In recent years, one of the hot topics in chip design and verification has been continuous integration (CI). Like many innovations in hardware development, it was borrowed from software engineering and the programming world. The concept is simple: all code changes from all developers are merged back into the main development… Read More
Life in a Formal Verification Lane
This summer, I got the opportunity to work as a Formal Verification Intern with Axiomise for six weeks. I’m a keen designer and love working in design and architecture. Although, I’ve not started my professional career yet, I have done most of my projects as a designer in my undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Having said that,… Read More
Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs
RISC-V has been trending ever since it landed on SemiWiki in 2016. Even more so now that Arm is in flux with the Nvidia acquisition. Verification is a fast growing EDA challenge with the number of verification engineers steadily outpacing design, so this webinar is a best case scenario for SemiWiki traffic, absolutely.
Two things… Read More
WEBINAR: UVM RISC-V and DV
Oh, our semiconductor industry just loves acronyms, and the title of my blog packs three of the most popular acronyms together at once. I attended a webinar hosted by Aldec last week on this topic, “UVM Simulation-based environment for Ibex RISC-V CPU core with Google RISC-V DV“. Verification engineers have been … Read More
The efabless $15,000 Design Challenge!
efabless is one of the more interesting companies we have worked with over the last six years. Interesting because it is disruptive and because it is all about enabling design starts, the life blood of the semiconductor industry.… Read More
Automobility: The Bot in a Box Boom
The Automobility event, which starts today ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be remembered for introducing the bot in a box. While Ford Motor Company President and CEO Mark Fields will take the stage this morning to tout Ford’s leadership in transforming transportation with new vehicle ownership models and mass produced… Read More
DDoS Attack: A Wake-Up Call for IoT
Welcome to the world of Internet of Things wherein a glut of devices are connected to the internet which emanates massive amounts of data. Analysis and use of this data will have real positive impact on our lives. But we have many hoops to jump before we can claim that crown starting with a huge number of devices lacking unified platform… Read More
Vlang – Opportunities Galore for Productivity & Performance
Yes, verification technologies are open to innovation for improved productivity and performance in the face of ever growing SoC/IP design sizes and complexities. There is not much scope left in processor speed to improve, other than multi-core processors in servers which again need software properly architected to be thread-able… Read More
The Future of Money is Digital – Part 2
Invented by a mystery person/group with the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto”. [You can read a consolidation of the paper here]. The essential elements are:
· Peer to Peer Network with self-validation
· Exponentially increasing compute cost
· Finite supply with exponential conversion
· Hidden in plain… Read More