Managing Functional Verification Projects

Meeting the challenges of high-level verification in today’s SoC


The adoption of advanced verification languages and methodologies requires evolution of project management techniques in addition to the change in engineering practices. Managers must be able to assess and manage key project elements such as team expertise, verification methodology, verification IP (VIP) selection and environment setup to successfully deploy high-level verification environments. These factors take on increased significance for teams that are new to constrained random verification techniques and advanced languages such as SystemVerilog.

This white paper, from Synopsys Professional Services, explains key factors that affect verification productivity and provides recommendations for optimal deployment. In addition, common bottlenecks that impede the successful migration to advanced verification methodologies are identified with suggestions for how to resolve them.