Socionext accelerates test generation and lowers test cost

Synopsys has announced that Socionext is achieving substantial reduction in test generation time from more than a week to days with TetraMAX II ATPG, along with 50% fewer patterns, compared to the previous TetraMAX ATPG solution and is planning for usage on a 28nm SoC design. To meet the company’s challenges of achieving high-quality manufacturing test goals with shorter design schedules for their SoC designs, Socionext ran TetraMAX II ATPG with…

January 23, 2017

Coverity static analysis tool features enhanced security

Synopsys has announced an 8.7 version of its Coverity static analysis tool with enhanced security analysis for mobile and web applications. Along with the recent acquisitions of Cigital and Codiscope, the latest version of the Coverity tool will provide Synopsys customers with the enterprise-level security analysis and broad programming language support necessary to address today’s evolving application security demands. “Mobile and web applications are used widely across organizations to conduct business…

January 23, 2017

Contract manufacturer to debut test capabilities at MD&M West

January 10, 2017

Computrol, a provider of mid- to low-volume, high-mix electronic manufacturing services to OEMs, announced plans to exhibit in Booth #524 at MD&M West, scheduled to take place February 7th-9th, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in CA. Computrol is certified to ISO 9001-2008, ISO 13485 specific to medical device quality systems, AS9100 specific to military and aerospace quality systems, IPC class II and III and J-STD certified as well as…


‘Invisibility cloaks’ wave goodbye to earthquakes

November 23, 2016

Large structures inspired by ‘cloaking’ materials for sound and light, are being developed to offer protection against seismic waves. As earthquakes travel in waves, just as much as sound and light do, scientists have previously designed materials with internal structures that interfere with the propagation of sound and light, but now researchers are working on making bigger versions of these structures, which could be used to control the propagation of…


Software interface enables early detection of PCB errors

OrCAD Capture has been enhanced to now include XJTAG DFT Assistant, an easy-to-use interface that significantly increases the design for test (DFT) and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design system, it has been announced by Cadence Design Systems. Developed by boundary-scan hardware and software tool supplier XJTAG, XJTAG DFT Assistant allows users to detect and correct JTAG errors at the design stage before the PCB is produced,…

November 16, 2016

Buildings have feelings too: Model predicts structure’s response to vibrations

October 19, 2016

When a truck rumbles by a building, vibrations can travel up to the structure’s roof and down again, generating transient tremors through the intervening floors and beams. Now researchers at MIT have developed a computational model that makes sense of such ambient vibrations, picking out key features in the noise that give indications of a building’s stability. The model may be used to monitor a building over time for signs…


NIST test bed sews the ‘digital thread’

October 10, 2016

A Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed has been launched by the researchers at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The test bed is an innovative model factory that will facilitate the advanced manufacturing technology known as the ‘digital thread’ and help manufacturers cut costs, shorten production time, reduce errors and provide higher quality goods. Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST…


Temperature uniformity achieved by next gen thermal warpage

October 5, 2016

The next gen Shadow Moiré System – the AXP 2.0, has been announced by Akrometrix, a provider of thermal warpage and strain metrology equipment to both the front- and back-end semiconductor and electronics industries. Akrometrix has been supplying thermal warpage systems for more than 20 years utilizing the shadow moiré technique and has now developed its next gen AXP which provides unparalleled warpage metrology with lateral/top-bottom temperature uniformity. This AXP 2.0…


Autonomous Vehicles Take Over the Oceans

September 14, 2016

With so much talk in the news about the autonomous vehicles that will soon be taking over the streets we drive on, let’s take a look at how autonomous vehicles have overwhelmed our Earth’s oceans, too. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are not a new technology, rather they were first designed and developed back in 1957 in the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington. Other AUVs followed from MIT,…


Smart monitoring system measures water pollution

September 8, 2016

All over the world, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters are threatened by high nutrient inputs. Nitrate or phosphates from waste-waters or fertilizers causes eutrophication. The consequence: Algae, in particular cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), grow uncontrollably and may release toxic substances. Hence, extensive water monitoring is indispensable for drinking water supply and water protection. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a smart monitoring system in cooperation with the…