DreamWorks, Boeing, NASA, WSU Offer Insights to Verifying Complex Systems

Experts from DreamWorks, Boeing, NASA and Washington State University will offer their insights into “Verifying Really Complex Systems: On Earth and Beyond,” during a panel session at the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC). The educational panel will be held Wednesday, June 11, from 2-4 p.m. in room 210 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Verifying large integrated circuits (ICs) is one of a designer’s greatest headaches. The panel will offer perspectives from other domains with difficult verification problems in an effort to identify processes or techniques that might extend to the IC.

Moderated by Rob A. Rutenbar of Carnegie Mellon University and organized by Cadence Design Systems’ Andreas Kuehlmann, it will explore how complex systems are validated in airplane design, Mars exploration missions, modeling and rendering of movie animations, and the design of national power grids. Each of the four speakers will offer a 20-minute presentation with different perspectives on verification, outline the specific challenges they have and discuss how they approach these challenges with real-world examples.

This year’s conference includes 29 Technical Program and Pavilion panels over a four-day period, covering a variety of topics and trends related to the design of chips and embedded software. DAC will be held June 8-13, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

About DAC
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,500 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 250 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon and IP providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Council on Electronic Design Automation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CEDA) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium).