Category Archives: TVS-India

‘Embracing Formal Verification: An Intel® Graphics Experience’ at DVClub, Bangalore on 3rd July

If you are new to Formal Verification and wish to explore the benefits of adoption of Formal,  you should surely attend DVClub, Bangalore on 3rd July.

M V Achutha Kiran Kumar, Staff Engineer at Intel, will be presenting on the history of formal verification adoption at Intel® and also his experience in bringing up the formal verification flow.   Achutha’s team at Intel have implemented formal techniques in various areas which include control path, data paths, RTL2RTL formal and connectivity analysis and also established methodologies to enable formal verification at the design stage.

According to Achutha, the key to successful adoption of Formal Verification lies in:

•  Starting with simple Equivalence Verification,  which has high ROI with lesser investment and gains the designers/management confidence.

•  Focusing on the longer term benefits since Formal is a higher investment to start with.

•  Consistent support from management.

There will also be other interesting presentations by product companies on their experience in adoption of formal.Make sure you book your seat.Registration is completely free and webinar registrations are open too.

Join over 500 others at the Only Indian Verification Conference

If you haven’t yet registered for Verification Futures, Bangalore at Hotel Park Plaza, Marathahalli, Bangalore on 13th May, this might probably be your last chance! Take some time out of your busy schedule and grab the opportunity to interact with senior Verification professionals and speakers from ARM, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, Jasper Design Automation, Mentor Graphics, Doulos, Benu Networks, Omniphy, STMicroelectronicsand T&VS presenting on a diverse range of verification topics like Hybrid Co-simulation, Low Power Verification of ARM CPU Sub-System using IEEE 1801, ABCML scoreboard design for reuse across MOST protocols etc, prototyping and AMS challenges.

500 + registrations, some of the best verification speakers, easily accessible from Outer Ring Road, free lunch and delegate pack, great networking opportunity…there are many more reasons why you should not miss the Verification Futures Conference. Attend and experience for yourself! Register now!

The only dedicated verification conference in India on 13th May

With exactly a week left for the Verification Futures conference on 13th May, 2014 at Hotel Park Plaza, Marathahalli, Bangalore, have you booked your seat yet?

Would you want to miss out on an opportunity to interact with senior Verification professionals from ARM, Samsung, NXP, Broadcom, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Aldec, Doulos, Real Intent, Jasper, LSI, Qualcomm and many more all in one place? Register now!

Confirmed attendees include Verification Managers, Architects, Project Managers and Verification leads among others. The average experience range of registrations is 5+ years. The response till now has been overwhelming and registrations are approaching the 500 mark!

Here are a few other good reasons to attend –

Registration is completely free and lunch is part of the program, as well as a free delegate pack. Do not miss out on this opportunity to network with the best minds in verification!

Mentor and Jasper at TVS Formal Verification Conference

Join us on Thursday, 15th May 2014 for the annual Formal Verification Conference in Reading where you will be able to listen to Abdelouahab Ayari an Application Engineer with Mentor Graphics.  He will be talking about how formal verification was once considered to be a fringe verification method and how it has now moved to mainstream in his presentation appropriately called ‘Formal is the new Normal’

We will also be joined by Sai Karthik Madabhushi a Senior Field Application Engineer at Jasper Design Automation who will be presenting Formal-based Coverage –Driven Verification which will focus on formal-specific coverage metrics for stimuli and property completeness, as well as proof coverage – both for bounded and full proofs.

For more information about the speakers and to register to attend in person or by Remote Access, visit our website for more details.

Next Generation SoC Interconnect Architectures

The Impact of Next Generation SoC Interconnect Architectures on Verification

Strategies to increase SoC performance have transitioned from faster clock speeds to multi-core designs and this presents many new verification challenges. At Verification Futures Bangalore on May 13th, Ajay Goyal,Verification technology Manager at Mentor Graphics, will present on the verification challenges for two multi-core system level interconnect specifications – one optimized for mobile market designs and the other optimized for computer-intensive applications. Ajay’s presentation will address the verification risks emerging from aggregating several multi-core clusters such as verifying cache coherent interconnects functionality.

With speakers from ARM, Synopsys,Texas Instruments, Jasper Design Automation, Mentor Graphics, Doulos, Benu Networks, Omniphy and T&VS presenting on a diverse range of verification topics like Hybrid Co-simulation, Low Power Verification of ARM CPU Sub-System using IEEE 1801, ABCML scoreboard design for reuse across MOST protocols etc, prototyping and AMS challenges,Verification Futures is an event no DV professional can afford to miss!

The registration count is rapidly approaching the 450 mark. Feel free to forward this to your colleagues too. For those who cannot attend in person, we are accepting webinar registrations too!

