DAC’s Program Tackles Toughest Verification Problems

Today, we have a guest post by Steven P. Levitan, General Chair of the 44th Design Automation Conference:

Do you think this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC) is all about DFM and ESL, the two acronyms seemingly on everyone’s lips in the industry these days? Or, maybe you’re concerned that DAC has gone WACI with our Wild and Crazy Ideas Session. Well, please reconsider and take a closer look at the program for you may be surprised by the breadth of topics this year.

This year’s program covers a range of topics, with something for everyone interested in design practice, tools or methodologies. The technical program features 161 papers in more than 50 technical sessions, divided into 10 tracks on analog/mixed-signal/RF and simulation, interconnect and reliability, low-power, verification and test, among others.

A highlight is a seminar for managers and would-be managers featuring world-renowned innovation management expert Geoffrey Moore, author of “Crossing the Chasm.” It’s not often we get a chance to rub elbows with someone with his depth of experience. The session will give attendees some tips on how to navigate the path toward innovating technological advances, critical for the long-term success of our industry.

Close to 250 exhibitors will be on DAC’s show floor, offering EDA, IP and silicon solutions designed to meet your most difficult challenges. Multi-core based applications are becoming more prevalent and tools to support this design style and aid with the programming of these complex systems will also be on display this year.

And, who in our industry isn’t interested in cars? The DAC exhibit floor will feature two unique demonstration vehicles. The first is the Chevrolet Sequel, General Motors’ most technologically advanced hydrogen powered, electrically driven fuel cell vehicle. The Sequel, which uses renewable hydrogen for fuel and emits only water vapor, has an unprecedented range of 300 miles between fill-ups and can go from 0 – 60 mph in 10 seconds. And then, there’s the X1, a one-of-a-kind prototype high-performance electric vehicle from Wrightspeed Inc. Featuring an electric drive train which eliminates the need for a clutch, the X1 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds and reach 112 mph in first gear. Developed as a proof-of-concept vehicle and a test platform, the X1 is part of Wrightspeed’s development efforts toward a production car in the future.

With only a week away, it’s time to register. You don’t want to miss the electronics design event of the year happening in San Diego June 4-8!

More info about DAC:
44th Design Automation Conference
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