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DVCon Europe 2023

November 14-15, 2023
Holiday Inn® Munich – City Centre
Munich, Germany

Visit with Siemens in booth 506 to focus on practical applications of languages, tools, methodologies, and standards to improve your D&V flows. Plus: consider the following technical tutorials and panels.

Tutorial 3.2 - Tuesday, November 14

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Model-Based Approach for Developing Optimal HW/SW Architectures for AI Systems

Petri Solanti and Russell Klein, Siemens EDA

Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms in a real-time operating environment require huge amounts of computation resources and process gigabytes of data. An efficient AI system needs carefully analyzed Hardware/Software partitioning and architecture that can meet real-time processing, energy efficiency, and cost requirements. Using a Model-Based Cybertronic Systems Engineering (MBCSE) methodology the design complexity and challenging requirements can be tackled.

This tutorial will demonstrate the design process as a transformation of an AI algorithm from a Python program to an efficient, low power implementation with a mix of hardware and software elements. The design process applies Architecture Analysis & Design Integrated Approach (Arcadia), SystemC-based HW/SW co-architecting and High-Level Synthesis (HLS) methodologies.


Tutorial 3.3 - Tuesday, November 14

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Making the impossible possible: CDC and RDC closure with abstracts from different tools

Diana Kalel, STMicro
Jean-Christophe Bringnone, STMicro
Farhad Ahmed, Siemens
Eldad Falik, Intel
Jerome Avezou, Synopsys
Bill Gascoyne, Blue Pearl Software
Kranthi Pamarthi, Renesas

This tutorial has two main sections:

  • The first section is a simple presentation about the basic concepts and definitions of the CDC-RDC design and verification
  • The second section is a demo to show the different steps of the CDC verification flow.

A small and illustrative RTL test case with at least two EDA verification tools will be used to raise awareness about the importance of a new standard that makes the CDC models portable and reusable between the different EDA tools.


Panel - Wednesday, December 7

9:15 am – 10:15 am

“All AI, All the Time” Poses New Challenges for Traditional Verification

AI, including generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT, are straining data centers, hyperscalers and cloud computing, all the while optimizing and accelerating processes and creating new challenges for traditional verification technologies.

Verification tools have had some form of in-built intelligence for many years that would not be highlighted in any datasheet or whitepaper. Verification tool providers are now attempting to offer AI and machine learning capabilities within their functional verification solutions to improve performance and productivity, though questions remain on whether results are impressive enough to meet assumptions about current and future capabilities.

A panel that includes verification experts and vendors will attempt to determine how best to utilize AI/ML for functional verification and consider whether AI/ML-based verification tools will be able to keep up with the growing AI architecture design needs.

Attendees should be prepared for a discussion that addresses how the verification community will manage the emerging world of “All AI, All the Time.”

Audience participation will be encouraged.

Moderator
Paul Dempsey, Editor in Chief, Tech Design Forum

Panelists

Jean-Marie Brunet, VP & GM, Hardware-Assisted Verification, Siemens
Micheala Blott, Senior Fellow, AMD
Daniel Schostak, Arm Architect and Fellow - Verification, Arm
Anil Deshpande, Director of Engineering, Samsung Semiconductor India 
Lu Dai, Accellera Chair - Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm


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