DAC 2009 Panel and Paper

46daclogoThe 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!

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