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Posts tagged with 'Assertion-Based Verification'

26 Aug, 2013

Harry Foster Verification Techniques & Technologies Adoption Trends This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs that present the highlights from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (Part 9 click here), I focused on some of the 2012 Wilson Research Group findings related to design and verification language and library … Read More

testbench, UVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Coverage, Accellera, Verification Academy, functional coverage, Functional Verification

19 Aug, 2013

Harry Foster Verification Techniques & Technologies Adoption Trends This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs that present the highlights from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (Part 9 click here), I focused on some of the 2012 Wilson Research Group findings related to design and verification language and library … Read More

testbench, UVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Coverage, Accellera, Verification Academy, functional coverage, Functional Verification

12 Aug, 2013

Harry Foster Language and Library Trends (Continued) This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs that present the highlights from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for a background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (Part 8 click here), I focused on design and verification language trends, as identified by the Wilson Research Group study. This blog presents additional … Read More

SVA, UVM, Accellera, Assertion-Based Verification, Verification Methodology, OVL, PSL, Functional Verification

23 Apr, 2013

Harry Foster This is the first in a series of blogs that presents the results from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. Study Overview In 2002 and 2004, Ron Collett International, Inc. conducted its well known ASIC/IC functional verification studies, which provided invaluable insight into the state of the electronic industry and its trends in design and verification. However, after the 2004 … Read More

UVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Formal Verification, Accellera, Verification Academy, Verification Methodology, functional coverage, Verilog, Functional Verification, VHDL

20 Jul, 2012

Dennis Brophy Live & In-Person at DAC 2012! Verification Academy, the brain child of Dr. Harry Foster, Chief Verification Scientist at Mentor Graphics, was live from the Design Automation Conference tradeshow floor this year.  Harry is pictured to the right giving an update on his popular verification survey from the DAC tradeshow floor. The Verification Academy, predominantly a web-based resource is a popular … Read More

Formal, Doulos, Verification Academy, UVM Express, Verification Trends, Tech Design Forum, ACE, Thales, AMS, UPF, ABV, UVM, Coverage Closure, iTBA, DAC, Low Power, ARM, OVM, Assertion-Based Verification

3 Dec, 2010

Harry Foster As the saying goes: Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. With that said, I am excited to announce a new module focused on Verification Planning, which has been one of the Verification Academy’s most-requested subjects for new content. The new Verification Planning module is delivered by our subject matter expert, who literally wrote the book on the subject, Peet James. The goal of verification planning … Read More

Functional Verification, OVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Verification Methodology, UVM, Verification Academy

26 Jul, 2010

Ping Yeung For years one of the objectives in EDA has been to make formal property checking easy to use and its results easy to understand. With the Automatic formal check feature in the June release of the 0-In Formal tool version 3.0, I think we have made significant progress in this area. The feature, which predefines a set of assertion rules to look for design issues automatically, makes formal technology … Read More

automatic formal check, formal property checking, Assertion-Based Verification, SVA, Formal Verification, functional coverage

7 Jun, 2010

Ping Yeung After spending years verifying ASICs with dynamic simulation, I started working on static verification 10 years ago in a startup called 0-In Design Automation. I firmly believe that static verification can complement dynamic simulation. Static verification uses synthesis and formal technologies to find bugs in the design. It does not rely on simulation stimulus. You do not need to exercise the bugs, … Read More

Assertion-Based Verification, CDC, 0-In, DAC, Formal

3 Jun, 2010

Harry Foster I’d like to encourage you to attend the technical panel titled Bridging Pre-Silicon Verification and Post-Silicon Validation at this year’s  DAC.  The panel will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 between 2:00 PM—4:00 PM. Chair: Alan Hu - Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Organizers: Rajesh Galivanche - Intel Corp., Santa Clara, CA   Amir Nahir … Read More

Assertion-Based Verification, 47DAC

21 Dec, 2009

Harry Foster I’m excited. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cliff Cummings for many years, and I was honored a couple of years ago to have him write the foreword in a book that I published on assertions. Now, we have joined forces to do a set of seminars titled: “Assertion-Based Verification for FPGA and IC Design.”  The first seminar will take place on January 19, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA, and you can register online … Read More

Verification Academy, Assertion-Based Verification

14 Dec, 2009

Harry Foster I was recently quoted in an EDA DesignLine blog as saying that “it is a myth that ABV is a mainstream technology.” Actually, the original quote comes from an extended abstract I wrote for an invited tutorial at Computer-Aided Engineering (CAV) in 2008 titled Assertion-Based Verification: Industry Myths to Realities. My claim is based on the Farwest Research 2007 study that found approximately 37 percent … Read More

Verification Academy, Assertion-Based Verification

6 Dec, 2009

Harry Foster The last industry project I worked on, before joining EDA, was an advanced chip set for a very large, high-end server product line. The project consisted of a large team, spanning multiple years, with numerous physical, design, and verification challenges. During the project’s postmortem, where all the various engineering teams get together to discuss what worked well and what did not, I overhead one … Read More

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