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Highlights From ClubT Hertzelia

Comments(0)Filed under: Functional Verification, e, Specman, IES-XL, ClubT

Over 125 Verification engineers honored us this past Tuesday by attending the annual "ClubT" in Hertzelia. Here are some of the highlights (and if you were an attendee please post your feedback or follow-up questions in the comments below):

  • Main themes:
  • There was high interest in latest updates delivered in recent versions, with particular interest on the 9.2 version that just came out. (Apparently quite a few of the attendees are approaching the point in their project cycle(s) where they are free to upgrade versions.)
  • There was also a lot of interest in our future roadmap proposals, and how users will be able leverage and/or trade off their "magic" vs. compute resources.
  • dentifying, debugging, and fixing bugs faster is clearly a growing issue. Note that this includes making improvements in error messaging and results display such that it's easier to understand the behavior of the simulation.
  • Questions also came up about leveraging multi-core technologies for increased testbench simulation performance.

 

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Verification CTO Yoav Hollander takes his turn driving the panel discussion

 

  • 11 presenters gave bite-sized, 20 minute sessions, which helped simultaneously maintain focus and momentum throughout the event. And in retrospect, this observation might seem obvious, but having the event completely in the local language (Hebrew) helped maintain audience focus too.
  • The customer presentation on their conversion from e to SystemVerilog and back to e again was almost too positive -- apparently some in the audience wondered if it was a Cadence Marketing guy was giving the presentation! (It was not -- he was the real thing, telling a true story.)
  • As per the themes listed above, the topic of the panel discussion, "Why Does Debug Have To Be So Costly?", seemed to be well aligned with the audience's interests. The panel itself comprised 4 customers (Intel, Zoran, Marvell, and Ace Verification), and 3 Cadence R&D leaders (Yoav Hollander, Shlomi Uziel, and Ronen Shoham).
  • In what is becoming a ClubT tradition, the round table on our future technologies was the most popular. And unlike ClubT Europe, we were able to give live, interactive demos in this venue. [Note to Club EU attendees: Team Specman asks your forgiveness for just showing slides and not a live demo -- we'll change this next year!]
  • Things to improve for next time:
  • Evidently the momentum of the event was a little too strong, as by the end of the day people were too worn out to get the most from the round table sessions.
  • For future panels we need better balance the time allotted for introductory statements to give more time for the Q&A.

ClubT Hertzelia attendees: please give your feedback and suggestions for future events in the comments below!

Happy Verifying!

Team Specman

On Twitter: @teamspecman

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