Mentor brews up a warm welcome at virtual DAC

By TDF Staff |  No Comments  |  Posted: July 16, 2020
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Mentor, a Siemens Business and platinum sponsor of next week’s virtual Design Automation Conference, will offer a broad range of technical and market insights at the event – as well as a free virtual coffee for those who visit its virtual booth at the show.

Wally Rhines, CEO Emeritus, will offer his insights into the continuing evolution of the electronics ecosystem at 11AM on Monday 20 July in the DAC Pavilion. Rhines’ talk will provide his always-welcome take on the status of the electronics industry and how it could affect the direction of the  EDA industry. Along with a look at the possible effects of today’s geo-political situation, Rhines will also highlight the way in which systems companies in the  automotive, aerospace and data-center businesses are moving into IC design.

Mentor staff will also deliver a series of technical presentations during DAC.

On Monday, a paper entitled Easy deadlock verification and debug with advanced formal verification will discuss formal approaches to deadlock verification, focusing on two issues. The first half of the session will present new ways to verify deadlocks, check finite state machines, and handle reset domain-crossing challenges. The second half  will present some new ideas for effective UVM-based simulation.

On Tuesday, Mentor will continue its technical input to the conference.

Dave Rich  will chair a session entitled Advanced power techniques/RISC-V design and validation, focusing on new techniques for  low-power design and validation, as well as some thoughts on design and validation with the RISC-V architecture.

A presentation by Ping Yeung and Joe Hupcey III will focus on a Silicon bug hunt with “deep sea fishing” formal verification methodology.

There will also be presentations from Mentor personnel on:

On Wednesday, Mentor personnel will present on How to train your dragon before you have machine learning training data – a litho hotspot validation solution.

And on Thursday, Bryan Bower will take part in a panel discussion entitled High-level synthesis 1974 – 2020: the meteoric rise of a hot topic. The panel will explore the development of thigh level synthesis strategies since 1974, based on both academic and industrial innovation.

Mentor will also be running a virtual booth at next week’s virtual DAC, where visitors will be able to view videos covering three technology announcements as well as an overview of the recent UltraSoC acquisition. There’s also a chat window where you can ask Mentor experts questions, and a feature that allows you to request meetings with Mentor representatives.

Mentor is upholding the time-honoured tradition of DAC swag at its virtual booth by offering visitors a $5 Starbucks gift card by email for stopping by (while supplies last). US visitors will also be automatically entered in a draw for a Yeti 20oz Rambler/Tumbler.

You can view the complete list of technical sessions and register for DAC here.

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