February 24, 2003
Virtual Snow Day
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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), is a university system of six highly regarded Engineering Institutes, which together make significant contributions towards the EDA industry in terms of producing both developers and users. The major contributors in EDA among the six are IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Madras - where IIT-Madras has seen a fast paced growth in this area over the last few years.
graduates, fully 40% are trained in disciplines related to IT and IC design - which translates to 80,000 graduates per year.
Design engineers in India are working in both VHDL and Verilog. For example, STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor giant and a large consumer of EDA tools. The company has a large number of Customer Divisions working on specific customer projects. ST uses both VHDL and Verilog - the decision as to which language is left up to each Group/Division within ST. I see no particular preferences within these divisions for one language over the other. Instead, the preference may be based on the location of the Customer Unit - whether it is a U.S. customer/market or a European customer/market.
management, and network processing function like three different “traffic police officers” working in unison with separate yet inter-dependent functions. The classifier determines what should be done with the voice, data, or video information entering communications equipment and the network processor obeys processing and forwarding directions the classifier gives it. The APP540 chip is roughly one-fourth the size of a credit card.
devices from both the fixed and wireless worlds.
Also from Sun - The company announced a software test suite intended for Java technology-enabled mobile devices. The company says the worldwide deployment of 75+ million Java handsets over the past two years means there is a need for an off-the-shelf software test suite to replace in-house development and management of multiple tests for multiple handsets. With the Java Device Test Suite, individual handsets can be tested against 5000+ test cases in four different categories - functionality, stress, performance and sandbox security - and will allows users to plug in additional test suites for new APIs. The Java Device test suite is scheduled to be available in June 2003.
Altera Corp. announced the release of version 3.0 of the Nios embedded processor, which includes features based on the Stratix and low-cost Cyclone device families. The Nios version 3.0 includes: user-Configurable Caches, an enhanced SDRAM controller; the Avalon switch fabric; and a new JTAG-based real-time debugger; an integrated development environment; and a network protocol software library.
In related news - Altera announced the availability of the Nios Development Kit, Stratix Edition, which gives embedded designers a design platform for high-bandwidth system designs. The kit includes version 3.0 of the Nios embedded processor and the Stratix EP1S10 device. The kit also includes Quartus II development software, the SOPC Builder system development tool, and a suite of software development tools, as well as a Stratix development board with the Stratix EP1S10 device, 1Mb of SRAM, 16Mb of SDRAM, 8Mb of Flash, a 10/100 Ethernet port, two serial ports, a Mictor connector for software debug, two expansion headers, power supply, and download cable.
Altium Ltd. announced the TASKING TriCore VX-toolset, an embedded software development toolset intended to increase execution speed and decrease code size up to 10% over the current TASKING TriCore toolset. The new toolset has been developed for Infineon's 32-bit TriCore architecture and uses Altium's Viper compiler framework technology. The toolset is currently in beta testing and full public release is expected in April 2003.
Also from Altium - The company announced today the release of version 3.5 of the TASKING embedded software development toolset for Motorola's DSP56xxx architecture. Version 3.5 offers a redesigned user interface and support for the latest derivatives and evaluation boards, as well as re-arranged menu structures and improved dialogs, including flexible breakpoint configurations, and probe point support to allow data to be retrieved from, and injected into, an application at run-time using I/O simulation.
Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR) announced the relocation and expansion of the company's European headquarters at Lyon Court in Hitchin, UK. The new offices will maintain responsibility for managing sales representatives and providing technical support throughout Europe.
Artisan Components, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of NurLogic Design, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Artisan acquired NurLogic for approximately $5.0 million in cash and $12.7 million in stock. Artisan reserved approximately 822,000 common shares for issuance in connection with stock options assumed in the transaction.
Samples are planned from April 2003.
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