Jasper Extends Formal Verification Technology Lead With Four New Patents in Portfolio

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 25, 2009— Jasper Design Automation, provider of advanced formal technology solutions, today announced it has been awarded four new U.S. patents. The recent patents further advance the company’s formal technology, according to Jasper CTO Rajeev Ranjan. “Jasper’s commitment to core formal research produces products that enable our customers to achieve design closure faster, and with greater confidence,” he said. “Our R&D continues to deliver verification innovation at all stages of the design, to heighten quality and productivity throughout the flow, from architecture to production.”

The new patents cover a variety of innovations:

  • 7,437,694 - Identification of certain RTL load signals and values, with their contribution to the proof target. This targeted information enables high performance and fast comprehension for formal users.
  • 7,421,668 - Meaningful visualization of properties independent of a circuit design under various conditions, which helps users debug any errors in how the property is implemented in a requirements model.
  • 7,418,678 - This invention provides methods for simplifying counters in a circuit design while preserving important implications, enabling reliable verification of circuit designs that use counters.
  • 7,412,674 - Applies the concept of analysis regions to analyze the properties/requirements for a design. This generates a visual display that is available to the user, representing source code in the analysis region for properties in comparison to the maximum possible analysis region.

Jasper has now been granted 11 patents, with additional patents pending. Through continuous innovation and responsiveness to market-driven requirements, Jasper delivers proven “Targeted ROI” to customers by solving their most critical design challenges in ways that also speed time to market, reduce overhead, and mitigate risk. This philosophy is embodied in JasperGold®, the industry’s most powerful and effective deep formal verification solution; and ActiveDesign™ with Behavioral Indexing™ for accelerated legacy design and IP comprehension and reuse.

About Jasper Design Automation

Jasper delivers industry-leading EDA solutions for semiconductor design, verification, and reuse, based on the state-of-the-art formal technology. Customers include worldwide leaders in wireless, consumer, computing, and networking electronics, with over 100 successful chip deployments. Jasper, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is privately held, with offices and distributors in North America, South America, Europe, India and Japan. Visit www.jasper-da.com for Targeted ROI: reducing risks; increasing design, verification and reuse productivity; and accelerating time to market.

Jasper Design Automation, the Jasper Design Automation logo, ActiveDesign, Behavioral Indexing, and JasperGold are trademarks or registered trademarks of Jasper Design Automation, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective companies.


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