IoT

Lattice intros first 90nm non-volatile FPGA family

By : CIOL Bureau

New generation provides double the density, higher performance, lower power and enhanced non-volatility while cutting price per function in half.

RFMD announces new low-noise amplifiers

By : CIOL Bureau

The amplifiers target base station, WLAN and point-to-point radios for multiple air standards

Synopsys and Synplicity join hands

By : CIOL Bureau

The companies intend to work together on next-generation, high-performance verification solutions for ASIC designers

ST introduces touch-sensor chips

By : CIOL Bureau

Tiny chips extend ST’s touch-sense portfolio with fastest response times and no need for extra components on sensor lines

The secret to talent retention

By : CIOL Bureau

Xilinx president, CEO and Chairman Wim Roelandts reveals the company’s secret of talent retention

Ittiam Systems begins operation in Europe

By : CIOL Bureau

Expanding its direct global presence and regional market focus, Ittiam sets up its Europe operation headed by an experienced leader.

cintelliq eases patent research for organic semicon

By : CIOL Bureau

One-click access to patent documents is a big hit with patent analysts.

Zarlink acquires voice IC player Legerity

By : CIOL Bureau

Creates combined semiconductor company with revenue in excess of $250 million, targeting the growing voice-over-packet communication market.

Microchip launches low-cost families of DSCs

By : CIOL Bureau

Announces provision of free source code for sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) of PMSMs and lowest-priced families of DSC in small packages.

Cypress intros HB LED intelligent lighting designs

By : CIOL Bureau

New EZ-Color controller family speeds time-to-market with drag-and-drop color mixing that requires no manual coding.

TSMC qualifies Magma’s Quartz RC extraction technology files

By : CIOL Bureau

The Quartz RC extraction technology files are suitable for 65nm, 90nm and 0.13-micron designs.

TSMC’s Reference Flow 8.0 to address 45nm design challenges

By : CIOL Bureau

TSMC’s Reference Flow 8.0 lowers entry barriers to design for 45nm and other advanced process technologies.

Magma offers royalty-free license for low-power chip design patent

By : CIOL Bureau

Patent license allows EDA software developers to implement power-aware EDA tools based on concepts and claims in a Magma patent application.

Sanmina to set up EMS plant in Oragadam

By : CIOL Bureau

The EMS player is likely to start operations by July 2008 and has plans to scale up to 10,000 people over the next five years.

Open-Silicon adopts Synopsys’ DFT MAX to lower ASIC costs

By : CIOL Bureau

DFT MAX lowers test costs by significantly reducing the amount of time and data required to test digital circuits.

Microchip debuts 2MHz, 500mA switching regulator

By : CIOL Bureau

Low-power switcher provides adjustable and fixed output voltages, 90 percent efficiency and auto transition to PWM mode in TSOT-23 and DFN packages.

Supermicro unveils universal I/O SAS solutions

By : CIOL Bureau

These are powered by advanced LSI RAID-On-Chip. Flexible UIO configurations feature hardware RAID 5 and 6 and more.

Cadence’s Allegro next-gen PCB design

By : CIOL Bureau

Features include GUI modernization, context sensitive editing paradigm, color and visibility improvements, integration of physical and spacing constraints, etc.

GateRocket demos FPGA verification product

By : CIOL Bureau

GateRocket’s software allows the verification engineer to place any portions of FPGA design into RocketDrive and integrate it to existing simulation platform.

India’s competencies in SoC, embedded: Freescale

By : CIOL Bureau

According to Ganesh Guruswamy, country manager and director, Freescale Semiconductor, India will emerge as a major design centre for ICs, FPGAs
and SoCs. Another trend would be semiconductor and embedded products designed for India, by Indian R&D centers. Excerpts from an interview: