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Helping Customers Deliver World-Class Hardware and Software Products That Are Reliable, Safe and Secure: T&VS

thesiliconreview-dr-mike-bartley-founder-ceo-t-vs-2018Helping companies in the embedded computing industry to improve their time to market and product quality, T&VS provides hardware verification and software testing services. Its customers include leading organizations such as an ARM, Intel, Infineon, XMOS, Icera, Panasonic, Dialog, and Mentor Graphics.

Utilizing T&VS for software testing frees up developers. An independent, specialist approach to testing provides an unbiased view of the quality of the applications delivered. Automation of software testing where appropriate provides productivity and quality benefits, supported by its unique focus on Requirements Sign Off and Requirements Testing.

Verification is the largest activity in any hardware development project and often the most challenging. Effective verification avoids expensive re-spins and the associated delay in time to market. Offshoring can be an effective way to reduce development costs, shorten project cycles and manage peak activity. But there are many challenges to address in doing so T&VS project manages an organization’s development of an offshore capability.

Reasons to Choose T&VS

Customers choose T&VS because of a demonstrated ability to exhibit thought leadership in the verification space. T&VS has a proven track record of delivering to clients for complex verification programs, active industry engagement through conferences and seminars and providing industry-leading verification training programs.

  • Well-defined Processes: T&VS brings improvements to customer verification through a thorough verification process built on experience from the past 25 years. Customers have the flexibility to use the T&VS verification flow (which has been successfully proven at multiple customer locations) or to ask T&VS to follow their own process.
  • Domain Expertise: The focus on a niche area of expertise gives customers the confidence to outsource the complete verification activity to T&VS. A successful track record of delivering end-to-end verification programs for ASIC/SoC/FPGA has made T&VS a preferred verification partner.
  • Proven Track Record: Customers choose to work with T&VS because of a successful track record of verification execution at semiconductor majors such as Infineon, NXP, STMicro, Ericsson, Nvidia etc. 
  • Training: Customer training requirements in any verification area can be addressed via customized training programs provided through Doulos, T&VS’ exclusive training partner in India. T&VS’ customers have benefited from these programs which are conducted by highly experienced SV/UVM and SystemC TLM experts from Europe.

The Top-Tier Software Testing Solution

The T&VS asureTEST services help to establish a cost-effective software testing facility that delivers improved quality and reduced time-to-market.  Rather than diverting in-house development team to testing duties, T&VS can provide experienced, qualified testers that will fit most budgets. 

T&VS can also augment internal test team during peak usage through the company’s own fully qualified testers who can start work from day 1 with little or no ramp, or alternatively leverage its crowdsourced testing service.

The T&VS software testing teams are proficient in the latest testing methodologies and test automation tools, as well as a wide range development processes such as Agile and V-model.

Case Study

Software Testing Expertise for Innovative Cloud Based SaaS Provider

About the Client

An industry leading global provider of cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) for the consumer goods sector. Their product range allows clients to enhance their customer experience whilst in parallel increasing revenue on the retail shelf and improve the productivity of a field team.

Background

T&VS was approached by SaaS provider looking for QA expertise in the salesforce platform and assistance in delivering their testing functions, in particular the following essential tasks:

  • Develop both manual and automated test scripts for the salesforce platform
  • Perform automation testing utilizing the Selenium web driver
  • Focus on system performance / reliability / scalability and security
  • Execute usability testing across digital products

The T&VS Technical Solution

After initial consultation with the client it was agreed that T&VS would provide a resourcing augmentation model to enable a quick start and support of the client’s projects. The following skills / experience were required:

  • Previous experience of the salesforce platform and administration
  • Trained in test automation and framework delivery
  • Proven ability to work in DevOps / agile environment

Client Results & Benefits

  • Software testing experts, trained in the latest industry methodology and best practices
  • A consistent approach to QA utilizing the T&VS asureTEST and software testing toolkit
  • Measurably improved quality of software adding independence in the testing process

Happy Customers

“T&VS is one of the best partners for augmenting Technical Teams with highly skilled verification engineers with all levels of experience in a short span of time which helps us to meet our commitments to our Customers. They also provide managed services where they take responsibility to ensure the resources provided by them deliver on time and with quality. It has been a pleasure working with T&VS and looking forward to working with them in the future engagements.”

  • Naveen Chava, Division Director of Altran

“The T&VS staff has worked on numerous IP and SoC verification projects and thus understands the necessity of measuring progress through metrics.”

  • Stuart Levine, Director of Engineering, Digital Methodology and IP

Meet the Leader

Dr. Mike Bartley, Founder, and CEO: Mike Bartley has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Bristol University, an MSc in Software Engineering and an MBA from the Open University, and over 25 years of experience in software testing and hardware verification. He has built and managed state-of-the-art test and verification teams in a number of companies (including STMicroelectronics, Infineon, and Elixent/Panasonic) who still use the methodologies he established. Since founding TVS he has consulted on multiple verification projects for respected organizations including ARM and Infineon.

Dr. Bartley is currently Chair of the Bristol branch of the British Computer Society and Chair of the High Tech Sector Group of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is a Technical Advisor to the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI).  He has had over 20 articles published on the subject of verification and outsourcing.

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