Post Silicon Validation
- Post-silicon validation is the process of in which the manufactured design (chip) is tested for all functional correctness in a lab setup.
- This phase also tries to check the functional correctness of the design but on the real hardware in the actual working environment.
- The overall goal of post-silicon validation is to make sure that the silicon/chip/SOC is qualified and ready to deploy.
Platform and System Integration
- System Integration is defined in engineering as the process of bringing together the component sub-systems into one system.
- The primary reason to implement system integration is to ensure all the systems and basic functionalities work together or not.
- System integration is the process to verify boot checks and other basic functional check before starting the system validation
Platform and System Validation
- System validation is the process to verify and test the functional and non-functional things of systems.
- System validation is a set of actions used to check the compliance of the platform with its purpose and functions.
- In general system validation is the process to validate all functionalities and features of platforms before sending to the customer.
Performance and Benchmarking PnP Validation
- PnP (Power and Performance) validation is the process to verify the power consumption and performance of systems with different combinations.
- We can validate the power management flows at the hardware, firmware, and driver levels and analyze the system power consumption.
- Basically, PnP validation is the concept to validate the system performance and how much power it consumes while giving more load and stress.
- Electrical validation provides expertise and guidance on all electrical studies, including short circuit analysis, arc-flash analysis, and over-duty equipment analysis.
- Electrical design verification is generally performed to assure the product complies with the internal or external design specification
IP High/Low Speed Interfaces Validation
- High-Speed IPs like USB, PCIe, HDMI, etc., have transferred more data compared to other low-speed IP interfaces
- Low-Speed IPs like I2C, SPI, and UART have works at low speeds and are used in microcontrollers, EPROM, Sensors, etc.
- For both High/Low-speed IPs, we must validate the speed and performance of the interface.