Tech news tagged ‘EDA’

Green Hills challenges “rudimentary” Linux debug

Green Hills Software has announced a software development environment for embedded Linux developers.

According to Green Hills, the Linux development software in its MULTI tool suite will address the “rudimentary” state of many debuggers for Linux, which it said were “difficult to learn, setup, and use and lack the powerful…

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Chip verification moves to system-level

Cadence Design Systems announced the Cadence Perspec System Verifier platform for use-case scenario-based software-driven system-on-chip (SoC) verification.

“Design has moved from constraint driven verification to metric driven verification and now it moves to software driven verification based on top-down system design scenarios,” said Frank…

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Compilers can be more energy efficient, says Bristol researcher

A joint project between the open source compiler and silicon chip modeling company, Embecosm, and Bristol University’s Department of Computer Science is aiming to bring the process of embedded code generations in to the world of energy-efficient design..

The project called Machine Guided Energy Efficient Compiler (MAGEEC) framework…

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In FPGA design timing is everything, says Synopsys

When your FPGA design fails to meet timing performance objectives, the cause may not be obvious. The solution lies not only in the FPGA implementation tools’ talent in optimising the design to meet timing, but also in the designer’s ability to specify goals upfront and diagnose and isolate timing…

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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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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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Pre-silicon software verification will speed development, says Mentor Graphics

Delivering a system-on-chip (SoC) is no longer simply deploying silicon. Modern devices are delivered with significant amounts of software, including software stacks, middleware, boot code, and drivers.

You could wait until the silicon has been delivered and put it on a board to begin developing this software, but…

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Calypto growing fast

Fast-growing high-level synthesis EDA company Calypto, in which Mentor holds a majority stake, expects to have grown head count by 15-20% in the course of this year…

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Cloud-based design tools run in any browser

Electronic and electrical design is an increasingly global activity. OEMs and CEMs operate through a distributed network of production facilities. Design, test and manufacturing functions can be geographically very remote from each other and are commonly outsourced to partner companies.

The traditional model of CAD, where companies buy ‘seats’ of…

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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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