EDA and IP Design News

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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Pulsonix tool adds netlist export and Gerber X2 outputs

The latest release of Pulsonix the PCB software design tool has been announced by Westdev. The latest release of the design tool, Pulsonix 8.5, can now support IPC-2581 netlist export and Gerber X2 manufacturing outputs. A new Panel Editor will allow multi-PCB designs to be panelised ready…

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ARM v-p talks autonomous systems at Mentor user event

ARM v-p Keith Clarke will discuss the challenges of designing autonomous electronic systems at the European Mentor Graphics User Conference which takes place in Munich this week. Mentor’s European user community will hear Clarke discuss some of the societal benefits of autonomous systems along with the commercial opportunity…

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Digi-Key and Mentor enter the low cost design tool market

PCB design tools are being offered by online distributor Digi-Key as the result of a partnership with Mentor Graphics. The Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are being offered for a 90 day period at a 30% discount, which means starting prices of $199 and $449, respectively. These are…

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ARM launches Mali IP for mobiles

ARM has brought out a suite of integrated media Mali IP designed for the high volume smartphone and tablet markets which is currently a billion unit opportunity…

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Cadence releases IP for 3D memory

Cadence Design Systems is offering verification IP (VIP) supporting the design of 3D memory interfaces on standards including Wide I/O 2, Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and DDR4 3D Stacking (DDR4-3DS). The VIP models include direct memory access for read, write, save, pre-load and…

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