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Issue No. 02 - March-April (2007 vol. 24)
ISSN: 0740-7475
pp: 193-196
Major semiconductor companies experience postsilicon validation turning into an expensive, time-consuming proposition, yet very few college graduates are formally trained in this area. Validation is the activity of ensuring a product satisfies its reference specifications, runs with relevant software and hardware, and meets user expectations. This Perspectives article discusses some of the key challenges to successful validation and shows why a radical transformation is necessary if validation is to be effective in the near future.
validation wall, logic, low DPM, virtual platform, modular validation

P. Patra, "On the cusp of a validation wall," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 24, no. , pp. 193-196, 2007.
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