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The Cadence® Connections® Verification Program brings together a worldwide network of services, training, and IP development experts that support Cadence verification solutions. The program members help customer accelerate the adoption of new technologies and improve the productivity of verification teams, leveraging years of experience in re-usable verification intellectual property (VIP).
I recently sat down with Mike Bartley to talk about Portable Stimulus and our collaboration.
Who are you and who is Test & Verification Solutions?
I’m Mike Bartley, CEO of Test and Verification Solutions (T&VS). We are a global provider of hardware verification solutions since our inception in 2008. That entire time we worked closely with Cadence as an active Connections Verification Partner, jointly supporting deployment of advanced verification solutions for IP and SoC verification. Our reach includes China, Germany, India, Japan, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, UK, and the USA.
Mike Bartley, CEO of T&VS
Why Portable Stimulus?
The Accellera Portable Stimulus Standard (PSS) is an important step to achieving improved verification efficiency through both improved abstraction and reuse across hierarchy, project to project, and platform. Cadence provides Perspec, the #1 tool in the industry, and we see strong interest from our mutual customers to adopt PSS.
We started talking about PSS with Cadence in 2017, and have been working with Perspec since then to learn more about PSS and expand our offering.
You can read more about PSS.
What will uniquely TVS provide with Portable Stimulus?
During our work with customers, we’ve implemented a lot of reuse through VIP at the block level. Having done a lot of work at the SoC level, test reuse has been a key barrier to productivity. We see the major impact of PSS is at the SoC level, making stimulus portable across families of SoCs. It provides a way to abstract tests to make reuse more achievable across more dimensions of the project.
We provide trained teams who can deploy the Perspec PSS technology to get customers up and running a lot more quickly. And therefore to realize the benefits and reduce time to market significantly.
How can customers talk with you about Portable Stimulus?
PSS Seminar, Bangalore: February 13
TV&S will attend Cadence’ PSS seminar and look forward to meeting other PSS users.
Aloft Hotel, Cessna Business Park, Sarjapur-Marathahalli ORR, Bangalore
DVCon: February 26 - March 1
I will be attending the DVCon in San Jose, February 26th through March 1st. First on Monday, attending the Accellera tutorial - “Portable Test and Stimulus: The Next Level of Verification Productivity is Here”, and on a panel. I will be in the Cadence booth Tuesday, 5-6pm, with Sharon Rosenberg to meet and greet users.
Double Tree Hotel, San Jose, California
CDNLive San Jose: April 10-11
Presenting “Delivering on the Promises of Portable Stimulus”
Santa Clara Convention Center – Santa Clara, CA
CDNLive EMEA: May 7-9
INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort, Munich, Germany