Nick Heaton, Distinguished Engineer, Cadence Design Systems
This talk will walk through SoC verification challenges that can be significantly accelerated using System VIP.
3 Key Points:
System VIP enables re-use of test content from IP, through sub-system to SoC
How Portable Stimulus can deliver out-of-the-box content for a range of SoC designs
New SoC verification challenges need to be addressed with new tools
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, initially working as an ASIC designer for ICL in Bracknell. In 1993, he founded specialist ASIC Design and Verification Company Excel Consultants, servicing customers such as ARM® and Altera. In 2002, Nick joined Verisity (now Cadence) as Manager of Northern European Consulting Engineering.
Nick has worked for Cadence since 2007 in a variety of RnD roles across verification. He currently works in the Systems and Verification Group and is responsible for SoC Verification and is the Architect of System VIP.
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