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What Can Be Learned from Arm’s Implementation of Formal Sign-off

At Oski, we’ve embedded ourselves in the world of Formal verification because we truly believe in the exhaustive nature of Formal to achieve significant confidence in design and verification sign-off.  So, it doesn’t surprise me that Arm’s initial experience with Formal compelled them to employ a much deeper Formal sign-off strategy with their latest design.  …

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Part 3: Formal Verification Program Leader: Finishing Well and Learning from the Experience

In  this 3-part blog, I’ve been examining the emerging role of the Formal Verification (FV) Program Leader, an individual who plays a critical part in adoption of FV as part of an organization’s verification strategy, and its deployment on real projects.   The FV Program Leader’s importance and value stems not from him or her being …

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Oski Technology Formal Coverage Methodology: implement checkers and constraints; run formal verification and collect coverage; are coverage goals met? add abstractions and add/fix constraints; are coverage goals met Y/N?; Design is formally verified

Part 2: Formal Verification Program Leader: The Critical Role of Planning and Measurement

As  in any engineering endeavor, formal verification involves engaging individuals in many different roles, often including formal managers and, given the technically deep and complex nature of FV, nearly always one or more formal experts. The manager of the formal verification effort on a project may have formal as his or her primary or sole …

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Part 1: Formal Verification Program Leader: An Emerging Role in Verification

Formal verification of hardware designs has been around for more than 25 years. Commercial tools, for example from AT&T Bell Labs and IBM, started appearing in the 1990s. It’s only recently that formal verification has been adopted into design and verification flows, due to a number of reasons. It’s harder to learn than simulation or emulation …

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Formal Ensures Tight Working Relationships

Gabe Moretti of Chip Design used several points from Jin’s blog post below, in his recent article titled, “Design and Verification Need a Closer Relationship.” The article can be found at: http://bit.ly/1fGyXW2 Today, verification engineers have a whole arsenal in their tool kit in order to combat hidden bugs in the design. Different verification techniques …

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Verification Management from a Formal Perspective

Recently, Gabe Moretti, contributing editor to Chip Design, wrote a lengthy article for Systems Design Engineering addressing an important topic, “Verification Management.” It included comments from Atrenta, Breker Verification Systems, Jasper Design Automation, Mentor Graphics, OneSpin Solutions, Oski Technology and Sonics on a series of questions from Gabe on how to manage today’s complex and …

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