Posted by systemleveldesign on July 28, 2009
The North America SystemC User Group (NASCUG) once again held it’s popular SystemC user group meeting at DAC. Attendance was good, with over 100 people attending to hear the OSCI update, education on SystemC standards, and technical papers from users on the application of SystemC, and to participate in an open Town Hall meeting style discussion.
Interestingly, many of the attendees were attending NASCUG for the first time. According to the innovative live survey “clicker” response system, 43% were first time attendees. That said, the majority of the attendees considered themselves intermediate, advanced, or power users of SystemC. Before diving into the papers, OSCI announced progress in the TLM WG, AMS WG, and Synthesis WG activities (read more at www.systemc.org) and gave updates on all WG activities, including the new Configuration, Control, and Inspection (CCI) WG.
Technical presentations covered modeling, software development, architecture design, and verification. For the complete agenda and access to the presentations, visit www.nascug.org.
Patrick Sheridan is responsible for Synopsys' system-level solution for virtual prototyping. In addition to his responsibilities at Synopsys, from 2005 through 2011 he served as the Executive Director of the Open SystemC Initiative (now part of the Accellera Systems Initiative). Mr. Sheridan has 30 years of experience in the marketing and business development of high technology hardware and software products for Silicon Valley companies.
Malte Doerper is responsible for driving the software oriented virtual prototyping business at Synopsys. Today he is based in Mountain View, California. Malte also spent over 7 years in Tokyo, Japan, where he led the customer facing program management practice for the Synopsys system-level products. Malte has over 12 years’ experiences in all aspects of system-level design ranging from research, engineering, product management and business development. Malte joined Synopsys through the CoWare acquisition, before CoWare he worked as researcher at the Institute for Integrated Signal Processing Systems at the Aachen University of Technology, Germany.
Tom De Schutter
Tom De Schutter is responsible for driving the physical prototyping business at Synopsys. He joined Synopsys through the acquisition of CoWare where he was the product marketing manager for transaction-level models. Tom has over 10 years of experience in system-level design through different marketing and engineering roles. Before joining the marketing team he led the transaction-level modeling team at CoWare.