The 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC) is coming up in San Francisco in the US, last week of July. For me, this will be the first time I ever go to DAC. I have been to a couple of Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE) conferences before, but DAC is supposedly even bigger as an event for the EDA and related communities. I have the honor to be on a panel this year, as well as co-authoring a paper on software validation.
The panel is called “The Wild West: Conquest of Complex Hardware-Dependent Software Design“, and takes place on Thursday, July 30, at 16.30, in room 131. We will be discussing hardware/software integration, multicore software, and other topics that I like. We will have a good mix of tool providers and tool users.
The paper is called “Design Flow for Embedded System Device Driver Development and Verification”, and is co-authored by me, Jason Andrews of Cadence, and my colleague Ross Dickson. It is presented in the user track session called “Verification: A Front-End Perspective“, on Tuesday, at 16.30. It deals with how you can use directed random testing to verify software drivers for custom hardware, using a virtual platform.
I will at the DAC all week, sounds like a great fun event!