The EDA competition is an important, thrilling and dynamic event that takes places in SMACD conferences since the 2012 edition with one unique goal: “Improving design automation for integrated circuits and systems”. The SMACD EDA Competition required the submission of a full paper, a presentation by the contesting student(s), and, a live demonstration of the EDA tool. The contestants then enrolled in a challenging discussion with a jury panel, consisting of members from industry, academia and/or IEEE CEDA. The best applications were distinguished, and, a monetary prize of $1,000 has been awarded to the winner's of SMACD's EDA Competition.
The 2018 awarded tools were: “ReSeMBleD- Methods for Response Surface Model Behavioral Description,” presented by M. Taikken, University of Bremen (3rd place), “ToPoliNano & MagCAD: a Complete Framework for Design and Simulation of Digital Circuits based on Emerging Technologies,” by Umberto Garlando, Politecnico di Torino (2nd place), and, “SETA: A CAD tool for Single Event Transient Analysis and Mitigation on Flash-based FPGAs,” S. Azimi, Politecnico di Torino (1st place).
The 2017 awarded tools were: "Automated Generation of System-Level AMS Operating Condition Checks: Your Model's Insurance Policy," presented by Georg Gläser, Insitut fur Mikroelektronik und Mechatronik Systeme gemeinnutzige (Runner up), "CASE: A Reliability Simulation Tool for Analog ICs," presented by Pablo Martín-Lloret, Instituto de Microelectronica de Sevilla (Runner up), and, "A New Method for the Analysis of Movement Dependent Parasitics in Full Custom Designed MEMS Sensor," presented by Axel Hald, Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch Reutlingen (1st place).
The 2015 awarded tools were: "Radix-2^r Arithmetic for FIR Filter Design Optimization," presented by A. Liacha, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées System Architecture and Multimedia Division, Algiers (3rd place), "Automation of FPGA Performance Monitoring and Debugging Using IP-XACT and Graph-Grammars," presented by M. Jassi, Institute for Electronic Design Automation Technische Universitat Munchen (2nd place), "AIDA: Robust Layout-Aware Synthesis of Analog ICs including Sizing and Layout Generation," presented by R. Martins, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Lisboa (1st place).
The 2016 awarded tools were: "A Novel Polygon-Based Circuit Extraction Algorithm for Full Custom Designed MEMS Sensors", presented by Axel Hald, Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch Reutlingen (Runner up), "Safety-oriented Mixed-Signal Verification of Automotive Power Devices in a UVM Environment," presented by Sebastian Simon, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich (Runner up), "SCALES: A High Speed Simulator Tool for Pipeline A/D Converters," presented by Carlos Silva, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (1st place Ex Aequo), and, "SIDe-O: A Toolbox for Surrogate Inductor Design and Optimization" presented by Fábio Passos, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla (1st place Ex Aequo),
The 2012 awarded tools were: “AIDA: Automated Analog IC Design Flow from Circuit Level to Layout,” presented by Nuno Lourenço, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Lisboa (Honourable Mention), “An efficient linear-time variant simulation technique of oscillator phase sensitivity function” presented by Federico Pepe, Politecnico di Milano (3rd place Ex Aequo), “An Automated Layout-Aware Design Flow” presented by Antonio Toro-Frías, University of Sevilla (3rd place Ex Aequo), “Systematic Generation of Performance Models of Reconfigurable Analog Circuits”, presented by Manuel Velasco-Jimenez, University of Seville (2nd place), and, “UVM-based Verification of Smart-Sensor Systems” presented by Felix Neumann, Technical University of Ilmenau (1st place).