Microelectronics Design Software Solutions Bootcamp

Training Seminar

Microelectronics Design Software Solutions Bootcamp

Training Seminar

About This Course

The Microelectronic Design Software Solutions Bootcamp includes tutorials and products from Electronics Design Automation firms, Intellectual Property providers, supply chain risk management, hardware assurance capabilities, verification tools and techniques, and a demo on the DoD Trusted Silicon Stratus secure cloud based microelectronics design environment.

About The Platform

DoD Trusted Silicon Stratus secure environment is a one stop access point available for use during the Microelectronics Challenge

What You'll Learn

Tutorial for creating and launching a design environment on the DoD Trusted Silicon Stratus secure cloud environment, presentations from Cadence, One-Spin, and Ansys on integrated circuits and system design and verification tools. Synopsys and ARM concerning their Intellectual Property portfolios. Edaptive Computing regarding automated workflows for trust and verification. MeTRA about supply chain decomposition. Tortuga Logic on their security verification solutions. Battelle Memorial Institute concerning systems of systems perspective for security in embedded devices. Finally, a presentation on the use of, and access model for, the Cadence Palladium emulation system for integrated circuit verification.

Meet The Speakers

//   Dr. Matt Casto   //


Dr. Matthew Casto is a Senior Electronics Engineer in the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensor's Directorate, Aerospace Components and Subsystems Technology Division. Dr. Casto holds a BSEE and MSEE degree from Wright State University, and a PhD from The Ohio State University Electro-science Laboratory. Dr. Casto is the Air Force's Hardware Assurance technical lead for the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Federated Assurance Center and leads the Science and Technology portfolio for the DoD's Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Initiative, developing a new trust approach to ensure enduring availability and assured access to state-of-the-art microelectronics.

//   Brian Dupaix   //


Dr. Brian Dupaix is currently at the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate in Dayton, Ohio and is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. He received a BS in electrical and computer engineering from Brigham Young University in 1995 and an MS and PhD from The Ohio State University in 2009 and 2013 respectively. Prior to joining AFRL, he was a Research Scientist at Ohio State’s ElectroScience Laboratory, working on high-speed DACs and ADCs, III-V power-amplifiers, mixed-signal reliability, and trusted electronic components. He also worked in industry, spending 5 years at Honeywell Air Transport Systems, designing digital ASICs for commercial flight and navigation computers and 4 years at Intrinsix creating IP blocks for extensible processors and System-on-Chip ASICs for consumer electronics. His research interests include direct digital-to-RF circuits, high-performance mixed signal circuits, heterogeneous semiconductor integrated circuits, and trusted electronic components. He has published over 30 papers and holds two patents with several pending.

//   Todd James   //


Nimbus is an open-source toolkit focused on providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities to the scientific community. Todd James is currently at the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate in Dayton, Ohio. He received a BSEE and a MSEE from Ohio State University in 1994 and 2001 respectively. Prior to joining AFRL, he was a consultant providing a range of integrated circuit design services including Verilog and VHDL design, verification, synthesis, and automated place and route, custom layout for digital, analog baseband, and RF circuits, in support of work submitted to more than 15 different foundries worldwide. He has provided support for IC infrastructure with multi-vendor CAD setups including IT planning, PDK acquisition or construction, IP acquisition, and workflow specification, including supporting the AFRL sensors directorate IC team since 2001. He is currently supporting AFRL’s cloud collaboration environment

//   Steve Carlson   //


Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Cadence helps speed the design of innovative electronic products that transform the way people live and work. Our System Design Enablement strategy drives our efforts to provide the resources semiconductor and systems companies need to develop highly differentiated products in aerospace, automotive, cloud datacenter, consumer, industrial, internet of things (IoT), mobile, and other market segments. We provide leading electronic design automation (EDA) software and hardware for chip, package, board, and system design as well as semiconductor intellectual property (IP).

//   Ted Sharits   //

Edaptive Computing, Inc.

Senior Program Manager, brings over 30 years of experience in developing and managing research and development projects and organizations. His experience includes program management, product management and lead systems engineering to develop operational systems and simulations for trusted systems analysis, combat air operations, ISR, special operations, aircraft systems, embedded systems, simulators and acquisition.

//   Vasker Bhattacherjee   //

Edaptive Computing, Inc.

Senior Hardware Developer, who has 6 years of experience at Edaptive Computing, Inc., where he works in both HDL design and verification projects for the Sensors Directorate. He currently leads the in-house hardware verification team applying verification methodologies to high value designs for the Joint Federated Assurance Center. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. A naturalized US citizen, he also has PhD in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a BS in Biological sciences from the University of Birmingham, England. He has leveraged this past background in the life sciences for ECI projects that benefit the Air Force Medical Support Agency.

//   David Landoll   //

One Spin

David is a Solutions Architect at OneSpin Solutions where he works to develop and deploy formal tools and methodologies to OneSpin customers, as well as help OneSpin create new tool capabilities and methodologies.
In addition, David focuses on safety related industries, including automotive and avionics companies striving to meet 00 -254 and IS0-26262 compliance using newer, more advanced verification techniques that can improve hardware safety, as well as lower development and verification costs.
David has presented at numerous 00-254 related conferences and events, and is a member of the North America 00-254 Users Group.
David has almost 30 years of design and verification experience. Prior to working at OneSpin, he held technical and management roles at Cadence, managing a team developing an ADAS self driving car system as well as deploying formal verification on this project. In parallel, he worked as the 00- 254 expert on a large DAL-A multi-year project. He has held additional roles in Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, 0-ln Design Automation, Amdahl, and Honeywell Bull. He has BSEE Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, and MBA Cum Laude from Santa Clara University.

