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Practical Applications of Portable Stimulus

Conference: Verification Futures 2018 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker: David Kelf, CMO. Breker Verification Systems
Presentation Title: Practical Applications of Portable Stimulus
Abstract: Portable Stimulus is now reaching the point of standardization and companies are already successfully leveraging it in many leading projects. This presentation will explain how industry leaders such as Broadcom, IBM, Cavium and others are using Breker PSS today in practical applications to improve UVM, SoC and silicon bring-up verification. We will discuss technical details of how PSS can be used across the verification process.
  • Functional Intent Specification driven stimulus, checkers and coverage
  • Dramatic improvements for UVM and SoC based verification leveraged by companies today using Breker PS
  • Portable Stimulus now becoming an Accellera standard
Speaker Bio: Dave Kelf, is responsible for all aspects of Breker’s marketing activities, strategic programs and channel management. Dave most recently served as vice president of worldwide marketing solutions at formal verification provider OneSpin Solutions. Earlier, Kelf was president and CEO of Sigmatix, Inc. He worked in sales and marketing at Cadence Design Systems, and was responsible for the Verilog and VHDL verification product lines. As vice president of marketing at Co-Design Automation and then Synopsys, Kelf oversaw the successful introduction and growth of the SystemVerilog language, before running marketing for Novas Software, noted for the Verdi product line, which became Springsoft and is now part of Synopsys.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Computer Systems from the University of Salford and a Master of Science degree in Microelectronics from Brunel University, both in the U.K., and an MBA from Boston University.

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