ARM TechCon Focuses on Chip Design, and Software and Systems Design

This year’s ARM TechCon event will feature two technical conferences: Chip Design, and Software and Systems Design. Chip Design Day (October 25) is a one-day intensive conference for chip design teams working with ARM silicon IP and tools. Software and Systems Design Days (October 26-27) will cover all of the hardware and software, tools, ranging from low-power design, networking and connectivity to Android and open source software to safety and security. ARM TechCon will take place in Santa Clara, California.

Chip Design Tracks

  • SoC Architecture and Analysis
    SoC Design begins with architectural concepts and analysis. Sessions in this track will describe the architectural choices, IP integration issues, and system analyses that define the front end of ARM IP-based SoC design.
  • SoC Design and Verification
    These sessions will cover key aspects of the design and verification flow for ARM processor-based SoCs, from conceptual frameworks to best practices.
  • SoC Design for Power and Performance
    As technology scales for increased circuit density and performance, the need to reduce power consumption increases in significance as designers strive to utilize the advancing silicon capabilities. In these sessions the focus will be on the techniques than can be used to match performance or power targets.
  • SoC IP
    SoC design depends upon reusable silicon IP. These sessions will focus on both the IP qualification process and some novel new alternatives in IP for ARM processor-based SoCs.

Software and Systems Design Tracks

  • Android / Open Source
    Development tools, middleware, native application development, turnkey solutions, optimized drivers, Android, Linux, Free RTOS.
  • Computing Platforms
    Standardization, specifications, board/module design, subsystems, servers, mobile/netbooks, consumer.
  • Creating Smarter Systems
    CPUs and system IP alone don’t make a system. This track will outline how best to integrate heterogeneous system components in a coherent, efficient fashion to achieve high-performance, energy-efficient SoCs.
  • Developing/Debugging
    Producing code and debugging for ARM instruction set.
  • Efficient Software Design on ARM-Powered Systems
    Optimized stacks, Multi-Core optimization, C-code, memory and cache use, data types and structures, OpenCL, programming optimally for NEON.
  • Human Interface Design
    Multiple screens, motion sensing and controller-free interfaces, trackpads, voice recognition, visual computing, augmented reality.
  • Low Power Design
    Hardware and software techniques to maximize performance while reducing power and trade-offs, power estimation, Low Power MCUs.
  • Microcontroller Platforms
    Off-the-shelf devices, development tools and systems, simplified programming, application design.
  • Networking and Connectivity
    Wired/wireless connectivity, integration in hardware and software, networking stacks, power management, etc., CAN, USB, Sensors.
  • Safety and Security
    Firmware safety, security against tampering in hardware and/or software, physical or network interference, CoreSight, TrustZone-based services, virtualization, smartcards.
  • The Fundamentals of ARM
    As more engineers and companies look to join the ARM ecosystem there is an on-going requirement for information on the basics from core/device selection to commercial requirements – licenses, royalties.

More information: ARM TechCon 2011 Registration