Siemens EDA on the Best Verification Strategy

Siemens EDA on the Best Verification Strategy
by Bernard Murphy on 03-16-2022 at 6:00 am

3 pillars min

Harry Foster opened and wrapped a tutorial at DVCon 2022 on “The Best Verification Strategy You’ve Never Heard Of”. Harry started with a common refrain on verification; we face a crisis thanks to a combination of growing complexity in the systems we are able to design, yet double exponential growth in verification cost for… Read More


Back to Basics in RTL Design Quality

Back to Basics in RTL Design Quality
by Bernard Murphy on 11-03-2021 at 6:00 am

Deming min

Harry Foster waxes philosophical in a recent white paper from Siemens EDA, in this case on the origins of bugs and the best way to avoid them. Spoiler alert, the answer is not to make them in the first place or at least to flush them out very quickly. I’m not being cynical – that really is the answer though practice often falls short of ideal.… Read More


Podcast EP41: A First Look at DAC 2021

Podcast EP41: A First Look at DAC 2021
by Daniel Nenni on 10-06-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Harry Foster, Chief Scientist Verification at Siemens Digital Industry Software, Co-Founder and Executive Editor for the Verification Academy and 2021 Design Automation Conference General Chair. In this first in a series of DAC podcasts, we explore several dimensions of DAC 2021 with Harry, including … Read More


Formal Methods for Aircraft Standards Compliance

Formal Methods for Aircraft Standards Compliance
by Bernard Murphy on 09-15-2021 at 6:00 am

Avionics equipment min

When promoting adoption of formal methods in functional verification, there are two hurdles to overcome: one technical, the other people. The first is a comfortable and familiar challenge for us engineers. Take the course, pass the test, get the certificate. Very mechanical and deterministic. People on the other hand are non-deterministic… Read More


ASIC and FPGA Design and Verification Trends 2020

ASIC and FPGA Design and Verification Trends 2020
by Daniel Nenni on 10-28-2020 at 6:00 am

2020 Wilson Report Verification ASIC FPGA

Harry Foster and I started in semiconductors at the same time so it was great to reminisce while talking about the latest Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Trend reports. Before I get into the reports lets talk about Harry who is a verification superstar:

Harry is Chief Scientist Verification for the Design Verification… Read More


Mentor Functional Verification Study 2016

Mentor Functional Verification Study 2016
by Bernard Murphy on 09-14-2016 at 7:00 am

Periodically, Mentor commissions a user/usage survey on Functional Verification, conducted by the Wilson Research Group, then they publish the results to all of us, an act of industry good-citizenship for which I think we owe them a round of thanks. Harry Foster at Mentor is breaking down the report into a series of 15 blogs. He’s… Read More