Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs

Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs
by Daniel Nenni on 09-28-2020 at 6:00 am

Aldec RISC V Webinar SemiWiki 1

RISC-V has been trending ever since it landed on SemiWiki in 2016.  Even more so now that Arm is in flux with the Nvidia acquisition. Verification is a fast growing EDA challenge with the number of verification engineers steadily outpacing design, so this webinar is a best case scenario for SemiWiki traffic, absolutely.

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Online Verification Meet-up With Intel and Arm!

Online Verification Meet-up With Intel and Arm!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-11-2020 at 10:00 am

Online meetup sep semiwiki

Veriest is headquartered in Israel with engineering sites in Serbia & Hungary. The team has accumulated a wealth of experience through involvement in projects in the forefront of semiconductor technology.

Veriest maintains unrivaled quality standards in terms of both service and knowledge. With the ability to take on … Read More


A SoC Design Flow With IP-XACT

A SoC Design Flow With IP-XACT
by Ranjit Adhikary on 07-27-2020 at 10:00 am

soc flow with ipxact

Taping out a SoC is never easy. The physical dimensions of the chip often belie the work which has been done to get to the tapeout stage. And it is still not a done deal as the hardware and software development teams await the arrival of the test chip from the foundry to complete the post silicon bring-up and validation. The pressure on… Read More


Addressing nm Mixed-Signal Verification Challenges with Symphony – Powered by the AFS Platform

Addressing nm Mixed-Signal Verification Challenges with Symphony – Powered by the AFS Platform
by Admin on 06-30-2020 at 8:00 am

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Online – Jun 30, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Online – Jun 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM US/Pacific

Overview

In this session we provide an in-depth overview of Mentor’s recently launched Symphony Mixed-Signal Platform. Symphony is the industry’s fastest

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Addressing nm Mixed-Signal Verification Challenges with Symphony – Powered by the AFS Platform

Addressing nm Mixed-Signal Verification Challenges with Symphony – Powered by the AFS Platform
by Admin on 06-30-2020 at 8:00 am

Register For This Web Seminar

Online – Jun 30, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Online – Jun 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM US/Pacific

Overview

In this session we provide an in-depth overview of Mentor’s recently launched Symphony Mixed-Signal Platform. Symphony is the industry’s fastest

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Accelerate Early Design Verification for faster Time to Market

Accelerate Early Design Verification for faster Time to Market
by Admin on 06-25-2020 at 11:00 am

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Online – Jun 25, 2020
11:00 – 12:00 IST

Overview

Advanced nodes brings in complexity in designs leading to high Physical verification times with increasing number of DRC errors and more verification iterations. Calibre responds to the need for reduced cycle time with revolutionary

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Nobody Ever Lost Their Job for Spending too Much on Hardware Verification, Did They?

Nobody Ever Lost Their Job for Spending too Much on Hardware Verification, Did They?
by Daniel Nenni on 06-25-2020 at 6:00 am

Silicon Bug Cost Scenario

A paper was published last month on the Acuerdo Consultancy Services website authored by Joe Convey of Acuerdo and Bryan Dickman of Valytic Consulting. Joe and Bryan spent combined decades in the Semi and EDA World which means they have a great understanding of hardware bugs first hand, absolutely.

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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

innovation

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.

The Innovation

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Private Datacenter Safer than the Cloud? Dangerously Wrong.

Private Datacenter Safer than the Cloud? Dangerously Wrong.
by Bernard Murphy on 04-02-2020 at 6:00 am

Cloud Security

The irony around this topic in the middle of the coronavirus scare – when more of us are working remotely through the cloud – is not lost on me. Nevertheless, ingrained beliefs move slowly so it’s still worth shedding further light. There is a tribal wisdom among chip designers that what we do demands much higher security than any other… Read More


A VIP to Accelerate Verification for Hyperscalar Caching

A VIP to Accelerate Verification for Hyperscalar Caching
by Bernard Murphy on 12-18-2019 at 6:00 am

NVMe

Non-volatile memory (NVM) is finding new roles in datacenters, not currently so much in “cold storage” as a replacement for hard disk drives, but definitely in “warm storage”. Warm storage applications target an increasing number of functions requiring access to databases with much lower latency than is possible through paths… Read More