The Quest for Bugs: “Shift-Left, Right?”

The Quest for Bugs: “Shift-Left, Right?”
by Bryan Dickman on 08-10-2021 at 10:00 am

Quest for Bugs Shift Left EDA

Shift-left, why?

Shift-left testing is an approach to software and system testing which is performed earlier in the lifecycle (that is, moved left on the project timeline). It is the first half of the “Test early and often” maxim that was coined by Larry Smith in 2001.

It’s now an established idea, much talked about … Read More


Shifting Left with Static and Formal Verification

Shifting Left with Static and Formal Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 12-14-2017 at 7:00 am

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last several years, by now you know that “Shift Left” is a big priority in product design and delivery, and particularly in verification. Within the semiconductor industry I believe Intel coined this term as early as 2002, though it seems now to be popular throughout all forms of technology… Read More


Building a Virtual Prototype

Building a Virtual Prototype
by Bernard Murphy on 12-20-2016 at 7:00 am

I wrote recently about how virtual prototypes (in the form of VDKs) can help embedded software teams practice continuous integration. Synopsys has just released a white paper detailing a practical approach to building a VDK, using the Juno ARM development platform (ADP) to illustrate. Just as a reminder, the point of a virtual… Read More


SoC’s Shift Left Needs Software Integrity

SoC’s Shift Left Needs Software Integrity
by Pawan Fangaria on 05-05-2015 at 3:00 pm

Since Aart de Geus, co-CEO and co-founder of Synopsys, gave his keynote at the Synopsys User Group (SNUG) conference in Silicon Valley last March, I’ve been hearing a lot more about the “Shift Left” in semiconductor design. Although I couldn’t attend Synopsys’ 25[SUP]th[/SUP]SNUG, I found some short videos on the Synopsys website… Read More