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Posts tagged with 'Functional Verification'

20 Apr, 2011

Harry Foster Testbench Characteristics and Simulation Strategies (Continued) This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs, which present the highlights from the 2010 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for a background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (Part 6 click here), I focused on some of the 2010 Wilson Research Group findings related to testbench characteristics and simulation … Read More

testbench, Functional Verification, Verification

18 Apr, 2011

Harry Foster Testbench Characteristics and Simulation Strategies This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs that present the highlights from the 2010 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (click here), I focused on the controversial topic of effort spent in verification. In this blog, I focus on some of the 2010 Wilson Research Group … Read More

testbench, Functional Verification, Verification, Wilson Research Group Study

4 Apr, 2011

Harry Foster   Effort Spent On Verification (Continued) This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs, which present the highlights from the 2010 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for a background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (click here), I focused on the controversial topic of effort spent in verification. This blog continues this discussion. I stated in my previous blog … Read More

Functional Verification, Verification, Formal Verification

3 Apr, 2011

Harry Foster   Effort Spent On Verification This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs, which present the highlights from the 2010 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here). In my previous blog (click here), I focused on design and verification reuse trends. In this blog, I focus on the controversial topic of amount of effort spent in verification. I have been on the technical program … Read More

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1 Apr, 2011

Harry Foster   Reuse Trends This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs, which presents the highlights from the 2010 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here). In this blog, I focus on design and verification reuse trends. Design Composition Trends Figure 1 shows the mean design composition trends, which compares the 2007 Far West Research study (in blue) with  the 2010 Wilson Research … Read More

Verification, Functional Verification

31 Mar, 2011

Harry Foster Design Trends (Continued) In Part 1 of this series of blogs, I focused on design trends (click here) as identified by the 2010 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here). In this blog, I continue presenting the study findings related to design trends, with a focus on embedded processor, power management, and clock domain trends. Embedded Processors In Figure 1, we see the percentage … Read More

Verification, Functional Verification

30 Mar, 2011

Harry Foster   In 2002 and 2004, Ron Collett International, Inc. conducted its well known ASIC/IC functional verification studies, which provided invaluable insight into the electronic industry’s state and trends in design and verification at that point in time. However, after the 2004 study, no other industry studies were conducted, which left a void in indentifying industry trends. To address this void, … Read More

Verification, Functional Verification

3 Dec, 2010

Harry Foster As the saying goes: Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. With that said, I am excited to announce a new module focused on Verification Planning, which has been one of the Verification Academy’s most-requested subjects for new content. The new Verification Planning module is delivered by our subject matter expert, who literally wrote the book on the subject, Peet James. The goal of verification planning … Read More

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25 Jul, 2010

Harry Foster What does the word performance mean to you? Speed? Well, obviously speed is an important characteristic. Yet, if the team is running in the wrong direction, it really doesn’t matter how fast they are going. How about accomplishment? After all, we do assess an employee’s or project team’s accomplishments using a process we refer to as a performance review. What about efficiency, which is a ratio comparing … Read More

Formal Verification, Functional Verification, Add new tag

17 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy The Accellera VIP-TSC makes the Early Adopter release of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) available. While Accellera does not use the Latin word Omnimodus in place of the English word Universal, what Accellera does make available is for all practical intents and purposes just OVM.  In April 2010, we made available at www.ovmworld.org an early version of UVM EA.  It has now been updated … Read More

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