DAC 2016 preview: Mentor Graphics

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Mentor Graphics dedicated website for the 2016 Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas (June 5-9) is now live. The company has prepared a busy program across three different booths: Mentor’s main corporate booth (949), the Tanner EDA booth (1828) and its strongly-followed Verification Academy (627).

Major focus areas include:

  • HLS and RTL-level design with Catapult and PowerPro
  • Emulation
  • New place and route technology using Nitro-SoC and Oasys-RTL
  • Calibre 2.5D/3D capabilities

Mentor Graphics panels at DAC 2016

At the main stand (949), highlights include three panel sessions, one on each of the main days of the DAC exhibition.

Monday’s (4:00-5:00PM, 6/6/16) will address emulation use models with independent contributions from AMD and Cavium. Tuesday’s (also 4:00-5:00PM, 6/7/16) will consider challenges of the Internet of Things. And Wednesday’s (3:00-4:00PM, 6/8/16) will delve into the fast-developing world of silicon photonics with Mentor experts joining colleagues from PhoeniX Software and CMC Microsystems.

User presentations at DAC 2016

As ever, there will also be a plethora of technical sessions, including contributions from users. Among these:

  • Nvidia will discuss its experiences both with Mentor’s high-level synthesis software on Tuesday (1:00PM, 6/7/16) and its place-and-route system on Wednesday (11:00AM, 6/8/16).
  • STMicroelectronics will give a Tuesday presentation (2:00PM, 6/7/16) on its work using Mentor place-and-route tools for an ARM Cortex-M implementation, and a Wednesday presentation (10:00AM, 6/8/16) on its use of Calibre tools from 28nm and beyond. The company will also discuss ‘Robust Automotive Smart Power Designs Using Eldo’s Advanced Reliability and Monte Carlo Analyses’ as part of Mentor’s ‘Experts @ The Booth’ presentations.
  • Qualcomm is offering two chances to catch its presentation on using Calibre RealTime for DRC productivity on either Monday (10:00AM, 6/6/16) or Tuesday (11:00AM, 6/7/16).

These sessions will again take place at the main Mentor booth, but the company has a raft of other presentations taking place across within its different product groups and at its different sites.

Technical sessions across six fields

For more information on those, and for times and locations, click on any of the following that are of particular interest:

Finally, within DAC’s main program, Mentor’s chairman and CEO Wally Rhines will be joining editor Ed Sperling for a one-to-one interview in the DAC Pavilion on Tuesday (6/7/16, 11:30AM-12:15PM).

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