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February 2010 Verification Horizons Newsletter Now Available

By Tom Fitzpatrick

For those of you who didn’t make it to DVCon this year, you missed one of the things that makes the conference worth attending – the free goodies in the registration packet. Clearly the most interesting and informative such item was the February edition of our Verification Horizons newsletter (for which this blog was named). As both the editor of VH and the General Chair of DVCon, I could not have been more pleased.

You can view the online version at

Here’s a list of the articles:

  • Page 6…Using inFact with OVM Sequences
    by Jay O’Donnell, SLE Division, Mentor Graphics
  • Page 10…A Strong Foundation for Design, Verification, and Firmware Requires an Automation Tool for Register Management
    by Francois Xavier Duthu @ Mentor Emulation Division, Mentor Graphics, France and Anupam Bakshi, Agnisys
  • Page 14…Transaction-Based Testbench Methods Speed Veloce Hardware Acceleration
    by Jim Kenney, Marketing Director, Emulation Division Mentor Graphics
  • Page 18…Verification Management Eases Those Re-spin Worries
    by Darron May, Product Manager, DVT Division, Mentor Graphics
  • Page 22…What’s New with the Verification Academy?
    by Harry Foster, Chief Verification Scientist, Design Verification Technology, Mentor Graphics
  • Page 24…Reuse in the Real World— Proving the Accellera VIP Interoperability Kit
    by Manoj Kumar Manu – LMTS, Ashish Kumar, Lead Application Engineer, and Adam Erickson, Verification Technologist, Mentor Graphics
  • Page 27…Converting from VMM to OVM: A Case Study
    by Damien Melville, Chipright Ltd
  • Page 33…Agile Transformation in IC Development
    by Bryan Morris and Neil Johnson, Xtreme EDA

It’s hard for me to pick a single article that I’d recommend, so you’ll just have to go read the whole thing. Please use the comments section to let me know what you think.

Thanks for your support,

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