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The Blurring of Safety and Security

Most modern embedded systems are now required to satisfy seemingly divergent critical properties like safety and security. It is therefore becoming increasingly important that any systems development methodology employed should support modelling of system requirements in a manner that it facilitates validation and verification of such critical properties. This article from Mentor Graphics explores why there is significant overlap between the development practices for safety and security.

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When Medical Device Software Fails Due to Improper Verification and Validation

Software can be an essential component for medical devices, in both embedded systems and Medical Apps. Verification and Validation testing is a critical part of the medical device development process. Unfortunately, V&V is often not given the proper emphasis, and the value it brings to medical device development tends to be overlooked.This article outlines how to avoid the failures of medical device software due to improper verification and validation.

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How formal relates to security

The problem with security is that it is a huge domain and to solve all known problems is not tractable.  This article from SemiEngineering outlines the conversation from Synopsys, Breker, Cadence and Mentor on what can formal do to help with the increasing concerns about security and how formal relates to security.

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The Challenge Of Updating Cars

Security must become a fundamental part of the entire lifecycle of a vehicle. The security architecture requires regular maintenance. One cannot design and sell a vehicle, and then forget about it. Instead, the software needs to be actively maintained afterwards for secure design. This article from Semi Engineering outlines how to overcome the challenges in order to secure the vehicles from potential hackers.

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T&VS wins a place on the UK Government G-Cloud framework

PRESS RELEASE
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Bristol, UK, 10 February 2015 –T&VS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, today announced it has been awarded a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 6 framework, providing public sector bodies with an easy and cost-effective route to engage with the company. T&VS will be offering software test and verification services, and security and penetration testing services, under Lot 4: Specialist Cloud Services (SCS).

G-Cloud framework suppliers offer their services to the public sector under standard terms and conditions at agreed rates. Suppliers and their services are listed on the Digital Marketplace online catalogue enabling public sector bodies to easily buy the IT services they need without going through a full tendering process.

One of the aims of G-Cloud is to increase the amount of business between SMEs such as T&VS and government bodies, and recent figures confirm this is happening. “G-Cloud has been the stand out success in the UK Government’s SME program,” said, Stephen Allott, Crown Representative for SMEs to the Cabinet Office.

Mike Bartley, T&VS Founder and CEO, commented, “T&VS has a proven track record of providing high quality and cost effective test and verification services for software to private sector organisations and engagements with public sector bodies are already underway. Winning a place on the G-Cloud framework will further ease and increase our public sector engagements. We are also offering our application security and penetration testing services under G-Cloud, which will be of considerable benefit to the public sector as they look to deliver highly secure cloud services.”

Any public sector organisations that need access to specialist test, verification or security services for their cloud IT projects can get in touch with T&VS directly at http://www.testandverification.com/contact-us/contact-us-form/ or via the Digital Marketplace at https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/.

Further information on T&VS’s products and services is available at www.testandverification.com.

About T&VS
T&VS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries.  Such organisations use T&VS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes.  T&VS’ embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification and security testing.  T&VS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies.  T&VS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool.

T&VS Company Contact
Dr. Mike Bartley – T&VS
+44 7796 307958
[email protected]

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

T&VS to champion Requirements Driven Verification and Test at DVCon Europe

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PRESS RELEASE

Bristol, UK, 29 September 2014 – T&VS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, today announced that is presenting and exhibiting at the inaugural Design & Verification Conference and Exhibition Europe (DVCon Europe) to be held in Munich on 14-15 October 2014 at the Hilton City hotel. The company will be showcasing its driven verification and analogue mixed-signal (AMS) capabilities, together with other product developments.

DVCon Europe is a new conference for the application of software languages, tools and intellectual property for the design and verification of electronic systems and integrated circuits. DVCon has run successfully for over twenty years in Silicon Valley, so event organisers are expecting a great deal of interest in the first DVCon Europe.

At DVCon Europe, T&VS will be presenting two papers and one tutorial:

  • T&VS’s tutorial: ‘Requirements Driven Verification and Test (RDVT)’ will be on Tuesday October 14th at 11.30-13.00 and will outline what the development standards mandate and how they can be delivered through requirements-driven verification methodology.
  • T&VS’s first paper: ‘Practical Experience in Automatic Functional Coverage Convergence and Reusable Collection Infrastructure in UVM Verification’ will take place on Wednesday 15 October at 11.30-12 to be presented by T&VS’s Suresh Babu in partnership with Roman Wang of AMD.
  • T&VS’ second paper: ‘Requirements-Driven Verification Methodology (for Standards Compliance)’ will be held later the same day at 16.00-17.00 to be presented by T&VS’s Mike Bartley and Serrie Chapman.

On its DVCon Europe booth, Stand 1, T&VS will be showcasing its latest capabilities and product developments:

  • asureSIGN is a tool for managers, developers and integrators that ensures that product requirements have been successfully tested and implemented.
  • asureCOMPLY makes compliance easier with effective verification in the of safety standards compliance.
  • AMS VIP (Analogue Mixed-Signal Verification IP), offered as part of T&VS’
    asureVIP portfolio, is a suite of tools to provide an efficient, re-usable, development strategy that delivers verification, architecture IP, coverage collection and signoff of AMS designs.

Mike Bartley, CEO of T&VS and DVCon Chair, stated, “Visitors are invited to check out our tutorial and technical talks or come along to our stand for the latest solution demos and announcements; including asureSIGN, our leading-edge leading Requirements Driven Verification tool and our analogue mixed-signal capabilities – or simply stop by for a chat.”

If you’d like to prearrange a meeting at the event please email Mike Bartley of T&VS at: [email protected]

About T&VS
T&VS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries. Such organisations use T&VS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes. T&VS’ embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification and security testing. T&VS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies. T&VS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool.

T&VS Company Contact
Dr. Mike Bartley – T&VS
+44 7796 307958
[email protected]

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

TVS has a Directed Verification Contract Role Vacancy in Germany

An experienced Verification Engineer is required in Germany for 3 months starting in January 2014 in Directed Testing using HDL.  You must be experienced in analysing spec, defining tests and then writing them.  You must be allowed to work in Germany as TVS will not be able to apply for your visa.

If this role is of interest to you, then Contact Us as soon as possible with your CV.