May 20, 2015

Altium has announced an open beta program for their community-driven PCB design tool. CircuitMaker will be available worldwide to all interested electronics designers, and aims to address the unique needs of the electronics maker and hobbyist community with a free software offering. Anyone interested in participating in the open beta can register now at the CircuitMaker website, with invitations being sent out early next week

“We’re incredibly excited to see how the CircuitMaker community will grow and evolve during this open beta program,” said Ben Jordan, Product Manager at Altium. “The electronics maker community has always been characterized by a very organic and collaborative growth process, and now electronics...

March 23, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced its new Xpedition® Package Integrator flow, the industry's broadest solution for integrated circuit (IC), package, and printed circuit board (PCB) co-design and optimization. The Package Integrator solution automates planning, assembly and optimization of today's complex multi-die packages. It incorporates a unique virtual die model concept for true IC-to-package co-optimization. In support of early marketing-level studies for a proposed new device, users can now plan, assemble and optimize complex systems with minimal source data. The new Package Integrator flow allows design teams to realize faster and more efficient physical path finding and seamless tool integration for rapid prototyping, right to the production flow.

This...

March 19, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced its newest version of the HyperLynx® Signal Integrity/Power Integrity (SI/PI) product for high-speed printed circuit board (PCB) designs. The HyperLynx product addresses high-speed systems design problems throughout the design flow—starting at the earliest architectural stages through post-layout verification. With the increased complexity and high-speed performance of today's integrated circuits (ICs), a growing number of PCBs suffer from signal degradation and timing problems which are exacerbated by power delivery issues; this impacts board performance and possibly total failed logic, requiring costly redesign. 

The comprehensive HyperLynx SI/PI product provides tools for pre- and post-layout signal integrity, timing, crosstalk and...

March 16, 2015

Some announcements from the recent embedded world exhibition, including Freescale's launch of the KV5x MCU family

See more at: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/some-announcements-from-the-recent-embedded-world-exhibition-including-freescales-launch-of-the-kv5x-mcu-family/74867/#sthash.QERV8DRy.dpuf

 Freescale used embedded world to launch the Kinetis KV5x MCU family, targeted at digital motor control. Geoff Lees, pictured, general manager of Freescale's MCU business, said: "The Cortex-M7 provides the opportunity for a significant step in...

March 9, 2015

DownStream will hold a BluePrint-PCB webinar on Tuesday, March 10, with a theme of “Automate. Enhance. Ease PCB Documentation."

BluePrint-PCB has a unique sleek user interface that allows you to quickly and easily create, distribute, and use PCB Documentation. Once designers see it and use it, they will be convinced of its power and versatility. Here is an opportunity to see BluePrint-PCB solution in action.

DownStream's PCB document authoring tool, BluePrint-PCB, easily creates electronic drawings to drive the PCB fabrication and assembly. BluePrint uses the PCB CAD data to automatically and intelligently represent every aspect of your PCB design. It even allows you to add specific comments and instructions, external files, URLs, and more. This electronic document...

March 5, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that it has joined the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech, the industry consortium dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution across various systems. CPES is focused on technologies and applications related to power electronic components: vehicular power conversion, power conversion technologies, power management, and renewable energy systems. CPES has a global reputation for advanced research in power electronics with 78 members who contribute and participate in the organization's mission, including Toyota, GE, Fairchild, Cree, Rohm, and Mitsubishi. 

Commenting on the recent MicReD® Industrial Power Tester 1500A solution from Mentor, Professor G. Q. Lu, CPES affiliate faculty and...

March 4, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., today announced that Brite Semiconductor Corporation, used Cadence® digital implementation and signoff tools to complete four 28nm system-on-chip (SoC) designs and reduced their time to market by three weeks compared to previous design methodologies. By using Cadence tools, Brite Semiconductor was also able to increase performance by up to 20 percent and reduce power consumption by up to 10 percent on these designs.

Brite Semiconductor adopted the Cadence Encounter® Digital Implementation System for physical implementation and Voltus™ IC Power Integrity Solution for power signoff and design closure. The Encounter Digital Implementation System, which incorporates GigaOpt route-driven optimization along with...

March 3, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced it has acquired the business assets of Tanner EDA, a leading tool provider for the design, layout and verification of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and MEMS integrated circuits. With this acquisition, more designers will now have access to Tanner's AMS products based on the strength and reach of the Mentor Graphics global sales organization. All Tanner EDA products as well as existing AMS products from Mentor will continue to be available and supported.

"Tanner EDA has built an outstanding reputation as the price performance leader for the design, layout and verification of AMS ICs, MEMS and IoT devices," said Greg Lebsack, President of Tanner EDA. "We are excited to join Mentor Graphics where we can leverage their extensive technology...

March 2, 2015

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced financial results for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015. The company reported revenues of $439.1 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.09, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.96. For the full fiscal year, revenues were $1.244 billion, non-GAAP earnings per share were $1.77, and GAAP earnings per share were $1.26.

“Mentor Graphics set all-time records for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015,” said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. “Fourth quarter results were driven primarily by Asian foundries and their customers adopting Design-to-Silicon solutions for 14nm and 10nm nodes and by the automotive sector’s continued demand for embedded software and electrical design products....

February 26, 2015

 

Altium Updates to Flagship High-Speed PCB Design Tool

 

Altium Limited, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, PCBWorks, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault), and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), has announced the next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer. Altium Designer 15.1 will introduce several new features for improved design productivity, documentation outputs, and high-speed design efficiency.

“We’re pushing productivity and high-speed design features further than we ever have before,” said Jason Hingston, CTO at Altium. “With Altium Designer 15.1, we remain committed as ever to expanding our core expertise in making...

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