Verification and Testing
Verification is the golden seal that validates an implemented system according to its specification. When it comes to silicon intellectual property (IP), where ASIC fabrication costs millions of dollars, companies can only afford a few fabrication runs. Test-driven development is the only way to verify that the design works according to its specifications.
Often times, verification infrastructure may extend beyond validation and can offer insights for product development, as illustrated in the following case study:
|Business Unit||Algorithm Verification|
|Design Objective||Determine video-quality impact of proposed video compression algorithm alternatives.|