Evolving Methodologies in Electronic Design Automation
Prof. Zainalabedin Navabi
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute and University of Tehran
Tuesday, March 27, 2012|
10:00am - 11:30am
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About the Event
Design of digital systems has witnessed significant changes in the past 50 years. The early paper and pencil methods of putting components of a digital system together hand analysis methods have given way to sophisticated design and verification tools and languages for description of hardware. Looking back at this half a century of design and implementation, a change in abstraction of hardware can be seen to occur every fifteen to twenty years.
Dr. Zainalabedin Navabi is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Tehran, and an adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA. He is the author of ten books on various aspects of design of test with hardware description languages (HDL). His recent 2011 book on digital system testing incorporates RT level HDLs in the generation and application of test. Dr. Navabi’s began his work in the EDA area in 1976, when he started the development of a register-transfer level (RTL) simulator for one of the very first HDLs. In 1981 he completed the development of an RTL synthesis tool. Since 1981, Dr. Navabi has been involved in the design, definition and implementation of HDLs. He has written numerous papers on HDLs, design automation, and digital system test. He started one of the first HDL courses in the US in 1990, and has since conducted short courses and tutorials in the United States and abroad. His research areas include high level design and description methodologies, digital system testing, and design and definition of HDLs. In addition to being a professor, he is also a consultant to CAE companies. Dr. Navabi received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1978 and 1891, and his B.S. with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975.
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Sponsor: Professor John Hayes
Open to: Public