58th Design Automation Conference (DAC)

58th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
by Admin on 12-05-2021 at 12:00 am

December 5-9, 2021
San Francisco

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier event devoted to the design and design automation of electronic systems and circuits.
DAC focuses on the latest methodologies and technology advancements in electronic design.

The 58th DAC will bring together researchers, designers, practitioners,… Read More


Blue Cheetah Technology Catalyzes Chiplet Ecosystem

Blue Cheetah Technology Catalyzes Chiplet Ecosystem
by Tom Simon on 09-09-2020 at 6:00 am

Blue Cheetah Ecosystem

There are many reasons today for dividing up large monolithic SoCs into chiplets that are connected together inside a single package. Let’s look at just some of these reasons. Many SoCs share a common processing core with application specific interfaces and specialized processing engines. Using chiplets would mean that it is… Read More


56th DAC – In Depth Look at Analog IP Migration from MunEDA

56th DAC – In Depth Look at Analog IP Migration from MunEDA
by Tom Simon on 07-31-2019 at 10:00 am

Every year at DAC, in addition to the hubbub of the exhibit floor and the relatively short technical sessions, there are a number of tutorials that dive in depth into interesting topics. At the 56th DAC in Las Vegas this year, MunEDA offered an interesting tutorial on Analog IP migration and optimization. This is a key issue for large… Read More


#56thDAC Discussion on Calibre in the Cloud Brings Sunshine to SOC Developers

#56thDAC Discussion on Calibre in the Cloud Brings Sunshine to SOC Developers
by Tom Simon on 06-20-2019 at 10:00 am

It was inevitable that EDA applications would meet the cloud. EDA has a long history of creating some of the most daunting compute challenges. This arises from employing current generation chips to design the next generation chips. Despite growing design complexity, many tools have kept pace and even reduced runtimes from generation… Read More


DAC 2019 Will Be Even More IP Friendly!

DAC 2019 Will Be Even More IP Friendly!
by Eric Esteve on 01-21-2019 at 12:00 pm

DAC 2019 will take place in Las Vegas (June 2-6) this year before moving back to San Francisco in 2020 and for the next 5 years. Considering the various rumors about merging the conference, or even the end of DAC, this is a very good news! Not only for Design Automation, but, as we will see, for the IP industry.

In fact, if we look at the exhibitor… Read More


Mentor Calibre Panel

Mentor Calibre Panel
by Alex Tan on 07-09-2018 at 12:00 pm

Getting your tape-out done on time is hard, but can it be made easier? That was the main topic of Mentor’s Calibre Panel held at DAC 2018, attended by a few key players in IC design ecosystem: Bob Stear, VP of Marketing at Samsung represented the foundry side; from the IP side, Prasad Subramaniam, VP of eSilicon for R&D and Technology;… Read More


DAC 2018 Potpourri

DAC 2018 Potpourri
by Alex Tan on 07-03-2018 at 12:00 pm

The venue
Despite of being held at the new three-story Moscone West building, this year 55th DAC in San Francisco bore many similarities as compared with last year’s. Similar booth decors and floorplan positioning of the big two, Synopsys and Cadence, which were across of each other and right next to the first floor entrance –although… Read More


Mentor & Phoenix Software Shed Light on Integrated Photonics Design Rule Checking

Mentor & Phoenix Software Shed Light on Integrated Photonics Design Rule Checking
by Mitch Heins on 07-10-2017 at 12:00 pm

Just prior to the opening of the 54[SUP]th[/SUP] Design Automation Conference, Mentor, a Siemens company, and PhoeniX Software issued a press release announcing a new integration between their tools to help designers of photonic ICs (PICs) to close the loop for manufacturing sign-off verification. This is a significant piece… Read More


AI Being Used from Probing to Simulation

AI Being Used from Probing to Simulation
by Daniel Payne on 06-06-2017 at 12:00 pm

The 54th annual DAC event is fast approaching, so I hope to see many of you in Austin on June 18-21. The phrases Machine Learning and AI are growing in all areas of software, so I’m glad to see it appearing in more EDA tool offerings over the past year or so. One company that I plan to visit at DAC is Platform Design Automation because… Read More