EDA and IP Design News

Silicon Labs adds Energy Profiler to design platform

Silicon Labs has added an Energy Profiler tool to its Simplicity Studio development platform. The Energy Profiler tool has an Energy Score feature which enables developers to benchmark the energy efficiency of their system designs. The Energy Score helps developers determine which design iteration provides the highest score directly correlated…

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Big data NAND flash with no limits for MCUs

Using large NAND flash memory with the most basic of microcontrollers has got a little easier with a block grouping feature for Segger’s emFile file system, which reduces RAM requirements for block management. NAND flash is typically used to store large data in embedded systems. However, when using external…

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Qt moves into the world of IoT

IoT is a new focus for the Qt mobile development environment which works cross-platform which now incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Smart). It can be used to write cross-platform code for communicating with smart sensors, wearables and other BLE-enabled peripherals. The latest version of the Qt mobile…

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Electronics patent of the month: Cloud-based set top box TV service

This month features cloud-based set top box services. Michael Jaeger, patent attorney at leading UK patent and trade mark attorneys Withers & Rogers LLP, writes: GB Patent Number: GB2476668 Granted to:  Sony Europe Limited We’ve all heard of (or been unfortunate enough to have experienced) the ‘blue screen…

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UltraSoC moves on Israel

UltraSoC, the on-chip debug IP specialist, has appointed Wonderep to deliver UltraSOC’s IP to IC design teams in Israel. “UltraSoC has one of the most exciting technologies in the SoC space today,” says Avi Pinkas, CEO of Wonderep. “Debug really has become a pain point for chip designers…

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Intel's 14nm reliability move is good news for Altera

Intel’s semiconductor foundry capability in 14nm process technology is a key element in its planned acquisition of Altera. Process quality and die yield are important factors for the foundry business and Intel has decided to support its 14nm platform, which includes the second generation of tri-gate transistors, by…

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Sony to license LDAC

Sony is to license its LDAC hi-res audio technology in an attempt to kick-start the market.

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Cadence debug tool handles root-cause data

Cadence Design Systems has implemented root-cause analysis in its latest chip design debug tools. It relies on deeper and more comprehensive data gathering and is claimed to identify problems faster than traditional transaction-level debug methods which requires more than one iteration to extract data points needed to identify…

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