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Industry wide events like DAC, DVCon, SNUG etc.

 

VC Formal SIG 2019: If You Want Formal – You Got It!

First there was Woodstock. Then came Glastonbury and Coachella. But no event in the festival calendar is perhaps so revered as the annual VC Formal SIG (Special Interest Group) event in Silicon Valley. Ok, maybe that’s a little over the top, but it was a great event. The day was chock full of headline acts each with their own unique spin on this once underground genre that has skyrocketed its way to the mainstream – formal verification.

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SNUG Silicon Valley 2019: Formal Verification Update

Like last year, we had number of papers presented at our annual SNUG event last month. We had a track dedicated to formal verification, which had 3 papers from customers and 1 tutorial from Synopsys. In a parallel track on AI/ML, we had an additional tutorial from Synopsys where we discussed how formal is best suited to make use of machine learning techniques.

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World Cup Champion and Formal Verification at DAC 2018

What an exciting World Cup 2018! The whole world was glued to the television. People were rooting for their favorite teams and in awe of the skills demonstrated by many players. The spirit of World Cup reminds of this year’s DAC event, just a few weeks ago.

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Formal Verification Showcase – DVCon 2018 and SNUG Silicon Valley 2018

It should not be news to the readers that Formal verification is an integral part of verification flows for the majority of leading edge SoC design and IP companies. A good indicator for this is the amount of papers, posters and tutorials presented at recent industry events/conferences in Silicon Valley.

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Deep or Broad : Let’s settle this once and for all!

Have you ever witnessed two passionate industry experts debate fundamental approaches of verification? They bring their decades of experience, hundreds of bugs uncovered, and countless successes and failures in order to establish intellectual dominance. Unfortunately, for most of us, the observers, these debates are usually prematurely interrupted by a reality check: a pointy-haired manager who urges them to “take it offline” or we all get “kicked out” of a conference room.

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DVCon 2018 Tutorial – The Magic of Formal Revealed

We have all witnessed many magic tricks that seem to perform the impossible. How did he guess my number? Where did that rabbit come from? How did she survive getting sawed in two? Without knowing the tricks of the trade, it is very hard for you and I to reproduce such magic.

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The organic growth of Formal verification

I recently returned from a very exciting Asia trip where I took the opportunity to visit some of our customers. While I made the mistake of combining too many cities in too few days and had to deal with a stubborn Typhoon that did not respect my aggressive travel plan; I noticed a significant change in customers’ behavior over previous trips.

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DAC 2017 Review: Exotic Formal Applications

As I wrote in previous blog “DAC 2017 -Feels Like a Formal Candy Store”, I was expecting a lot of interesting presentations on Formal applications at DAC. Not only did I find some sweet Formal presentations but also some pretty exotic Formal applications. It is clear that there is a lot of usage of Formal tools out there and people are pushing Formal in unexpected directions such as verifying functions across firmware and hardware boundaries and inside analog circuits.

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DAC 2017 – Feels Like a Formal Candy Store

As I prepare to go to Austin, pouring through the extensive schedule trying to figure out which sessions to attend, I realize there is more Formal than ever at DAC. I feel like a kid in a candy store, so much candy – so little time. How can I choose the tastiest Formal presentations? As usual, there are theoretic academic presentations about algorithms but also an entire session of Formal goodies: “New Frontiers in Formal Verification”.

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