Week 50: It’s Not Just A Technical Conference, It’s An Ecosystem

While our free “I love DAC” registration comes to an end this week, there are still a few weeks left to register for the full conference, the designer and IP track, or one of the many co-located events at DAC (see below). Over the last year I’ve been reminded often about the unique niche occupied by DAC. Just last week a good friend was trying to find an industry event in the greater EDA ... » read more

Week 35: Automotive At DAC

With my adopted hometown preparing for the Portland Auto Show, I thought it an opportune time to revisit automotive at DAC. Scanning the news releases, it seems that here in Portland the focus will be on things like horsepower, handling and, of course, design — the usual fare for an auto show. In contrast at DAC, we’ll be talking about the rapid increase in content and complexity that has m... » read more

The Week In Review: Design

Tools Synopsys rolled out a hybrid verification platform, which it said can shave months off design time. The platform acts like a bridge between emulation, FPGA prototyping, simulation, static and formal verification and debug. Mentor Graphics uncorked a new version of its embedded hypervisor, which includes better system configuration, debugging and hardware support. The hypervisor is aim... » read more