March 18, 2013

Flotherm release moves thermal planning to concept stage

Mentor Graphics has release a version of its Flotherm tool that makes it possible to build accurate models of heat flow through electronic systems from initial concepts through to prototypes without the extensive manual rework that these analyses have needed traditionally.
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March 11, 2013

RF boards go open source

Lime Microsystems has decided to join the open-source hardware movement in the hope of building an RF analog of the Arduino.
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January 30, 2013

Mentor updates HyperLynx for faster boards, more rules checking

Mentor's HyperLynx gets speed and accuracy enhancements, as well as more embedded help, to speed up fast board design
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October 30, 2012

ESL must go ‘pay to play’ for growth: Gary Smith

You can now get a complete system-level flow, but bundling 'free' ESL with RTL tools slows the methodology shift, says the leading design analyst. Meanwhile, Cadence moves into the number two vendor slot, but the battle rages on.
October 24, 2012

Board-level DRC tool to find signal-integrity problems

Mentor Graphics has added to its HyperLynx suite a tool that uses design-rule check (DRC) techniques rather than simulation to look for potential signal-integrity problems.
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October 24, 2012

Tile-based integration of analog functions enables power controller family

Using a tile-based analog design methodology to produce power application controller ICs at Active-Semi
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September 26, 2012

Cadence updates Allegro and Orcad

Cadence Design Systems has updated both of its printed circuit board (PCB) tools – Allegro and Orcad – to improve their handling of design constraints, multiuser design and deal with embedded components and mechanical CAD tools.
August 16, 2012

CDN Live Beijing: Easing Sigrity into place

Anyone still tempted to regard PCB design as electronics’ sleepy backwater, obviously hasn’t been taking notice of trends not just in shrinking form factors but also I/O and memory standards. Proliferation not just in standards but in speeds have been creating whole new sets of challenges ranging from power and signal integrity right through to […]

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April 30, 2012

New England User2User puts emphasis on board-level design and verification

Mentor Graphics' user event includes insights on constraints-driven design and the emerging OVM verification methodology in an eye-catching program.
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April 13, 2012

U2U notebook: five sources of EDA growth… and golf clubs

Mentor Graphics' CEO Wally Rhines picked out the trends he says can boost design productivity and drive growth for tools vendors at the company's Silicon Valley User2User conference
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