SESSION 1: DESIGNED IN TEXAS
Austin Processor History and Three DSPs
Monday, June 3, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
|Moderator: ||Raghuram Tupuri - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Austin, TX|
Designed in Texas begins with an overview of how Austin ended up with so many designers--by an IBM designer that played a major role. The session continues with talks on DSPs from Qualcomm, Coherent Logix, and Maxim.
Collaborations in Austin That Helped Shape the Processor Industry
Jim Kahle has been designing RISC Microprocessors for IBM in Austin since the early '80s. He has led two major collaborations AIM (Apple, IBM, Motorola) and STI (Sony, Toshiba, IBM). Jim will discuss the structure of these collaborations, the influence on the industry, and how these activities helped form a critical mass of designers in Austin.
|Speaker: ||Jim Kahle - IBM Corp., Austin, TX|
Hexagon – Qualcomm’s Austin-Designed DSP
We will present an overview of the Hexagon DSP, designed in Austin and used in most current Qualcomm chips. The presentation will include a overview of the DSP architecture, the role of the DSP in Qualcomm products, and consumer technologies enabled by the processor. The presentation will also include a brief history of the DSP design team, how it came to be located in Austin, and what has been accomplished.
|Speaker: ||Paul Bassett - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Austin, TX|
Coherent Logix Many-Core DSP Based on HyperX™ Technology
A third generation Austin-designed 100 core DSP chip (hx3100™ processor) in 65nm technology will be described. An overview of the goals, architecture, design challenges, and results (including actual power efficiency) will be presented. A brief view of the programming model will also be given. Finally, market segments of interest will be discussed.
|Speaker: ||Carl Dobbs - Coherent Logix, Austin, TX|
Maxim’s TINI Audio Hub – A Fully-Integrated, Portable Audio Solution
Maxim’s line of Audio Hubs provide fully integrated audio solutions for the mobile audio market. This talk will focus on the coordination between different disciplines required to combine Maxim’s best-in-class analog performance with the DSP horsepower required for the advanced voice and audio algorithms in today’s smartphones and tablets. The discussion will include tool flows utilized to develop and introduce customer solutions that aren't merely pieces of silicon, but that also include a significant software component.
|Speaker: ||Brian Trotter - Maxim Integrated, Austin, TX|