EDA and IP

Video processing development kit aims at security

Quick evaluation of video processing algorithms is the aim of Halo Rapid Product Development System (RPDS) from UK DSP specialist RFEL.

“Halo RPDS 1.0 provides customers with a means of evaluating the effectiveness of RFEL’s video enhancement technology,” said company CEO Alex Kuhrt. “It is a plug-and…

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Cadence agrees Jasper Design acquisition

Cadence Design Systems has agreed to acquire Jasper Design Automation, a supplier of formal analysis tools, for around $170m in cash.

Cadence has recognised the growing use of formal analysis to complement traditional verification methods.

“With verification representing over 70% of the cost of developing a system-on-chip, it…

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Imagination goes with Mentor for chip emulation

Imagination Technologies has adopted the Mentor Graphics Veloce 2 enterprise emulation platform which it will use for  verification of its processor cores.

“The Veloce co-modeling technology enabled us to reduce our regression times,” said Mark Dunn, executive v-p SoC Design, Imagination Technologies.

“Imagination has shown us how better…

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Mentor and Cadence tools certified for TSMC 16nm FinFETs

TSMC has certified the chip design flows of Mentor Graphics and Cadence Design Systems to the foundry’s Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE model version 1.0 for its 16nm FinFET process.

This will allow customers to begin taping out FinFET-based designs using Cadence and Mentor tools.


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Green Hills has Integrity-178 tuMP RTOS support for ARM

Green Hills Software has announced the availability of its Integrity-178 tuMP real-time operating system (RTOS) for ARM-based processors.

The RTOS is intended for safety-critical and security-critical systems that are based on multicore processors.

The tuMP architecture is referred to as “unified” in that a common…

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Lauterbach Trace32 supports ELinOS and PikeOS

Sysgo, the safety-critical sofware supplier, has integrated its certified RTOS/hypervisor PikeOS with Lauterbach’s Trace32 debugger tool that supports the debugging of ELinOS, its embedded Linux product, running as PikeOS’ personality.

PikeOS developers were already able to use Trace32 from Lauterbach, a debugging capability incorporating bootstrap code, interrupt…

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ARM's all-new compiler

ARM is to replace its compiler with a completely new one built on the LLVM open-source framework. “We are not stopping ARM Compiler 5 for at least five years,” added ARM.

The result, which will not be open-source, is to be called ARM Compiler 6, and will be…

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RS offers Fairchild reference designs with PCB schematics

RS Components has collaborated with Fairchild Semiconductor to create a set of reference designs for seven of Fairchild’s evaluation boards.

The reference designs consist of circuit schematics and PCB layouts in the distributor’s DesignSpark PCB format. The designs come with bill of materials, pre-populated with ordering data…

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