ASIP Seminar, Moscow 2019

Moscow State University (MSU), June 26

Audience: Students, researchers, professors, designers working on Software and Hardware.

Address: Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory, 1-2, Moscow, Russia

Application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) are an ideal solution when standard processor IP cannot meet challenging application-specific requirements, and fixed hardware is not flexible enough. As a result, ASIPs have become a third implementation option for modern SoCs, co-existing with standard processors and fixed hardware, with heterogeneous multicore systems now becoming the standard.

Applications such as 5G new radio, data centers, artificial intelligence, or automated driving assistance have fueled the development of such ASIPs, and have triggered many university projects. Processor design projects such as the RISC-V initiative at UC Berkeley also initiated a lot of interest in designing specialized, application-optimized processor architectures.

On June 26th, 2019, Synopsys, in cooperation with Moscow State University, will organize a free-of-charge seminar, starting from an introduction of the ASIP concept, and leading into latest case studies. Detailed insight into the capabilities of ASIP Designer, the world’s leading ASIP design tool, will be given. Lunch will be provided, and breaks will allow for time for networking among participants.

Agenda

09:00 – 09:15    

Welcome

09:15 – 10:30

Introduction

  • Why ASIPs?
  • Market Trends
  • Introduction to ASIP Designer

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30    

Case Studies

  • 5G
  • Artificial intelligence
  • RISC-V and derivatives

12:30 – 13:30

 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Design-flow details Tool Demonstrations

  • Introduction to nML
  • Tool demonstrations

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:30

Technology In-Depth

  • C/C++ Compiler generation for highly specialized architectures

16:30 – 16:45

Synopsys University Program
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap-Up