Breker Verification Systems to Present Coverage-Driven Verification

Adnan Hamid, founder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems (Austin, Texas), will participate in a panel and also present a paper at DesignCon 2008. Breker is a graph-based functional test case synthesis startup and is a major figure in developing coverage-driven verification technology. The company will be exhibiting at booth 925.

Coverage-driven verification – what Gary Smith calls “intelligent testbenches” – is an undeniable hot topic for EDA in 2008. Breker and its founder, Hamid have been instrumental in developing technology and nurturing the movement for chip designers to adopt coverage-driven verification. Hamid is a recognized expert in the technology and has voiced startling and oftentimes controversial opinions about the future of verification technology over the past year.

In these two forums, and at the Breker booth, Hamid and his staff will discuss trends, issues, challenges and problems in the current functional verification space and propose new technology approaches to accommodate chip designers’ need for comprehensive verification methodologies. Given the high editorial and industry interest in coverage-driven verification, Hamid and Breker staff members will surely articulate strong opinions about where the technology needs to evolve to and what the new verification flow must look like in the next 18 – 24 months.

  • Is Coverage the Best Metric for Verification Closure?
    Monday, February 4, 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm (panel)
  • Hope Is Not a (Verification) Strategy — Coverage Model-Driven Functional Scenario Generation
    Tuesday, February 5, 10:15 am – 10:55 am (paper)

DesignCon 2008
Santa Clara Convention Center
February 4 – 7, 2008

About Breker
Breker Verification Systems is an EDA (electronic design automation) company that is bridging the gap between verification planning and the testbench using Graph-Based Functional Test Synthesis. Breker has created a functional test synthesis tool used to develop functional verification tests for complex designs. This solution makes the process of understanding, defining and analyzing complicated verification requirements easy and systematic, using a visual graph-based verification plan. By generating tests directly from the plan, the tool reduces verification effort by 11-14x while guaranteeing 100% verification plan coverage. Privately held, Breker was founded in 2003 in Austin, TX. Its corporate headquarters is at 8217 Edgemoor Place, Austin, Texas 78749. Telephone: (512) 415-1199.