ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation has announced a vendor participation program where manufacturers can contribute part kits to EMA’s TimingDesigner Design Kit library. GSI became the first participant by contributing kits for its SigmaQuad
family of memory devices. The company states that the ability for
vendors to provide timing models for inclusion in the EMA Design Kit
Program will ensure the accuracy required to define and setup timing
analysis for their products.
“With the speed and complexity of today’s designs, customers need
accurate tools and time saving models to help them tackle these
[design] challenges,” said Manny Marcano, EMA president and CEO. “EMA
has responded with the TimingDesigner Design Kit Program to provide
accurate static timing models for its customers. We are very excited to
see that GSI recognizes the value in our solution for its customers.”
According to the company, design kits consist of preassembled component
diagrams using manufacturers’ specifications that includes libraries
for speed and voltage ratings, and that each kit contains timing
protocols that can be imported into TimingDesigner’s Manager Window.
The company also states that component manufacturers can use the
program to create kits for their digital devices, and add them to the
design kit library as well.
“GSI is proud to provide our customers with TimingDesigner design kits
for our SigmaQuad family of SRAM products,” said David Chapman, GSI
marketing and applications engineering VP. “These kits will enable our
customers to perform an accurate and detailed timing analysis of their
SigmaQuad memory interfaces.”
WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Dennis Weldon
will speak at the D. A. Davidson Electronic Systems Design Conference
in Denver, Colorado. The conference runs February 21-22. A live web
cast will be available at 11:45 AM Mountain Time on Thursday, February
21 at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/dadco11/ment.
SANTA CLARA, CA - Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of its latest Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS) release. The company reports that its full-wave 3-D electromagnetic (EM) modeling and simulation software contains a scripting feature for the optimization and automation of complex antenna designs, allowing fine tuning for best performance within electronic devices, such as handheld wireless cell phones.
“We chose Python-based scripting because it is the most advanced scripting language,” said Jan Van Hese, Agilent R&D Manager. “With changes to the script, designs can be quickly and efficiently optimized and verified long before the phone is available for either simulation or physical testing.”
According to a company release, AMDS is a full-wave, 3-D EM design, modeling and verification tool dedicated to antenna systems design. It analyzes compliance standards such as HAC, SAR (Specific Absorption Rate), antenna diversity, and MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple Output). The company claims that simulating devices using AMDS can reduce design cycle time by up to 75%, as compared with other types of EM simulators currently available.
Python is a popular open-source object-oriented programming language that supports integration with other languages and tools, and comes with extensive libraries.
GA. - The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) has announced that Jim
Raby, renowned 50-year industry veteran, founder, technical director and program
manager at STI Electronics will present the morning keynote, An Industry
Perspective: Past, Present and Future, on April 17from 9:30 to
Raby has spent his entire career in electronics manufacturing
training scores of engineers and operators. His accomplishments include patents for wave soldering, work on the
Saturn and Apollo programs, initiating the Zero Defect Program for wave
soldering, and the development of the China Lake soldering schools. Raby was also
instrumental in developing the IPC soldering certification curriculum and
initiating the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility. He is also
known for the Lights Out factory concept for electronics
Annual Atlanta SMTA Expo is honored to feature Mr. Raby as our keynote.
service to the industry, pioneering spirit, dedication and mentoring of
countless engineers is a true inspiration,” said chapter president CW
The Atlanta SMTA Expo will be held at the Gwinnett Civic
Center in Duluth, GA on Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The one-day
event is free, and will feature suppliers to the electronics industry
displaying products and services for the high-technology and surface-mount
markets, and free technical presentations.