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31 May, 2013

Tom Fitzpatrick Hi Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that we just posted the PDF of the latest, Texas-Sized, DAC edition of Verification Horizons on the Verification Academy. In addition to my Editor’s Note, in which I liken what we do as verification engineers to my set-building experiences in local theatre groups, and brag about my daughter, you’ll find these fine articles: Interviewing a Verification Engineer  … Read More

Verification Academy, DAC

8 May, 2013

Harry Foster  Design Trends In my previous blog, I introduced the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here). The objective of my previous blog was to provide background on this large, worldwide industry study. I will present the key findings from this study in a set of upcoming blogs.  This blog begins the process of revealing the 2012 Wilson Research Group study findings by first focusing … Read More

Functional Verification, Accellera, Verification Academy, IEEE 1800, Verification

23 Apr, 2013

Harry Foster This is the first in a series of blogs that presents the results from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. Study Overview In 2002 and 2004, Ron Collett International, Inc. conducted its well known ASIC/IC functional verification studies, which provided invaluable insight into the state of the electronic industry and its trends in design and verification. However, after the 2004 … Read More

UVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Formal Verification, Accellera, Verification Academy, Verification Methodology, functional coverage, Verilog, Functional Verification, VHDL

24 Jan, 2013

Dennis Brophy

VHDL-2008 Explained Via 7 Course Modules For some time now a dedicated group of engineers have defined and standardized an important update to the VHDL standard.  Also know as IEEE Std. 1076™-2008, this update to VHDL took an interesting path to get to where it is today.  The VHDL standards team started the standards development work in the IEEE but sought additional input and standards project funding

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ieee 1076, VHDL, iec, Verification Academy

20 Nov, 2012

Dennis Brophy Verification Academy Adds Major New Technical Resource The Verification Academy adds another major methodology cookbook to focus on effective coverage adoption.  The Coverage Cookbook describes the different types of coverage that are available to track your verification process progress, how to create a functional coverage model from a specification, and provides examples to implement functional coverage … Read More

OVM, UCDB, Coverage, Coverage Closure, Accellera, UCIS, Harry Foster, UVM, IEEE 1800, Coverage Cookbook, Verification Academy, functional coverage

16 Oct, 2012

Dennis Brophy A new style takes center stage It was Fashion Week in Portland, Oregon in early October.  And while the thought of Portland and fashion might not be believable to many in the world, especially those who look to the design houses of Paris or Milan, it was.  What struck me was the blend of fashion with high tech this year.  Intel took the opportunity to roll out its fashion inspired campaign (dressing … Read More

UVM, UVM Cookbook, OVM, Verification, Verification Academy

26 Jul, 2012

Mark Olen A system-level verification engineer once told me that his company consumes over 50% of its emulation capacity debugging failures. According to him there was just no way around consuming emulators while debugging their SoC design emulation runs. In fact when failures occur during emulation, verification engineers often turn to live debugging with JTAG interfaces to the Design Under Test. This enables … Read More

Functional Verification, Instant Replay, Emulation, Verification, Verification Academy, JTAG, SoC

20 Jul, 2012

Dennis Brophy Live & In-Person at DAC 2012! Verification Academy, the brain child of Dr. Harry Foster, Chief Verification Scientist at Mentor Graphics, was live from the Design Automation Conference tradeshow floor this year.  Harry is pictured to the right giving an update on his popular verification survey from the DAC tradeshow floor. The Verification Academy, predominantly a web-based resource is a popular … Read More

Formal, Doulos, Verification Academy, UVM Express, Verification Trends, Tech Design Forum, ACE, Thales, AMS, UPF, ABV, UVM, Coverage Closure, iTBA, DAC, Low Power, ARM, OVM, Assertion-Based Verification

30 May, 2012
Functional Verification

Off to DAC!

Posted by Dennis Brophy

Dennis Brophy Where might our paths cross? It is always challenge to fit all the needed visits in during the Design Automation Conference (DAC).  If you happen to like some of the same events I attend, then the chances are good our paths might cross in public. Saturday and Sunday are busy with an Accellera Systems Initiative board meeting.  Split across two days, Accellera board members will meet to conduct traditional … Read More

UPF, UCIS, UVM, DAC, EDAC, Accellera, Verification Academy, SystemC, TLM, Gary Smith

26 Feb, 2012

Harry Foster The philosophy behind our Verification Academy is to provide a comprehensive resource for evolving and maturing your functional verification process skills. We believe that each step an organization takes in evolving verification skills should have measurable results and benefits. With that in mind, I am excited to announce two new modules we are adding to the Verification Academy: UVM Express and Advanced … Read More

Verification Academy, UVM

22 Feb, 2012

Tom Fitzpatrick In his recent post on UVM: Some Thoughts Before DVCon, Dennis outlined some great ideas about what we think should happen next for UVM. His 3rd point, “UVM needs to bridge the system domain,” is particularly relevant given the newly-formed Accellera Systems Initiative. This is actually an area we’ve been contemplating for a while here at Mentor, and as Dennis indicated, we shared our thoughts on this … Read More

Verification Methodology, Verification Academy, Functional Verification, SystemC, DVCon, UVM Connect, UVM-1.1, UVM

10 Nov, 2011

Dennis Brophy IEEE Announces Revision to IEEE 1666™ – Adds Transaction-Level Modeling Support A significant step forward to address standards for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs has taken place by the IEEE.  The IEEE announced the new revision of the SystemC standard, known as IEEE 1666™-2011, has been approved.  While it is a revision of the current SystemC standard, IEEE 1666™-2005, the major new feature … Read More

SystemC, TLM, Accellera, 1666, OVM, TLM 1.0, TLM 2.0, UVM, OSCI, Verification Academy

28 Jun, 2011

Mark Olen iTBA Introduction If you’ve been to DAC or DVCon during the past couple of years, you’ve probably at least heard of something new called “Intelligent Testbench Automation”.  Well, it’s actually not really all that new, as the underlying principles have been used in compiler testing and some types of software testing for the past three decades, but its application to electronic design verification is … Read More

Functional Verification, Intelligent Testbench Automation, functional coverage, Verification, Verification Academy, testbench

24 Jun, 2011

Tom Fitzpatrick Well, another DAC is behind us, and you know what that means. That’s right, the super-sized DAC issue of Verification Horizons is now available online. You can download the full issue or individual articles from the Verification Horizons tab at Verification Academy. Over the next few days, I’ll be highlighting some of the articles to give you a taste of the great content available directly … Read More

UVM, Verification Academy, Functional Verification, Verification Horizons

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

Functional Verification, OVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Verification Methodology, UVM, Verification Academy

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