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A fully functional spice simulator for switcher applications
15 August 2001
Linear Technology has released switcher CADIII, a fully functional spice simulator with schematic capture and waveform display tool, for public distribution. The software's internal enhancements to the ...

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Low-cost version of PCB design software
15 August 2001, ASIC Design Services
Innoveda has released a new mid-range configuration of its popular PowerPCB printed circuit board layout solution. The PowerPCB 200 Series is claimed to offer significant savings over the company's previous ...

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Complimentary licences of leading IDE for DSP controllers offered
15 August 2001, Altron Arrow, EBV Electrolink
Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector is offering for the first time a complimentary licence of the award-winning Metrowerks CodeWarrior for DSP56800 integrated development environment (IDE) with the ...

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Emulation support for ARM9
15 August 2001
iSYSTEM offers new support for ARM's 32-bit microprocessor cores. The ARM9 iCARD interfaces to the target on-chip firmware via JTAG and supports 5 V down to 1,8 V technology. It provides a new 20-pin ...

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Modelling varistors with PSpice: simulation beats trial and error
15 August 2001, Electrocomp
Programs for simulation of electronic circuits have been used for some time. The best known is the Spice simulator developed in the mid-1970s, now available worldwide in many variants. Spice software ...

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New development tools for PIC18 family
1 August 2001
IAR Systems has made available additional debugging tools for Microchip's PIC18 family of microcontrollers with the announce- ment of support for the MPLAB-ICE 2000 emulator in its advanced C-SPY debugger. ...

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Handheld portable multiprogrammer
1 August 2001
The ChipBurner Portable from DeviceRama is an innovative handheld programmer that includes a 48-pin DIP, as well as a 32-pin PLCC socket. The EZW-P operates as a field portable standalone workstation. ...

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New MATLAB releases and DSP developer's kit
1 August 2001, Opti-Num Solutions
Opti-Num Solutions has announced that MATLAB users who are currently under the MathWorks Subscription Service programme can obtain the Release 12.1 product CD, together with any updated documentation ...

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Innovative Bluetooth babyboard demonstrator kits
4 July 2001
Philips Semiconductors has launched an easy-to-use Bluetooth babyboard demonstrator kit - claimed to be the smallest of its kind on the market. The babyboard enables customers to develop their upper layer ...

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Parallel-serial interface for in-system-programming of SX devices
4 July 2001, Sivan Electronic Supplies
The SX-ISP from Kanda has been designed for maximum convenience and flexibility. Since in-system programming means the device is programmed after soldering, allowing 'one build, later customisation', ...

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Programmable logic devices design software
4 July 2001
Now you can replace your inflexible architecture with a complex programmable logic device (CPLD) solution that gives unprecedented flexibility and features. This is according to Atmel which is offering ...

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Synopsys support for Actel's ProASIC devices
4 July 2001
Delivering on its commitment to provide customers with an ASIC-like design flow, Actel announced that Synopsys' Design Compiler synthesis tool supports Actel's ProASIC 500K devices. The addition of Design ...

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Tool offers advanced untestable-code filtering capability
23 May 2001
Innoveda has announced major extensions to its HDLScore tool for code-coverage analysis. These include untestable-code filtering; support for mixed Verilog/VHDL design environments and variable or signal ...

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OPC-enabled industrial data acquisition software
9 May 2001, ProMicro
Advantech's GeniDAQ is a new application software that takes advantage of the multitasking capabilities of MS Windows to enhance system performance. It provides plug-and-play connectivity with most devices ...

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Higher performance version of mixed-HDL simulator released
9 May 2001
Model Technology's powerful new version of its industry-leading HDL simulation tool, ModelSim 5.5, is aimed at today's multimillion gate ASIC and FPGA designs. The company says ModelSim 5.5 offers significant ...

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Flexible AVR ISP tool uses the universal serial bus
9 May 2001, Sivan Electronic Supplies
The benefits of ISP in the lab and production environments are numerous. A device can be programmed after soldering which allows 'one build, later customisation', separate test code vectors can be programmed ...

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PCB fabricators offered new product line to streamline operations
9 May 2001, ASIC Design Services
Innoveda's FabFactory, is a new product line created specifically for fabricators of bare PCBs. FabFactory builds on Innoveda's proven CAM technology, adding new features that offer performance and flexibility ...

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Osram selects global EDA platform
25 April 2001, ASIC Design Services
Innoveda has announced that Osram, an international producer of lamps and electronic control devices, is standardising on the Innoveda EDA environment for PCB design. Osram's decision follows successful ...

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Embedded Internet TCP/IP for the 8051
25 April 2001, Sivan Electronic Supplies
Ceibo is offering TCP/IP development tools that allow Internet connection for peripherals with standard 8051 microcontroller families. This suits a variety of applications such as alarm systems, vending ...

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Configurable memory systems for MCUs
11 April 2001
STMicroelectronics offers free software to configure and program programmable system devices (PSDs). PSDExpress can be downloaded from website www.psdst.com. The package now supports all the PSD devices. ...

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