Electrical & Computer Engineering     |     Carnegie Mellon

Thursday, April 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. HH-1112

Tom Dillinger
Sun Microsystems Inc.

Top Ten CAD Challenges for Deep Sub-Micron Custom Design

This talk will highlight some of the current design methodology challenges associated with very high-speed custom microprocessor design and verification. The impact of these challenges on current computer-aided design techniques will be discussed. Areas for future CAD software development focus will be proposed.

Tom Dillinger is a CAD manager at Sun Microsystems Inc., based in Chelmsford MA, working on the design of the UltraSparc-5 microprocessor. He has previous design and management experience at IBM and Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, and has taught microelectronic design as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of the text, VLSI Engineering (Prentice-Hall, 1988), and has been issued one US patent. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Applied Math and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.