How Good is Your Verification?

How Good is Your Verification?
by Paul McLellan on 05-11-2011 at 5:00 am

Image RemovedThe traditional way for analyzing the effectiveness of testing in the software world and in the RTL world is code coverage. Make sure that every line of code is executed. This is a pretty crude measure since even 100% code coverage doesn’t mean that all the condition has really been tested but it is certainly necessary–after… Read More


SOC Realization: How Chips Are Really Designed

SOC Realization: How Chips Are Really Designed
by Paul McLellan on 05-09-2011 at 10:00 pm

Image RemovedIf you just casually peruse most marketing presentations by EDA companies, you’d come to the conclusion most SoCs are designed from scratch, wrestlilng the monster to the ground with bare hands. But the reality is that most SoCs consist of perhaps 90% IP blocks (many of them memories). That still leaves the … Read More