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Mentor refines power prediction in complex SoC designs

Users of Mentor Graphics’ Veloce emulation systems now have a more detailed and more accurate method of predicting power consumption of a large-scale IC. The Veloce Power Application uses actual OS and application behaviour, via the hardware emulation vehicle, to identify and zoom in on blocks in the design that are generating power peaks.


5V MCUs host ARM Cortex-M0+ core, and touch controller

Aimed at smart appliances and industrial markets, Atmel’s | SMART SAM C family provides full 5V performance with integrated PTC.

IC design

Altium/SolidWorks collaboration tool for PCB design

Altium has released a PCB design tool to provide seamless collaboration features for ECAD and MCAD design teams. PCBWorks integrates directly with SolidWorks and existing mechanical workflows.