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Top 10 Tips for Success with Formal Analysis – Part 1

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Thomas.Anderson_#4
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re: Top 10 Tips for Success with Formal Analysis – Part 1
Thomas.Anderson_#4   1/23/2012 9:02:44 AM
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Brian, I do believe that designers have a net savings across the project by adopting assertions because it's so much easier to diagnose bugs found at the block level. However, I have not seen a solid ROI analysis to support this belief. Tom A.

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Rale   12/22/2011 2:01:51 PM
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Actually, books about assertions claims about 1-2% of increased code size and small increase of RTL coding phase but substantially shorter verification/debug phase. For sure, assertions can help, but they are not silver bullet.

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BrianBailey   12/12/2011 3:45:26 PM
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Tom, you say that adding assertions increases the time required by about 15-20%. What is the ROI in terms of the estimated time saved by having bugs found earlier, or additional bugs found?

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