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ONeSpin Solutions Introduced FormalWorld.org at DVCon

Gabe Moretti, Senior Editor

Formal techniques, especially the use of assertions to describe desired or unwanted behavior is a powerful method not only to verify a design but to specify the design itself before ever writing any development code.

As the technical program was getting under way at DVCon U.S. OneSpin Solutions announced that it was sponsoring a new community focused on formal technologies and tools called FormalWorld.  The community is hosted at www.FormalWorld.org.  “Formal is a key technology in current and future design flows, making electronics reliable,” notes Dr. Raik Brinkmann, OneSpin Solutions’ president and chief executive officer (CEO). “Making it easy to explore and learn about formal, as well as to share experience and research with others, is a key requirement of the community. Therefore, OneSpin is sponsoring FormalWorld.org to help make it an open platform.”

The new site hosts an online community dedicated to advancing the widespread use of formal verification, with the goal to be the complete online resource for the expanding formal verification community.  The site is managed by Jan Kuster, an independent consultant.  OneSpin Solutions provided the initial sponsorship for this site, but will take a hands-off role in its management.

FormalWorld.org is an open and free community. Anyone interested in Formal Verification is invited to post relevant and useful information, or write a blog. Contact Jan with suggestions or ideas at ContactUs@FormalWorld.org.


A desirable FormalWorld

FormalWorld.org offers links to a broad range of information sources and will be updated on a continuous basis. Its monthly newsletter will include recent developments and non-commercial, technical postings related to formal verification. The first edition features links to Jim Hogan’s “Guide to Formal Verification” published in DeepChip.com, a blog post from Gila Logic’s Elchanan Rappaport and links to videos and presentations from the recent Test & Verification (TVS) Verification Futures.

A blog section is open to the formal engineering community to post non-commercial, technical contributed viewpoints and articles. Visitors will find links to current events and news, a research center with instructional videos and presentations, case studies, academic and topical articles, books and training material, along with a listing of products and service providers. In the future, an independently moderated email questions and answers forum will be available.

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