This year, Cadence increases its focus on system-level design and verification events. During the latest CDNLive San-Jose that was held in September, the guest keynote - Dr. Jan Rabaey, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, described the challenges and opportunities facing customers and partners in the years ahead.
System-level design was the center of his talk. According to Dr. Rabaey: "The moment for true system-level design is finally here".
In his presentation, Dr. Rabaey quoted Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, co-founder and chief technology advisor at Cadence by saying: "Recognition of the common requirements for co-design of hardware and software will create new solutions that eventually will lead into productivity gains, lower cost and first-path design success."
Dr Rabaey added: "The semiconductor and the design automation industries focused in the past on "component design". They need to address the system space in a hollistic way by addressing the following challenges:
A. Complexity and emerging behavior of networked systems
B. System-level matrix-driven design and verification
C. System-level reliability
The complexity issue can be solved by:
A. Raising the abstraction-model
B. Enabling a "virtual engineering" design methodology
C. A system-level design science development
"Finally," said Rabaey. "If you ignore system-level design, you're toast."
Many good presentations were delivered by customers in the system-level space at CDNLive San-Jose. If you missed the event, do not worry; Many of these presentations will be published at the community Web site. You also have the opportunity to hear about Cadence system-level solutions during the up-coming events.
ARM Development Conference - Oct 7th through Oct 9th at the Santa Clara Convention Center:
1. Visit Cadence at Booth # 519 & 616
2. Come to hear about a new ARM/CDNS Hardware/Software Co-verification environment on Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Connected Community Theater.
Rapid System-Verification Techtorials:
The up-coming system-verification techtorial will provide you info about Cadence system-level solutions with the following highlights:
- Transaction-level modeling
- Transaction-based acceleration
- SystemC simulation
- In-circuit emulation
- Acceleration of constrained-random coverage-driven verification
- HW/SW co-verification
- Metric-driven methodology/Verification planning and management
Sign-up for to these techtorials here.