Name:Sudhakar Surendran
Designation:Technical Lead,Texas Instruments
Title:SoC HW/SW Co-Verification Challenges

Advent of programmable processor in SoCs have made HW/SW verification an essential part of SoC verification. In this talk I will address the challenges faced in:

  • Verification plan creation
  • Identifying scenarios for HW/SW verification
  • Usecase extraction and mapping to manageable verification items
  • Test case creation
  • Library creation/verification
  • Issues in automation and randomization
  • Testcase execution
  • Run time issues, design/TB optimizations
  • Emulation/Prototyping challenges
  • Debug
  • SW debug challenges
  • Isolating the HW problem
  • Coverage closure


Working as a Technical lead in MCU division at Texas Instruments, currently focusing on Analog integration. Earlier worked on IP verification, SoCverification, Emulation, Prototyping, Silicon Validation and Leading teams.Has six publications and three patents on verification and micro-architecture.

He holds MSc degree from IISc, Bangalore and BE from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

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