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Report from the CDV techtorials in SoCal

Comments(0)Filed under: Functional Verification, OVM, eRM, metric driven verification (MDV), coverage driven verification (CDV)

To follow-up on my previous post on the techtorials, I'm posting some photos from some of the sessions last week and this Tuesday.  With a ratio of 80% attendance/registered (in North America the average for these things is typically 50%), it's clear that interest in coverage driven verification (CDV), its big brother metric driven verification (MDV), and the supporting methodologies like OVM and eRM is very high.  As a result we are definitely taking this show on the road.  At a minimum we expect to be running this in the Austin, TX and Chelmsford, MA areas, plus some international sites, but check out the agenda again and feel free to contact me to request holding a session in your area, or even on-site at your workplace.

Note: one point of feedback we got was to add more code writing / verification environment building elements to the labs, so expect the agenda to be changed to accommodate this.

Last but not least: on behalf of the whole event team, allow me to thank the attendees!  Your questions and discussions really enhanced the program to everyone's benefit.  Suffice to say the experience is inspiring the Cadence SoCal team to make this a regular series, with future events being more deep dives on specific "vertical" topics under the coverage & metric driven verification umbrella shown in these events. 

Stay tuned ...



Lab books and linux laptops ready to go



Bill reviews the key components of the CDV flow



Bill notes the gotchas to watch out for when using OOP techniques for verification



Joanne elaborates on key features built into the OVM verification component architecture



Digging into the labs



Check *this* out!



Photographic evidence we are at the Cadence techtorial and not playing golf!  ;-)



1/2 way through the labs



Drawing(s) for the books and the iPod



We have a winner!


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