The Week In Review: Design/IoT

CFD software update; MIPI DSI v1.3 IP; IoT boom coming; 100GbE Gearbox; deals for Synopsys, Mentor, and Cadence.


Tools, IP, & IoT

Mentor Graphics updated its general purpose computational fluid dynamics product, adding improved mesh handling, an enhanced transient solver, a robust EDA interface, and an interface to Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for stress analysis.

Arasan uncorked MIPI DSI v1.3 controller IP with support for Display Stream Compression, Sub links, Deskew, and Checksum for Test Mode.

Between 2015 and 2019, worldwide systems revenues for applications connecting to the Internet of Things will nearly double, reaching $124.5 billion in the final year of this decade, according to IC Insights.

Marvell introduced a fully integrated 100 Gigabit Ethernet Gearbox with Multilink Gearbox functionality. The device enables 100 Gbps full duplex transmission and performs all physical layer functions required for a variety of media, including single mode and multimode optical modules, copper backplanes, and passive and active copper direct attach cables.


Synopsys inked two deals: Axell, a fabless design company of graphics chips for interactive entertainment and industrial embedded systems, switched to Synopsys’ RTL synthesis solution for its IC designs, citing a 5% area reduction during evaluation, and iCatch Technology selected the company’s IP portfolio, scalable FPGA-based prototyping system and design services for its digital video and image SoC.

Imagination deployed virtualized testbench acceleration technology from Mentor Graphics’ emulation platform in the internal verification flow for its ray-tracing-enabled GPU.

CyweeMotion’s low-power sensor fusion platform for seamless integration into mobile or wearable devices has been optimized for Cadence DSPs.