Hardware and software have become a necessary part of virtually in every organization to ensure that their products work as they should. This article from Techwell describes why organizations must understand the difference between testing for software versus hardware and how to evaluate these systems effectively.
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Usability testing should not be just a milestone to be checked off on the project schedule – it is a great tool to identify and improve on key features that are an important part of functioning for end users of the system. This blog provides guidance on usability testing making reference to a very good article written by Jakob Nielsen called “10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface”.
Frank Schirrmeister, Group Director for Product Marketing at Cadence,explores the benefits of using FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping with the help of two abstraction levels (Transaction-level models (TLM) and Register transfer models (RTL)) and the factors that limit the growth of FPGA based prototyping.
The Assertion Based Verification DVClub Europe took place on Monday, 7th July 2014 and was very well received, with presentations from ARM, Freescale Semiconductor, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys.
If you would like to review the recordings of the presentations, they are now available on the TVS Website along with the slides. They will be available to you without having to log in until the 18th July, after this date you will need to register on our website.
The next DVClub will be discussing Performance Verification and will be taking place on Monday, 8th September 2014, why not register your interest at and be one of the first to secure your place!
Do you have a story to tell and would like to share it at the next DVClub? We are always looking for good end user case studies to share with the community. Contact Mike Bartley for more information on how you can take part.
Monday’s DVClub will cover Assertion Based Verification, why not register and secure your place! We will have talks from ARM, Freescale, Mentor and Synopsys.See you there!
We would all like to see designers adding assertions to their code. Unfortunately, the effort and time required by the designers to write these assertions often prevents them from creating the assertions. The language knowledge and skills required to write assertions often adds a further barrier. Mark Hanover (Mentor Graphics) presentation at the next European DVClub will explain a solution called Questa PropGen which automates ABV. It enables the verification team to generate properties automatically using existing test environments and reduces the amount of manual coding of assertions.
Mark has been involved in the design and verification of complex SoC’s for over 15 years with positions in a number of commercial and mil-aero companies and will share his experience with us.
Why not register and join us at the next DVClub on 7th July? We have venues throughout Europe and Remote Access and it’s a great opportunity to network!!!
In the next DVClub Europe, Monday, 7th July, Gaurav Jain, Senior Design Engineer from Freescale Semiconductor, will present a case study on the deployment of System Verilog low power assertions along with CPF enabled dynamic simulations to verify a Next Generation Low Power SoC. and how multiple assertion categories were deployed to target verification of low power design features, Integration of Macro models, sequencing and connectivity of critical control signals and to prove the clocking and reset schemes in each device mode.
Why not join us at one of our locations in Bristol, Cambridge, Eindhoven, Grenoble and Sophia Antipolis to hear the full presentation from Gaurav. We will also be joined by speakers from ARM, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys and promises to be an interesting and informative afternoon. If you are unable to attend one of our locations, why not register for Remote Access?
The next DVClub will be taking place on Monday, 7th July with locations in Bristol, Cambridge, Eindhoven, Grenoble, Sophia Antipolis and by Remote Access. Laurent Arditi a Principal Engineer at ARM France will be joining the Sophia Antipolis venue to talk about ‘An Efficient Methodology to Find Bugs with ABV (Assertion Based Verification)’.
This presentation will cover how ABV is an important part of functional verification and will demonstrate how they have successfully applied ABV on different generations and classes of ARM microprocessor designs and will help managers and engineers understand how to apply ABV for good results by showing examples on recent CPUs developed by ARM to illustrate, and to “prove” ABV has a high RoI.
To find out more about Laurent and the other speakers visit the T&VS website and register for your place on the July DVClub.
The Formal Verification Conference took place on Thursday, 15th May and we would like to thank everyone who helped to make it a success!
The presenter slides and recordings are now available on the TVS Website if you would like to review them again or if you were unable to attend the event this year. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!
Our next DVClub will be held on Monday, 7th July 2014 and would like to invite you to share a story which would be relevant to the topic of Assertion Based Verification. The DVClub takes place across Europe with venues in Bristol, Cambridge, Eindhoven, Grenoble and Sophia and with Remote Access available, reaches around the world. We are always looking for good end user case studies to share with the community.
For more information on how to take part in the DVClub or to submit your story, contact Mike Barley using the Contact Us Form.