Conference:DVClub Europe – May 2016 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker:Adnan Hamid
Organisation:Breker Verification Systems
Presentation Title:Hardware-Software Debug for Portable Stimulus Test Cases
Abstract:The upcoming portable stimulus standard from Accellera will define an abstract model of verification intent from which test cases can be generated for a variety of platforms. These test cases and any tools implementing the standard must handle more than just stimulus: results checking, coverage, and debug support are also needed. This talk focuses on a proven approach to enable faster and easier debug of generated test cases portable across multiple platforms. Since these test cases run on embedded processors, they are a form of hardware-software verification and the debug methodology must correlate activity in the test cases and in the design being verified.

  • Success with portable stimulus requires effective debug
  • Debugging portable test cases involves both hardware and software
  • Correlation is critical to understand embedded test cases
Speaker Bio:Adnan Hamid is the founder CEO of Breker Verification Systems and the inventor of its core technology. He has over 20 years of experience in functional verification automation. Prior to Breker, he managed AMD’s System Logic Division, and led their verification team to create the first test case generator providing 100% coverage for an x86-class microprocessor. In addition, Adnan spent several years at Cadence Design Systems and served as the subject matter expert in system-level verification, developing solutions for Texas Instruments, Siemens/Infineon, Motorola/Freescale, and General Motors. He holds nine patents in test case generation and synthesis. He received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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