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Thursday, September 3 • 1:20pm - 1:50pm
CORE-V Verification Test Bench – Commercial Quality Verification of Open-Source RISC-V Cores - Rick O'Connor, OpenHW Group; Simon Davidmann, Imperas; Aimee Sutton, Metrics

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High quality verification is crucial to any HW IP development and in particular for open-source processor cores. Industry quality, coverage driven verification is essential as is leveraging commercial tools, flows and simulators.  These are "must haves" in order for open-source IP to be adopted by leading semiconductor companies for use in high volume SoCs. This talk provides details of the CORE-V Verification Test Bench, an open-source 'step & compare' System Verilog / UVM environment built by the OpenHW Group ecosystem leveraging the Imperas RISC-V Golden Reference Model and the Metrics Cloud-based EDA Platform.

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Aimee Sutton

Sr. Applications Engineer, Metrics Design Automation
Aimee has been working in design verification of microelectronics since she her days as a co-op student from the University of Waterloo. After working as a DV engineer and a DV consultant for over a decade, she joined Metrics as one of the original employees in 2016. Since then she... Read More →
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Simon Davidmann

President & CEO, Imperas Software
Simon Davidmann is founder and CEO of Imperas and initiator of Open Virtual Platforms (www.OVPworld.org). Prior to founding Imperas, Simon was a VP in Synopsys following its successful acquisition of Co-Design Automation, the developer of SystemVerilog. Prior to founding Co-Design... Read More →
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Rick O'Connor

President & CEO, OpenHW Group
Rick is President & CEO of the OpenHW Group a not-for-profit, global organization where developers collaborate on open source cores, related IP, tools and software projects such as the CORE-V Family of open source RISC-V cores. Previously Rick was Executive Director of the RISC-V... Read More →

Thursday September 3, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm PDT