One of the other increasingly successful channels (besides Semiwiki of course) for EDA, IP and semiconductor companies to reach potential customers is John Cooley’s DeepChip. Every year he puts a lot of effort into trying to find out who is exhibiting what at DAC and which stuff seems like it is new and maybe important, and… Read More
ARM Partners with Carbon on Cortex-A57
Just in time for DAC, Carbon have announced that they have expanded their partnership with ARM to create and deliver models for the ARM Cortex-A57 processor and related IP. One piece of related IP is the Cortex-A53 which can be configured in big.LITTLE multi-core setups to achieve the sweet spot of higher performance and lower power.… Read More
Atrenta: Mentor/Spyglass Power Signoff…and a Book
Today Atrenta and Mentor announced that they were collaborating to enable accurate, signoff quality power estimation at the RTL for entire SoCs. The idea is to facilitate RTL power estimation for designs of over 50M gates running actual software loads over hundreds of millions of cycles, resulting in simulation datasets in the… Read More
The Hot Zone: Do Good While Having Fun
The big 50th Anniversary party for DAC is on Monday night at the home of Austin City Limits. However, you can do good while enjoying yourself and also get into “The Hot Zone”, an exclusive area within the party in the penthouse Jack and Jim Gallery. The Gallery features 30 original photographs from the godfather of music… Read More
RTL Signoff Theater
We have talked for years about RTL signoff, the idea that a design could be finalized at the RTL level and then most of the signoff would take place there. Then the design would be passed to a physical implementation team who would not expect to run into any problems (such as routing congestion, missing the power budget or similar problems).… Read More
Jasper’s DAC Program
Jasper’s booth is 2346 where you can see demos of the JasperGold Apps and attend seminars on the experiences of ST and Broadcom, and others:
- The Broadcom presentation on making formal an integral part of chip design is Tuesday at 10am.
- The ST presentation on adapting formal methods in ARM subsystems is Monday at 1.30pm and
Barbecue at DAC
I already wrote about Franklin Barbecue, by some rankings the best in the whole country. If you want to go there you must be there early. They start serving at 11am and run out of food around 1pm. Closed on Monday.
But there are other barbecue and similar places near the convention center. Since I’m not an Austin native (we’ll… Read More
DAC50 App for iPhone Now Available
This year’s version of Bill Deegan’s DAC App for iPhone is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. The App has the entire calendar included, and makes it easy to add any interesting looking event to your calendar. The whole exhibit hall can be searched and there is a zoomable map of the exhibit hall.
I have… Read More
PinPoint in Practice
I talked with a mystery person earlier this week. I would love to tell you his (or her) name and the company he (or she) works for but they are the sort of company that doesn’t casually endorse any suppliers so it all has to remain anonymous. But they have been a customer of Pinpoint, originally from Tuscany Design Automation until… Read More
TSMC Goes To DAC
TSMC will be at DAC again this year, of course. The main event, as last year, is the OIP Theater where TSMC’s partners come and present their collaboration stories. Here is the schedule:… Read More