Zocalo Tech President Covers Challenges and Opportunities of Enabling Assertion-Based Verification (ABV)


Howard L. Martin, Zocalo Tech’s president, spoke with EDACafé about the challenges and opportunities for enabling widespread acceptance of Assertion-Based Verification (ABV).  ABV is considered the technology that can have the most impact for reducing re-spins of complex chips.

In his interview, Mr. Martin makes the following points.

  • Assertion use today is mainly ad hoc and dependent on the skill and desire of engineers to use assertions.
  • ABV use requires the use of assertions as part of the verification methodology.
  • Implementing ABV is a major challenge and there’s no magic bullet to make ABV happen overnight.
  • Projects need automation for creating and managing assertions cost effectively.
  • Management needs metrics to even consider ABV.






For more information about Zocalo Tech, please visit www.zocalo-tech.com.

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About Zocalo Tech’s ABV Software

Zazz™ is a suite of EDA automation tools providing the automation for users and the metrics for management to enable the benefits of Assertion-Based Verification on a cost effective basis.


About Zocalo Tech

Zocalo Tech, Inc. software, marketed under the name Zazz, has been architected and developed from the ground up with one goal in mind: increased productivity for engineers adopting and utilizing Assertion-Based Verification (ABV). For more information, please visit www.zocalo-tech.com.


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