New paradigms for increasing verification productivity

Amit Sharma from Synopsys will present valuable insights for enabling improvements in verification productivity and performance at Verification Futures on May 13th.  Amit’s presentation will provide key insights into:

  • The interoperability between simulation, formal and static, advanced SoC debug, Verification IP, verification planning and coverage technology for successful SoC verification.
  • Why today’s SoCs need next-generation verification technologies.
  • How to enable the next level of verification productivity.

Other excellent technical insights into the Verification world  are presented by speakers from ARM, Microchip, Benu Networks, TI, DoulosMentor Graphics, Jasper, T&VS and Omniphy.  Top EDA vendors are sponsoring the event and more than 420 verification professionals from Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, NXP, Samsung, Sandisk, Nvidia, LSI and many more have already confirmed participation!

The event is completely free to attend and we are accepting webinar registrations too! Register now!

Do we need an Easier UVM?

At Verification Futures, Bangalore on May 13th, John Aynsley, CTO at Doulos, will be presenting on EasierTM UVM which consists of a comprehensive set of coding guidelines for the use of UVM and an open source UVM code generation tool.

The EasierTM UVM course, developed by Doulos, the global leader for the development and delivery of market leading training solutions for SoC, FPGA and ASIC design and verification, automatically generates the boilerplate UVM code for a project according to these coding guidelines and thus helps UVM make the transition from an early adopters’ sandpit to a professional methodology. If you want to increase the ease of usage of UVM in your organization, you shouldn’t miss this presentation!

Verification Futures has a number of very interesting presentations on topics such as Prototyping, AMS Verification, Co-simulation, DV flow empowerment by UVM, Generic ABCML channel scoreboard for reuse across MOST protocols, Challenges involved in Re-Use of SV-UVM Based IP Verification Environment and Why Synthesis From SystemC? All are already lined up at Verification Futures. Plus the chance to meet leading EDA companies and to network with fellow verification professionals.

Top companies like Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Jasper, Atrenta, Real Intent and Doulos are sponsoring the event and more than 370 verification professionals from Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Texas Instruments, Nvidia, LSI, NXP, IMC, Sandisk etc. have already confirmed participation. Make sure you do not miss out on this opportunity to resolve your verification challenges.

Benu Networks reduced their verification effort through UVM

Learn how Benu Networks reduced their verification effort through use of UVM

At the second edition of Verification Futures in Bangalore on May 13th, Sukruth from Benu Networks is presenting on how UVM has revolutionized the DV flow. If you are a verification professional working on UVM, you cannot afford to miss this presentation!

This presentation will highlight how some of the components that were developed at Benu Networks, either with UVM alone or with some amount of shell scripting, have gone a long way in reducing the human effort required in verification. It will also explore how UVM has delivered improvement in testbench reuse and made verification code more portable.

With ARM, ST, TI and Microchip also presenting papers on some very exciting verification topics, we are sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on this event! All the major EDA vendors are participating too.

More than 350 verification professionals have already confirmed registration. Block your calendars now! Registration is completely free and we are accepting webinar bookings too!

DVClub – Measuring the Effectiveness of Verification Environments

Join us for DVClub on Monday 28th April, where Yogish Sekhar from Dialog Semiconductors, will be discussing Measuring the Effectiveness of Verification Environments.  During the presentation he will be talking about shrinking transistor sizes which mean more complex design is squeezed into the same area that was used a product generation earlier.  The world is aware of Moore’s law for design; but it is more applicable to the verification space today as verification complexity has increased exponentially.  There are multitudes of tools (i.e. simulators, methodologies) that tell us how we need to verify our designs and various different metrics that tell us what we have verified.  To listen to Yogish and the other speakers, register to attend at Bristol, Cambridge, Eindhoven, Grenoble, Sophia or by Remote Access if you are unable to attend in person.

Facing verification challenges in automotive chips?

At the second edition of Verification Futures in Bangalore on May 13th, Saravanan, Principal Engineer at Microchip is presenting a scoreboard design for reuse across Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) protocols. If you are working on automotive chips, this presentation is a must-attend! MOST technology, which is used in almost all the major car brands worldwide including Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, is the de-facto standard for multimedia and infotainment networking in the autoothmotive industry.

Saravanan’s presentation will address how some of the complex verification challenges created by widespread adoption of the MOST protocol can be mitigated by verification components reuse. In addition to Saravanan’s presentation, there will also be papers on other exciting topics like Prototyping challenges, AMS challenges, Hybrid Simulation and DV flow empowerment by UVM. Do not miss out on this opportunity to get acquainted with these verification trends. Register now! Our past conferences have generated some interesting insights about where verification technology is headed.

You can find a summary of our 2013 series of conferences in Europe and India here. This time, the event will be sponsored by top EDA vendors like Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Jasper, Atrenta and Real Intent. With delegates from leading semiconductor companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Nvidia, IMC, AMD, PMC Sierra, LSI etc. already confirming participation, this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss! Block your calendars now! Registration is completely free and we are accepting webinar bookings too!