The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) Europe 2017 has announced two keynote speakers for the conference to be held in Munich, Germany in mid-October.
Horst Symanzik, director of integrated circuit engineering at Bosch Sensortec will talk about the processes the company uses for its consumer MEMS products. In the other keynote, Berthold Hellenthal, head of the progressive semiconductor program at Audi will consider the design and verification challenges of the automotive space.
On October 16, Symanzik will talk about the growing complexity of consumer sensor products. They now contain microcontrollers, digital signal processors, image pipelines, external components and more. At the same time, MEMS application complexity has grown significantly to include magnetic, acceleration and yaw sensors as well as micromirrors. He will talk about the changes in the design and verification methodology, which have become necessary in order to tackle the challenges of these mixed-signal designs.
On October 17, Hellenthal will argue automotive electronic systems represent the state of the art in modern electronic design. Advanced technology requirements that include machine learning are coupled with stringent methodologies for safety-critical verification. The talk will focus on this branch of semiconductor and systems design, exploring new techniques for the rapid prototyping of automotive solutions.
Registration has now opened for the 2017 DVCon Europe. The conference has grown rapidly since its inception four years ago. It now attracts several hundred electronics engineers and managers from all over Europe and beyond, including representatives from all the industry leading semiconductor and systems companies on the continent.
The conference program offers a range of tutorials, papers, panels, and keynote speeches. The event also includes an exhibition, receptions and other opportunities for industry networking and interaction.