Science Without Boundaries: A Proven Method To Achieve Seamless Design Collaboration between Cross-Institutional Project Teams
TimeWednesday, July 13th5pm - 6pm PDT
LocationLevel 2 Exhibit Hall
Event Type
Engineering Track Poster
Engineering Tracks
Back-End Design
Embedded Systems
Front-End Design
DescriptionInnovation in the research and design community thrives on collaboration between
skilled professionals. Geographical location and the organizational affiliation of
individuals should not be a limiting factor for collaboration. Unfortunately, attempts
to collaboration across institutions collaborations often result in a struggle to
complete the development of Intellectual property (IP) within a reasonable
timeframe mostly because of miscommunication of interfaces and design visibility.
In this paper, we present a method and apparatus for cross-institutional
collaboration where researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(LBNL), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), and Brookhaven National
Laboratory (BNL) working on a High-Energy Physics project operated as a single
design team, rather than three independent groups communicating through strictly
controlled interfaces. The result was that the team was able to identify bottlenecks
in schedule and resources early and make corrections to meet the aggressive
schedule on their High-Energy Physics mixed-signal ASIC development project.