|Rm: Pine/Cedar Ballroom||
Thursday, February 22, 2007 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Lunch Panel - The Lowdown on Low-Power Design and Verification - Views from the Experts sponsored by:|
Moderator: Richard Goering - EE Times, Santa Cruz, CA
Organizers: Karen Bartleson - Accellera Secretary, Dennis Brophy - Mentor Graphics Corp.
Arguably, power management is today's most critical area of integrated circuit design. Of all the issues facing chip and systems designers, none is more burning that the soaring levels of power flowing through their circuits. Many leading-edge designers believe that power has become the dominant factor in the design of modern electronic systems.
EDA vendors have offered various solutions to power management, each with different formats and methods for describing low power design intent. Likewise, leading chip companies are seeking new ways to manage low power in their newest chip designs, and demand a standard method to express low power design intent throughout the IC design flow.
Has there been actual progress on standards or has controversy clouded the vision of a fast, open standard? How do we ensure that low power verification technology uncovers design issues before synthesis? And is this even possible when verification itself is still the critical bottleneck in the industry? Are customers satisfied with the solution so far? What more needs to be done?
The panelists are experts in the fields of low power design and electronic design standards. They are well-qualified to discuss the subject of low power design challenges. The Moderator, Richard Goering, has a keen interest in the topic and is an experienced panel moderator who poses intriguing and in-depth questions.
Panelists: John Goodenough - ARM Ltd.
|Rm: Oak/Fir Ballroom||
Thursday, February 22, 2007 • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Panel 1 - The Troublemakers Panel|
Moderator: John Cooley - DeepChip.com & EE Times, Holliston, MA
OK, so in prior years we used to call this "The Bigwigs Panel", but if you view the videos of prior panels, you'll see we spent our time talking about all the troubles the EDA industry ran into that year. Here's this year's list of suspects:
Panelists: Rajeev Madhavan - CEO of Magma
Every year Cooley asks his 25,000 member ESNUG mailing list for edgy questions to ask his panelists. Come watch the suspects squirm under this year's interrogations.
|Rm: Donner Ballroom||
Friday, February 23, 2007 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Panel 2 - Blended Coverage: A Recipe for Success|
Moderator: Harry Foster - Mentor Graphics Corp., Addison, TX
Verification, like an exotic blender concoction, is a multi-dimensional undertaking. The verification endeavor generally spans multiple levels of abstractions, evolves throughout a project's lifecycle, and depends on multiple tools and processes. In addition, success requires coverage metrics to determine the quality and completeness of the verification process, and serve two primary purposes:
Panelists: David Lacey - Hewlett-Packard Co.