DATE 07 Electronic Systems Design Conference

The advance programme for DATE 07 is now available in print and online. DATE combines the world’s favourite electronic systems design conference and Europe’s leading international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design.

For its 10th anniversary, DATE has chosen a new and exciting location: Nice, the unofficial capital of the Cote d’Azur in France. It is an easily-accessible city, with 42 airlines serving the Cote D’Azur Airport and direct flights from 24 different countries.

The area surrounding Nice and Sophia Antipolis is well-known as a European hot-spot for R&D activities in embedded system, wireless system and SoC Design. Examples of leading companies located in the area include Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics, Philips and Infineon.

A co-operation with the SAME Association (Sophia Antipolis MicroElectronics) has been set-up to reach the local community. Nice is naturally also a very attractive place for after hour socialising and to extend your visit with a few days off. The climate is expected to be mild with an average maximum temperature of 18°C!

For the 10th successive year DATE has increased conference submissions, 933 papers were received and then reviewed by the more than 600 members of the Technical Programme Committee, a world record in the electronic design area, resulting in an outstanding technical programme. DATE received a very good coverage of all topics, with the most popular being Multi Processor and Network-on-Chip, Simulation and Validation, and Power Estimation and Optimisation, covering all levels from system to circuit.

Papers are organised in 4 major areas:

  • D – Design Methods, Tools, Algorithms and Languages
  • A – Application’s Design
  • T – Test Methods, Tools and Innovative Experiences
  • E – Embedded Software

Opening Plenary Keynotes, 17th April
The plenary keynote speakers on April 17th are Tohru Furuyama, General Manager of the Center for Semiconductor Research & Development (CSRD) of Toshiba, to talk about the challenges of digital consumer and mobile SoCs, and Alan Naumann, CEO of CoWare, to challenge Darwin’s law by questioning whether design evolution stopped at RTL level.

Special Focus Topics & Keynotes
DATE again offers two specific days related to special themes:

Ubiquitous Communication & Computation, 18th April
This Special Focus day is organized by Petri Liuha, Nokia Research Center, Finland and will focus on applications, architectures and programming models for ubiquitous computation, security and trust for ubiquitous communication, as well as on design, verification and testing of ubiquitous systems. It will also investigate the influence of the changing business models in this field on the design requirements. The lunchtime keynote will be given by Heikki Huomo, Innovision Group, UK.

Space & Aeronautics, 19th April
This Special Focus day is organized by Sylvain Prudhomme, Airbus, France and Erick Lansard, Alcatel Alenia Space, France and will focus on technology transfer from and to the space and aeronautics industries for Embedded Systems. It aims at raising awareness of the overall embedded systems community about the technology transfer and industrialisation process in the space and aeronautics industries and gives an indication of what is generally missing between R&D and product development. The lunchtime keynote will be given by Dr Jean Botti, CTO of EADS.

Europe’s Largest Chip and System Design Exhibition
The DATE Exhibition is free to all attendees. There are more than one hundred exhibitors include the leading EDA and semiconductor IP providers, plus custom silicon and FPGA suppliers.

DATE remains the key forum for new and emerging companies, demonstrating innovative products and technologies. There are over 100 exhibiting companies at DATE 07.

New exhibitors this year include AerieLogic, Arteris, Avery Design Systems, CebaTech, Certess, Easics, Jazz Semiconductor, Magillem Design Services, Mephisto Design Automation, OpenCoSy, Plurality, Pyxis Technology, Q-Star Test, Satin IP Technologies, Silicon Navigator, Space CoDesign, Teklatech, Test Systems Strategies, Toric, Unique ICs, University of Southampton.

Nice Acropolis, France
16-20 April 2007