//   Dr. Jeff Dalton   //

Tenet3 LLC

Dr. Dalton serves as the Principal Data Scientist for Tenet3, LLC where he leads product research and development efforts in system security engineering, complex system analysis, data analytics and
machine learning. He has 30 years of experience in complex system modeling, simulation, and analysis. He is currently leading research investigations involving hardware security, trust and assurance, platform security, and risk analysis. Dr. Dalton has expertise in data modeling, database design, data analytics and semantic applications. Prior to joining Tenet3, Dr. Dalton supported research and analysis at the Advanced Technical Intelligent Center (ATIC) in Beavercreek Ohio. He was the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Research at Avetec Inc. in Springfield Ohio. At Avetec he led a research team in modeling, simulation, and analysis of complex systems including AFRL and NASA sponsored research in aircraft propulsion and related systems as well as in high performance computing applications. Dr. Dalton received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE/CS) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

//   Dr. Jason Oberg   //

Tortuga Logic

Dr. Oberg is one of the co-founders and Chief Executive Officer of Tortuga Logic. He oversees technology and strategic positioning of the company. He is the founding technologist and has brought years of intellectual property into the company. His work has been cited over 700 times and he holds 6 issued and pending patents. Dr. Oberg is leading Tortuga Logic to meet all milestones including raising capital, putting together strategic partnerships, and generating revenue on all products and services. Dr. Oberg has a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

//   Geoffrey Barrows   //

Centeye, Inc.

Entrepreneur, inventor, investor, and engineer-by-training in the cross section of image sensors, vision,and robotics. Founder of Centeye, a fabless semiconductor firm in Washington DC that specializes in smart cameras / vision sensors for robotics and Internet of Things (IoT). Centeye makes image sensors usable for embedded vision applications including robotics, target detection and obstacle avoidance for micro air vehicles (MAVs)/drones, optical flow, and eye tracking.Developed the first image sensors specifically designed for use with microcontrollers.Implemented techniques for detecting and tracking moving pixel-sized objects from moving cameras, including without the use of non-uniformity correction (NUC) techniques.

//   Jim Nimmer   //


Midwest Sales Director at ANSYS, Inc.
Jim Nimmer has a rich background in electronic system design.
He has BS Electrical-Computer Engineering(’86) and MS-EE (’90) from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jim’s master thesis was Placer program, based on Simulated Annealing heuristic; focused on accelerating the ECO loop.
He has done system, CPU, and IC design at Teradyne, IBM, and Amdahl.He has also written s/w for early networking systems.He moved into EDA in 1993 joining Quickturn as an Application engineer Quickturn was eventully acquired by Cadence Design Systems.After some time with other EDA startups, he joined via acquisition, Cadence Design systems in 2002 as an account executive. While at Cadence he helped fostering the relationship with AFRL – Sensors in Dayton, OH; bringing commercial best practices to the DOD. In January 2018 he joined ANSYS where he is currently the Midwest Sales Director managing a team of 6.

//   Wade Smith   //


Specialist in Signal Integrity, RF, Antenna, and Electromagnetic analysis tools such as SIWave, Designer, Q3D Extractor, and HFSS. A main technical point of contact for ANSYS' major cross regional accounts with the ability to help customers increase their productivity and enhance their ability to efficiently apply ANSYS technology to their design challenges. Provide on-site demonstrations, presentations, and training in support of the sales and marketing efforts. Perform pre and post-sales support of customer including evaluations, software benchmarking and high level technical support

//   John Kapinos   //


Sr. Executive Account Manager at Synopsys. John has over 30 years of experience as an EDA Account Manager and Applications Engineer. John holds a BSECE degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from The Keller Graduate School of Management.

//   Sean Curry   //


Sr. Product Sales Solution Manager at Synopsys specializing in Intellectual Property products. Sean has over 28 years’ experience in digital design and IP licensing. Sean holds a BSEE and BSCS from Penn State University and an MSEE from University of Texas at Austin.

//   Dr. Thomas Kent   //

Battelle Memorial Institute

Manager and Technical Director, Cyber Trust and Analytics,
Dr. Thomas Kent directs Battelle’s Trusted and Assured Microelectronics program, leading a team of engineers, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists developing vertically integrated hardware security assessment solutions for government and semiconductor markets. Over the past decade, Dr. Kent has worked in academic, small business and non-profit organizations, conceptualizing and leading research in compound semiconductor devices, non-destructive inspection, multi-physics numerical simulation and hardware security. Dr. Kent’s current research interests include understanding and leveraging fundamental physics of complex semiconductor devices for verification and assurance as well as applications of deep learning to automation of verification and assurance workflows. Dr. Kent holds a B.A. in Physics and Chemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

//   Chris Daverse   //


Chris Daverse has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and defense industries.
As an independent consultant, Daverse supports Arm, LTD., in U.S. Government business development and the formation of new public-private partnerships for R&D. Leveraging his expertise in defense technology, budget, and policy matters, Daverse has assisted clients in winning major U.S. Government awards and in negotiating complex, multi-party agreements. Through his association with Defined Business Solutions, he advises the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Microelectronics Activity, and other government agencies on the development and implementation of programs, strategies, and policies for assuring U.S. Government access to Trusted, high-performance integrated circuit devices. Mr. Daverse holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.

//   Mark Rowland   //

Afwerx Vegas

Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the US Air Force and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation.