IP

October 7, 2014

Minimal 32bit IP cores tackle connected devices market

Minimal IP cores are meant to serve broader market than IoT, using revised instruction set to increase code density, save on chip memory and enable security
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October 4, 2014

Carbon introduces exchange for building and stressing virtual prototypes

Carbon Design Systems has introduced a web portal to streamline the process of finding the most appropriate executable models for a system-level virtual prototype.
October 3, 2014

ARM tools take aim at finFET layout, timing issues

ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
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September 19, 2014

Cisco to absorb smart-memory IP

Cisco has decided to buy memory-controller specialist Memoir Systems and absorb the technology into its Insieme business unit, which specializes in data-center switch technologies, a move that underlines the issues facing small IP suppliers and their customers.
September 17, 2014

New flows needed for the ‘insects of the SoC world’

Chris Rowen, CTO of the IP group at Cadence Design Systems, expects the internet of things (IoT) to cause a split in approaches to SoC design, one of a set of predictions about the nascent market.
September 2, 2014

IoT mixed signal design: keep everything in the green

ARM and Cadence have teamed up to show how system-level and implementation-level representations of a mixed-signal design can be linked together and kept in sync as the project progresses.
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July 9, 2014

CEVA acquires RivieraWaves for low-power Bluetooth and WiFi IP

With an eye on the markets for wearables and the internet of things (IoT), digital signal processing specialist IP company CEVA has bought RivieraWaves, a France-based supplier of WiFi and Bluetooth cores, in a deal worth an expected $19m.
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July 4, 2014

Qualcomm takes 28nm to China in SMIC deal

Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is to get a helping hand to develop a production-class 28nm process from Qualcomm Technologies.
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July 3, 2014

DVCon India heads to Bangalore

As well as starting up a version for the European market, the Accellera Systems Initiative is taking DVCon to India in the early autumn.
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July 2, 2014

OpenPDK accelerates design kit production at ST

STMicroelectronics is using the OpenPDK standard from Si2 to speed up the production and delivery of process design kits (PDKs) and asks for wider adoption by foundries.

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