Thanks to a lot of hard work and perseverance on the part of various thought leaders in the IP industry - folks like Mike McNamera, Warren Savage, McKenzie Mortensen, Clark Chen, Devin Persaud, Tiffany Sparks, Yervant Zorian, and Farzad Zarrinfar - at last, IP has become an anchor tenant at DAC. Full article: EDACafe-Peggy Aycinena
Researchers and practitioners from the automotive industry get a chance to directly interact with the electronic design automation and embedded systems & software community.
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For analog designers, the arrival of the finFET is turning into something of a technological curate’s egg: good in parts. But it brings with it simulation and physical restrictions that might lead teams to resort to layout automation to get the job done.
Wandering around the DAC floor this year, I'm finding that plug and play, transaction based, metric driven verification, the dream of verification architects for more than a decade is finally being realized at four different companies. Expect more information on all of this soon. I just want to give you a quick update about the cool stuff I’ve seen while DAC is still afoot.
Associate Professor Soha Hassoun, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recognized for several accomplishments as this year's Design Automation Conference (DAC) held June 2-6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This year marks DAC's 50th year-an event devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS), and intellectual property (IP). It is also the premier conference in computer-aided design of VLSI circuits.
The only thing most people remember about Tuesdays at DAC are the parties. You’re a success if you attended at least two, less than a success if you only attended one, and guaranteed immortality if you attended more than three.
There was a lot of speculation leading up to DAC about the effectiveness of holding the conference in Austin. I think there were more nay-sayers than people who felt positive about it. Everyone expected numbers to be down, but I had been trying to point out that there would be advantages as well, in that many people would probably be attending DAC for the very first time.
I’m very tired and a bit giddy as I write this post, late in the evening after the second day of exhibits at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Austin. Frankly, a lot of us EDA vendors were concerned about holding DAC in Austin for the first time. Of course there is a large electronics development community in Austin, but the first time in a new location for any conference is always a bit of a gamble since you never know what kind of response you’ll get.