Virtual Emulation Extends Debugging Over Physical

Virtual Emulation Extends Debugging Over Physical
by Pawan Fangaria on 12-13-2014 at 7:30 am

Amid burgeoning complexity of SoC verification with ever increasing hardware, software and firmware content, verification engineers are hard pressed with learning multiple tools, technologies and methodologies and still completing SoC verification with full accuracy in time. The complexity, size and diversity of SoC … Read More


Improve Test Robustness & Coverage Early in Design

Improve Test Robustness & Coverage Early in Design
by Pawan Fangaria on 11-03-2014 at 5:00 pm

In a semiconductor design, keeping the design testable with high test coverage has always been a requirement. However with shrinking technology nodes and large, dense SoC designs and complex logic structures, while it has become mandatory to reach close to 100% test coverage, it’s extremely difficult to cope with the explosion… Read More


Smart Strategies for Efficient Testing of 3D-ICs

Smart Strategies for Efficient Testing of 3D-ICs
by Pawan Fangaria on 02-12-2014 at 6:30 am

3D-IC has a stack of dies connected and packaged together, and therefore needs new testing strategies other than testing a single die. It’s given that a single defective die can render the whole of 3D-IC unusable, so each die in the stack must be completely and perfectly tested before its entry into that stack. Looking at it from a … Read More


DAC lunch seminar: Better IP Test with IEEE P1687

DAC lunch seminar: Better IP Test with IEEE P1687
by Beth Martin on 05-30-2013 at 7:28 pm

What: DAC lunch seminar (register here)
When: June 5, 2013, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: At DAC in lovely Austin, TX

Dr. Martin Keim of Mentor Graphics will present this overview of the new the IEEE P1687 standard, called IJTAG for ‘internal’ JTAG.
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If you are involved in IC test*, you’ve probably heard about… Read More


IJTAG, Testing Large SoCs

IJTAG, Testing Large SoCs
by Paul McLellan on 11-08-2012 at 5:57 pm

Test is the Rodney Dangerfield of EDA, it doesn’t get any respect. All designs need to be tested but somehow synthesis, routing, analog layout and the rest are the sexy areas. In my spoof all purpose EDA keynote address I even dissed it:You are short on time so slip in a quick mention of manufacturing test. Who knows anything … Read More