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Graham Bell
Graham is VP of Marketing at Real Intent. He has over 20 years experience in the design automation industry. He has founded startups, brought Nassda to an IPO and previously was Sales and Marketing Director at Internet Business Systems, a web portal company. Graham has a Bachelor of Computer … More »

SoC Sign-off Needs Analysis and Optimization of Design Initialization in the Presence of Xs

 
September 5th, 2013 by Graham Bell

For today’s SoCs, modern power management schemes affect how designs are reset (started). X management and reset analysis are interrelated because many of the X’s in simulation come from uninitialized flip-flops and, conversely, the pitfalls of X’s in simulation compromise the ability to arrive at a clear understanding of the resetability of a design.

In the video interview below, Pranav Ashar, CTO at Real Intent, points out how verification sign-off now must include analysis of reset and design initialization to ensure it is correct and optimal for various power modes in an SoC.

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