Electrical & Computer Engineering     |     Carnegie Mellon

Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m. HH-1112

Robert Aslett
Strategic CAD Labs

Important Design and CAD Technology Trends at Intel

Microprocessor design is becoming more complex. Frequency, power, verification, capacity, productivity and process technology trends are presenting major challenges to designers and CAD tool developers. This talk will provide an overview of important microprocessor design and CAD technology development trends at Intel and present a summary of Intel's CAD research & development roadmap.

Robert Aslett joined Intel in 1988 as a circuit designer in the Corporate CAD division (now called Design Technology) in the Microprocessor Products Group. Early in his tenure at Intel Rob has worked on a wide range of design and CAD projects including the design of IO and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection circuits, test chips to evaluate circuit and reliability issues and RTL to Layout Synthesis (RLS) tools and methods. More recently, Rob led a team that implemented a new design methodology for a portion of a microprocessor that enabled ASIC-like productivity and better transistor density compared to traditional Intel approaches. Currently, Rob is leading the Strategic CAD Labs. (SCL) organization in Design Technology that is responsible for long range CAD research.