EDA and IP

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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100mips from M68HC08 core

Need to integrate a fast core that executes the 68HC08 instruction set?

DCD of Poland is offering an intellectual property block, the DF6808, which is binary-compatible Motorola’s 8bit workhorse, “but thanks to sophisticated on-chip peripheral capabilities, it performs 45-100million instruction/s. This MCU runs at least…

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Ada tool supports hi-rel Android applications using Java

AdaCore has introduced an Ada toolsuite for developing and maintaining Android applications using a mixture of Ada and Java.

The GNAT Pro 7.2 tool is for ARM Cortex processors running Android, providing access to the Java libraries and services provided by the Android platform.

Applications can also be written…

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