New article on the SemiWiki.com website by Ellie Burns from Mentor Graphics.
"Portable Stimulus has become such a popular standards topic of late that I thought it would be good to take a break this month from my low power series to bring you, my valued readers, more information about it from one of my colleagues, Dennis Brophy, who is working to help drive development of this standard within Accellera. I’ll be back in December to continue my low power series.
Ellie, thank you for the opportunity to share details on the standardization of Portable Stimulus — an emerging standard that is set to offer a quantum boost in verification efficiency and expand the reach of vertical reuse in the design process. I along with many others in the industry are engaged in the Accellera Portable Stimulus Working Group to make sure this happens in a way that is most beneficial to all of our customers."
First I should share a little history about how this came about and why we wanted to collaborate with others to drive development of this standard. Around DVCon 2014, Mentor Graphics approached Accellera with a proposal for a new standard building upon some unique verification technology. We wanted this technology to benefit from the next level of openness, standardization, and, most importantly, interoperability to promote expanded use by the design and verification community. To start the process, Accellera initiated a Proposed Standards Working Group that allowed everyone who wished to participate to come together to determine if it made sense to form a formal working group, which would create the standard..."
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