Questa inFact Intelligent Testbench Automation
When asked about the state of functional verification, Gary Smith, founder and chief analyst for market research company Gary Smith EDA, commented, “Throwing engineers at the problem is not an acceptable answer. The target is to bring verification costs down to 35% of the total hardware design cost, and we can only do that through automation. The intelligent testbench is the missing ingredient in today’s verification flow.” In this session, you will learn about Mentor Graphics’ award-winning intelligent testbench automation product line called “Questa inFact”. Questa inFact employs advanced algorithms to improve testbench productivity and effectiveness by 10x to 100x. You’ll see Questa inFact automatically generating testbench sequences for Questa Multi-View Verification Components (MVC’s) for simulation with Questa, all in the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). Then, Questa inFact will send its functional coverage results into the Questa Unified Coverage Database (UCDB), for comprehensive coverage analysis and management reporting. Finally, as Questa inFact achieves higher functional coverage in less time with fewer resources, you’ll see why Questa inFact was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for 2008 by Portable Design Magazine.
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