The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Tools Aldec updated its emulation and simulation acceleration software package for high speed prototyping boards, adding a SCE-MI Pipes-based flow for streaming large amounts of data, and a 30% speed increase for all emulation modes. Plus, Aldec's mixed-language FPGA design and simulation platform now includes a complete coverage analysis package for FPGA and ASIC designers with the addition... » read more

The Week In Review: Design

Tools Mentor Graphics unveiled a hypervisor with configuration, debugging and hardware support. The solution is aimed at a variety of vertical markets, ranging from industrial and medical to consumer electronics. NXP uncorked a passive Inter-Integrated Circuit (I²C) solution for near-field communications tagging, allowing appliances, wearables and consumer electronics to use existing NFC-... » read more

New Foundry Gold Rush: RF SOI

By Mark LaPedus About every five years or so, a new and hot market emerges in the specialty foundry business that resembles a frenetic gold rush. The last big gold rush occurred around 2008, when more than a dozen foundries jumped into the bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) market to capitalize on the booming power-management sector. Now, the next gold rush is centering on an emerging technology—th... » read more