Instrumenting Post-Silicon Validation. Innovation in Verification

Instrumenting Post-Silicon Validation. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 07-28-2021 at 6:00 am

Instrumenting Post-Silicon Validation

Instrumenting post-silicon validation is not a new idea but here’s a twist. Using (pre-silicon) emulation to choose debug observation structures to instrument in-silicon. Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Raúl Camposano (Silicon Catalyst, entrepreneur, former Synopsys CTO) and I continue our series on research… Read More


Neural Nets and CR Testing. Innovation in Verification

Neural Nets and CR Testing. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 06-29-2021 at 10:00 am

Instrumenting Post-Silicon Validation

Leveraging neural nets and CR testing isn’t as simple as we first thought. But is that the last word in combining these two techniques? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Raúl Camposano (Silicon Catalyst, entrepreneur, former Synopsys CTO) and I continue our series on research ideas. As always, feedback welcome.… Read More


Fuzzing to Validate SoC Security. Innovation in Verification

Fuzzing to Validate SoC Security. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 05-26-2021 at 6:00 am

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Fuzzing is to software verification what randomization is hardware verification. Can a fuzzing approach improve hardware security testing? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Raúl Camposano (Silicon Catalyst, entrepreneur, former Synopsys CTO) and I continue our series on research ideas. As always, feedback… Read More


Agile and Verification, Validation. Innovation in Verification

Agile and Verification, Validation. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 04-27-2021 at 6:00 am

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Agile methods in hardware design are becoming topical again. What does this mean for verification? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence) and I continue our series on research ideas. We’re also honored this month to welcome Raúl Camposano to our blog as a very distinguished replacement for Jim Hogan. As always, feedback… Read More