Writing Testbenches Functional Verification of HDL Models

Author: Janick Bergeron
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461503027
Format: PDF, ePub
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mental improvements during the same period. What is clearly needed in verification techniques and technology is the equivalent of a synthesis productivity breakthrough. In the second edition of Writing Testbenches, Bergeron raises the verification level of abstraction by introducing coverage-driven constrained-random transaction-level self-checking testbenches all made possible through the introduction of hardware verification languages (HVLs), such as e from Verisity and OpenVera from Synopsys. The state-of-art methodologies described in Writing Test benches will contribute greatly to the much-needed equivalent of a synthesis breakthrough in verification productivity. I not only highly recommend this book, but also I think it should be required reading by anyone involved in design and verification of today's ASIC, SoCs and systems. Harry Foster Chief Architect Verplex Systems, Inc. xviii Writing Testbenches: Functional Verification of HDL Models PREFACE If you survey hardware design groups, you will learn that between 60% and 80% of their effort is now dedicated to verification.

The Functional Verification of Electronic Systems

Author: Brian Bailey
Publisher: Intl. Engineering Consortiu
ISBN: 9781931695312
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Addressing the need for full and accurate functional information during the design process, this guide offers a comprehensive overview of functional verification from the points of view of leading experts at work in the electronic-design industry.

Standardized Functional Verification

Author: Alan Wiemann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387717331
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Integrated Circuit (IC) industry has gone without a standardized verification approach for decades. This book defines a uniform, standardizable methodology for verifying the logical behavior of an integrated circuit, whether an I/O controller, a microprocessor, or a complete digital system. This book will help Engineers and managers responsible for IC development to bring a single, standards-based methodology to their R & D efforts, cutting costs and improving results.

Open Verification Methodology Cookbook

Author: Mark Glasser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441909680
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Functional verification is an art as much as a science. It requires not only creativity and cunning, but also a clear methodology to approach the problem. The Open Verification Methodology (OVM) is a leading-edge methodology for verifying designs at multiple levels of abstraction. It brings together ideas from electrical, systems, and software engineering to provide a complete methodology for verifying large scale System-on-Chip (SoC) designs. OVM defines an approach for developing testbench architectures so they are modular, configurable, and reusable. This book is designed to help both novice and experienced verification engineers master the OVM through extensive examples. It describes basic verification principles and explains the essentials of transaction-level modeling (TLM). It leads readers from a simple connection of a producer and a consumer through complete self-checking testbenches. It explains construction techniques for building configurable, reusable testbench components and how to use TLM to communicate between them. Elements such as agents and sequences are explained in detail.

Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog

Author: Janick Bergeron
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387255567
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers users the first resource guide that combines both the methodology and basics of SystemVerilog Addresses how all these pieces fit together and how they should be used to verify complex chips rapidly and thoroughly. Unique in its broad coverage of SystemVerilog, advanced functional verification, and the combination of the two.