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An Innovative Approach to Fast, Affordable, Custom Silicon

Monday, April 21, 2014 -
4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1001

Speaker Information

Jim Kemerling and Darrell Teegarden
Triad Semiconductor, Founder, CTO, Executive VP (Jim Kemerling)
Mentor Graphics, Business Unit Director, System Modeling & Analysis (Darrell Teegarden)


<p>Triad Semiconductor is changing the way that engineers design mixed-signal <span data-scayt_word="ASICs" data-scaytid="1">ASICs</span>. Triad uses new technology that combines silicon-proven analog and digital resources onto <span data-scayt_word="ASIC" data-scaytid="2">ASIC</span> die that can then be configured with a single mask layer into a unique customer IC.&nbsp; <span data-scayt_word="ViaDesigner™" data-scaytid="4">ViaDesigner™</span> is a new <span data-scayt_word="EDA" data-scaytid="5">EDA</span> tool that enables system-level engineers who have no IC design experience to design their own mixed-signal <span data-scayt_word="ViaASICs" data-scaytid="6">ViaASICs</span>. This new approach to IC design is built on Mentor Graphics Corporation’s comprehensive system-level design tool called <span data-scayt_word="SystemVision" data-scaytid="7">SystemVision</span>® and Triad’s intelligent <span data-scayt_word="ViaASIC™" data-scaytid="8">ViaASIC™</span> library wizards.&nbsp; This approach to <span data-scayt_word="ASIC" data-scaytid="3">ASIC</span> design reduces development cost, development time, and is easier and less risky than traditional full-custom IC design.&nbsp;</p>

Speaker Bio

Jim Kemerling

Over 25 years of experience in integrated circuit and system-level design. Prior to founding Triad, worked with MX-COM, Aritech, GE/Ericsson, Lynch Communication Systems, and Rockwell International in the development of full custom analog/digital ICs. Jim holds a BSEE from SDSU and a MSEE from the University of Nevada.

Darrell Teegarden

Over 30 years of experience in modeling and analysis tool development, particularly with analog/mixed-signal hardware description languages. Co-author of the book, The System Designer’s Guide to VHDL-AMS : Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Mixed-Technology Modeling. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University.