Alan Hunter

  • Functional verification remains one of the single biggest challenges in the development of complex system-on-chip (SoC) devices. Despite the introduction of successive new technologies, the gap between design capability and verification confidence continues to widen. The biggest problem is that these diverse new technologies have led to a proliferation of verification point tools, most with their own languages and methodologies.
    Fortunately, a solution is at hand. SystemVerilog is a unified language that serves both design and verification engineers by including RTL design constructs, assertions and a rich set of verification constructs. SystemVerilog is an industry standard that is well supported by a wide range of verification tools and platforms. A single language fosters the development of a unified simulation-based verification tool or platform.
    Consolidation of point tools into a unified platform and convergence to a unified language enable the development of a unified verification methodology that can be used on a wide range of SoC projects. ARM and Synopsys have worked together to define just such a methodology in the Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog. This book is based upon best verification practices by ARM, Synopsys and their customers.
    Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog is a blueprint for verification success, guiding SoC teams in building a reusable verification environment taking full advantage of design-for-verification techniques, constrained-random stimulus generation, coverage-driven verification, formal verification and other advanced technologies to help solve their current and future verification problems.
    This book is appropriate for anyone involved in the design or verification of a complex chip or anyone who would like to know more about the capabilities of SystemVerilog. Following the Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog will give SoC development teams and project managers the confidence needed to tape out a complex design, secure in the knowledge that the chip will function correctly in the real world.

  • Employing a three-dimensional
    approach, this book discusses inclusive innovation for socio-economic growth
    and development, and the implications for human security within the context of
    developing and emerging economies. Focusing on a new and innovative area of
    research, Inclusive Innovation for
    Sustainable Development explores new social and technological processes
    that are created within, and for the benefit of, marginalised populations.
    Considering policy and issues surrounding technology, business strategies and
    best practices, theoretical underpinnings and a broader contextualisation, the
    authors interrogate the concept of the inclusivity of innovations. Written from
    the perspective of the new UN paradigm which states that "no one will be left
    behind", the book considers the potential contribution of modern technology to
    human security and develops frameworks that counter the potential increases in inequality
    that this may bring. With contributions from leading international scholars in
    a range of disciplines, as well as practitioners in international development
    organizations and private sector actors Inclusive
    Innovation for Sustainable Development provides a way forward for excluded
    majority populations to take control of innovative technologies and business
    processes. 

  • On a souvent ramené la synchronicité à une simple question de chance, de coïncidence et de heureux hasard. Pourtant, au fil des siècles, des millions d'individus ont vu dans ces événements apparemment aléatoires une signification, et choisi d'agir en se fiant à l'intuition qu'ils avaient de ces événements. Le principal problème, toutefois, c'est d'arriver à distinguer les signes de l'Univers des pièges de notre propre ego. Comme l'explique Hunter, la clé du succès consiste à poser les bonnes questions.

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