Si2 OpenAccess Workshop

The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) will host the Integrated Design Systems Workshop at the Design Automation Conference (DAC). The “4th Integrated Design Systems Workshop – OpenAccess: A Platform for Continuous Evolution and Innovation” will be held on June 9, from 12PM – 4PM in Room 208A, and includes lunch.

OpenAccess Workshop Highlights

  • Requirements for Electronic System Level (ESL) Extensions
    John Darringer, IBM Corp., Yorktown Hts., NY
    Luca Carloni, Columbia Univ., New York, NY
    Potential extensions to OpenAccess will allow ESL design systems to directly interface to OpenAccess-based physical analysis capabilities. These extensions will enable the mapping of system-level design representations on to their physical counterparts in OpenAccess to facilitate this analysis. Speakers: John Darringer, IBM and Luca Carloni, Columbia University

  • OpenEngines
    Rob Mains, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
    This proposed program would allow the interoperation of software engines and components that sit on top of the OpenAccess application programming interface (API) and information model. EDA vendors, academia, and end-user tool developers could write these engines without the need to build complete applications, and EDA users could integrate them into their OpenAccess-based design systems. Speaker: Rob Mains, Sun Microsystems

  • Open Modeling Calculation Interface
    Martin Foltin, Hewlett-Packard Co., Fort Collins, CO
    The OpenAccess Coalition is working with the Open Modeling Coalition to develop a common interface to support consistent and accurate computation of library models for all EDA applications. This system provides direct access and bi-directional communication between OpenAccess applications and executable library models and parameters. Speaker: Martin Foltin, Hewlett-Packard

  • Interoperable PCell Libraries (IPL)
    Ed Lechner, Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA
    Ed Petrus, Ciranova, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
    The IPL Initiative is creating and distributing an open-source IPL that resides in the OpenAccess database. For the first time in semiconductor industry history, IC designers will be able to operate on the same PCell libraries with tools from multiple vendors and any tools that they developed in-house. Speakers: Ed Lechner, Synopsys and Ed Petrus, Ciranova

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