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Navigating the Rapids and Eddies of Your Design Flow

Why do bugs cost more the later they are found?  Why are projects over budget?  How can we get a handle on the design process?

System on Chip development requires a complex, staged design flow.  It is usually clear there is room for improvement, but where exactly? This presentation describes an intuitive model of staged development which can be used to measure, analyze, and improve the design flow.

About the Speaker

Ken Albin is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, Texas. He is currently working in the AMD Verification Center of Expertise focusing on verification methodology and metrics.  He earned BSEE and MSEE degrees at Kansas State University in 1981 and 1984 respectively.  Prior to joining AMD, Ken worked in the Processor Technology department at Rockwell-Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; formal verification research firm Computational Logic Inc; and on advanced verification tools and methodology at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor.