I am happy to announce that this Thursday (the 10th of June), Luca De Santis will hold a discussion about the Hardware Description Languages (HDL) as Domain Specific Languages.
Also, remember that in December, we changed the link to join the Meetup!
HDLs are used in the semiconductor industry to describe the structure and behaviour of digital systems, with the aim of stimulating and synthesizing complex hardware architectures.
There is a renewed interest today in HDLs due to the new challenges that hardware designers are facing: exponential increasing complexity, critical metrics balance, massive heterogeneous parallelism, emerging of non-Von-Neumann architectures and so on.
In this talk, we are going to present the state of the art of HDLs with a particular emphasis on language engineering topics, like syntax features needed to represent hardware and semantics associated with digital hardware simulation.
Luca De Santis has more than twenty years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He has been leading the logic design of sixteen successful memory projects with Micron. His main experience is in the development of embedded processors for non-volatile memories and he is the author of the language/compiler that is still used today to program control software inside Micron’s NAND memory devices.
Other than dealing with customized compilers for resource-constrained processors, his interest in DSLs includes the search for a new approach to hardware abstraction, to address the problem of increasing complexity of digital systems. He is graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of L’Aquila, where he is a Lecturer in a course on “Integrated Electronic Systems Design”.
And if you are thinking of proposing a talk, it is time to come forward. Just let me know by replying to this message.
To avoid other security issues is now necessary to register for the meeting. The registration should be necessary just once and be valid for all the next meetings you will participate in. I understand it is a little extra effort, but it would avoid problems like the ones we encountered:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It will also permit you to add it to your calendar.
It is hosted on Zoom at 6 PM GMT+1/CEST (you can use this link to figure out which time is in your timezone: The Time Zone Converter).
P.S. We get a recurring question: “Are presentations recorded?”. The answer is not, and the reasons are explained here On recording Virtual Meetups - #7 by voelter