PSS and Reuse: Great Solution But Not Hands-Free

PSS and Reuse: Great Solution But Not Hands-Free
by Bernard Murphy on 07-23-2019 at 6:00 am

If you’re new to PSS you could be forgiven for thinking that it automagically makes stimulus reusable, vertically from IPs to systems, horizontally between derivatives and between hardware-based and software-based testing. From a big-picture point of view these are certainly all potential benefits of PSS.

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CEO Interview: Adnan Hamid of Breker Systems

CEO Interview: Adnan Hamid of Breker Systems
by Daniel Nenni on 02-21-2019 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedBreker Verification Systems solves challenges across the functional verification process for large, complex semiconductors. This includes streamlining UVM-based testbenches for IP verification, synchronizing software and hardware tests for large system-on-chips (SoCs), and simplifying test sets for… Read More


Portable Stimulus enables new design and verification methodologies

Portable Stimulus enables new design and verification methodologies
by Jim Hogan on 10-19-2018 at 12:00 pm

My usual practice when investing is to look at startup companies and try to understand if the market they are looking to serve has a significant opportunity for a new and disruptive technology. This piece compiles the ideas that I used to form an investment thesis in Portable Stimulus. Once collected, I often share ideas to get feedback.… Read More


CEO Interview: Cristian Amitroaie of AMIQ EDA

CEO Interview: Cristian Amitroaie of AMIQ EDA
by Bernard Murphy on 07-05-2018 at 7:00 am

AMIQ EDA has caught my attention over the last few months. My first impression was that this was just another small IDE company trying to compete with established and bundled IDEs from the big 3, a seemingly insurmountable barrier. This view was challenged by an impressive list of testimonials, not just from the little guys but also… Read More


Webinar: Fast-track SoC Verification – Reduce time-to-first-test with Synopsys VC AutoTestbench

Webinar: Fast-track SoC Verification – Reduce time-to-first-test with Synopsys VC AutoTestbench
by Bernard Murphy on 01-25-2018 at 7:00 am

There seems to be a general sense that we have the foundations for block/IP verification more or less under control, thanks to UVM standardizing infrastructure for directed and constrained-random testing, along with class libraries providing building blocks to simplify verification reuse, build sequence tests, verify register… Read More


Case study illustrates 171x speed up using SCE-MI

Case study illustrates 171x speed up using SCE-MI
by Don Dingee on 10-12-2016 at 4:00 pm

As SoC design size and complexity increases, simulation alone falls farther and farther behind, even with massive cloud farms of compute resources. Hardware acceleration of simulation is becoming a must-have for many teams, but means more than just providing emulation… Read More


Five Things To See at DVCon India 2016

Five Things To See at DVCon India 2016
by Daniel Payne on 09-02-2016 at 12:00 pm

DVCon is an annual Design and Verification Conference that started out in Silicon Valley, then expanded by adding India as a new location. Our semiconductor design and verification world is global in stature, so if you’re living in the region then consider registering for this event held Thursday and Friday, September Read More


A New Player in the Functional Verification Space

A New Player in the Functional Verification Space
by Bernard Murphy on 08-22-2016 at 7:00 am

Israel has a strong pedigree in functional verification. Among others, Verisity (an early contributor to class-based Image Removedtestbench design and constrained random testing) started in Israel and RocketTick (hardware-based simulation acceleration), acquired more recently by Cadence, is based in Israel. So when … Read More


Learn How to Debug UVM Test Benches Faster – Upcoming Synopsys Webinar

Learn How to Debug UVM Test Benches Faster – Upcoming Synopsys Webinar
by Bernard Murphy on 07-14-2016 at 4:00 pm

UVM for developing testbenches is a wonderful thing, as most verification engineers will attest. It provides Image Removedabstraction capabilities, it encapsulates powerful operations, it simplifies and unifies constrained-random testing – it has really revolutionized the way we verify at the block and subsystem level.… Read More