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In the News (Sun 23 Jun 19)

  Electronic Design Automation
It not only appears as if the design world is at last ready to embrace system-on-chip (SoC) design methodologies, but that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry is maneuvering itself into position to make it happen.
Vendors of pc-board design tools are boosting their research-and-development budgets, even in the current business climate, to meet the signal-integrity challenges presented to board designers by devices such as high-speed SERDES (serializer-deserializer) ICs, and 10-Gbit optical interconnects.
Increases in the complexity and electronics content in automobiles and aircraft are forcing changes in the CAD tools used to design electrical distribution systems and wire harnesses.
electronicdesign.com /Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=1443   (1208 words)

 Electronic Design Automation
Designers can use Afterburner to conduct system verification in C without a simulation license, reducing the software development cost.
With PSDsoft Express, embedded-system designers no longer have to design any of the necessary logic for memory decoding, segmentation, paging, chip selects, or pin assignments required when external memory is added to the design.
Designers can use it to rapidly create quality handcrafted layouts in a very short time.
electronicdesign.com /Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=3244   (1043 words)

 Electronic design automation - a reference guide from Electronicstalk
We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "Electronic design automation", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news releases and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest.
Start with the news release Schematics and footprints are free to download from National Semiconductor, which we summarised at the time by saying "The Ultra Librarian Reader with both footprints and symbols for National ICs is available now for download from the CAD section of the company's website".
Cell BE processor to accelerate EDA (November 2006)
www.electronicstalk.com /guides/electronic-design-automation.html   (1096 words)

  Electronic Design Automation Software ( Design Automation Software and EDA Software) Definition
DEFINITION: CAE (computer-aided engineering) is a broad term used by the electronic design automation (EDA) industry for the use of computers to design, analyze, and manufacture products and processes.
(computer-aided design) - the use of a computer for drafting and modeling designs, and
ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … CAE (computer-aided engineering) is a broad term used by the electronic design automation (EDA) industry for the use of computers to design, analyze, and manufacture products and processes.
www.bitpipe.com /tlist/Electronic-Design-Automation-Software.html   (305 words)

  Electronic Design Automation Mainstreams MEMS Design
Design teams at Xerox, Webster, New York; Texas Instruments, Dallas, Tex.; and many small start-ups are already researching potential applications that range from rudderless aircraft to buildings that self-adjust during an earthquake.
Engineering teams charged with the design of integrated microelectromechanical systems are particularly conscious of this gap, and, in many cases, are still constrained by an "over-the-wall" approach to integration.
Download Free Electronic Design Whitepapers to your PC Electronic Design's whitepaper section brings you free PDFs to save and use as a reference for your projects.
www.elecdesign.com /Articles/ArticleID/7595/7595.html   (975 words)

 RED HERRING | The Business of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Engineers now dream of the day when a detailed request of a specific electronic system can be given to an EDA machine, which will automatically design a chip that will meet all the cost and performance specifications required.
EDA companies generated revenues of more than $3.7 billion in the last 12 months, and the acquisitive nature of the industry keeps both investors and bankers interested in its growth.
Given the tremendous success of EDA companies, as well as the software's remarkable ability to save time and money in the chip development process, EDA software will continue to be a critical driver of innovation within the semiconductor industry and within the technology sector at large.
www.redherring.com /ResearchAbstract.aspx?p=4   (367 words)

 FTL - EDA (Electronic Design Automation) Products   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An experienced team of high-end computer system designers developed FTL Systems' design flow to meet the requirement of a single, coherent tool capable of effectively harnessing the power of tens to hundreds of processors.
Designers may begin harness available resources running most current versions of Solaris(tm), Linux(tm), HPUX(tm), Windows(tm) and AUX(tm), migrating to larger and larger computers as their design progresses through integration.
On a complex design, designers may employ a wide range of logic and physical technologies.
www.ftlsystems.com /eda   (774 words)

 IBM Servers Deep Computing solutions: electronic design automation
From conceptual and prototype design processes to manufacturing documentation and engineering, our EDA solutions offer product development automation tools that can help improve the critical task of designing electronic components to help drive product innovation.
EDA solutions from IBM combine industry-leading EDA applications and Linux operating system-enabled high performance infrastructure systems to give electronics designers and engineers uncompromising tools to create digital models of fittings, circuit breakers, fuses, and other electrical components and equipments.
Design 3-D mock-up of the electromechanical systems driven by electronics specifications and created by electronics schematics.
www-03.ibm.com /servers/deepcomputing/solutions/electronicdesignautomation.html   (843 words)

