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Cambridge Consultants Ltd

Low-cost analogue/mixed-signal layout tools boost productivity and complement high-end EDA at UK's leading RF IC design centre.

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Advanced X-Ray Imaging sensor for medical imaging applications developed by the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory using advanced analog design tools from Tanner EDA and leading-edge CMOS Image Sensor manufacturing process technology from TowerJazz.

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L-Edit puts static protection on the road. Just one electrostatic discharge (ESD) can kill an integrated circuit (IC) and this has become a major headache for manufacturers as they try to shrink their designs to increase performance and reduce costs.

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Multi-project wafer service slashes design risk for novel wireless microcontroller. Based in Sheffield, UK, Jennic is at the forefront of the emerging market for chips for low-cost wireless sensors and actuators. According to analyst Frost & Sullivan, this market is set to explode over the next few years as home and industrial networking systems move to lowcost wireless technologies.

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L-Edit tackles MEMS packaging challenges. Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) represent a highly cost-effective way of building tiny sensors and actuators. Hymite is a specialist that has developed a way of providing hermetically sealed packages for optical and MEMS devices that is both cost-effective and prevents damage to the components.

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Microscopic Barcodes

Microscopic barcodes developed with low-cost MEMS/IC design tools drive medical testing. A combination of micro and nanotechnology is helping to speed up medical tests, as Paul Double of EDA Solutions explains.

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