Last week our friends at Cadence held the grandly named System-to-Silicon Summit not in some grand hotel, but rather at their San Jose offices. While Breker folks of course were not invited, we were curious as to how much SoC verification was addressed. Fortunately, Cadence writer and EDA legend Richard Goering has provided a very nice summary of a panel at the event dealing very much with topics of interest to us and our customers.
Within three paragraphs of Richard’s article, journalist Brian Bailey is already talking about top-down verification with “use cases.” Cadence’s Ziv Binyamini continued the topic by saying “the only way to define the requirements is against the use cases.” Jim Hogan mentioned “scenarios” for defining system behavior. There was also discussion about use cases being valuable for embedded software as well as hardware. To anyone who knows anything about Breker, this all sounds very familiar.