Adnan Hamid

Adnan
Hamid
CEO,
Breker Verification Systems

Adnan Hamid is cofounder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems. Prior to starting Breker in 2003, he worked at AMD as department manager of the System Logic Division. Previously, he served as a member of the consulting staff at AMD and Cadence Design Systems. He graduated from Princeton University with BS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He can be reached at adnan@brekersystems.com. 

Articles
Automatically Generated C Test Cases Earn a Solid Return on Investment

In the history of functional verification for complex chips, increasing automation has replaced tedious and expensive manual effort.

The Fundamentals Of Thread Visualization For Test Case Understanding And Debug 1
Automating the handwritten C tests that run on the SoC’s embedded processors will increase team productivity and foster reuse throughout the project.
The Verification Flow Can Enable Horizontal Reuse
Today's EDA companies now face the primary need for a verification flow that enables complete horizontal reuse of verification environments from concept to silicon and beyond.
Interview: Adnan Hamid Addresses Trends In Chip Verification
Adnan Hamid, cofounder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems, talks with Technology Editor Bill Wong about challenges with SoC verification.
Remove The Processor Dilemma From Constrained-Random Verification
UVM testbenches for blocks are adequate until the stage of a subsystem with one or more processors. The new generation of constrained-random test cases based on scenario models can take it from there.
One Verification Model To Drive Them All
Given that the constrained-random approach cannot adequately address SoC verification, there’s an opportunity to redesign functional verification and to unify many aspects of a verification flow into a single coherent description.
Surveying The Verification Landscape
Most companies use a bottom-up verification flow, which has some implications on the tools that they use for verification. Some companies, though, are moving to a top-down flow because today’s systems involve more than hardware.
Sizing Up The Verification Problem
Some pundits say the number of vectors required to verify an SoC is greater than the number of stars in the universe. This is poppycock! The total number of vectors necessary can be substantially reduced in a number of areas.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 4

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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