Conference:DVClub Europe – September 2015 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker:Adnan Hamid, Co-Founder and CTO
Organisation:Breker Verification Systems, Inc.
Presentation Title:Low Power Verification with Graph-Based Portable Stimulus
Abstract:Many aspects of low-power design can be checked by static and formal methods. However, ensuring that chip functionality continues to work properly across all legal power states requires simulation. Often this is accomplished with directed tests using hand-written manipulations of the power domains. This talk presents an automated solution. When a graph-based scenario model captures the key use cases for the design, an overlay graph can define the full range of legal power states. It is then possible to automatically generate a set of test cases to ensure that the chip functions as intended as power domains turn and off. These test cases satisfy Accellera’s requirement for portable stimulus because they can be generated for simulation, hardware platforms, and silicon in the lab.

  • Today’s chips have very complex low-power design techniques
  • Verification requires manipulating power domains while running realistic use-case scenarios
  • Graph-based scenario models and portable stimulus can do this
BiographyAdnan Hamid is co-founder and CTO of Breker Verification Systems, focusing on SoC verification. His background includes managing AMD’s System Logic Division and serving as an expert in system-level verification at Cadence. Adnan received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, and an MBA from UT- Austin.

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