The Week In Review: Design/IoT

NXP-Freescale merger final approval; Synopsys Ethernet VIP; Mentor supports Andes; connected car collaboration.

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NXP received all necessary regulatory approvals for the merger with Freescale, and the sale of its RF Power business to JAC Capital. The company now expects to close the merger on December 7.

Synopsys introduced VIP to support the proposed IEEE P802.3bs/D1.0 Ethernet 400G standard. The VIP includes a native SystemVerilog UVM architecture, protocol-aware debug and source code test suites.

Mentor Graphics added support for software debug of designs built with Andes processors on its emulation platform.

NXP and Tongji University will continue a collaboration dedicated to developing customized connected car solutions for the Chinese market.