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June 4, 2020
UVM - Universal Verification Methodology

UVM coding guidelines offer clarity in a complex world

These 13 suggestions toward best practice address some of the most persistent challenges with the Universal Verification Methodology.
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February 28, 2020
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Make it easier to exercise state machines with SystemVerilog

How the use of declarative, constraint-based descriptions can help you focus command sequences on areas of interest.
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February 20, 2020
Adnan Hamid is co-founder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems, and inventor of its core technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in functional verification automation and is a pioneer in bringing to market the first commercially available solution for Accellera’s Portable Stimulus Standard.

Verifying AI engines

How can we refine our approach functional verification to deal with the increasing number of systems that leverage artificial intelligence.
January 19, 2020
Tom Anderson is a technical marketing consultant working with multiple EDA vendors, including AMIQ EDA. His previous roles have included vice president of marketing at Breker Verification Systems, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In Design Automation, vice president of engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, group director of product management at Cadence, and director of technical marketing at Synopsys. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Accelerate your UVM adoption and usage with an IDE

How an integrated design environment can help you overcome complexities within the Universal Verification Methodology and manage the size of the libraries within it.
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November 27, 2019

Managing code coverage to achieve verification closure in low-power SoCs

A look at some of the key techniques needed to ensue good code coverage during the verification of low-power SoC designs.
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November 21, 2019
Tom Anderson is a technical marketing consultant working with multiple EDA vendors, including AMIQ EDA. His previous roles have included vice president of marketing at Breker Verification Systems, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In Design Automation, vice president of engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, group director of product management at Cadence, and director of technical marketing at Synopsys. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Accelerating the adoption of portable stimulus

The vision of portable stimulus is to find a way to write tests that can be portable ‘vertically’ from IP block to subsystem to system, and ‘horizontally’ from simulation to emulation to silicon. However, applying portable stimulus to real chip designs is not trivial.
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September 13, 2019
John Blyler is a Consulting Editor of Tech Design Forum and the Editor-in-Chief of Interference Technology. He spent the first half of his career as a hardware-system systems engineer and program managerand the second half as a technology journalist, science writer and educator. John is an affiliate professor of systems engineering at Portland State University and lecturer for UC-Irvine’s online IoT program.

AI firsts (and more) at America’s SEMICON

SEMICON West showed a distinct thematic shift away from preserving Moore's Law to assessing the architectural implications of AI, as EDA was brought into the event.
September 12, 2019
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Portable stimulus and UVM

Accellera's Portable Test and Stimulus standard provides powerful features for verification that is not meant to replace UVM but augment existing verification flows. Here is how portable stimulus and UVM interact.
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September 10, 2019
Adnan Hamid is co-founder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems, and the inventor of its core technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in functional verification automation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Using portable stimulus for automotive random error analysis

The Portable Stimulus Standard helps overcome many of the verification challenges inherent in the strict requirements of ISO 26262.
April 26, 2019
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Focus your use of Portable Stimulus on three key axes

Portable Stimulus allows reuse along horizontal, vertical and technique axes, but you need to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each to get the greatest benefits.

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