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NVIDIA Enhances Coverage Using VCS and Magellan
Ali Habibi, Senior Formal Verification Engineer, explains how NVIDIA leveraged Synopsys’ hybrid formal verification solution to verify more by verifying less.

One way to verify more is to avoid attempting to find coverage for unreachable conditions. As NVIDIA’s recent experience illustrates, the best way to do that is to use a semi-Formal technique, such as Magellan combined with VCS, to wave the overall unreachable conditions and also reveal insight into the end design.

Click Play – then select the chapter labeled Enhancing Coverage Using Magellan and VCS, Ali Habibi, NVIDIA


Qualcomm Deploys VCS Echo Coverage Convergence Technology for Rapid Verification Closure
Maruthy Vedam, Senior Staff Manager, presents on the challenges of modern verification in the fast-paced wireless industry and the ways in which Echo Technology helps address these challenges.

By some estimates, verification accounts for 70% of the design cycle. In the face of this fact, Qualcomm deployed VCS Echo Coverage Convergence Technology to tweak constraints in and reduce redundant coverage. By eliminating the effort of finding the same coverage hole over and over again, they are able to redirect effort into identifying uncovered areas and move the coverage hit rate up tremendously from 33% to 98%. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, Qualcomm was able to eliminate the need for directed tests, which represent a tremendous sink of engineering time and can be improved even further by leveraging the bias file. Using these modern techniques to free up compute power allows the company to achieve rapid verification closure.

Click Play – then select the chapter labeled VCS Echo Testbench Coverage Convergence Technology for Rapid Verification Closure, Maruthy Vedam, Qualcomm


Freescale Overcomes Challenges Associated with Verification of Next-gen Multicore Processor
Hillel Miller, Verification Methodology Manager, discusses Freescale’s successful collaboration with Synopsys on their latest project.

Modern verification poses tough problems that cannot usually be solved by out-of-the-box solutions. In this presentation, Hillel Miller underscores the need for having a true EDA partner and direct, collaborative interactions between all teams on a project. As Freescale’s recent experience illustrates, solving real problems requires real solutions – and real trust. Innovation doesn’t always go smoothly. Throughout this project, Freescale encountered several technical problems that were overcome through their collaboration with Synopsys.

Click Play – then select the chapter labeled Verification Strategies and Challenges, Hillel Miller, Freescale

Toshiba Addresses Verification Crisis with VCS
Kazunari Horikawa, Chief Specialist, delivers a presentation on the benefits of Toshiba’s integrated verification solution using VCS and the VMM verification methodology.

Toshiba’s verification platform, which included VCS and VMM, enabled significant improvements in verification runtime and efficiency.

In any large company, it is not just the development of new technology that is important. As Horikawa-san explains in this discussion, the real challenge is in getting the new methodology adopted. Through their partnerships with Synopsys, Toshiba was able to ensure that their initial projects using the new capabilities in VCS and VMM were successful and delivered on time. As always, there are numerous additional challenges on the horizon, which is why Synopsys continues to make acquisitions that enhance our solutions.

Click Play – then select the chapter labeled Addressing the Verification Crisis with VCS, Kazunari Horikawa, Toshiba

STMicroelectronics Enhances Verification flow with Synopsys’ VCS and CustomSim Mixed-signal Co-simulation Solution
Yuval Shay, Staff Engineer, Mixed-signal Verification, explores the ways in which Synopsys’ mixed-signal co-simulation solution enabled STMicroelectronics to improve their verification environment.

In this video, Yuval Shay explains how his company, STMicroelectronics, strives to achieve higher coverage in analog/mixed-signal (AMS) by going with the system with highest speed and taking advantage of the methodology benefits of the digital simulator in the mixed-signal approach – the code coverage, assertions, VIP, etc. Through their strong partnership with Synopsys, ST has been able to achieve unparalleled accuracy, performance, ease-of-adoption and ease-of-analysis. Perhaps most importantly, this partnership benefits ST with the sort of extremely responsive on-site support so crucial to on-time delivery of their latest chip designs.

Click Play – then select the chapter labeled Mixed-Signal Co-simulation with VCS and CustomSim, Yuval Shay, STMicroelectronics

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