SOURCE: Tensilica


June 15, 2010 08:13 ET

Tensilica Chief Scientist Grant Martin Presents Tutorial and Chairs NOC Panel at DAC 2010

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  DAC 2010 -- Grant Martin, chief scientist at Tensilica, will discuss key concepts and methodologies for SystemC-based system development processes at a tutorial session at this year's DAC (Design Automation Conference) in Anaheim, Calif. He will also chair a panel of prominent researchers and practitioners from the domain of on-chip communication architecture to look back at the decade of progress on NOCs (Networks-on-Chips) and where it is heading in the future.

What and When:   "A Decade of NOC Research - Where Do We Stand?" (Session 20)
    Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Location 209AB
    "SystemC for Holistic System Design with Digital Hardware, Analog Hardware, and Software" (Tutorial 4)
    Friday, June 18, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location 210AB
Where:   DAC takes place June 13-18, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif. For more information, visit

About Grant Martin
Grant Martin is Chief Scientist at Tensilica, Inc. Before that, Grant worked for Burroughs, Nortel/BNR and Cadence. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Grant is a co-author or co-editor of ten books dealing with SoC design, SystemC, UML, modeling, EDA for integrated circuits and system-level design, including the first book on SoC design published in Russian. He is a co-editor of the Springer Embedded Systems Series. He was co-chair of the DAC Technical Programme Committee for Methods for 2005 and 2006. His particular areas of interest include system-level design, IP-based design of system-on-chip, platform-based design, and embedded software. Grant is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

About DAC
DAC is the world's leading technical conference and tradeshow, covering the latest trends in electronic design and design automation. DAC is where the IC Design and EDA ecosystem learns, networks, and does business -- where critical industry issues are faced and solutions presented.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific signal processing performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and six out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, Blu-ray Disc players, broadband set top boxes, digital still cameras and portable media players), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit

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