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Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini, Editor, writes:

We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "Parasitics", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news releases and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest. Let me be your guide.
Start with the news release Software slashes nanometre design times from Synopsys, which we summarised at the time by saying "The 2007.12 release Synopsys' PrimeTime suite has managed an average 2X runtime improvement and 33% memory reduction over the 2006.12 release". A couple of weeks before, we featured the news release Dual operating modes boost controller flexibility from STMicroelectronics: "The L6566 selectable multimode controller is suitable for applications such as flyback AC/DC adapters, TV and LCD monitors, small size LCD TVs, high end chargers and other consumer equipment".
In September 2007, we covered the news from Synopsys concerning its DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY - take a look at US systems receive new certification which says: "The DesignWare PHY IP for PCI Express offers a number of dedicated lane configurations from x1 to x8 that support both wire bond and flip chip packages".
Take a look also at the news release from Cadence Design Systems, IC platform cuts design times, as well as EM simulator spreads coverage from Ansoft Europe, and Software extends focus to IC-package codesign from Apache Design Solutions.

See also:

EDA tools target complexity at 65nm and below (May 2007)
Upgraded netlist reduction and interconnect analysis tools help IC designers to optimise post-layout simulations, to maintain verification accuracy and to meet time to market goals

Chip layout tool adds 3D RC extraction (April 2007)
Tool reduces design errors and shortens the design verification process, particularly for deep submicron technologies where interconnect delays start to play a dominant role

Camposano to spearhead growth phase (April 2007)
Dr Raul Camposano has been named Chief Executive Officer at Xoomsys

Analogue and mixed signal verification for SOCs (April 2007)
An integrated analogue and mixed-signal verification tool for system-on-chip designs comprises FastSpice simulation, unified debug and visualisation, and tight integration with digital verification

Coupler improves power amplifier gain control (April 2007)
High-directivity coupler is designed to improve power amplifier gain control in various wireless systems including cellular and WiMAX system transmitters

Analogue simulator handles larger volumes of data (March 2007)
New tool suite will feature a 3D RF extraction tool that uses a field solver technique to calculate interconnect parasitics in three dimensions

SpiceCheck does netlist debugging and ver