Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering recently got several experts together for a round table discussion entitled:
The role of system-level verification is not the same as block-level verification and requires different ways to think about the problem.
The experts included Larry Lapides of Imperas, and also staff from Cadence, Mentor, and Breker Verification.
The discussion started with reflection on a keynote at DVCon this year that Wally Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, gave. He said that if you pull together a bunch of pre-verified IP blocks, it does not change the verification problem at the system level. That sounds like a problem...