System-on-Chip: Designing Next Generation SoCs Virtual Conference

Actel and Avnet Memec are offering a virtual conference on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. The event, System-on-Chip: Designing Next Generation SoCs, features presentations and webinars. Actel and Avnet Memec will demonstrate how FPGAs provide a compelling design alternative compared to costly ASIC development. The conference will explore the challenges faced by developers of ASIC- and FPGA-based SoCs, including an in-depth look at the state of chip design economics, the quest for plug-and-play intellectual property (IP) the state of the verification bottleneck, and the need for better integration between analog and digital design flows.

System-on-Chip: Designing Next Generation SoCs Highlights

  • Virtual education sessions featuring live, interactive Q&A sessions
  • Vendor presentations
  • Digital Resource Center featuring comprehensive, searchable power efficiency and power management content from the EE Times network and sponsors
  • Real-time communications among attendees, vendors, and speakers
  • Interactive networking lounges to connect you with your colleagues and industry experts
  • Downloadable content from sponsor booths and the Resource Center to you own personal briefcase
  • Free admittance to sessions and booths for six months following the event Please complete the following information

Integrating Analog and Digital IP onto an SoC
Time: 3:30- 4:30 pm EDT
Moderator: Clive (Max) Maxfield, Vice President, TechBites Interactive
Actel’s Jim Davis, vice president, software and systems engineering, will participate and discuss how ASIC- and FPGA-based SoC design flows differ, various analog/digital simulators and how effectively they communicate with each other, how designers can take full advantage of available tools for the intricately specific applications they are designing and other design flow integration issues.

Mixed-Signal Embedded System Design Challenges
Time: 1:30 – 2:00 pm EDT
Moderator: Venkatesh Narayan, Director of Software & Systems Engineering, Actel
This chat will discuss the challenges faced by designers of embedded systems. Topics include analog, programmable logic, RTL knowledge requirements and design tools.

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