Posts From Pradeep Chakraborty

Altera FPGAs reduce SIL 3 development and certification costs for industrial designs

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE, USA & NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Altera Corp. announced the availability of a functional safety development board and FPGA reference designs through NewTec, a leading European provider of safety-related electronic systems. The new board and reference designs coupled with Altera’s

Oticon standardizes on Synopsys’ Design Compiler Graphical

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. announced that Oticon Inc., a leading manufacturer of hearing solutions, has deployed Synopsys’ Design Compiler Graphical RTL synthesis solution for implementing all of its hearing solutions ICs. Minimizing IC area and power consumption while maximizing

Inverter industry is about to change!

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

LYON, FRANCE: The “$65 billion inverter market by 2020 will be driven by multiple applications,” announced Yole Développement (Yole) in its new report “Inverter Technology Trends & Market Expectations”. The inverter market will be driven by three factors: electrification trends

X-FAB and Silicon Works to bring sensor solutions to Korean automotive market

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

ERFURT, GERMANY & DAEJEON CITY, SOUTH KOREA: X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the trusted automotive foundry, and Silicon Works, the leading Korean fabless company, have reached a milestone in their strategic partnership to bring new automotive sensor solutions to the Korean market

Pasternack intros new lines of digitally programmable attenuators

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

IRVINE, USA: Pasternack Enterprises Inc. announced the release of its new 5 Bit, 8 Bit and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are

Newark element14 and Altium sign exclusive master distribution agreement

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

CHICAGO, USA: Newark element14 announced a new global agreement with Altium, a leading supplier of PCB design software solutions, to distribute CircuitStudio through the recently launched element14 Design Center. This partnership will be a cornerstone of phase two of the

Fujitsu Kansai-Chubu Net-Tech shortens design time by 40 percent

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE, USA: Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced that Fujitsu Kansai-Chubu Net-Tech Ltd (KCN) utilized the Cadence C-to-Silicon Compiler to shorten turnaround time by 40 percent compared to its traditional RTL process for a complex 100G transport system design. KCN used

Mentor Graphics announces verification IP for PCIe 4.0

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

WILSONVILLE, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the immediate availability of its new Mentor EZ-VIP PCI Express Verification IP. The new Verification IP (VIP) reduces testbench assembly time for ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) design verification by

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE, USA: Cadence Design Systems Inc. and GLOBALFOUNDRIES have announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 28nm Super Low Power (28nm-SLP) process with High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology. GLOBALFOUNDRIES utilized Cadence

Mentor Graphics launches FloEFD product

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

WILSONVILLE, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the latest release of its award-winning FloEFD upfront and concurrent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) product. This new release provides advanced capabilities and functionality, which enables designers and anaPradeep Chakraborty | CIOLlysts to create more

First IoT-Ideathon kicks off in Bangalore

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

BANGALORE, INDIA: The First IoT-Ideathon kicked off in Bangalore as the forerunner to the International Conference on VLSI Design and Embedded System. Over a 100 participants working on 25 distinct themes will be battling it out for the next 60

SEMICON Korea: Breaking through limitations of semiconductors

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Over 500 exhibiting companies from 20 countries and more than 40,000 attendees are expected to attend SEMICON Korea 2015, to be held February 4-6 at COEX in Seoul. Keynotes include ES Jung, EVP and GM, Samsung Electronics,

TSV based memory going to volume production

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

LYON, FRANCE: Many expect current DDR, both the compute variety (DDR3 / DDR4) and the mobile variety (LPDDR3/LPDDR4) to reach the end of their road soon, as the DDR interface reportedly cannot run at data rates higher than 3.2 Gbps

Transparent oxide glass with rubber like property

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

TOKYO, JAPAN: Researchers based at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ‘rubber-like’ glass which may have applications in high temperature or strongly oxidative environments Flexible substances that can withstand high temperatures are much sought after for

Rochester offers ASIC solutions to end costly, continuous cycle of re-design

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

NEWBURYPORT, USA: Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, has an ASIC solution that can alleviate the possibility of more system re-designs in the future. If a design team is faced with re-design due to product obsolescence, Rochester

Residential solar energy storage market to grow by factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

LONDON, ENGLAND: The global market for grid-connected residential solar photovoltaic (PV)  installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new

Gizmo 2 x86-based SBC available from Newark element14

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

CHICAGO, USA: Newark element14 announced the availability of the Gizmo 2 DIY developer platform from GizmoSphere, a non-profit development board community. Built on the award-winning AMD Embedded G-Series SoC, Gizmo 2 is a second-generation open source x86-based single board computer

Freescale and Intel processors now active at Rochester

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

NEWBURYPORT, USA:– Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, will launch 2015 with the re-introduction of many popular processors from Freescale and Intel. Available now is the Freescale 68020 processor. The full military version of the 68020 will

e-con Systems launches monochrome USB 3.0 camera with changeable lenses

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

ST. LOUIS, USA & CHENNAI, INDIA: e-con Systems Inc. announced the launch of the See3CAM_CU51, part of the See3CAM family of USB3.0 SuperSpeed cameras. The See3CAM_CU51 is based on MT9P031 Monochrome CMOS Image sensor from Aptina and is provided with

Global semicon market to maintain steady growth till 2015

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its updated semiconductor market forecast. WSTS anticipates the world semiconductor market to show a solid growth of 9 percent up to $333 billion in 2014, driven mainly by double digit growth