Who: As a recognized industry leader, Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format and with full designer configurability. Grant Martin, Tensilica's chief scientist, will discuss "ESL Requirements for Configurable Processor-based Embedded System Design." This presentation briefly surveys ESL and IP-based design, outlines the requirements for supporting design with multiple configurable, extensible processors, and sketches the characteristics of possible solutions. What: Multicore Expo is a conference focused on providing design engineers with the real tools they need to do their jobs. Multicore Expo will focus on how to use microprocessor architectures, as well as the software tools, operating systems, and other tools of the trade. When: Grant Martin will give his presentation on Thursday March 23, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. The Multicore Expo takes place March 21 - 23. Where: The Multicore Expo takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.multicore-expo.com.
About Grant Martin
Grant Martin is a Chief Scientist at Tensilica. Before that, Grant worked for Burroughs in Scotland for 6 years; Nortel/BNR in Canada for 10 years; and Cadence Design Systems for 9 years, eventually becoming a Cadence Fellow in their Labs. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics (Combinatorics and Optimization) from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1977 and 1978. Grant is co-author of Surviving the SOC Revolution: A Guide to Platform-Based Design, 1999, and System Design with SystemC, 2002, and a co-editor of the books Winning the SoC Revolution: Experiences in Real Design, and UML for Real: Design of Embedded Real-Time Systems. In 2004, he co-wrote with Vladimir Nemudrov the first book on SoC design published in Russian by Technosphera, Moscow. Recently, he co-edited Taxonomies for the Development and Verification of Digital Systems (Springer, 2005), and UML for SoC Design (Springer, 2005). He has also presented many papers, talks and tutorials, and participated in panels, at a number of major conferences. He co-chaired the VSI Alliance Embedded Systems study group in the summer of 2001, and is currently co-chair of the DAC Technical Program Committee for Methods for 2005 and 2006. His particular areas of interest include system-level design, IP-based design of system-on-chip, platform-based design and embedded software. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica's low-power, benchmark proven processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica's patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks for SOC design, visit www.tensilica.com.
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