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High-quality and efficient verification requires a focus on details.

Semiconductor Engineering

 

Verification is undergoing fundamental change as chips become increasingly complex, heterogeneous, and integrated into larger systems.

Tools, methodologies, and the mindset of verification engineers themselves are all shifting to adapt to these new designs, although with so many moving pieces this isn’t always so easy to comprehend. Ferreting out bugs in a design now requires a multi-faceted and more holistic approach,…

Verification IP extended with Floating-Point architectural validation test suites based on golden reference model and coverage-based development.

Imperas RISC-V Verification

Oxford, UK – January 25th, 2021 – Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in RISC-V processor verification technology, today announced the latest addition to the Imperas RISC-V Verification IP (VIP) solutions with the Floating-Point architectural validation test suites covering the RISC-V Specifications for 32bit Single-Precision (

The semiconductor industry will look and behave differently this year, and not just because of the pandemic.

Semiconductor Engineering

 

The new year will be one of significant transition and innovation for the chip industry, but there are so many new applications and market segments that broad generalizations are becoming less meaningful. Unlike in years past, where sales of computers or smart phones were a good indication of how the chip industry would fare, end markets have both multiplied and splintered, greatly increasing the number…

Using SoC methodologies for RISC-V processor DV.

Semiconductor Engineering

 

As we celebrate over 50 years of microprocessors, the industry has embraced every generation of silicon process technology with architectural innovation plus new design methods that have supported innovations in almost every market segment. The interest around RISC-V is opening up increased activity around new approaches to optimize designs for the next generation of devices across multiple market segments…

 

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Complexity is making this process more difficult, but new and better approaches are being developed.

Semiconductor Engineering

 

The proliferation and expansion of multicore architectures is making debug much more difficult and time-consuming, which in turn is increasing demand for more comprehensive system-level tools and approaches.
Multicore/multiprocessor designs are the most complex devices to debug. More interactions and interdependencies between cores mean more things possibly can go wrong. In fact…

The role of engineers is changing, and they need to be picking up new skills if they are to remain valuable team players. There are several directions they could go in.

Semiconductor Engineering

 

Engineering has one constant — you innovate or fall by the wayside. That is true both for the things that are designed and for the engineers who design and build them. Today’s systems are putting new strains on engineers who can no longer be “tall and thin” or “short and fat.” Those descriptions pertain to an engineer who is either highly…

Continuous design innovation adds to verification complexity, and pushes more companies to actually do it.

Semiconductor Engineering

 

The RISC-V ecosystem is struggling to keep pace with rapid innovation and customization, which is increasing the amount of verification work required for each design and spreading that work out across more engineers at more companies.

The historical assumption is that verification represents 60% to 80% or more of SoC project effort in terms of cost and time for a mature,…

Provides building blocks for RISC-V processor DV with free simulator, architectural validation test suites and SystemVerilog components for evolving Verification Ecosystem.

RISC-V Verification IP from Imperas

 

Oxford, UK – December 9th, 2020Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in RISC-V processor verification solutions, today announced significant enhancements to its RISC-V processor hardware design verification solutions. This release includes enhanced reference model with SystemVerilog…

RISC-V processor verification using SystemVerilog UVM test bench with step-and-compare between reference and RTL for dynamic testcase scenarios with coverage analysis.

Imperas RISC-V Reference Model

 

Oxford, UK – December 8th, 2020Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in RISC-V processor verification technology, today confirmed the selection by Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) of the Imperas RISC-V reference model as part of their RISC-V processor verification work. RISC-V…