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DVClub Boston – July 31, 2019 – Presenter: Tom Fitzpatrick – Portable Stimulus


July 31, 2019


11:30 am - 01:30 pm

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Westford Regency

219 Littleton Rd , Westford, MA 01886

Westford, MA, US, 01886

Please join us on July 31, 2019 at the Westford Regency for a catered lunch and networking.  Tom Fitzpatrick, Strategic Verification Architect at Mentor, a Siemens business, will be our guest speaker.

  • 11:30am—Door Open / Networking

  • 12:00pm—Lunch / Presentation by Tom Fitzpatrick of Mentor

  • 1:00pm—Networking


“Portable Stimulus: Evolution to Revolution (a.k.a. Don’t Panic)”

Many claim the new Portable Test and Stimulus Standard. (PSS) from Accellera will ignite the next revolution in SoC and Electronic System functional verification. Sometimes the prospect of revolution can be scary. While PSS will require the adoption of some new tools and a (partial) re-education of verification engineers, we can rely on those immortal words from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t Panic. This presentation will introduce you to the PSS Standard and show how you can use it to augment, not replace, your existing verification environment to take an evolutionary path to the revolutionary power of Portable Stimulus.

  • Tom Fitzpatrick is a Strategic Verification Architect at Mentor, a Siemens business, where he works on developing advanced verification methodologies and educating users and partners on their adoption. He has been a significant contributor to several industry standards, both in Accellera and IEEE, including Verilog 1364, SystemVerilog 1800, UVM 1800.2 and is a founding member and current Vice Chair of the Portable Stimulus Working Group. He is also this year’s recipient of the Accellera Technical Excellence Award. He has published multiple articles and technical papers about SystemVerilog, verification methodologies, assertion-based verification, functional coverage, formal verification, Portable Stimulus and other functional verification topics and has produced some of the most popular and successful video training courses on Mentor’s Verification Academy website. Tom holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in EE/CS from MIT, is an avid golfer and a huge Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and has been married to his wife, Dee, for 23 years.


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