Even sooner than the EU ClubTs is CDNLive San Jose 2009, where this year the event is a "hybrid" format of in-person workshops and on-line webinars. As with past CDNLive's, the agenda spans the entire Cadence product line, subdivided into tracks for the major segments of the design & verification flow. Of course, Functional Verification and System Design & Verification are major tracks:
To help Specmaniacs select from this large menu of options, we invite you to consider attending the events listed below that Team Specman guesstimates will be of interest to a Specmaniac. DISCLAIMER: this focused list is naturally biased toward Team Specman's Specmaniac preferences. There are plenty papers on non-Specman verification topics (gasp! ;-), so by all means review the entire agenda.
Wednesday, October 7, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST, (Available Onsite Only)
SystemC TLM Design and Verification Workshop
Leonard Druker & Robert Juliano - Cadence Architect & CoreComp
If you are not one of the Specmaniacs who are already on an ESL/TLM flow, but are seriously considering its performance and productivity advantages over a traditional HDL flow, this workshop is a must.
Thursday October 8, 9:00am - 9:30am PST (Available Live and Online)
Incisive Platform Software Update
Presented by fellow blogger Tom Anderson
This session is a quick update on the whole product line. (Of course, there is so much ground to cover that you will only see snippets of Specman and IES-XL -- deep dive are what ClubT's are for!)
Friday, October 9, 9:00am - 1:00pm PST (Available only onsite)
Introduction to Metric Driven Verification
Presented by John Nehls, Cadence Architect
This is a very in-depth "techtorial" on metric-driven verification -- the next logical step of from coverage-driven verification most Specmaniacs are familiar with (i.e. even Specmaniacs will learn from this event ;-) Note that this program is derived from the very successful "MDV 'Deep Dive' Workshops" John has been leading world wide over the past year. Here is an interview of John by Team Specman leader Joe Hupcey III to give you more background on this event:
Tuesday, October 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST, (Available only onsite)
OVM Advanced Applications
Presented by Team Specman's own Brett Lammers (yeah!)
Not only is Brett an expert on Specman, but he is a master of methodology as well. Brett's techtorial will touch on all aspects of OVM, including OVM Multi-Language (with e, SystemVerilog, and SystemC), with segments on OVM e for Specmaniacs looking to upgrade from eRM.
Wednesday, October 14, 9:00am - 10:15am PST, (Available online only)
Verification of Advanced Dynamic Power Management in Low Power SoC
Neyaz Khan, Cadence Architect
As anyone who saw Neyaz and John Decker's talk on Low Power verification methodology at DVCon last February can attest, suffice to say this session WILL teach you something you didn't now about this important topic (probably a lot more ;-)
Wednesday, October 14, 10:30am - 11:45pm PST (Available online only)
Single Verification IP for design IP developers and design IP integrator
Durlov Khan, Cadence VIP Team
Anyone developing and integrating UVCs should tune into this one. (Basically, that's all of you!)
Wednesday, October 14, 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST, (Available online only)
Verification Performance: Where is my Go Faster Button?
Adam Sherer, Cadence Team genIES
Presented by fellow blogger and Team genIES leader Adam Sherer, if you care about performance -- compile, run time wall clock, memory consumption, and other performance-related issues -- tune into this one. (Again, basically this applies ot all of you!)
Thursday, October 15 --> 9:00am - 3:45pm PST, (Available online only)
The Functional Verification Track
In short, Team Specman believes Specmaniacs would be interested in the whole functional verification track this day. However, if you are pressed for time, we'd recommend tuning into frequent Team Specman guest blogger and R&D Architect Matan Vax's talk on how "OOP Falls Short of Verification Needs" from 9:00am - 10:15am PST. Additionally, if you were a fan of John Nehl's talk listed above, or worse, missed John's techtorial, we recommend you tune into "Project planning for Metric Driven Verification" given by Paul Carzola from 2:30pm - 3:45pm PST.
Friday, October 16 --> 9:00am - 3:45pm PST, (Available online only)
The System Design & Verification Track
Team Specman believes Specmaniacs would be interested in the entire System Design & Verification track this day, with papers from IBM, PMC Sierra, and fellow blogger Jason Andrews on topics like verification management, developing next generation internet platforms using Incisive Software Extensions (ISX), and using ISX with SystemC TLM2.
Brett and Joe look forward to seeing you onsite, and all of Team Specman will "see you on the radio" at CDNLive!