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Accelerating Coverage Closure with Intelligent Testbench Automation



Achieving functional coverage closure in today s complex designs is challenging and time consuming. It is common for a verification team to spend a disproportionate amount of time attempting to achieve the last 20% of functional coverage, often spending huge amounts of time identifying corner cases by manual inspection and writing directed tests to target these cases.

Mentor Graphics has proven methodology to accelerate functional coverage closure, freeing up resources to achieve more verification. The Questa Questa inFact Intelligent Testbench Automation solution generates stimulus according to the users functional coverage goals, eliminating redundant stimulus and efficiently targeting corner cases. The result is 10x to 100x faster functional coverage closure.

What You Will Learn

  • How intelligent testbench automation is applied to efficiently achieve functional coverage closure and extend the verification achieved during the verification cycle
  • The costs of redundant stimulus, and benefits of eliminating redundancy
  • How intelligent testbench automation fits into the verification environment architecture

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Matthew Ballance

Matthew Ballance is a Verification Technologist at Mentor Graphics for the Design Verification Technology division, specializing in the inFact Intelligent Testbench Automation tool. He has 12 years of experience in the EDA industry, and has previously worked in the areas of HW/SW Co-verification and transaction-level modeling.

Who Should View

  • Verification Engineers and Managers

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