Open side-bar Menu
 Guest Blogger

Archive for August, 2012

The Concurrent Design-Flow Experiment

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

At DAC this year I had a lot of fun doing a live experiment to demonstrate some of the benefits and issues with concurrent design flows.  I was at the Cadence Theatre doing a presentation called ‘Controlling the costs of SoC integration‘ and I decided to make the presentation more interactive by creating a design team and seeing some of the effects of getting this team to work concurrently.  We demonstrated how a little ‘twist’ caused a big upset for to team deliveries!

I1

Concurrency

The topic I introduced first was how system design flows are now highly concurrent.  In the production of a system within a very tight timescale, it would be normal to have architecture definition, software development, virtual prototype development, RTL design and verification all happening at the same time, be it IP, sub-system or SoC level design. I represented this as a set of rotating, interacting cogs.

(more…)

Is “Lifecare” the Next Killer App?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source: Kilopass Technologies

The world population hit 7 billion last fall, with a billion more expected in a dozen years. “Lifecare” represents an incredible opportunity for the semiconductor industry to promote health, energy conservation, safety and productivity. From smart city infrastructure to medical care advances, from sensors and controls to nanotechnology, what new EDA ecosystems will emerge to better model the real world? Panelists participating in the discussion “Is Lifecare the Next Killer App?” at the Design Automation Conference on June 4, 2012 addressed the question and their remarks are quite enlightening. Moderator Rick Merritt, Editor at large, Electronic Engineering Times led the discussion, which included Kristopher Ardis from Maxim Integrated Products, Fabrice Hoerner, from QUALCOMM Inc. and Greg Fawcett from Palo Alto Research Center.

Accelerating Coverage Closure with Jasper

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Jasper’s formal technology has advanced to the point that it can address a broad range of verification and design issues. With a strong foundation in fundamental proof technology and best-in-class capacity and performance, Jasper’s users now apply the tools and technology to address questions of connectivity, x-propagation, clock-glitch detection, protocol cache coherence, deadlock detection, property synthesis and more.

The added scope and breadth of use of Jasper’s tools and technology is leading users to demand a measurable and quantitative approach that will help correlate the results of formal proofs to verification closure, often expressed in terms of verification coverage. What is needed is a methodology that will correlate formal proof results with coverage. A second requirement is for a methodology that can integrate the coverage results from Jasper’s formal technology with other verification tools (simulation). A third requirement is the ability for Jasper tools to use external coverage data to address areas in the design that are not covered by other verification methodologies.

(more…)

Jasper Users Share How They Upgraded Their Verification with Jasper

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Enough can’t be said about the power to educate based on experience.  At this year’s DAC, a few of Jasper’s top users volunteered to give seminars on their best practices for using Jasper Formal technology.  If you happened to miss DAC or did attend but didn’t get a chance to visit the Jasper booth, here’s your chance to view the on-line videos from ST, ARM, and NVIDIA on how they utilized Jasper Formal technology to get ahead in their designs.

ST: Low Power Verification and Optimization with Jasper Formal

ST Microelectronics talked about the verification challenges associated with sophisticated low-power designs, and ways those challenges are being addressed by Jasper’s power-aware formal verification technology.  The seminar detailed how Jasper’s low-power verification solution applies to:

  • Parsing CPF information to enable power-aware formal analysis
  • X-propagation due to shutting down power
  • Functional impact due to power-down
  • Power-up state analysis
  • Exploration of power-state

(more…)

CST Webinar Series



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy