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Fast Monte Carlo and Analog Fast SPICE

Fast Monte Carlo and Analog Fast SPICE
by Daniel Payne on 06-08-2012 at 10:25 am

Britto Vincent of ProPlus Design Solutions met with me at DAC on Monday morning to talk about Design For Yield (DFY) and Analog Fast SPICE.
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In 2011 ProPlus announced DFY tools where the technology came from IBM, it provides fast Monte Carlo results up to 3 sigma, then added NanoSpice for faster simulation results. Similar… Read More


President Obama at DAC 2012

President Obama at DAC 2012
by Daniel Nenni on 06-07-2012 at 7:45 pm

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Okay, President Obama didn’t actually stop at DAC but he did do a drive by. I happened to be stepping out for some much needed fresh air and there goes his speeding motorcade. It was quite a sight actually, with all of the motorcycles, SUVs, a SWAT vehicle and even a paramedic rig (my son the Fireman drives one of those). … Read More


Partitioning Panel

Partitioning Panel
by Paul McLellan on 06-06-2012 at 4:53 pm

Image RemovedI moderated a panel on partitioning today and I have to say that I learned some things. The panelists were Jonathan DeMent from IBM, Santosh Santosh from NVIDIA and Hao Nham of eSilicon. Considering the different types of designs being done their approach to partitioning and the reasons for doing so were very similar.… Read More


DAC: Advice for Out-of-towners

DAC: Advice for Out-of-towners
by Paul McLellan on 06-01-2012 at 6:53 pm

Image RemovedI blogged several times over the last few weeks about places in San Francisco other than DAC at the Moscone Center. Since they are now spread all over the site it is not so easy to find them. So here they are again all in one place.

Places to eat and drink near the Moscone center

Interesting San Francisco bars

Where to get theRead More


DAC: there’s an App for that

DAC: there’s an App for that
by Paul McLellan on 06-01-2012 at 5:00 pm

Image RemovedBill Deegan has produced a new version of his iPhone DAC app for this years conference. You can download it for free from the Apple App Store here. It is basically a mobile version of the DAC conference brochure with schedules for the various events (which it can add to your calendar if you decide you are interested) and… Read More


EDAC emerging companies, Hogan evening

EDAC emerging companies, Hogan evening
by Paul McLellan on 06-01-2012 at 12:14 am


Image RemovedThis evening at Silicon Valley Bank was the first of what is planned to be a series about EDA startups. Apparently the seed of the idea was planted by Dan Nenni with Jim Hogan and Steve Pollock and the EDAC Emerging Companies committee ran with it.… Read More

SystemVerilog 2012 at DAC

SystemVerilog 2012 at DAC
by Daniel Payne on 05-29-2012 at 3:59 pm

I first met Stuart at Mentor Graphics back in 1995 or so, and he is one of the most knowledgable persons around for all things Verilog.

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Stuart Sutherland is the editor for the IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog standard, so if you’re attending DAC and care about SystemVerilog then consider attending the Birds of a Feather… Read More