TVS extends formal verification training to China

PRESS RELEASE

Bristol, UK, 20 August 2014 –TVS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, today announced that following the successful delivery of a debut course, ‘Formal Verification* Bootcamp’, in conjunction with its local partner TopBrain Design Systems to hardware verification engineers in Shanghai, it has launched an on-demand formal verification training service in China. This adds China to the countries already serviced including those in Europe, Asia and North America. Formal verification is becoming more mainstream in hardware verification as the tools become more powerful and much more automated. TVS’ training is aimed at getting engineers ready for ‘formal’ by explaining the fundamentals of the discipline. Engineers are then able to expand their understanding of formal through worked examples in class, before proving properties on their own designs. The improved automation in formal is embodied in apps that are aimed at solving specific verification challenges such as superlinting, clock domain crossing and connectivity. Taking connectivity as an example, the user describes the signal connectivity between blocks at a subsystem or SOC level, and the tool performs the necessary connectivity checks automatically.

These automated checks are able to reduce the need for large numbers of integration tests that are costly to write and simulate. As a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, TVS’ Formal Verification Bootcamp course focuses on both the formal apps and the general-purpose verification capability. TVS works closely with EDA vendors to deliver the course on whatever tool the course delegates have access to. This ensures that delegates are able to apply the techniques directly on projects after the course. The final session of the course is usually spent writing properties and constraints (using System Verilog) on a real design. This avoids the ‘blank paper syndrome’ that delegates often face when returning from courses to learn new languages and techniques.

Mike Bartley, CEO and founder of TVS, commented, “Formal Verification has now come of age, and in some way it can be applied on most designs. It offers a real solution to the limitations of simulation-based verification. Our present course is designed, packaged and deployed to get engineers out of the starting blocks. The successful execution of the course in China underpins and is a measure of how serious the company is in expanding its global operations.” For information on TopBrain’s support and services for TVS in China visit: www.topbrainds.com Further information on TVS’ products and services is available at www.testandverification.com.

Editors Note: * In the context of hardware and software systems, formal verification is the act of proving or disproving the correctness of intended algorithms underlying a system with respect to a certain formal specification or property, using formal methods of mathematics.

About TopBrain: TopBrain Design Systems is an advanced verification solutions provider for complex electronics design organisations. The company helps customers to get advanced verification capability in a short time. TopBrain’s products and services include advanced hardware verification methodology service, tools, VIP, training courses, onsite/offshore supports to the local customers. TopBrain is the solution partner of TVS in China.

About TVS TVS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries. Such organisations use TVS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes. TVS embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification. TVS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies. TVS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool (asureSIGN™).

TVS Company Contact

Dr. Mike Bartley – TVS
+44 7796 307958
[email protected]

Media Contact Oliver Davies – Publitek Technology PR
+44 1225 470000
[email protected]

2015-02-24T10:24:32+00:00 20th August, 2014|Hardware Verification, Press Releases, Thought Leadership|
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