Gary Smith’s Sunday Pre-DAC talk to focus on Multi-platform-based SoC Design Methodology

For years, EDA Analyst Gary Smith has given a pre-DAC talk on the major trends in EDA and in the design of SoCs and ICs. This year is no exception. Smith has reserved Salon 6 at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel adjacent to Moscone Center and will be speaking Sunday night, June 3, at 7pm, next door to the EDAC reception.

Smith’s focus this year is on what he calls “Multi-Platform Design,” which involves the assembly of SoCs from entire subsystems (audio, video, networking, storage, security, etc.) that consist of design IP, EDA scripts, verification IP, and operational firmware. These macro building blocks greatly accelerate SoC design, provide design teams with a way to add large chunks of pre-verified functionality to their designs, and reduce the cost of SoC design by as much as 40% or more according to Smith.

Here’s Gary’s own description of his upcoming talk:

And if you need to know more about Multi-Platform or subsystem-based SoC design now, we’re just a week away from the May 16 Semico IMPACT Conference on the SoC IP Ecosystem in San Jose at the Doubletree Hotel (next to the airport). For $75 ($150 if you procrastinate much longer and have to register at the door), you’ll get a day’s worth of exposure to the most important design trend affecting SoC design at the moment—and that’s according to Gary Smith. Oh, and all your favorite EDA and IP vendors will be there as well.

For more information on the IMPACT Conference agenda, click here.

Or, you could just stop procrastinating and register here.


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