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Injecting Automation into Verification – Improved Throughput

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Overview

This webinar will focus on the highest value tools and techniques for improving test stimulus, debug effectiveness and simulation throughput. One of the most common verification process improvement opportunities is being able to more easily create test cases, including leveraging standard bus interfaces like PCIe for stimulating your system. We will also describe common techniques for improving simulation performance. If you are able to stimulate your design with simulation more effectively you will find that debug productivity in simulation is vastly superior to debug time in an hardware lab. We will show common and recent improvements in simulation debug throughput. We also highlight additional pre-built verification automation components for verification process throughput.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how make writing tests easier
  • Learn how deploy an optimized simulation model
  • Learn latest techniques for root cause analysis
  • Learn how standard protocols are an opportunity for verification automation

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Joe Rodriguez

Joe Rodriguez is a FPGA Market Development for Design Verification Technology (DVT) division at Mentor Graphics. Prior to this role Joe spent 2 years as Technical Marketing Manager for the Emulation Division (MED) at Mentor Graphics. Joe was also the Technical Marketing Manager in DVT at Mentor Graphics for 12 years. A result of this Joe has been involved in the definition and creation of many aspects of the Mentor Graphics verification solutions. Solutions like power aware simulation, debug and performance flows, including US patents for simulation event reduction.

Prior to Mentor Graphics, Joe spent 5 years as a field application engineer for Quickturn Design Systems successfully deploying many large FGPA based emulation projects. Joe also spent 6 years at Logic Automation as a Modeling Engineer and Support Manager. Joe has 7 years experience as a diagnostic engineer at Floating Point System and holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.

Who Should Attend

  • Design Engineers
  • Verification Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Managers

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Linux

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3

Mobile

  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.

 
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