DVCon 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California, was an important and successful event for all of us at Real Intent. We got to re-acquaint the design verification community with us and our products, and to learn more about the pressing needs of the industry. The Conference proved itself yet again to be The Forum for exchanging ideas and methodologies for increasing design verification productivity.
Attendance for the four-day conference, sponsored by Accellera, an industry consortium dedicated to the development and standardization of design and verification languages, was 625. It proved to be yet again to be the best conference for interacting with the EDA industry’s functional design and verification community.
At DVCon, our product demonstrations included the latest versions of the following software products:
- Ascent for automatic formal, early functional verification, including lint
- Meridian for comprehensive and precise Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) verification, and
- PureTime for comprehensive Synopsys Design Constraint (SDC) validation, including glitch-aware timing exceptions verification.
We all enjoyed the DVCon Twitter Tower. Even now if your search Twitter for #dvcon or @dvcon, you will see pointers to blogs, commentary and opinions about the event and what was best at the event.
We concur with the commentary from DVCon’s Chair:
“The conference was packed with valuable material all week,” commented Tom Fitzpatrick, DVCon General Chair. “More companies wanted to sponsor tutorials this year so we were able to accommodate the demand by adding a fourth day, giving attendees access to even more information and education. The exhibit halls and receptions were well-attended and the Twitter Tower added a social networking element to the traditional networking that is a mainstay of the conference. Many vendors also commented on the strength of the contacts they made during the week.”