The Top Five Trends in Verification to Watch for at DAC 2016


The Design Automation Conference in Austin is upon us, so it's time for my annual preview of what to look for. In my mind, five trends stand out and are clearly visible in the DAC program as well as in what we are presenting at our booth: Stronger ties between verification engines Software-driven verification with portable stimulus Metric-driven verification Application specificity ... » read more

Maximizing Verification Effectiveness Using Metric-Driven Verification


This paper introduces the Cadence Incisive Verification Kit as a golden example of how to maximize verification effectiveness by applying metric-driven verification (MDV) in conjunction with the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM). MDV provides an overarching approach to the verification problem by transforming an open-ended, open-loop verification process into a manageable, repeatable, de... » read more