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Coming up on July 28 is CadenceCONNECT Aerospace and Defense Systems Day. Cadence experts will present on the most important issues facing teams in aerospace and defense (A&D). There is a common thread running through the presentations, namely how A&D should adopt the best practices of the commercial world. In my admittedly limited experience, people working in A&D find it hard to believe that in the commercial world design teams routinely have their chips work first time, and without requiring a schedule of five years to do it. In fact, people working in A&D have an example of this in their pockets (if they are not working in an area where personal communications equipment and cameras are banned). The big chip in a smartphone is called the application processor, and no matter what brand of phone, that chip was designed with the tightest of deadlines possible—if you don't have phones available in October to be given as gifts, then people will buy a different one.
As it happens, on July 22 (in just a few days), I am presenting a version of my Semiconductor and Systems 101 presentation at Defense Acquisition University. You can see last year's version of this in my post EDA101 Video. The presentation is the opening presentation of a four-week course, with the other presentations being given by Cadence's Frank Schirrmeister. To register for any or all of these, or to learn more details, click on the links below. Despite the name, you do not have to be in the military to attend.
Once again, this is on July 28 and is a virtual event. It starts at 8:30am PDT (11:30am EDT). The speakers are (all from Cadence):
Full details are on the CadenceCONNECT Aerospace and Defense Systems Day page, which includes a link for registration. Or just click below.
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