COMPUTER software, APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits, FIELD programmable gate arrays, INTEGRATED circuit design, and INTEGRATED circuit layout
Over a third of all high-end Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) designers now use field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) for prototyping 500,000-plus-gate designs. Driving this trend is the fact that a median application-specific integrated-circuit design can now fit onto the largest FPGA. While many tools perform FPGA synthesis, few offer a direct migration path between the world of FPGAs and ASICs. One exception is the Design Compiler FPGA software design tool of the Synopsys company. This tool builds on the success of the company's Design Compiler for ASICs tool suite. It also incorporates the new Adaptive Optimization technology.
Features the Aptix Prototype Studio, a computer software tools for register-transfer-level-to-pre-silicon prototypes. Availability of an open prototyping technology; Components of Aptix Prototype Studio Enterprise; Capability of the software to identify field programmable gate array structures.
COMPUTER software, OCCUPATIONAL disease diagnostic equipment industry, and MEDICAL equipment
Looks at how computer-aided design, computer-aided machining and rapid prototyping are used to develop medical devices. Details on the creation of a cardiac pump; Description of an equipment for carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis; Information on a composite ambulance cot.
Computer-Aided Engineering. Jun99, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p26. 4p. 1 Color Photograph, 3 Black and White Photographs.
COMPUTER-aided engineering, COMPUTER software, and MEDICAL equipment
Discusses the benefit of computer-aided engineering (CAE) in the field of medical device development. Computerized axial tomography (CAT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); Use of Mimics software from Materialise Software; Application of rapid prototyping.
Features Matra Datavision Inc.'s task specific reverse engineering and rapid prototyping software called STRIM for Prototyping Version 6.2. Creation of high quality surfaces directly from a set of points in a matter of minutes; Inclusion of curvature analyzer in the software.
WIRELESS communications, COMPUTER software, COMPUTER input-output equipment, FIELD programmable gate arrays, VERILOG (Computer hardware description language), COMPUTER simulation of integrated circuits, and SILICON
Wireless design flow often relies on field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based hardware prototyping to start the software-development prototyping to start the software-development tasks in earnest. This approach has one advantage, that the same Verilog or VHDL hardware model that is going to be synthesized into silicon creates the prototype. This methodology requires a single Verilog source for both the FPGA and system-on-a-chip implementations. By using the same model as the source for both, the developers have a high level of confidence that the software developed on the prototype also will work on the final hardware.
COMPUTER software, COMPUTER simulation, and AIRPLANE maintenance & repair
Discusses the Lockheed Martin company's drive to decrease the cost of aircraft development processes through its Virtual Product Development. Employment of Engineering Animation Incorporated's VisFly product visualization software and VisMockUp digital prototyping software; Details on the initial implementation of VisProducts; Comments from Woody Sconyers, director of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Sector's Virtual Product Development Initiative.
Wireless Systems Design. Mar2004, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p43-43. 1/3p.
PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER software, COMPUTER-aided design, PRINTED circuits, and ANTENNAS (Electronics)
The article focuses on a the QuickCircuit 900 circuit board prototype, a new product from T-Technology based at Atlanta, Georgia. The QuickCircuit 900 uses standard CAD (EDA and MCAD) output to provide advanced printed-circuit board (PCB) prototype systems. It contains one of the largest work-areas in the industry and allows prototyping of large antenna and backplane designs. At the same time, it provides for all traditional analog and RF circuit-board-prototyping needs. It includes the full-featured IsoPro software which easily enables automatic data conversion from any almost CAD package.
Reports that Engineering Animation Inc. is incorporating DirectModel, a cross-platform large model rendering toolkit, into its VisMockUp and VisFly visualization and digital prototyping computer software. Product development applications.