THURSDAY July 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
TOPIC AREA: EDA, DESIGN
KEYWORD: FRONT END DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE & SYSTEM DESIGN, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
EVENT TYPE: DESIGNER TRACK
Transcending RTL
Chair:
Daniel Payne - Marketing EDA, Tualatin, OR
Organizer:
Steven Hoover - Redwood EDA, Shrewsbury, MA

Special/Invited Session
Since the introduction of RTL into the design process, silicon has scaled, under the forces of Moore’s Law, by five orders of magnitude! Circuit design at today’s scale faces fundamentally different challenges than RTL was intended to address. Abstraction must play a more significant role, with tools owning more responsibility for design details. Leverage and reuse are essential. RTL no longer provides a viable methodology to carry us forward. The industry has pinned its hopes on SystemC and high-level synthesis to answer the call. While these offer clear benefits, they also have drawbacks that have led to slow adoption. In this session, you will learn about several promising design methodologies, languages, and tool capabilities you will not find in the mainstream. Perhaps one of them will strike a chord with issues faced in your organization.


Thank you to our Designer Track Sponsor:


1.1C?aSH
 Speaker: Jan Kuper - QBayLogic B.V., Enschede, The Netherlands
 Author: Jan Kuper - QBayLogic B.V., Enschede, The Netherlands
1.2Fluid Pipelines and Live Flow with Pyrope
 Speaker: Jose Renau - Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA
 Author: Jose Renau - Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1.3Transaction-Level Design with TL-Verilog
 Speaker: Steven Hoover - Redwood EDA, Shrewsbury, MA
 Author: Steven Hoover - Redwood EDA, Shrewsbury, MA