 Robert Gardner Appointed Executive Director of Electronic Design Automation Consortium - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The EDA Consortium Board also wants to thank Pam Parrish for her dedication, and for bringing increased visibility to our industry during the past ten years.
The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products.
EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets among others.
www.forbes.com /prnewswire/feeds/prnewswire/2006/11/09/prnewswire200611091600PR_NEWS_B_NWT_SF_SFTH082.html   (632 words)

 Synaps provides electronic design automation services   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The use of optimization methods is well established in electronics design but has achieved mixed results.
For example, in one customer's application, the design of a filter was improved by 3dB over what was previously considered the optimal configuration.
Not only did Synaps engineers design a new facility, but arrangements with the Georgia Tech Research Institute were initiated in case the client wanted to do the research without building his own laboratory.
www.synaps-inc.com /electronics.html   (476 words)

 Electronic Design Automation: CAD and CAM at Canadian Content
DASC is dedicated to empowering the electronic design industry through the development of necessary standards.
Focuses on the theory, analysis, design (computer aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing.
Mission is to accelerate design technology innovation through the open exchange of source code and peer review by in-house developers, commercial developers, and academia.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Computers/CAD_and_CAM/Electronic_Design_Automation   (1071 words)

 Intercept Consulting Products
Intercept's multi-faceted Design Automation products unite powerful innovations in global design technology to provide a flexible strategy for cycle time and cost reduction.
DrawingX provides an editing environment that may be used to floorplan drawing templates and provides a comprehensive palette of common features, such as board stackup diagram, automated dimensioning controls, and design notes, that are automatically generated by the system during drawing creation.
As an electronic design automation (EDA) company, Intercept develops the high technology PCB software design applications necessary to create printed circuit boards, hybrids, and multi-chip modules.
www.intercept.com /html_files/products/design_automation/products_design_automation.htm   (386 words)

 Cover Pages: XML and Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
SpinCircuit is the first-ever vendor-independent design gateway that bridges the gap between the design desktop and the electronics supply chain network by integrating directly into the schematic capture tools used by designers.
The EDA XML Connector is also bidirectional -- it's capable of using XML documents as input for EDA Servers or generating them as output for clients -- so it's a comprehensive solution that enterprise developers can use to support all kinds of XML-based applications..." See also the detailed description.
On the EDA side of the fence, the Silicon Integration Initiative announced at the Design Automation Conference here this week that Mentor Graphics Corp. will abandon its proprietary EDA symbol and footprint formats and convert to QuickData.
xml.coverpages.org /xmlAndEDA.html   (1856 words)

 SilverStorm Technologies - Electronic Design Automation
Companies with electronic design automation requirements are finding that the challenge of verifying and simulating significantly complicated circuitry in microprocessor/FPGA designs can be met by deploying high performance computing clusters to dramatically accelerate analysis and run completion.
Electronic Design Automation began its move to distributed computing with the popularity of Solaris-based Sun compute farms years ago.
Increased complexity in integrated circuit designs has made the simulation requirement of next-morning test completion more and more difficult to achieve.
www.silverstorm.com /solutions/electronic_design_automation.asp   (284 words)

 Mentor -- Electronic Design Automation Software (release EN2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
December 2003 -- the Mentor EDA environment, version EN2002, is available on the Sun/Solaris workstations in room 3329,3327 EBU1,room 313 EBU2 and in the UAPE lab (B402 APandM).
Various Mentor documents warn against moving or copying design objects using Unix shell level commands; internal path references are not updated if shell level commands are used.
The Design Manager Reference Manual indicates that the copy function [page 2-20, 2-21] automatically updates internal path references among all the objects that are copied in one operation.
www-acs.ucsd.edu /info/mentor.php   (1444 words)

 EDAC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium, this award honors an individual who has had demonstrable IMPACT on the field of electronic design through contributions in Electronic Design Automation (EDA).
The EDA Consortium proudly honors Phil Moorby, creator of Verilog, as the 2005 Kaufman Award recipient.
EDA Consortium and EDA Where Electronics Begins are trademarks of Electronic Design Automation Consortium.
www.edac.org /KaufmanAwards.jsp   (124 words)

This course is designed for students who are interested in Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques as applicable to Industrial Automation.
Design Considerations : Some design considerations to lower the cost of PCB fabrication and to make the circuit work better.
The Course is designed to introduce the principles of custom VLSI Design, layout design and standard cell designs for simple systems.
www.nist.edu /ntcs/eda.htm   (474 words)

 Topic - Electronic Design Automation
The importance of system-level design was one of the recurring themes at this year's DAC.
Schema Is Devised For SoC Design And IP Reuse
Download Free Electronic Design Whitepapers to your PC Electronic Design's whitepaper section brings you free PDFs to save and use as a reference for your projects.
www.wsdmag.com /Topics/Index.cfm?Action=Topic&StartRow=41&MaxRowsPerPage=20&Total=82&TopicID=736   (806 words)

