DesignCon is coming up, kicking off the first of many industry conferences for the year. It’s at the Santa Clara Convention Center which is the best venue in Northern California. Not only is this a semiconductor crowd, it’s also a systems crowd covering chips, boards, and systems. More than 175 companies participate with an expected attendance of 5,000 people, I hope to see you there.
Even if your employer won’t cover the entry fee there is still plenty to do. The exhibit hall is always fun and there are workshops and other free events. A good example is the “Accelerating 5G Design Innovation Through Simulation Workshop”:
January 29, 2019
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM (PST)
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Room: Bayshore East/West
The next generation of wireless technology – driven by 5G – will transform the way we communicate, commute and collaborate with machines and humans alike in the near future. Ubiquitous connectivity, low latency and faster data rates are going to enable billions of more smart devices. These devices will be generating more data at the edge, transporting more data across the network and processing more data both at the edge and in the cloud. 5G network infrastructure will rely on high-frequency mmWave spectrum, massive MIMO, small cells and beamforming and beam tracking capabilities that will increasingly complicate the design of these electronics systems that must now absorb huge amounts of antenna data, support a variety of 5G air interfaces – such as massive Machine Type Communication (MTC), enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), and Ultra-Reliable Communication (URC) and Low Latency – and offer significantly higher processing capabilities within a power and thermal constrained environment.
Electronics systems for 5G infrastructure will require fully integrated mmWave RF solution, advanced SoCs and state of the art 3D-IC and fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) technologies to deliver the required performance, power, system bandwidth and low latency. For these system-in-package designs, the chip needs to be designed in the context of the package and the overall system to deliver the highest performance for processing the huge amounts of data at lightning speed. Power integrity and signal integrity are critical for ensuring product success; however, they become increasingly challenging to achieve for these advanced system-in-package and 3D-IC designs. Also, addressing reliability challenges – including electromigration (EM), thermal-aware EM, thermal-induced mechanical stress, ESD and device aging- are key for 5G electronics systems that will enable mission-critical applications of the future like self-driving cars.
Attend this workshop to learn how ANSYS simulations can help you accelerate 5G design innovation across the spectrum of chip, package and system (CPS). Topics will cover simulation solutions for RF and antenna designs, electronics system reliability and chip-package-system co-analysis for power integrity sign-off for advanced packaging technologies – 3D-IC and FOWLP. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet industry experts and get ahead in the race for 5G with ANSYS simulations.
DesignCon badge is NOT required, but pre-registration is a must to attend this workshop.
DesignCon is the world’s premier conference for chip, board and systems design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. DesignCon, created by engineers for engineers, takes place annually in Silicon Valley and remains the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers in the country. This three-day technical conference and two-day expo combines technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos and exhibits from the industry’s leading experts and solutions providers. More information is available at: www.designcon.com. DesignCon is organized by is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com andwww.informa.com