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Practical Processor Verification

When creating a new processor, how much verification is required? Setting the right ROI is important

Semiconductor Engineering

Custom processors are making a resurgence, spurred on by the early success of the RISC-V ISA and the ecosystem that is rapidly building around it. But this shift is amid questions about whether processor verification has become a lost art.
Years ago custom processors were common. But as the market consolidated around a handful of companies, so did the tools and expertise needed to develop those processors. As the pendulum swings back toward application-specific designs, the industry is struggling to fill the void …

To read the Semiconductor Engineering article by Brian Bailey, click here.