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    Michael (Mick) Posner joined Synopsys in 1994 and is currently Director of Product Marketing for Synopsys' DesignWare USB Solutions. Previously, he was the Director of Product Marketing for Physical (FPGA-based) Prototyping and has held various product marketing, technical marketing manager and application consultant positions at Synopsys. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Brighton, England.

FPMM, Live and Face-to-Face

Posted by Doug Amos on August 24th, 2011

Blimey, there are a lot of prototypers out there!

The FPMM was released worldwide in March 2011 and already over 2,500 paper and ebook versions of the FPMM have been taken by prototypers worldwide. The feedback has been really encouraging so many, many thanks to all our readers!

As another way to bring prototypers together in order to further share best practices, FPMM originators, Synopsys and Xilinx, along with new prototyping partner National Instruments, are running a series of FPMM workshops. These workshops have already started and will take place at major locations throughout the world until February 2012.

Agenda items of note include . . .

  • Keynote: “Best Practices in Design-for-Prototyping
    • Why FPGA-based prototyping methodology is important to your success
    • The latest technologies and tools for FPGA-based prototyping
  • User experiences and discussion
  • Hands-on lab: advanced scripts and methods to improve prototyping
  • Live demos of prototyping technology from National Instruments, Synopsys and Xilinx
  • Integrating prototyping more closely within SoC project aims

For me, however, the most important thing is that prototypers get a chance to network and share ideas and best practices; starting a conversation that we can continue online at the FPMM forums and here on the blog. I look forward to meeting many new prototyping friends at every FPMM workshop, perhaps at one near you. Your fellow prototypers will be grateful for your participation.

During the hands-on portion you will have the opportunity to put a proven FPGA-based prototyping methodology to work, focusing on design manipulations and useful scripts for prototype management. You will be using Synopsys tools but no prior experience is required.

Numbers are limited by the number of workstations available at each venue so, as they always say, “register now to avoid disappointment”. No, I really mean it.

See you at the workshop!


If you would like to learn more about the FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual, or to download a copy visit www.synopsys.com/fpmm

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One Response to “FPMM, Live and Face-to-Face”

  1. We also interviewed the authors on Conversation Central radio. Listen here http://bit.ly/r9VIIZ or download via iTunes to your iPod/iPad.