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March 8, 2012

ISQED focuses on systems, education and sensors

The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) enters its 13th edition later this month, running March 19-21 at Techmart in Santa Clara. Although ISQED traditionally concentrated on tools and IP blocks, its agenda has broadened as the industry has migrated to SoCs and full electronic systems where process and manufacturing interactions have come to […]

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February 29, 2012

Technical Newsletter #1: Common Platform, Samsung, ARM, Cadence

Our first email newsletter previews next month's Common Platform Technology Forum 2012 and features exclusive interviews with senior staff at Samsung, ARM and Cadence Design Systems.
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February 27, 2012

System-level design meets power

In the world of power semiconductors, not many companies try to go fabless. The tradeoffs between design and process offer many more options for system-level design, argued Infineon's Reinhard Ploss at the ISS Europe conference.
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February 27, 2012

Synopsys verification IP launch has bite

Synopsys has rolled out its SystemVerilog-based verification IP portfolio for a bunch of interconnect standards – and built in support for all the three major verification methodologies.
February 20, 2012

A first look at CDN Live Silicon Valley

The CDN Live series of Cadence Design Systems user conferences begins with its Silicon Valley edition at San Jose's Doubletree Hotel on March 12-13.
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February 9, 2012

New SystemC reference simulator open for public comment

A reference simulator for the latest version of SystemC is now available for public review and comment, writes Accellera's Dennis Brophy.
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February 8, 2012

ITRS update goes online

The wait is over for the latest edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
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October 20, 2011

Mentor releases third gen Nucleus RTOS

Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) is already used in more than 2.3B handsets worldwide as well as a wide range of other markets and is now available in its third generation version. Key features of this release include: built-in power management that exploits hardware design techniques such as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling; […]

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October 18, 2011

One week to ARM TechCon

ARM’s annual west coast technical conference opens next Tuesday (October 25) and they’ve made some useful tweaks to how the three-day program will be presented. The first day is dedicated to chip design, while Wednesday and Thursday concentrate on software and systems, as well as modules and boards. For me, with ARM, the focus always […]

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August 26, 2011

Calypto acquires Catapult C Synthesis

Just up on the wire services. Here’s the full press release. More on this major story later. Santa Clara, CA, Aug 26. Calypto Design Systems today announced it has acquired Catapult C Synthesis from Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT). The merger of two market-leading electronic system level (ESL) products, Catapult C Synthesis and Calypto SLEC […]

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