Mitigating Risk Through Verification

Verification is all about mitigating risk, and one of the growing issues alongside of increasing complexity and new architectures is coverage. This article discusses about how automatic coverage model generation technology continues to advance. Read More Find out how T&VS Verification services help to meet the challenging requirements with respect to performance, flexibility and verify [...]

2018-12-11T08:30:12+00:0011th December, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Adding system-level, post-layout electrical analysis to HDAP design and verification

High-density advanced packaging (HDAP) offerings from both OSAT companies and traditional IC foundries are increasing in number and expanding in design options every day.Adoption of HDAP needs tools and supports to build designers’ confidence in the emerging technology. This article shows how to add system-level and post-layout electrical analysis to HDAP design and verification. Read [...]

2018-11-29T05:49:42+00:0029th November, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Advanced Process Nodes Make Emulation Essential

New process nodes with smaller features enable more transistors on a chip. Verification tools of all types including emulation have required constant upgrades to keep up with the capacity needed to test out the most advanced chips. This article shows how important is emulation for making advanced process nodes. Read More Find out how T&VS [...]

2018-11-14T05:29:28+00:0014th November, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Portable Stimulus enables new design and verification methodologies

Verification 3.0 is a profound change that will sweep through the semiconductor industry, changing tools, flows and methodologies almost everywhere it touches. When portable stimulus is applied to the verification tool, it is the start of a fundamental change in semiconductor development. This article explains how portable stimulus helps to develop new design and verification [...]

2018-10-31T08:02:17+00:0031st October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Reliability verification: It’s all about the baseline

For many IC design companies and IP suppliers, reliability verification is a new area, one with heightened visibility and different demands. Adoption of new process nodes affords a great opportunity for design companies to consider their entire ecosystem, from IP provider to final chip assembly. This article shows how new companies can adopt reliability verification [...]

2018-10-26T09:23:41+00:0026th October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Overcoming Low Power Verification Challenges For Mixed-Signal SoC Designs

With increasing SoC complexity and advanced power-aware architectures, a robust low power verification methodology is important for signing off the design at different stages from RTL through netlist. This article discusses about how to use a low power methodology to combine static and dynamic verification. Read More Find out how T&VS Verification services help to meet [...]

2018-10-24T12:49:07+00:0024th October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Coverage Driven Verification of NVMe Using Questa VIP (QVIP)

Functional coverage is an important part in verifying the completeness of an IP. The key to functional coverage is to make an exhaustive verification plan containing coverpoints and crosses which are extracted from the protocol specification. This article outlines the need for coverage-driven verification for non-volatile memory express (NVMe) and how QVIP achieves it. Read [...]

2018-10-12T10:57:21+00:0012th October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Portable Stimulus and Integrated Verification Flows

Portable Stimulus enables to quickly and easily specify scenarios that should be tested. Today, the only way to do this is to carefully create directed tests.The idea of building a verification flow isn’t at all new, but the possibilities for and constraints of such flows naturally change as new ideas emerge. This article explains how [...]

2018-10-04T12:34:29+00:004th October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Easing Your Way into Portable Stimulus

Portable stimulus tools can do most of the work in verification and allows many tests to be created based on the defined verification objectives.Portable Stimulus enables to quickly and easily specify scenarios that should be tested. Today, the only way to do this is to carefully create directed tests.This probably involves writing software to run [...]

2018-09-26T07:24:35+00:0026th September, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

A Portable Stimulus Public Service Announcement

A portable stimulus tool can do most of the work in verification and allows many tests to be created based on the defined verification objectives. This tool can be used to identify the gaps in the verification process and fill in those blanks. Portable Stimulus enables to quickly and easily specify scenarios that should be [...]

2018-09-20T06:36:05+00:0020th September, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|