Cadence announces Best Papers from EMEA CDNLive! User Conference

July 13th, 2006 – Cadence Design Systems today announced the Best Papers from its 2006 CDNLive! EMEA User Conference. The CDNLive Best Paper awards were made based on nominations made by conference participants during the event in Nice, 25 – 27 June 2006.

CDNLive! Best Papers were chosen from each of the four technical tracks at CDNLive, namely Allegro (system interconnect), Encounter (digital IC design), Incisive (functional verification) and Virtuoso (analog, RF and mixed signal).

“The caliber of papers submitted was extremely high. The authors of the Best Papers can be justly proud of their award having received nominations from the user community,” said Wolfgang Stronski, Director Field Platform Marketing, EMEA, at Cadence.

The winning papers are:

Allegro (system interconnect)
Design automation for SbSIP Applications
Dominique LOHY, Olivier TESSON, Sylvie-Anne LEVERD, Benjamin LAMOTTE, Philips Semiconductors

Encounter (digital IC design)
Designing out DFM issues at 65nm
Sarah Lamont, Silicon & Software Systems(S3)

Incisive (functional verification)
Adelante™ VD32040 Core and subsystem verification. What is verified where?
Roger Witlox, Philips Semiconductors

Virtuoso (analog, RF and mixed signal)
Comparing Ultrasim and UltrasimVerilog simulators for embedded Flash memory development and a solution to have different simulation models for one Flash memory cell
Dr. Holger Haberla, Senior Designer, X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG

CDNLive! is a series of seven annual user conferences held in locations around the world and is part of the Cadence user community, the Cadence Designer Network.

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