DAC Tutorials Tackle Most Challenging Design Issues

Registration is still open for the tutorials offered on Monday, June 4, and Friday, June 8, as part of the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC), happening June 4 – 8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. A total of seven tutorials will be offered to provide design engineers valuable, in-depth, technical information on a wide variety of today’s most challenging design topics, including variability, system design for embedded multimedia devices, formal verification techniques, design of high-performance power delivery networks, soft errors, design and yield, and low power design. The registration fee for the tutorials is $300 per tutorial and includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and tutorial notes. Attendees can register for the conference, including these tutorials, online or at the conference.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Tutorial #1 – Anatomy of Variability and Making of “Variation Tolerance” Vaccine in Nanometer Technologies
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6C
Speakers: Hisashige Ando, Fujitsu Ltd.; Tanay Karnik, Intel Corp.; Larry T. Pileggi, Carnegie Mellon University; Mike Clinton, Texas Instruments Inc.; and Richard Klein, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Tutorial #2 – System Design for Multimedia Applications- Challenges, Design Methods and Recent Developments
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6D
Speakers: Mihaela van der Schaar, University of California, Los Angeles; Radu Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon University; and Remus Albu, Philips Research

Friday, June 8, 2007

Tutorial #3 – Formal Assertion Based Verification in an Industrial Setting
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6F
Speakers: Alok Jain, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.; Raj S. Mitra, Texas Instruments Inc.; Jason Baumgartner, IBM Corp.; and Pallab Dasgupta, Indian Institute of Tech.

Tutorial #4 – Design and Analysis of High-Performance Package and Die Power Delivery Networks
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6A
Speakers: Byron Krauter, IBM Corp.; Farid N. Najm, University of Toronto; Rajendran Panda, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; and Eli Chiprout, Intel Corp.

Tutorial #5 – Soft Errors: Technology Trends, System Effects and Design Techniques
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6C
Speakers: Subhasish Mitra, Stanford University; Pia Sanda, IBM Corp.; and Austin Lesea, Xilinx, Inc.

Tutorial #6 – How Design Meets Yield in the Fab
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6D
Speakers: Ankush Oberai, Magma Design Automation, Inc.; Pallab Chatterjee, SiliconMap, LLC; Ban Wong, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing; Robert Madge, LSI Logic Corp.; Christopher Progler, Photronics Inc., and Brady Benware, Mentor Graphics Corp.

Tutorial #7 – Circuit and CAD Techniques for Low Power Design
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 6E
Speakers: Krisztian Flautner, ARM Ltd.; Alice Wang, Texas Instruments Inc., Nam Sung Kim, Intel Corp.; and David Blaauw, University of Michigan.

About DAC
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier educational and networking event for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. More than 11,000 designers, developers, researchers, academics and managers from leading electronics companies and universities from around the world attend. DAC features close to 60 technical sessions covering the latest research on design methodologies and technologies, EDA developments and trends selected by a diverse committee of electronic design experts. A highlight is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 250 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon and IP providers.