Metric- Driven Design Verification

An Engineer's and Executive's Guide to First Pass Success

  • Hamilton B. Carter
  • Shankar Hemmady

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Analyzing And Driving Verification: An Executive's Guide

  3. Managing The Verification Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Pages 81-105
    3. Pages 107-111
    4. Pages 113-127
    5. Pages 141-153
  4. Executing The Verification Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Pages 157-161
    3. Pages 197-220
    4. Pages 235-251
  5. Case Studies And Commentaries

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-361

About this book


Exponentially increasing design complexity has necessitated the adoption of metric driven planning and project management. Metric Driven Design Verification provides the semiconductor industry’s first metric driven based approach to functional verification. A metric based flow is described that focuses on the four steps of:

1. Planning: Defining what needs to be done and the automatically trackable metrics that will be used to measure progress.
2. Execution: Implementing verification environments and then extensively exercising the device under verification utilizing comprehensive, massively parallel regression strategies.
3. Measurement: Automatically capturing the metrics defined in planning to provide objective data with which to manage the verification project. Custom tailoring those metrics through an automated reporting framework to provide all stakeholders a real-time meaningful view of project status.
4. Response: Utilizing the returned metrics to effectively adapt to changing project conditions. Making use of automated response mechanisms to automate engineering processed and management response to streamline project management processes.

The primary audience for this book is professional engineers, managers, and executives. It is written in an easily understandable style and consists of four parts. The first three parts are tailored for executives, engineering managers, and engineers respectively. The fourth part presents case studies and commentaries from industry luminaries and experts on metric driven verification.

Metric Driven Design Verification brings together the best practices and real-life experiences of several leading electronic companies worldwide in planning and managing verification projects, while automating critical processes. It addresses all aspects of verification and summarizes the different options available to engineers, managers and executives.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Hamilton B. Carter
    • 1
  • Shankar Hemmady
    • 1
  1. 1.Cadence Design Systems, Inc.San JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-38151-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-38152-7
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