EFFECTS (2021 - 2024)

Efficient testing of control software

Testing earlier through test portfolio management and automated test creation

The time and effort in the verification & validation of control software drastically increases, especially in the later stages. Many bugs are found late in the development lifecycle, companies face a high-level of regression, huge time losses for root-cause analysis, bug fixes, and retesting. As a result companies miss important time-to-market deadlines.

The solution is well known: companies need to adopt the “shift left” ideology and frontload testing earlier in the development cycle where tests are easier to automate. While the benefits are well described, and many automation tools are available, companies fail to transition to a “shift left” test approach.

To solve this, the EFFECTS projects aims to develop a holistic transition approach that works on two fronts, (i) a reduction of the current effort spent on testing to allow additional testing at earlier development phases, (ii) efficient creation of new tests well targeted to identified weak spots. The resulting framework will allow companies to smoothly transition to a “shift-left” test strategy.

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Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre is an international research & development organization, active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies.

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The imec.icon research program is a successful formula for demand-driven, cooperative research on hardware-, software- and combined hardware/software innovations.

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