25 years ago (1988) ECAD and SDA Systems merged to form Cadence Design Systems. At U.C. Berkeley Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli played key roles in the formation of ECAD, SDA Systems, and Cadence, and in this video he explains how Cadence was started.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) that students can earn exclusively through the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivery format and for a fraction of the cost of traditional, on-campus programs.
EDACafe.Com is exhibiting at DAC 2013 in booth #424 on June 3rd and 4th and giving away a KindleFire. We are recording video interviews at the conference for exhibitors and presenters attending the expo. Each interview is typically 3 – 7 minute long. For the exhibitors, we typically ask the following questions and a few follow up questions:
Tell us about your company?
What are you showing at your booth?
Do you want to share any new announcements with the EDACafe audience?
How can EDACafe visitors find out more about your company?
The questions can be customized for each company. We record the interviews in front of a green screen and then replace the background with the exhibitor booth picture or some other suitable backdrop. The presenters are asked about their company and the papers they are presenting.
We charge a nominal fees to record interviews to cover our expenses. Contact Sanjay Gangal if you are interested in booking a 15-minute time slot for the interview. You can see past interviews here.
To add a little fun to the conference, we are asking the conference attendees to share a joke in front of the video camera. The best jokes will be edited together in a video montage. The jokes have to be clean and funny.
John Fiela from CapeSym presents integration of SYMMIC thermal simulation software with Microwave Office from AWR. AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design platform and CapeSym’s easy-to-use SYMMIC templates produce unique and unparalleled electrical-thermal MMIC co-design of high-power RF components.
IBM has a long history of innovation in the field on electronic design automation (EDA), beginning in the 1950’s when IBM started mass-producing computers. Engineers saw the need to control and streamline production and began using early computers such as the IBM 704 to document designs and to check the correctness of the Boolean equations specifying the behavior. In the decades that followed, IBM continued facing new challenges and solving them with pioneering inventions including circuit simulation, static timing analysis, Boolean comparison, cycle simulation, hardware acceleration, logic and physical synthesis, large scale physical design, layout checking and automated testing in manufacturing.
This video, Inside IBM EDA: 50 Years of Innovation, describes some of the innovations developed at IBM through a series of interviews with a few of the original pioneers. A small team of volunteers from IBM’s EDA community created this video for an internal workshop. They are now making it available for a larger audience.
This video presentation covers the integration of AWR’s Visual System Simulator with National Instrument’s Labview and is presented by Gent Paparisto.
Gent Paparisto, Ph.D., is a Senior Systems Engineer at AWR. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and has extensive experience in research, design, development, and implementation of communication systems and algorithms for wireless, satellite, and wireline applications. He has lead and participated in the design and implementation of several products for cellular and wireless systems. Dr. Paparisto has authored a number of publications in international journals and conferences, served on the technical program committees of various IEEE conferences and contributed to the 3GPP GERAN standardization group.
Josefina Hobbs, Technical Solutions Architect for the Synopsys Eclypse Low Power Solution, defines the concept of a power domain and explains how to properly partition. She also offers guidance on the criteria for deciding whether, and how many, power domains should be used.
The worldwide need for smart, energy-efficient electronics has never been greater while engineering challenges continually expand. Solutions to these engineering challenges rely on accurate, predictive simulation software. The acquisition of Apache complements ANSYS’ software solutions by bringing together best-in-class products that drive ANSYS’ system vision for integrated circuits, electronic packages and printed circuit boards.
Aveek Sarkar from Apache and Larry Williams of ANSYS discuss product roadmaps and integration from both companies.