DAC has served as a meeting place for designers of electronic systems and providers of electronic design automation tools for over five decades. Increasingly, the challenges faced by the industry require cross-domain interaction of researchers and practitioners working on electronic design (circuit, architecture, and embedded systems design) and researchers working on design methodologies and tools. DAC serves this need by covering design as a topic area in the research track, in addition to organizing a dedicated designer track for practitioners.
The design topics covered in the research track include the design of cyber-physical, SoC architectures, accelerator-based computing, emerging models of computation such as brain-inspired and quantum computing, digital and analog circuits, and emerging device technologies.
Separately the Designer Track allows tool users to share challenges and benefits of different tools, flows, and methodologies. In addition, it provides excellent opportunities for education and networking between end users and tool developers. There is no other way to improve your “design IQ” in such a short amount of time than to attend the Designer Track.