Jasper User Group Meeting

Jasper User Group Meeting
by Paul McLellan on 10-07-2011 at 11:59 am

Jasper’s Annual User Group Meeting is on November 9th and 10th, in Cupertino California. It will feature users from all over the world sharing the best practices in verification. If you are a user of Jasper’s products then you should definitely plan to attend. This year there is so much good material that the meeting… Read More


Coby Hanoch joins Jasper

Coby Hanoch joins Jasper
by Paul McLellan on 09-20-2011 at 7:00 am

Jasper has hired Coby Hanoch as the VP of international sales to manage sales outside of North America. I talked to him last week.

Coby started his career after graduation from the Israeli Institute of Technology as an engineer at National Semiconductor. He quickly ended up in verification where they developed the first random … Read More


Formal Verification for Post-silicon Debug

Formal Verification for Post-silicon Debug
by Paul McLellan on 08-23-2011 at 5:52 pm

OK, let’s face it, when you think of post-silicon debug then formal verification is not the first thing that springs to mind. But once a design has been manufactured, debugging can be very expensive. As then-CEO of MIPS John Bourgoin said at DesignCon 2006, “Finding bugs in model testing is the least expensive and most desired… Read More


Assertion-based Formal Verification

Assertion-based Formal Verification
by Paul McLellan on 08-05-2011 at 5:34 pm

Formal verification has grown in importance as designs have grown and it has become necessary to face up to the theoretical impossibility of using simulation to get complete coverage along with the practical impossibility of simulating enough to even get close.

There are a number of solvers for what is called satisfiability (SAT)… Read More


Cache Coherency and Verification Seminar

Cache Coherency and Verification Seminar
by Paul McLellan on 07-27-2011 at 5:45 pm

At DAC Jasper presented a seminar with ARM on cache coherency and verification of cache coherency. The seminar is now available online for those of you that missed DAC or missed the seminar itself.

Cache architectures, especially for multi-core architectures, are getting more and more complex. Techniques originally pioneered… Read More