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TVS is Publishing a Weekly Verification Newsletter

Appropriately titled ‘The Best Of Verification‘, it provides you a round-up of the best news from the Hardware Verification world.  Have a good time reading the first edition and do provide your feedback.  You can read it by following the links or get it regularly by following us on twitter @testandverif



TVS Joins OneSpin Partner Program

“Partnering with OneSpin will offer great leverage for both companies, especially since TVS has more than 70 verification engineers worldwide,” concludes Dr. Mike Bartley, CEO and founder of TVS. “Under the Spinnaker program, we’ll be able to combine our expertise in mixed static-dynamic verification environments with OneSpin’s formal verification technology and knowledge to bring much needed, comprehensive verification solutions to a wider community.”

The full press release is here.

The TVS asureSIGN™ tool allows the user to combine dynamic and static verification data into a single view

DVClub to present global overview of hardware verification

Mike Bartley will join Harry Foster at the forthcoming DVClub on April 8th. He will be presenting the major verification challenges reported at the various Verification Challenge conferences – from UK, France, Germany and India. This gives a unique insight into the challenges seen by a wide variety of semiconductor companies around the world.

Harry Foster will highlight the key findings from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. Every two years, Mentor Graphics commissions Wilson Research Group to conduct a broad, vendor-independent study of design verification practices around the world.  Harry will provides his unique interpretation and analysis behind today’s emerging verification trends to provide a fascinating insight into the state of pour industry.

You can join in both discussions by registering here


Harry Foster describes the Functional Verification Study

At the next DVClub on 8th April, Harry Foster, Chief Verification Scientist at Mentor Graphics will be discussing the findings of a Functional Verification Study commissioned by the Wilson Research Group.  You can listen to him describing this Study ahead of the day by going to the EDA Café website.

To register for the event please click here

Last few days to register – Verification Futures Conference 2013

If you haven’t yet registered for the Verification Futures conference on 19th March, 2013 at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore, do it now!

We have an exciting array of speakers from Broadcom, NXP, Aldec, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Cadence, Breker Systems and Doulos among others. They will be covering a wide range of topics encompassing the Verification spectrum.

Managers can benefit from Broadcom’s user paper on reducing chip level verification effort and NXP’s challenge paper on developing a scalable Verification environment. Breker systems will present on generation and visualization of multi-Threaded multi-core testcases.

For those interested in exploring trends in Verification, we have papers on Standard Co-emulation Modeling Interface (SCE-MI) and technology evolution in Functional Verification. Mr. John Aynsley from Doulos considers the feasibility of UVM adoption and explains how using SystemVerilog with UVM to create your test benches differs from using Verilog or VHDL. Test and Verification solutions will be presenting on ARM-based SoC verification.

If you are facing any challenges in Verification closure, this is the place to be! Register now for live participation.


Next DVClub – Monday 8th April 2013

Harry Foster, Chief Scientist at Mentor, will be presenting the results of his analysis of the 2012 survey on verification techniques and trends at this next DVClub on 8th April. Every two years Harry provides a huge insight into the way our verification industry is evolving. It’s an invaluable chance to measure yourself against the wider industry. You can join Harry in Bristol or listen online with other engineers in Cambridge, Eindhoven, Grenoble, Sophia or from your own desk. To join in the discussion go to:



Help to solve your verification problems

On 19th March, all roads lead to the Verification Futures Conference at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore. With many Verification specialists and industry giants already confirming participation, this event is a must-attend for Verification professionals. What’s more, it is completely free!

Mr. Vikas Gautam, the Director of Corporate Application Engineering, Asia Pacific, Synopsys will open the proceedings. This will be followed by 3 exciting Challenge papers which will chart out the most common challenges faced in Verification closure today.

Dr. Mike Bartley, the CEO and founder of Test and Verification Solutions, will then recapture the challenges presented at the European Verification Futures Conference held in UK, France and Germany last November.

Also lined up are presentations by Mr. Jacek Majkowski from Aldec on Standard Co-Emulation Modeling Interface (SCE-MI), Mr. Naresh Ramachandran from Cadence on System and Soc Verification Trends and Mr. Mark Olen from Mentor Graphics on technology evolution in Functional Verification.

Broadcom will present a user paper that will focus on reducing chip level verification effort by optimizing gate level simulation and package-aware testbenches. For those aiming to develop a scalable verification framework, we have a presentation by NXP focusing on techniques to reduce verification turnaround times at module, sub-system and system levels.

Sounds exciting, huh? Wouldn’t you like some help to solve your Verification problems in one place? Register now!

Do you know your verification challenges?

Verification Futures, coming to India for the first time on 19th March 2013, is a one-stop-shop that offers you the opportunity to network with Verification specialists and the EDA vendor community on the same platform.

From the EDA side Mr. Mark Olen from Mentor Graphics, with over 30 years of industry experience, will be presenting about technology evolution in Functional Verification. Mr. Jacek Majkowski from Aldec Inc. will present on Standard Co-emulation Modelling Interface (SCE-MI).  Both Synopsys and Cadence will also be presenting.

Verification specialists from a number of product companies including Broadcom and NXP will also be sharing their challenges and their solutions. Click here to see some of the challenges presented in Europe.

If you are a Verification Manager or Senior Engineer, this a unique opportunity to acquaint yourself with current verification challenges and how others are resolving them. Book now!  Our European conferences sold out last year and we had to disappoint those who didn’t register early. Don’t forget that the conference is also available by remote access for those who can’t attend!


DVClub Monday 14th January – last chance to register!

Only 3 days to go until the first DVClub of 2013. Taking place this Monday 14th January at 11.30am GMT where we’ll be discussing Open Source Verification Tools, with presentations from Wilson Snyder (on Verilator), Dag Arneat Braend (Atmel – Verilator users), Maksim Jenihhin (Tallin University of Technology, Estonia) and Rich Porter (Design & Verification Engineer). You can attend physically in Bristol, Cambridge, Grenoble and Eindhoven or remotely via Webinar. To join in the discussion and for more details, click here.