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Metrics in SoC Verification

Metrics in SoC Verification Course | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Planning, Measurement & Analysis Topic

Process metrics provide a clear, quantitative and objective measure to assess process performance and progress towards a specific process goal. SoC functional verification involves integrating multiple IP blocks. So understanding how to define, measure, correlate, and analyze appropriate IP and system-level metrics is fundamental to improving performance and achieving quality goals. Yet, many of today’s SoC project members’ understanding of metrics is often limited to simple coverage measurements. In this course, we take a broader view of metrics—beyond traditional coverage measurements—that identify a range of metrics across multiple aspects of today’s SoC functional verification process. We then discuss other important considerations when integrating metrics into a project flow, such as metric categorization, run-time control, data management, and reporting and analysis.

You are encouraged to first view Evolving Verification Capabilities by Harry Foster that provides the framework for all of the Academy courses, then the recommended prerequisite, Verification Planning and Management.


Sessions

Introduction to Metrics

Introduction to Metrics Session | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Metrics in SoC Verification Course

This session provides an introduction and motivation for introducing metrics-driven processes into your flow.

The Driving Forces for Change

The Driving Forces for Change Session | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Metrics in SoC Verification Course

This session examines the issues that are motivating change and the need for metrics-driven processes.

What Can Metrics Tell Us?

What Can Metrics Tell Us? Session | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Metrics in SoC Verification Course

This session expand our discussion on what metrics can tell us by providing examples for various common processes within today’s SoC verification flow.

What's Needed to Address the Problem?

What's Needed to Address the Problem? Session | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Metrics in SoC Verification Course

This session discusses four important aspects of a successful metrics-driven process.

What's Needed to Adopt Metrics?

What's Needed to Adopt Metrics? Session | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Metrics in SoC Verification Course

This session discusses important aspects of an implementation that should be considered when architecting a solution.

What to Expect After Adopting the Metrics

What to Expect After Adopting the Metrics Session | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Metrics in SoC Verification Course

This session provides a conclusion of what benefits to expect after you adopt metrics-driven processes.