Jasper offers individual formal verifications apps

May 08, 2012 //By Dylan McGrath
Jasper offers individual formal verifications apps
EDA vendor Jasper Design Automation is now offering its formal verification technology through individual apps in a shared interactive environment that fit into existing customer verification flows.

Jasper (Mountain View, CA) said its JasperGold apps help customers achieve substantial productivity gains in design and verification. The apps are built on a single platform that combines multiple formal-based solutions, the company said.

"Jasper has created a value-added approach to its formal technology deployment," said Gary Smith, chief analyst at Gary Smith EDA. "Formal technology has long been thought of as a point tool that addresses only a specific verification issue. Jasper has been able to provide the benefits of their unique formal technology across the entire design and verification flow through easily adoptable apps. This is something the market has needed for quite some time."

Executives from Jasper said offering the company's technology through individual apps would enable customers who may not need the full capabilities of the company's formal verification technology to purchase only the capabilities that they require. The new business model allows users to add different capabilities over time, they said.

Jasper Design Automation said its formal verification apps use a single GUI, a common database and an extensible architecture to enable users to add future apps.

The initial offerings of JasperGold apps include a formal property verification app, a connectivity verification app, an X-propagation verification App, an RTL development app, a control/status register verification app and an architectural modeling app. Additional apps will be made available over time, the company said.

The JasperGold apps architecture enables sharing of design and verification data for each design under test between apps for increased consistency and productivity, Jasper said. The apps architecture supports deployment of multiple apps simultaneously as well as multiple invocations of the same app for improved throughput and performance, the company said.

According to data compiled by the EDA Consortium, Jasper currently holds about 34 percent market share in the formal property verification market. The company says it revenue is growing 20 percent faster per year than the overall market.


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