 Electronic Design Automation News
Nascentric also reports it has a number of other design tools in development that are transient aware (of current or voltage pulses generated as a result of transistor switching action) – a major concern for designer whose chips are based on the latest CMOS process technologies.
These physical design tools permit designers to predict and compensate for optical proximity, phase shift mask and other distortions that are introduced at the very last stages of manufacturing.
The inductor design kit is part of Ansoft and UMC’s efforts to develop a completely qualified and tested electromagnetic based design flow for radio frequency based CMOS chips.
www.perfectdisplay.com /id1482.html   (2205 words)

 Electronic Design Automation (EDA) | AllBusiness.com Business Directory
Provider of new technologies to electronic design automation (EDA) to design at a higher level of abstraction.
Provider of electronic design automation (EDA) tools that simulate and layout printed circuit boards (PCBs) and programmable logic devices (FPGAs) for design engineers, educators and students.
Products are sold to the electronics, medical, telecommunications, aerospace and education industries and to the government.
www.allbusiness.com /2984945-1.html?path=/directory/electronics_and_semiconductors/business_solutions/design_tools_and_services/design_automation_eda   (869 words)

 Fakultät EI - Electronic Design Automation
The complexity in modern VLSI design forces the use of Electronic Design Automation in each design phase.
Formal and compact descriptions of the key problems in design are accompanied by examples highlighting their solution.
This concise and thorough analysis of principal design problems deepens the understanding of circuit design as such.
www.eda.ei.tum.de /lehrangebot/EDACourse/index_html   (252 words)

 Electronic design automation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EDA is divided into many (sometimes overlapping) sub-areas.
Behavioral Synthesis, High Level Synthesis or Algorithmic Synthesis: This takes the level of abstraction higher and allows automation of the architecture exploration process.
Qucs — Qucs is an open source (GPL) software based on Qt for the creation and simulation (large-signal, small-signal, S-parameters, noise behaviour and digital) of electrical and RF circuits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electronic_design_automation   (2208 words)

 Topic - Electronic Design Automation
Such analysis is needed for the design of microstrip and stripline circuits, planar spiral inductors, RFIC and MMIC...
For experienced wireless designers, the migration path from software to hardware is a familiar one.
One of the important elements of a system-level design methodology is the co-verification of both hardware and software subsystems.
www.wsdmag.com /Topics/Index.cfm?Action=Topic&StartRow=21&MaxRowsPerPage=20&Total=82&TopicID=736   (865 words)

 Chipdir - Manufacturers of Electronic design automation (EDA) software
What does this mean for the design communit?, Wellas is usual in industries when the main players such as Mentor Graphics,Cadence and Altium are swallowing up their competitors, prices remain high.For example, just look at Altium's new Protel DXP product which is to bepriced at $7,995US.
Tight design rules prevent invalid designs such as schematicswith wires going nowhere or connected to blank space.
If you follow the design link from their homepage you will find info about email forums about pcb layout, links to many suppliers of layout software and more.
www.embeddedlinks.com /chipdir/m/eda.htm   (3555 words)

 IEEE Electronic Design Automation council
It will be led by Al Dunlop, a design consultant and a member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society that unanimously endorsed the committee formation in May 2004.
The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society is home of the CAD journal and the Design Automation Conference within IEEE, and many of its members are involved in CAD and are strong supporters of the C-EDA Council initiative.
Adds Dunlop: "A council on EDA is an imperative as a broader set of disciplines becomes necessary to design future circuits.
rfdesign.com /news/IEEE-EDA-council   (549 words)

 Open Directory - Computers:CAD and CAM:Electronic Design Automation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even though many products today can be developed and model as digital systems with logic values of 1 or 0, at the lowest level of abstraction electrical circuits have voltage, resistance, power, and frequently frequency.
Microwave design tool are used with the portions of systems that are wireless.
Power engineering is related to generation and transmission of electrical power or the portions of consumer products that convert 110 volt house wiring current to the internal voltage level of your toys.
dmoz.org /Computers/CAD_and_CAM/Electronic_Design_Automation/desc.html   (219 words)

 CS137ab: Electronic Design Automation
Our ability to design interesting and powerful systems is limited by size and complexity---often not from substrate costs, but from human design and management costs.
This is a key role of automation and mapping tools: they produce the low-level details, sparing the human designer's time and attention to solve bigger problems.
As a consequence, novel system designers and researchers exploiting novel media must be prepared to tackle their own automation problems---that is, build their own tools---to advance rapidly into new areas.
www.cs.caltech.edu /courses/cs137   (564 words)

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