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CDNLive Cadence User Conference is an opportunity for Cadence technology users, developers, industry experts, and academia to come together to network, share best practices on critical design and verification issues, and discover new techniques for realizing advanced silicon, SoCs, and systems.
Date: August 13, 2019
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
The Cadence User Conference, CDNLive Taiwan, on August 13, 2019, was a popular and successful event! There were 5 tracks at this year’s event: Digital Full-Flow Design, System Design and Verification, Custom Analog and Mixed Signal, PCB Design and System Analysis, and the AI Research and Academic Network Track. This was the second year that the Academic Network had a track at CDNLive Taiwan.
In total, the AI Research and Academic Network Track had 5 speakers, 3 professors and 2 Cadence employees. It was great to see that the audience was mostly made up of individuals from industry, it gives the Academic Network the opportunity to showcase the great work being done by academia with Cadence technology.
The day started off with a talk given by Dr. Xin Li, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Professor Xin Li spoke about Domain-Specific AI: Practices and Applications. During his talk, he addressed all the different opportunities there are to apply AI algorithms and methodologies to different market segments, such as smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, data-driven marketing, and fraud detection. The audience heard what technical challenges are being faced and proposed solutions.
The next talk of the day was given by Dr. Bei Yu, assistant professor in the CSE Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His talk, VLSI Mask Optimization: From Shallow to Deep Learning, addressed how machine learning techniques could be applied to the VLSI design cycle to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in comparison to existing EDA solutions.
Dr. Yean-Ru Chen, former Cadence employee, current assistant professor at the National Cheng Kung University, was the third talk of the day. She addressed Formal Verification of Two Cases: RISC-V RV32I and Hardware Trojan-embedded DNN. Using Cadence JasperGold, she is testing how to apply formal verification on control-based design and computation-intensive design in hopes to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and automation of formal verification.
The day was concluded with a couple speakers from Cadence. Anton Klotz, University Program Manager, in the EMEA region, was the 4th speaker of the day. Anton spoke to the audience about Collaboration Between Academia and Industry Using Tensilica IP. Tensilica IP is used for new research in areas like autonomous driving, medical, security, and more! This presentation spoke about the successful projects currently being carried out by academia and hopefully inspired similar collaborations to be discussed in Taiwan.
The last talk of the day was given by Cadence Application Engineer Manager, Prosper Chen. He spoke about Palladium for Academic. He gave insight into the power of Palladium and told about how Palladium is the most popular platform that shines in every stage of design phases with both accuracy and speed.
The Academic Network was happy to host another successful track at CDNLive Taiwan. Bringing together Cadence users, developers, and experts to network and exchange ideas is a pillar of the Academic Network, which means participating in the Cadence User Conference is a crucial part of supporting our mission. We look forward to many more years of participation.
CDNLive Taiwan Proceedings