"Solving the Complexity Challenge in the Design of Electronic
Thursday, March 20, 2003
By Dr. Horst Salzwedel, Chief Technology
Officer and President, MLDesign Technologies
5:15 p.m.: Registration and Networking/Refreshments.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Program
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Horst Salzwedel's Presentation (.pdf)
Over 10 years ago, the electronic industry started
to switch from logical level design to functional level design to
overcome the problem of rapidly increasing complexity in electronic
systems. Since that time, the complexity of systems using electronics
increased by more than a factor 100 and the time-to-market requirements
are shorter than at the beginnings of the 1990s. Today more than
55% of problems in hardware and software design of complex systems
are in specification development and high-level architectural design.
In this Challenge-the-Expert Program, Dr. Salzwedel,
Chief Technology Officer and President of MLDesign Technologies,
will address the move from functional level design to performance
/ architectural and mission level design. Examples of productivity
improvements in the design of chips and embedded software systems
and wireless systems during the last 1 1/2 years will be discussed.
Please join us to challenge this expert on what will
surely prove to be an enlightening evening.
ABOUT DR. HORST SALZWEDEL
Horst Salzwedel is a Fellow of the Silicon Valley
World Internet Center. He is President and Chief Technology Officer
of MLDesign Technologies (http://www.mldesigner.com).
He was formerly an Architect with the Wireless and Multi-media Design
Group at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. In that capacity, he has developed
computer-aided engineering software system for design and analysis
of satellite and mobile communications systems. He consults on mobile
satellite communication systems. He has been with Cadence since
1992. Since 1994, Dr. Salzwedel has been a Professor in System Theory
and Mobile/Satellite Communications at the Technical University
of Ilmenau, Germany. His research areas include:
- Software system design for system level design automation (SDA)
- Global mobile/satellite communication systems: design software,
optimization, interference minimization, handover between mobile
and satellite communication systems, high bandwidth mobile/satellite
- Automated global astronomy: hardware implementation of real
time object identification and compression software, real time
- Integrated communication and control systems.
- High precision satellite based navigation.
Dr. Salzwedel also served as Head of Research for SatLab, LLC,
a company specializing in systems design tools. From 1978 - 1992,
he was a Senior Research Engineer at Systems Control Technology,
Inc. He has also been a lecturer and consulting professor at Stanford
University. Dr. Salzwedel holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical
Sciences from Stanford University and a M.S. in Aero- and Astronautics
from the Technical University of Munich.
To contact Dr. Salzwedel:
Dr. Horst Salzwedel
Chief Technology Officer and President MLDesign Technologies, Inc.
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