Siemens Digital Industries Software has introduced Questa™ Verification IQ software. It aims to help logic verification teams overcome the many challenges associated with the dramatic increase in complexity of next-generation complex integrated circuit (IC) designs.

Team-based, cloud-enabled, data-driven, and powered by artificial intelligence technology, Questa Verification IQ also accelerates verification completion, to streamline traceability, optimize resources, and speed time to market.

According to an industry study by Wilson Research, by 2022, verification teams achieving first silicon success had declined from 31% in 2014 to just 24% in 2022, representing the lowest level recorded in the last 20 years.

“Companies across the globe on the cutting edge of chip design and verification are leveraging big data to spark innovation, streamline operations and boost efficiencies. With the launch of Questa Verification IQ, Siemens is transforming IC verification with a state-of-the-art, data-driven verification solution that can speed and simplify the verification process using analytics, collaboration and traceability”

said Abhi Kolpekwar, vice president and general manager of Design Verification Technology for Siemens EDA.

Questa Verification IQ unifies coverage data from the formal and simulation engines within Siemens’ Questa™ platform, OneSpin® software, Symphony™ platform for analog and mixed-signal simulation, as well as Siemens’ Veloce™ hardware for emulation and prototyping. The machine learning functionality in Questa Verification IQ then analyzes the data to predict patterns and holes, identify root causes, and prescribe solutions to potential issues; thereby helping to improve efficiency and giving teams the information needed to signoff with confidence.

Questa Verification IQ is implemented in a web-based application framework, providing scalable verification management with minimal install cost, while achieving device and OS independence. Supporting public, private and hybrid cloud configurations with native collaboration and centralized data access, Questa Verification IQ helps global engineering teams collaborate in real time to accelerate the verification management process and provide real-time project visibility. Questa Verification IQ is also fully integrated with popular Continuous Integration (CI) tools such as Jenkins to automate workflows.

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