Companies and developers want their chips to work the first time they are created, but this means that their design and verification must be done first. Simulation and verification tools that check everything from timing to thermals make this possible. However, many myths and misunderstandings exist about the tools, their capabilities, and their operation.
We debunk a few of the myths in this eBook that consists of four 11 Myths articles. The 11 Myths series has been very popular on Electronic Design, and these aren't the only ones on the website that address chip verification. So stayed tuned, we may have another book like this one in the future.
What this does indicate is that many engineers and developers might misinterpret or misunderstand a number of the details about the verification process. Knowing these will help engineers ask more questions and get more answers so that they can readily employ these often complex verification tools. We hope you enjoy this myth series and check out the additional articles we have online.