There are two primary microprocessor companies in the world these days: Intel and ARM. Of course there are many others but Intel is dominant on the PC desktop (including Macs) and ARM is dominant in mobile (including tablets).
One of the keynotes at last month’s Jasper User Group (JUG, not the greatest of acronyms) was by Bob… Read More
One challenge with security in systems is to ensure that there are not backdoors, either accidentally or maliciously inserted. Intel, ARM and others have various forms of trusted execution technology. Under the hood these are implemented by dividing the design into two parts, normal and secure, and implementing them with physical… Read More
I attended the Jasper User Group this week, at least the keynotes, the first by Kathryn Kranen the CEO of Jasper and the second by Bob Bentley of Intel.
Kathryn went over some history, going back to when the company was started (under the name Tempus Fugit) back in August 2002 with a single product for protocol verification. Now, since… Read More
Just in time for the Jasper User Group meeting, Jasper have a new white paper explaining the concept of JasperGold Apps.
First the User Group Meeting. It is in Cupertino at the Cypress Hotel November 12-13th. For more details and to register, go here. The meeting is free for qualified attendees (aka users). One thing I noticed at the… Read More
Jasper restructured JasperGold so that it could deliver its formal technology more flexibly by having a base system and a porfolio of apps. This would also make it easier to upgrade capabilities by creating new apps. Today, Jasper announced two new apps:
- JasperGold Structural Property Synthesis (SPS)
- JasperGold Behavioral
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Brian Bailey at EETimes has an interesting interview with Kathryn Kranen. He says that the interview will be published in installments but the first one is up here. This first installment is mostly about how long-lived EDA companies (and others) have become since it takes a long time to build up enough revenue to be able to IPO.
She… Read More
The Jasper User Group meeting has been announced. It will take place on November 12th and 13th. As last year, it will be at the Cypress Hotel at 10050 De Anza Boulevard in Cupertino. The user group meeting is free for qualified Jasper customers.
Topics to be covered are, of course, all things verification:
- SoC subsystems verification
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Increasingly at DAC and other shows, EDA companies such as Jasper are having their customers present their experiences with the products. Everyone has seen marketing people present wonderful visions of the future that turn out not to materialize. But a customer speaking about their own experiences has a credibility that an EDA… Read More
In Mike Muller’s keynote at DAC he wanted to make formal approaches an integral part of writing RTL. After all, formal captures design intent and then, at least much of the time, can verify whether the RTL written actually matches that intent. Today, formal is not used that way and is typically something served “on the side” by specialist… Read More
Most of what you see at DAC is canned PowerPoint presentations, however on Tuesday afternoon I spotted a company called Oski Technology that was doing something almost unheard of – they had an engineer debugging a digital design from Nvidia using formal tools live. I later found out the engineer found 4 bugs in just three days… Read More