I had the pleasure of attending the luncheon organized by the Design Verification Club of Austin on the mystical date 12/12/12. It was the concluding event at the Microprocessor Test and Verification Workshop which is held every year at this time. DVClub lunch-time talks are designed to share knowledge among the verification community and happen several times per year. Real Intent is a new sponsor for DVClub and we join sponsors such as Cadence, Oracle and Breker.
Eric Hennenhoefer, Director of Verification Enablement at ARM, who is a founder and organizer for DVClub generously participated in a video interview which can be seen below. I think these events are a good idea and look forward to sponsoring the next one in Silicon Valley at Dave & Busters in Milpitas on Feb. 7. The talk will be given by Dean Drako, CEO & President, IC Manage.
At the Austin event, Zihno Jusufovic from AMD spoke on “Processor Verification of AMD’s ‘Jaguar': A next generation low power x86 core.” While Zihno declined to speak on camera about his talk (something about review by pesky lawyers), I was able to glean a few points. Zhino led what he described as a small verification team and they needed to use several strategies to use their resources efficiently. Here is what I learned: