What are your high-risk blocks?
Post-silicon bugs are exacting a tremendous toll at advanced process nodes. Typically, days or weeks of silicon runtime are required to hit these “superbugs”, followed by weeks of root-cause analysis to isolate each superbug to a single “high-risk block”. The extreme corner cases required to hit superbugs put them beyond the reach of simulation, emulation, and mainstream formal methods. Fortunately, high-risk blocks can be identified early and formally signed-off long before your schedule says it is time to tape-out.