2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020San Diego Mission Bay Resort

MP Associates, Inc.

MONDAY November 04, 5:45pm - 6:15pm | Westminster I
AI/ML at Cadence Including Efficient Hardware for AI Processing at the Edge
Debajyoti Pal - Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cadence is a world leader in EDA tools business. However, outside of the EDA space, Cadence is also a major world class player in the embedded processor and ML/DL accelerator silicon IP space with its Tensilica line of products. In this overview talk, first we will provide a brief overview of how ML/DL is helping Cadence to improve EDA tools and enabling Cadence to address new markets by adding new capabilities. Then we will introduce machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL) and, example applications. Emergence and need for specialized compute-platforms as opposed to general purpose compute platforms that have been in place for decades will be discussed. The discussion will then cover accelerators for machine learning. Next a glimpse of Cadence (Tensilica) machine learning processors and accelerators will be provided. We will also touch upon MLPerf and briefly highlight Cadence’s participation in this industry wide standardization and benchmarking activity. Then we will conclude the talk by discussing upon new/emerging trends and technologies.


Biography:Debajyoti (Debu) Pal currently holds the position of Chief Scientist, Machine Learning at Cadence IP Group. Prior to Cadence, he was Vice President, Machine Learning at Wave Computing Inc. Before joining Wave Computing, Debu served as Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm Inc. Prior to Qualcomm, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Ikanos Communications for over many years until Qualcomm acquired it. Debu has served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive in Residence at Tallwood Venture Capital for over many years, where he was instrumental in making five investments covering Communications, Analog/Mixed Signal, RF and, MEMS. He also ran Tallwood’s Radio (programmable baseband and RF) initiative, incubation programs and, the university initiative. Before joining Tallwood, Debu was Vice President of Engineering at Virata Corporation and GlobespanVirata, Inc. He cofounded xDSL chipset startup, Excess Bandwidth Corporation (with Prof. Thomas Kailath of Stanford University) and was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering until Virata acquired it in 2000. Prior to this, Debu held various senior technical and technical management positions at ADSL Pioneer, Amati Communications which was acquired by Texas Instruments. Before joining Amati, he spent many years working on Wireless and Wire-line communications and, VLSI architectures at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. Debu started his career at Intel Corp., where he was a member of the 80286-microprocessor design team. He holds eight granted U.S. patents, has published more than 20 technical papers. Debu was a Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University between 1997 and 2009. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2002 for his Contributions to Digital Communications. Debu received a bachelor’s degree with honors in electronics and electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, an M.S.E.E. degree from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University under the guidance of legendary professor, Dr. Thomas Kailath.

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