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- Finds more bugs in less time, earlier in the design process, compared to other verification methods
- Provides a wide range of formal apps, which eases adoption by offering property generation and other targeted capabilities for specific design and verification tasks
- Now expanded with Superlint and CDC Apps to better meet designers’ needs for RTL signoff
- Delivers industry-leading capacity and formal engine performance that enable use on an increasingly large design scope for more of the verification flow
- Eases debug and what-if analysis with the powerful Visualize interactive debug environment incorporating QuietTrace technology
Part of the Cadence® Verification Suite, our next-generation, the JasperGold® Formal Verification Platform provides industry-leading performance, capacity, and usability, delivering a 3X productivity gain and up to 6X performance improvement compared to previous solutions. The platform includes our JasperGold Apps—targeted solutions that address specific design and verification challenges.
RTL Design Signoff
The platform includes formal-based technologies dedicated to better meeting designers’ needs for register-transfer level (RTL) signoff. Designers benefit from richer functional checks and formal-powered intelligent debugging to reduce violation noise. The JasperGold Superlint App and JasperGold Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) App improve design quality by up to 80% and reduce IP development time by up to four weeks when compared to existing solutions with static rules-based checkers. With these applications, designers can signoff robust, reusable, and CDC-clean RTL code to the verification and implementation phase, shortening overall time to market and significantly improving design quality.
The JasperGold platform provides a range of formal verification apps ranging from classic formal property verification, to automated apps for particular verification tasks, where the formal properties are created automatically, such as apps for connectivity or control and status register verification. These apps can be used by verification engineers and formal verification specialists. Formal apps provide exhaustive verification and require no testbench, so they can save many weeks of verification effort and increase design quality by finding more bugs at an earlier stage, compared with other verification methods. The JasperGold platform provides the broadest range of design-proven apps, supported by the largest formal specialist team in the industry, and benefits from unique Visualize™ UI technology, making our formal apps much easier to adopt.
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- Cavium Adopts JasperGold Architectural Modeling by Paul McLellan, SemiWiki
- How I Unwittingly Started BRCM's Formal Verification Users Group by Normando Montecillo of Broadcom
- Evolution of Formal Usage in ARM® Austin CPU Group (JUG 2014) by Ross Weber of ARM
- Accelerating SoC Verification By Using Formal Apps in the DV Flow (CDNLive India 2015) by Siva Evani of Analog Devices
- Code Coverage Closure Using Formal Technique (CDNLive India 2014) by Kranthi Kumar of IBM, Sravani Tripura of IBM, Neelamekakannan of IBM, and Nitin Neralkar
- Formal Verification of Packet Processor (JUG 2015) by Dinker Patel of Broadcom
- Code Coverage Formal Unreachability Analysis (CDNLive EMEA 2015) by Ricardo Dantas of Dialog Semiconductor
- Bug Hunting in Deep State-Space (JUG 2015 Best Paper Award winner) by Jim Kasak of Hewlett-Packard Company
- Formal Sign-off with Formal Coverage (JUG 2015) by Ashutosh Prasad and Vigyan Singhal of OSKI Technology and Vikram Khosa of ARM
- Getting Formal with vManager (JUG 2015) by Stuart Hoad of PMC Sierra
- Why All Designers Should Do Unit-Level Verification (and Hopefully Using a Formal Tool) (When Effective) (CDNLive Israel 2015) by Ofer Sobel of Qualcomm Technologies
- NoC Functional and Deadlock Verification Using Formal (CDNLive India 2015) by Deepti Kansal, Supriya Bhattacharjee, Nirmal Arumugam, Sr., and Maruthi Srinivas of Qualcomm India Private Limited
- IPK Use, Reuse, and New Development (JUG 2015) by Lun Li of Samsung
- Solve Functional Verification Challenges Using Smart Formal Verification Approaches (CDNLive India 2015) by Harish M and Ashwini Padoor of Texas Instruments
As long-time customers of Incisive formal and simulation solutions, we are impressed with the next-generation JasperGold platform. As well as improved debug and ease-of-use, we’ve achieved a significant increase in performance compared to Incisive Enterprise Verifier, as measured by proof convergence in a given time.
Mark Dunn, Executive Vice President, Imagination Technologies
"With the ability to find bugs weeks earlier in the design process, we’ve reduced late-stage RTL changes, which enables the team to save additional time when we get to the functional verification stage.”
Hobson Bullman Vice President and General Manager, Technology Services Group, ARM
“We’ve identified functional and structural CDC issues earlier in the RTL signoff phase using the JasperGold CDC App. Eliminating these bugs earlier in the process has increased the quality of our designs and saved us between two and four weeks on the design and verification time for each of our IP.”
David Vincenzoni Design Manager at STMicroelectronics
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