linux development software in its MULTI tool suite will address the “rudimentary” state of many debuggers for Linux, which it said were “difficult to learn, setup, and use and lack the powerful…

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Chip verification moves to system-level

Cadence Design Systems announced the Cadence Perspec System Verifier platform for use-case scenario-based software-driven system-on-chip (SoC) verification. “Design has moved from constraint driven verification to metric driven verification and now it moves to software driven verification based on top-down system design scenarios,” said Frank…

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FPGA design improved by correct setting of clocks and timing constraints

In FPGA design, where timing is everything, there are tips and tricks to help designers set up clocks, correctly set timing constraints and then tune parameters of the FPGA, write Angela Sutton and Paul Owens. When your FPGA design fails to meet timing performance objectives, the cause may not be…

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Compilers can be more energy efficient, says Bristol researcher

A joint project between the open source compiler and silicon chip modeling company, Embecosm, and Bristol University’s Department of Computer Science is aiming to bring the process of embedded code generations in to the world of energy-efficient design.. The project called Machine Guided Energy Efficient Compiler (MAGEEC) framework…

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In FPGA design timing is everything, says Synopsys

When your FPGA design fails to meet timing performance objectives, the cause may not be obvious. The solution lies not only in the FPGA implementation tools’ talent in optimising the design to meet timing, but also in the designer’s ability to specify goals upfront and diagnose and isolate timing…

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Round table: The emulation think tank

Specialists in semiconductor design and design tool technologies from Imagination Technologies and Broadcom have been brought together by Electronics Weekly in partnership with Mentor Graphics, to discuss the importance of emulation for the verification of complex IC designs The use of hardware and software emulation is being driven by design…

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Symtavision and Lauterbach integrate flow

Symtavision and Lauterbach have further integrated the SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer timing design tools with Lauterbach’s TRACE32 suite of microprocessor development tools…

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RS gives DesignSpark PCB prototyping tools

RS Components has announced the latest release of DesignSpark PCB,  its free downloadable PCB design tool, which now can draw the approximate routing path and allow algorithms to draw the best tracks in schematics and PCB layout. The tool will now update part numbers to the bill of material at…

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