TUESDAY June 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm | Ballroom E
TOPIC AREA: DESIGN, EDA
KEYWORD: TEST & VERIFICATION, SIMULATION & TIMING ANALYSIS, GENERAL INTEREST
EVENT TYPE: PANEL

SESSION 15
Portable Stimulus and Testbenches—One Ring to Bind Them?
Moderator:
Kelly Larson - Paradigm Works, Inc., Austin, TX
Organizer:
Harry Foster - Mentor, A Siemens Business, Plano, TX
Today’s SoC verification/validation flow involves multiple verification platforms (or engines)—ranging from virtual prototyping, RTL simulation, emulation, FPGA prototyping, and even into actual post-silicon validation. Yet, historically each of these separate platforms have required their own dedicated flow involving the definition of stimulus, result checking, and coverage metrics. This has resulted in inefficiencies due to duplication. This panel of industry and EDA experts will offer differing opinions on what is needed to achieve portable stimulus and testbenches and debate if it is even possible.

Panelists:
Monica Farkash - NXP Semiconductors, Austin, TX
Mark Glasser - NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clara, CA
Daniel Schostak - Arm, Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tom Fitzpatrick - Mentor, A Siemens Business, Boston, MA
Adnan Hamid - Breker Verification Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA

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