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If you want to know how Cadence customers and partners are solving design and verification challenges, you can find out at the Cadence Theater at the Design Automation Conference (DAC 2013) in Austin, Texas June 3-5. At last count nearly 50 customer and partner presentations were scheduled between 9:30 am Monday, June 3, and 5:30 pm Wednesday, June 5. These presentations are open to all DAC attendees and no reservations are required.
Similar presentations were offered in 2012 and were very successful. They typically attracted standing-room-only crowds and provided an informal, interactive setting with good audience participation. Audio recordings are still available for many of the 2012 talks. This year's roster includes half-hour presentations from customers, IP providers, foundries, consultants, and Tensilica (recently acquired by Cadence). As noted below, there's also a joint presentation by Cadence and Forte Design Systems.
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A complete, updated listing of the Cadence Theater presentations is located here. Rather than duplicate the entire list, I've identified several key categories and listed some of the relevant presentations.
Monday 10:30 am - Texas Instruments, Experience Migrating to the UVMMonday 11:00 am - Freescale, Best Practices in Verification PlanningMonday 12:00 pm - Contemporary Verification Consultants, e-asing your Verification Pains with IEEE 1647 and IESTuesday 11:00 am - Texas Instruments, Highly Scalable Multicore ARM A15 Verification with Specman/eTuesday 5:00 pm - Siemens, Musings on Advanced Functional Verification with Specman/e in FPGAs for Medical DevicesWednesday 9:00 am - Marvell, Low Power Verification using Conformal Low PowerWednesday 9:30 am - Verilab, UVM Multi-Language with e, SystemVerilog, SystemC, C/C++
System Development Suite/HW-SW Co-verification
Monday 9:30 am - Freescale, Implementation of a Multi-Threaded 64-bit Power Architecture Core on the RPP FPGA-based Prototyping SystemMonday 12:30 pm - AMD, Palladium XPMonday 2:00 pm - ARM, ARM DS-5 Enabling Debug for the System Development Suite EnginesMonday 2:30 pm - Broadcom, Faster System Bring-up with an Embedded Testbench on PalladiumTuesday 3:00 pm - Freescale, Case Study: Using Cadence Palladium for SoC Performance Validation and AnalysisWednesday 11:30 am - Bluespec, The Best of Both Worlds - Combining Virtual and FPGA-Based PrototypesWednesday 2:30 pm - Freescale, Palladium XPWednesday 3:30 pm - Dini Group, Hardware Solutions for FPGA-Based Prototyping
Custom/Analog and Mixed Signal
Tuesday 10:30 am - Silicon Labs, Digital-Centric Mixed-Signal SolutionTuesday 5:30 pm - IBM, Multi-Pattern Design Within Virtuoso 12.1Wednesday 1:30 pm - ARM, Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+; Tiny, Easy, and Energy Efficient Processors for Mixed-Signal ApplicationsWednesday 5:30 pm - NXP, Layout-Dependent Effects; Exploring LDE Analyzer
Monday 11:30 am - ARM, AMBA Interconnect IPMonday 5:30 pm - ARM, ARM Cortex-A15 Hard Macro and Artisan POP Proof PointsTuesday 2:30 pm - Tensilica, Customizable Processor BasicsTuesday 3:30 pm - ARM, ARM Cortex-A15 and A7 (big.LITTLE Processing for ARMv7 Architecture)Wednesday 11:00 am - Tensilica, Imaging DSPWednesday 12:00 pm - Oracle and Cosmic Circuits, SoC IPWednesday 3:00 pm - Tektronix, SoC IP
A Sampling of Other Presentations
Monday 1:00 pm - Cisco, Managing PCB ConstraintsTuesday 10:00 am - IBM, Die Sizing with Cadence Chip Planning SystemTuesday 11:30 am - Cadence and Forte, How to Broadly Deploy SystemC High-Level Synthesis for Production Hardware DesignTuesday 12:00 pm - Micron, HMC (Hybrid Memory Cube): The New Standard in Memory PerformanceTuesday 12:30 pm - Marvell, SoC Interconnect Analysis for Effective Verification, Architectural Exploration, and Post-Silicon Debug
All presentations are at the Cadence booth, #2214. You can view the latest schedule here. See you at the Theater!
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