The History and Significance of Power Optimization, According to Jim Hogan

The History and Significance of Power Optimization, According to Jim Hogan
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-13-2020 at 10:00 am

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Power seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. Hyperscale data centers worry about operating costs unless power is optimized. The AI accelerators in the Edge can’t be effective without optimized power. Advanced 2.5 and 3D packages simply can’t remove the heat unless power is optimized.  And then there’s all those gadgets we … Read More


Covering Configurable Systems. Innovation in Verification

Covering Configurable Systems. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 10-20-2020 at 6:00 am

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Covering configurable systems is a challenge. What’s a good strategy to pick a small subset of settings and still get high confidence in coverage? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I continue our series on research ideas, here an idea from software testing which should also apply to hardware. Feel free… Read More


Bug Trace Minimization. Innovation in Verification

Bug Trace Minimization. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 09-22-2020 at 6:00 am

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A checker tripped in verification. Is there a bug trace minimization technique to simplify manual debug? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I continue our series to highlight all the great research that’s out there in verification. Feel free to comment.

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Using AI to Locate a Fault. Innovation in Verification

Using AI to Locate a Fault. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 07-16-2020 at 10:00 am

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After we detect a bug, can we use AI to locate the fault, or at least get close? Paul Cunningham (GM of Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I continue our series on novel research ideas, through a paper in software verification we find equally relevant to hardware. Feel free to comment.

 

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Predicting Bugs: ML and Static Team Up. Innovation in Verification

Predicting Bugs: ML and Static Team Up. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 06-11-2020 at 6:00 am

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Can we predict where bugs are most likely to be found, to better direct testing? Paul Cunningham (GM of Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I continue our series on novel research ideas, again through a paper in software verification we find equally relevant to hardware. Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree.

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Is Mutation Testing Worth the Effort? Innovation in Verification

Is Mutation Testing Worth the Effort? Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 05-19-2020 at 6:00 am

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Mutation testing is an intriguing idea, but is it useful? Paul Cunningham (GM of Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I continue our series on novel research ideas, here looking at a paper examining the pros and cons of this topic. Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree.

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SEMI Takes the Jim Hogan and Simon Butler Conversation Virtual

SEMI Takes the Jim Hogan and Simon Butler Conversation Virtual
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-13-2020 at 10:00 am

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As I originally reported a few weeks ago, the Jim Hogan fireside chat with Methodic’s CEO and founder Simon Butler was moved to a virtual event on May 1. The event was produced by the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Technology Community. Bob Smith, executive director of ESDA, moderated the event. I am happy… Read More


Starting a Chip Company? Silicon Catalyst and Arm Are Ready to Help

Starting a Chip Company? Silicon Catalyst and Arm Are Ready to Help
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-29-2020 at 6:00 am

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Anyone who has started a company knows that landing the seed round of investment is just the beginning. There are many decisions to face.  When to start building a sales team?  What parts of the company’s infrastructure to outsource? How to price and promote your product? These are just a few of the questions to be answered. If your… Read More


Innovation in Verification April 2020

Innovation in Verification April 2020
by Bernard Murphy on 04-14-2020 at 6:00 am

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This blog is the next in a series in which Paul Cunningham (GM of the Verification Group at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I pick a paper on a novel idea we appreciated and suggest opportunities to further build on that idea.

We’re getting a lot of hits on these blogs but would like really like to get feedback also.

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Innovation in Verification March 2020

Innovation in Verification March 2020
by Bernard Murphy on 03-17-2020 at 6:00 am

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This blog is the next in a series in which Paul Cunningham (GM of the Verification Group at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I pick a paper on a novel idea we appreciated and suggest opportunities to further build on that idea.

We welcome comments on our blogs and suggestions for new topics if they’re based on published work.

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