SOURCE: Jasper Design Automation

Jasper Design Automation

May 18, 2011 03:00 ET

ARM Upgrades Validation Methodology for Processor and System IP With Jasper

ARM Broadly Deploys Jasper Technology and Collaborates With Jasper on a Program to Create Formal Verification Methodology for Its Customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Jasper Design Automation, the leading provider of verification solutions based on formal technology, today announced that ARM has completed a deployment of Jasper technology and solutions that enhances the validation methodology for ARM® AMBA® protocol-based processor and system IP. The adoption enables design and validation teams at ARM to address a wide range of verification issues such as the absence of deadlocks, cache coherency, x-propagation detection, control register verification, and protocol certification.

"We selected Jasper's formal verification technology to be deployed across our engineering teams because it addresses the most complex validation issues we face, for example in the coherent subsystem space," said John Goodenough, Vice President of Design Technology and Automation at ARM. "We see a reduction to our risk because Jasper's solutions resolve complex functional bugs and problems that were previously intractable, or were discovered late in the IP development cycle. The usability of the tool makes complex use models of formal technology accessible to design teams. This has been key to driving adoption."

"We are very excited to have this partnership with ARM and to benefit from their technology leadership," said Kathryn Kranen, Jasper's President and CEO. "Many of our users turn to ARM for multicore SoCs that require complex bus protocols. We are confident that the tools, VIP, and methodology that have resulted from our partnership with ARM will be of great value as customers develop their verification flows."

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Jasper delivers industry-leading EDA software solutions for semiconductor design, verification, and reuse, based on the state-of-the-art formal technology. Customers include worldwide leaders in wireless, consumer, computing, and networking electronics, with over 150 successful chip deployments. Jasper, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is privately held, with offices and distributors in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Visit to reduce risks; increase design, verification and reuse productivity; and accelerate time to market.

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