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Verification Engineer Career Path

Verification Engineer Career- Opportunities and Path

Introduction One of the big job opportunities in VLSI Design spectrum is  front end verification engineer. The demand for verification engineers has been increasingly over last decade and is also getting more and more importance. Note: If you are new to VLSI Design life cycle, you might want to read  VLSI – Front end vs …

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What is a p_sequencer and an m_sequencer in UVM?

In SystemVerilog based OVM/UVM methodologies,  UVM sequences are objects with limited life time unlike a component which has a lifetime through out simulation. UVM Testbench – Sequences vs  Components Refer following standard UVM test bench diagram for a general concept.  All components like  test, env, scoreboard, agent, monitor, sequencer and driver  are derived from   uvm_component  …

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Verification Validation Testing

Verification, Validation, Testing of ASIC and SOC designs – What are the differences?

Do you know differences between Verification, Validation and Testing of ASIC / SOC designs in the VLSI/chip design life cycles? If you are involved in any ASIC/SOC design life cycle, it is highly likely that you would have heard questions like – Have you verified a feature?  Is all feature testing completed?  How will you …

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My top answers of 2017 across VLSI, Semiconductor, Verification, Interviews and Career

Another year of writing on Quora completed (2017) with more than 300+ answers. That fell short slightly below my goal of averaging an answer per day. Nevertheless it has been another wonderful experience. I am happy to have helped those in need through these answers in the last year related to VLSI, Semiconductor and related …

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Cracking Digital VLSI Verification Interviews: Interview Success – A unique book

A large number of jobs in semiconductor industry fall in the category of Digital VLSI Design and Verification. With digital designs becoming more and more complex, demand of Digital VLSI Verification Engineers is on the rise. Increase in design complexity has not only led to an increase in the number of VLSI Verification jobs but …

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Verification Interview Questsions

What are your best ASIC Verification Interview Questions?

This question arises in every one’s mind while preparing for an ASIC Verification Interview. A lot of times in addition to understanding the technical concepts, you also needs to focus your preparation aligning with expectations from the interviewer and practice some of the commonly asked questions. This helps you to gain confidence and answer any related …

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Test your UVM skills for a VLSI front end Verification job

UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) is a SystemVerilog language based Verification methodology which is getting more and more popularity and adoption in the VLSI Verification industry. The methodology is currently in the IEEE working group 1800.2 and is expected to be an IEEE standard shortly.  What are some of UVM Interview questions that can test your …

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