VF2017: Cadence – Exploring IoT Verification Challenges

Conference: Verification Futures 2017 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker: Nick Heaton, Distinguished Engineer R&D. Cadence
Presentation Title: Exploring How the Internet of Things is Changing the Verification Challenge
Abstract: Spanning across most application domains, the Internet of Things (IoT) changes requirements and prioritization for hardware/software development well beyond the classic considerations of just performance, power and cost. Integrated verification, smartly combining formal verification, simulation at the transaction and classic register transfer level (RTL), emulation and FPGA based prototyping has become a key requirements. This presentation will introduce near term solutions for these challenges and thoughts about longer term directions.
Speaker Bio: Nick Heaton is an ASIC and EDA veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the design and verification of complex SoCs. Nick graduated from Brunel University, London in 1983 with First Class Honors in Engineering and Management Systems.
Nick is responsible for SoC Verification in Cadence Research & Development organization as a Distinguished Engineer with special responsibility for ARM related solutions.