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Synopsys looks to finfet design with new IC Compiler

Synopsys has introduced the 2014.09 release of its IC Compiler place and route product which has advanced support for finfet-based design. Capabilities include look-ahead technologies, first introduced in the previous release of the compiler, and enhanced concurrent clock and data optimisation (CCD) for a frequency boost on…

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Silicon Labs launches custom clock design tool

Silicon Labs’ new Clock Tree Expert tool enables embedded developers to generate sophisticated, streamlined clock tree block diagrams within minutes, simplifying system design, reducing bill of materials (BOM) count and speeding time to market…

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Mammal EDA and insect EDA

Bio-diversity is the future for EDA – with the mammals going one way and insects going another, says Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica who sold his company to Cadence and is now CTO at their IP group…

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Microchip PIC32MZ gets Greens Hills tool support

Green Hills Software has added software design support for Microchip’s PIC32MZ family of 32-bit microcontrollers, including compilers, debugger, IDE and probes. Microchip’s PIC32MZ product line is based on the MIPS microAptiv core, running at 200MHz/330DMIPS. The Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet and CAN, along with wired and…

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RTOS supports code reuse across ARM Cortex M cores

Mentor Graphics has a new version of its Embedded Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) which provides memory partitioning for all ARM Cortex M cores, facilitating code reuse. By using the memory protection unit (MPU) on ARM Cortex M- based cores, the Nucleus RTOS process model creates memory partitioning without…

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Cores for China

IP specialist Analog Bits has designed a family of core-based PLL products specifically for use by China’s semiconductor industry…

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Cadence tool for on-chip power sign-off

Cadence has introduced a transistor-level electro-migration and IR-drop (voltage drop) tool that delivers foundry-certified SPICE-level accuracy for power sign-off. Called Voltus-Fi, it is intended complement Cadence’s Voltus IC power integrity tool, which is a full chip, cell-level power sign-off tool…

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MathWorks runs real-time applications on Simulink

MathWorks has announced the introduction of Simulink Real-Time, which will allow designers to build and run real-time applications from Simulink models on dedicated target computer hardware connected to their physical systems. Combining the functionality of xPC Target and xPC Target Embedded Option, Simulink Real-Time supports real-time…

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