Podcast EP13: The Three Pillars of Verification with Adnan Hamid

Podcast EP13: The Three Pillars of Verification with Adnan Hamid
by Daniel Nenni on 03-26-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan goes on a scenic tour of verification with Adnan Hamid, founder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems.  We discuss the rather unusual way Adnan got into semiconductors and SoC verification. Adnan then breaks down the verification task into its fundamental parts to reveal what the three pillars of verification are and why … Read More


CEO Interview: R.K. Patil of Vayavya Labs

CEO Interview: R.K. Patil of Vayavya Labs
by Daniel Nenni on 03-12-2021 at 6:00 am

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RK has over 25 years of industry experience in the domain of Telecom, Embedded software and Semiconductors. Before co-founding Vayavya, he was a co-founder at Smart Yantra Technologies, where he has held various positions in engineering, marketing and management. At Vayavya RK is responsible for overall management and strategic… Read More


Key Requirements for Effective SoC Verification Management

Key Requirements for Effective SoC Verification Management
by Kirankumar Karanam on 02-25-2021 at 6:00 am

The Four Phases of SoC Verification

Effective and efficient functional verification is one of the biggest hurdles for today’s large and complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The goal is to verify as close as possible to 100% of the design’s specified functionality before committing to the long and expensive tape-out process for application-specific integrated… Read More


Cadence and Green Hills Share More Security Thoughts at ARM Techcon

Cadence and Green Hills Share More Security Thoughts at ARM Techcon
by Randy Smith on 10-15-2019 at 10:00 am

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, I had the pleasure of spending the day at ARM Techcon at the San Jose Convention Center. In the morning, in addition to getting some sneak peeks into the exhibitor area, I attended some of the morning keynote presentations, which focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) topics.… Read More


ARM, NXP Share Usage, Challenges at Synopsys Lunch

ARM, NXP Share Usage, Challenges at Synopsys Lunch
by Bernard Murphy on 03-20-2019 at 7:00 am

Synopsys runs a “Industry verifies with Synopsys” lunch at each DVCon, which isn’t as cheesy as the title might suggest. The bulk of the lunch covers user presentations on their use of Synopsys tools which I find informative and quite open, sharing problems as much as successes. This year, Eamonn Quiqley, FPGA engineering manager… Read More


SemiWiki and SmartDV on Verification IP

SemiWiki and SmartDV on Verification IP
by Daniel Nenni on 06-06-2018 at 7:00 am

Bernard Murphy and I spent time with the SmartDV folks in preparation for the Design Automation Conference later this month. Bernard is an internationally recognized verification expert so his feedback is often sought after by emerging and leading verification companies, absolutely. Verification IP is a crowded market so … Read More