The open nature of the RISC-V means anyone can design a custom processor - moving the verification task from a few specialist suppliers to all SoC developers. This article looks at the industrial-grade verification and open methodology to support verification of an open-source CV32E40P core.
The amount of time, money and effort it takes to design a system-on-chip (SoC) means it is not surprising when engineering teams want to get it right first time. This long-held ideal doesn’t just happen on its own; it takes a lot of test, measurement and verification. Of course, this requires funding and effort, but as most people would agree, spending a little more in the early design phase can save spending much, much more later…
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