27 - 28 October, 2020

Virtual Conference

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DVCon Europe 2019 Technical Program capturing current trends in EDA and Software

Published on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Alexander Rath Technical Program Chair

With this blog, I’d like to share some highlights from the technical program of the upcoming DVCon Europe 2019. Thanks to the very high number of submissions, we are again able to provide four parallel tracks with 36 papers spread over twelve sessions.

In SystemC-related sessions, we will learn about parallel SystemC simulations as well as about bringing SystemC together with other de-facto standards such as Verilog and Python.

The UVM standard is still a major driver in the functional verification world, which is why two full sessions are reserved for it. Focus topics will cover the UVM register layer and UVM-based hardware/software co-verification.

I am especially looking forward to our RISC-V and Advanced ISS session, where we will see a new and fast-growing trend that conquers more and more applications: the open-source processor architecture RISC-V. Being driven by more than 320 organizations, RISC-V has the potential to become a central element in edge-computing applications such as autonomous driving as well as for embedded applications such as IoT.

Our program also includes sessions about Emulation and SOC verification, where the focus is on how to efficiently manage the verification of large and complex designs close to tape-out.

Sessions with topics such as Generating Stimulus and PSS mostly deal with the application of a rapidly emerging industry standard: Portable Stimulus. This standard will help to reduce the effort and complexity that comes with testing and verifying functionality on different levels of abstraction.

The need for more rapid prototyping and quicker design cycles is addressed in Emulation and in System Level Design.

Finally, our sessions on Advanced Verification feature presentations from authors who were able to solve extremely hard verification problems by making use of very advanced approaches – often with a clever combination of approaches that are usually considered orthogonal.

I am very happy that we could come up which such a rich and diverse technical program for the sixth edition of DVCon Europe. My special thanks go to the members of the Technical Program Committee, who dedicated a good deal of their spare time to ensure the quality of our program. 

I am looking forward to meeting you at DVCon Europe in Munich!