Hi, I’m Robert Jones, the DAC 2010 Tutorials Chair.The executive and tutorials committees have been working for almost a year on this summer’s tutorial program.I’m excited about the topics; I hope that you will find them as compelling as I do.The speakers are all domain experts; the speaker lists read like a “Who’s Who” in the respective areas.
This year, we will offer seven tutorials; four full-day, two half-day, and one for two hours.The topics are timely and relevant: ESL design and prototyping, low power, SystemC for multiple domains, analog circuit design, and 3D ICs.Two of the tutorials cover topics outside of EDA technology: marketing and software development.Each tutorial will follow the DAC tradition of providing clear, informative education from domain experts.
Monday offers two full-day tutorials. The first, ESL Design and Virtual Prototyping of MPSOCs, will provide a comprehensive introduction to the fast-growing world of Electronic System Level (abstract) design. Attendees will learn about current ESL design techniques, future trends, and participate in exercises via a live CD distributed to all participants.
The second Monday tutorial, Low Power from A to Z, covers one of today’s hottest (pun intended) issues in design and design automation. This tutorial will provide a comprehensive overview of low-power approaches at all levels of the design process, from process technology to system architecture.
Two tutorials will cover important topics for EDA professionals that are not usually part of a standard Electrical Engineering curriculum. On Monday morning, the two-hour tutorial Marketing of Technology – The Last Critical Step will teach a technically-trained professional about go-to-market strategies and planning.