In the latest edition of my embedded edge with Nitin podcast, we learn about some of the trends at this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC 2020). When we spoke to the program track chairs in the podcast, it’s apparent that the key trends this year are the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in EDA tools, and the prominence of RISC-V, with 25% of papers featuring projects using RISC-V. Full article: Embedded.com, Nitin Dahad
Cadence's Alessandra Nardi, software engineering group director, is the 2020 recipient of the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Award, an annual honor that recognizes individuals who have significantly helped advance women in electronic design. The award is named for the late Marie R. Pistilli. Although she had retired, she was one of the driving forces in the creation of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) and all that it has become. Her name lives on in the award and in MP Associates, the company that still runs DAC. Full article: Breakfast Bytes Blog, Paul McLellan
Hello all, and welcome to DAC Season. As you all probably know by now, there are some twists to DAC Season this year. First, it’s being held July 20 – 24 this year instead of in June. I believe there was one other time the conference spilled into July, so this isn’t the norm. DAC, like pretty much every other conference these days has also gone virtual. Where to locate DAC has always been the source of a lot of passionate opinion and discussion. This time, we get a pass on that. General DAC Chair Zhuo LiThe conference chair this year is Dr. Zhuo Li from Cadence. Dr. Li has quite the challenge, presiding over a conference that is doing a lot of things for the first time with respect to both space and time. You can watch his series of video blogs that chronicle the momentum of DAC and...
Founded in 1964, DAC is one of the longest running conferences especially tailored to the design and automation of electronic circuits and systems. And, according to Technical Program Chair Harry Foster (Mentor), an industry authority and sought-after expert on formal verification, 2019 was a record year in terms of research paper submissions and accepted papers: 815 papers were submitted, and 202 accepted (35% EDA; 32% Design; 17% Embedded Systems and 16% Security/Safety/ Autonomous Systems). Just these numbers are a clear sign, that the DAC is still going strong. Full article: EEPower, Henning Wriedt
The Design Automation Conference is coming up soon. It's in Las Vegas from June 2 to 6 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). I was putting together a post on what I thought were good reasons to attend, but I decided to call up Rob Aitken of Arm, who is this year's general chair, and get his perspective, too.Full Article
Some of the most valuable events at DAC are the IP Track sessions, which give small- and medium-sized companies a chance to share innovations that might not get much attention elsewhere. Full Article: ChipEstimate.com, Ty Garibay
Today, autonomous vehicles are being road tested, but their future depends on whether automakers can develop production line tests on mass-produced vehicles to ensure they’re safe. Full article: Electronic Design, Sam Davis
Cited for Contributions to Analog Design Automation, Impact on EDA Education
Redwood City, CALIF. –– October 18, 2017 –– Dr. Rob A. Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic System Design.
The award is presented yearly by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The award ceremony and dinner will be held in Silicon Valley, Calif., Thursday, February 8. More details will be available shortly.
Dr. Rutenbar is being honored for his pioneering contributions to algorithms and tools for analog and mixed-signal designs. As an academic, he developed a wide...
After two years in Austin, the Design Automation Conference is returning to San Franciscofor two good reasons: The City’s Moscone Convention Center has been thoroughly remodeled since DAC’s last visit in 2015 – enlarged, reworked, modernized – and the industries that fuel DAC – electronic design automation, system design, IP, and embedded systems – have a powerful and historic presence in Silicon Valley, a where place many in these disciplines work and live.