The Portable Stimulus and testing Standard (PSS) represents a revolution in users’ ability to express IP and system functional dependencies to fuel a new generation of tools. Assuming prior exposure to PSS by most of the audience, this technical tutorial spends minimal amount of time on PSS concepts using a real-life application and a demo. Most of the session is devoted to practical aspects of PSS adoption:
- What value should I get from PSS on my first project, and what benefits are expected in subsequent projects?
- Does it make sense to use coverage and Metric Driven Verification (MDV) with PSS?
- How should PSS users capture regressions?
- How exactly is coreless-to-core reuse achieved?
- What are the options in handling register programming?
The tutorial is targeted for technical leads and managers that are doing HW verification (with or without UVM) or C test-writers creating SW tests in bare-metal or on top of an operating system. While the tutorial is technical and can benefit experienced PSS users, no previous PSS knowledge is needed for beginners.
Speaker Biography: Sharon Rosenberg is a senior architect at Cadence. Sharon received his B.A. in computer science from Bar-Ilan University and joined Verisity Design in 1996 to lead the hardware testbench automation revolution. Sharon introduced many of the most used UVM concepts, including agents, factory, configuration mechanism, and sequences as the technical leader of the Cadence UVM team. Sharon represented Cadence in the Accellera UVM working group and co-authored the book A Practical Guide to Adopting the Universal Verification Methodology. Currently, Sharon is driving portable stimuli solution technology for SoC verification and represents Cadence in the Accellera Portable testing and Stimulus (PSS) Working Group.
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