LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– May 8, 2012 –– Six tutorials and eight workshops will kick off the 49th Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier event on automation and design of electronic systems. DAC 2012 will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from June 3-7, 2012.
“The focus of the tutorials and workshops for 2012 is on technologies that have become important recently, such as virtual platforms, high-level synthesis and designing three-dimensional chips using through-silicon vias,” said Michael “Mac” McNamara of Cadence Design Systems, Tutorial & Workshop Chair for DAC 2012. “The concise two-hour DAC tutorials are delivered in a very accessible format and presented by experts in each field, drawn from users, manufacturers and tool suppliers. The tutorials are a great way for engineers to quickly get up-to-speed with new technologies. To accommodate our attendees’ busy schedules, each tutorial is repeated three times on Monday, June 4th.”
“In addition, we present eight all-day workshops, gathering together experts for a deep dive into the current state of technology and research on a wide range of topics. As in previous years, the tutorials and workshops offer an opportunity for designers and EDA professionals to upgrade their skills on timely topics, which they can put to use immediately,” said Mac.
The workshops (except for the final one) are all presented in parallel all day on Sunday, June 3rd. Topics include:
- System-level Design of Automotive Electronics/Software
- CMOS Design at 60GHZ and Beyond, Capabilities and Challenges
- More than Moore Technologies
- Computing in Heterogeneous, Autonomous ‘N’ Goal-oriented Environments
- 4th International Workshop on Bio-design Automation at DAC
- EDA on Process Automation
- Young Faculty Workshop
- Post-silicon Debug: Technologies, Methodologies and Best Practices (all day Thursday, June 7th)
The tutorials are presented in parallel three times, from 8.30am to 10.30am, then from 11.30am to 1.30pm, and finally from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Monday, June 4th. The tutorial topics include:
- Synthesizing SystemC to Layout, presented by Michael Boem of Intel Corporation.
- Enough Talk! Practical Approaches to 3-D IC – TSV/Silicon Interposer and Wide I/O Implementation from People Who Have Been There and Done That, presented by Frank Lee of TSMC and Marc Greenberg of Cadence Design Systems.
- System Level Exploration of Power, Temperature, Performance and Area for Multicore Architectures, presented by Houman Homayoun and Manish Arora, both from University of California at San Diego, and Amin Ansari of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Understanding and Overcoming Pattern-induced Design Challenges in the 20nm and 14nm Technology nodes, presented by Kuang-Kuo Lin of Samsung, vassilios Gerousis of Cadence Design Systems, Lars Liebmann of IBM Corporation and Andres Torres of Mentor Graphics.
- Analog and Mixed-signal Design at Advanced Process Nodes, presented by Jim McMahon, Stacy Whiteman and Fang-Cheng Chang, all of Cadence Design Systems, and Robert Mullen of TSMC.
- Pre-silicon Native Embedded Software Development Solutions, presented by Robert Kaye of ARM Inc, and Jon McDonald and Mark Mitchell, both of Mentor Graphics.
DAC offers a great all-inclusive package that provides access to all conference sessions, tutorials and workshops. Details of all the tutorials and workshops, including summaries and presenter biographies and room numbers, are on the DAC website at www.dac.com.
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.
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