SOURCE: Accellera

June 04, 2007 06:00 ET

Reminder - Accellera Invites DAC Attendees to Open Meetings and Events

June 4-7, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) -


This year Accellera, the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) organization focused on design standards, is once again hosting a variety of events at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), and inviting the EDA community to attend its open meetings and events as well as Conference's Low Power Workshop.

What, When and Where
Accellera Open Industry / Membership Meeting
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
10:00am-11:30am Convention Center Room 27A
Accellera Technical Committees will provide standards updates and honor the recipient of Accellera's Technical Excellence Award. This meeting is open to all DAC attendees.
Accellera Breakfast and Panel Discussion:
Panel Topic: "Design: The Next Frontier for SystemVerilog"
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
7:30am-9:30am, Convention Center Room 26AB
The industry asked for SystemVerilog, and Accellera delivered! Panelists representing commercial IP providers, EDA vendors, and IP consumers will address real world benefits of SystemVerilog in the design domain, and examine state-of-the art flows for SoC design, which is next frontier for SystemVerilog. The panel and breakfast are sponsored by Denali Software, and are open to all DAC attendees.
Moderator:   Gary Smith - GarySmithEDA
Panelists:   Gary Delp - LSI Logic
             Marc Greenberg - Denali Software
             Robert Papp - Intel
             Dave Rich - Mentor Graphics
             Bryan Bullis - Cisco
Birds of a Feather Session - Unified Coverage Interoperability

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 6:30pm-8:30pm, Convention Center

Accellera members plan to organize DAC "Birds of a Feather" sessions to discuss the Unified Coverage Interoperability (UCI) standard. Accellera's UCI Technical Subcommittee (TSC) is charged with defining standards to enable sharing and analysis of coverage data generated by different tools during the verification process. Sign-up sheets will be available in the DAC registration area and the meeting will be assigned a room if enough attendees register at the show.

Unified Power Format (UPF) Booth # 7860

UPF, the Unified Power Format standard from Accellera, enables open, multi-vendor tool flows and solutions for low-power design. Accellera is one of the sponsors of the UPF booth at DAC where UPF will be demonstrated in products from a range of EDA suppliers who support the UPF standard.

Expert Speakers at the UPF Booth:

Anand Iyer, ArchPro: Are You Sure Your Power Management Scheme Works?
Rob Aitken, ARM: Library Considerations for Low Power
David Allen, Atrenta: Atrenta Support of UPF
Edward Rashba, IEEE: Leveraging the Standards Lifecycle at IEEE
Juergen Karmann, Infineon: UPF - New Potentials for a Low Power Design Flow
Gary Delp, LSI: A Comparison of Power Aware Design Intent Formats
Ed Huijbregts, Magma: Multivoltage Domain Issues
Stephen Bailey, Mentor: UPF by Example
Michael Keating, Synopsys: UPF - Challenges of a Paradigm Shift
Jim Sproch, Synopsys: Exploring UPF's Capabilities
Mary Ann White, Virage: Silicon-Proven Low Power Semiconductor IP Overview
Karen Bartleson, Accellera: Open, Fast, Inclusive: Doing a Standard the
Right Way

DAC Workshop: Design and Verification of Low Power ICs

Sunday, June 3, 2007 4:00pm-7:00pm, Convention Center Room 6E

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Information & Registration

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For more information about DAC and to register for the Low Power Workshop, please visit

About Accellera's Technical Excellence Award and Technical Subcommittees

Each year, Accellera's Technical Excellence Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of its Technical Subcommittee members. Candidates are nominated by the industry at large, and nominations are endorsed by participants in Accellera's Technical Subcommittees. All Accellera Technical Subcommittee members are eligible for the award.

Accellera's Technical Subcommittees include Interface, Open Compression Interface (OCI), Open Verification Language (OVL), Property Specification Standard (PSL), SystemVerilog, Unified Coverage Interoperability (OCI), Unified Power Format (UPF),Verilog Analog Mixed-Signal (Verilog-AMS) and VHDL.

Accellera's Technical Subcommittees produce effective and efficient standards for today's advanced IC designs. Participation comes from Accellera member companies, industry contributors, and independents. Technical contributors typically have many years of practical experience with IC design and developing and using design automation tools.

About Accellera

Accellera provides design and verification standards for quick availability and use in the electronics industry. The organization and its members cooperatively deliver much-needed EDA standards that lower the cost of designing commercial IC and EDA products. As a result of Accellera's partnership with the IEEE, Accellera standards are provided to the IEEE standards body for formalization and ongoing change control.

Accellera has developed seven standards that have been ratified by the IEEE. Accellera's successes in advanced design and verification language standards include SystemVerilog and the Property Specification Language (PSL). Accellera recently completed the Unified Power Format (UPF) standard and is currently developing a Unified Coverage Interoperability (UCI) standard.

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