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Happy 10-year Anniversary DVClub!

10 years ago over lunch at a small Austin steak house, a group of verification engineers came together to share presentations, discuss ideas, and socialize. Even from the beginning the support from the verification community was incredible, and the restaurant soon ran out of chairs to seat everybody. Now 10 years later, DVClub has become a worldwide organization with multiple DVClub events across the U.S., Canada, Europe, India and China.

Come join us at the next Austin event as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of DVClub, right here in the city where it all started. We plan to make this the biggest DVClub ever! We’ll be raffling off some really cool prizes, including a Parrot drone, Go-Pro cameras, and 3-month memberships to TechShop. Also, attendees will receive a free limited-edition 10-year anniversary DVClub shirt. DVClub founder Eric Hennenhoefer will be making a guest appearance, I’m sure he’d be happy to even sign your shirt for you if you like!

Following the event we will have two excellent optional tutorials, if you'd like to stick around and further sharpen your skills.

Don't hesitate, register now!
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Verification Challenges: Past, Present & Future

For our 10-year anniversary event we wanted to do something a bit special. Rather than our usual lunchtime speaker, we decided to invite industry leaders in verification to participate in a panel discussion. During the panel we’ll take a look at the state of verification 10-years ago, back when DVClub was formed. What were the main challenges then, and are they the same types of challenges that face us today? Are we moving in the right direction, or are we even worse off today than we were then? As we move 10-years into the future, what types of challenges do we expect to face then? Are we moving in the right direction? 


11:30am: Doors Open / Networking

Noon: Anniversary Program

  • Welcome! Kelly Larson (Paradigm Works)
  • Panel Discussion: Verification Challenges: Past, Present & Future, Bill Greene (ARM) Moderator
    • Eric Hennenhoefer (ARM)
    • Mike Stellfox (Cadence)
    • Ram Narayan (Oracle)
    • Adnan Hamid (Breker)
    • Mark Glasser (Nvidia)

1:15pm: Raffle Drawing

1:30-2:30pm: Tutorial Sessions (Optional)

Tutorial Track 1 -- SystemVerilog Assertions and Assertion Planning

      • Stuart Sutherland, Sutherland HDL, Inc.

Tutorial Track 2 -- Perspec: SW-Driven Use Case Verification with Portable Stimulus

      • Mike Stellfox, Cadence Design Systems


Tutorial 1: SystemVerilog Assertions and Assertion Planning

by Stuart Sutherland, Sutherland HDL, Inc.

This short tutorial will provide an overview of writing SystemVerilog immediate and concurrent assertions and discuss the appropriate places to use both types of assertions. The tutorial will also examine defining an assertion plan to ensure getting the full benefit of assertions in verification projects. The tutorial will be presented by Stuart Sutherland of Sutherland HDL. Stuart is an independent consultant and expert instructor with a long history of design and verification experience using Verilog and SystemVerilog. Stuart will weave into the tutorial several anecdotes from real-life experience of using assertions to further verify a design that was supposedly already fully verified. Adding assertions to the verification project proved to be valuable in several ways.

Tutorial 2: Perspec: SW-Driven Use Case Verification with Portable Stimulus

by Mike Stellfox, Cadence Design Systems

In this tutorial, Cadence will give a technical overview of the Perspec System Verifier solution which automates SW-driven use case verification. Perspec improves SoC quality and saves time by reducing development effort for complex SoC-level use case scenarios, creating coverage-driven automation of system use-case generation, and shrinking the time required to reproduce, debug, and fix complex SoC-level bugs. Perspec enables capturing portable stimulus which can be reused across SoC verification platforms including virtual platform, simulation, emulation, FPGA, and post-silicon boards.


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