Advanced verification techniques : a systemC based approach by Leena Singh

By Leena Singh

"As chip dimension and complexity keeps to develop exponentially, the demanding situations of practical verification have gotten a serious factor within the electronics undefined. it truly is now in general heard that logical error ignored in the course of practical verification are the commonest explanation for chip re-spins, and that the prices linked to useful verification are actually outweighing the prices of chip layout. to deal with those demanding situations engineers are more and more hoping on new layout and verification methodologies and languages.  Transaction-based layout and verification, limited random stimulus new release, sensible insurance research, and assertion-based verification are all ideas that complicated layout and verification groups frequently use at the present time. Engineers also are more and more turning to layout and verification versions in accordance with C/C++ and SystemC for you to construct extra summary, larger functionality and software program types and to flee the restrictions of RTL HDLs. This new publication, complex Verification Techniques, provides particular suggestions for those complex verification innovations. The ebook comprises lifelike examples and exhibits how SystemC and SCV may be utilized to a number of complicated layout and verification tasks."
                                                                                     - Stuart Swan

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Assessment of any language comes down to evaluating the following: Native verilog extension vs. new language: Proprietary languages are usually extension of existing veriliog features. Many basic constructs and types overlap in these languages. They are known for early adoption by the design teams‚ who are unfamiliar with C/C++‚ and cover most of the basic needs. For supporters of C++‚ they find it much easier to architect advanced verification testbench by making use of function overloading‚ stl maps‚ templates etc.

GUI functionality should be supported. Internet access support. Easier to write and understand. Should be stable language having no risk of backward incompatibility. Difference in scripting and system languages. Both system and scripting languages are required for different kind of tasks. Scripting languages are higher level than system languages. A typical scripting language statement executes machine instructions in hundreds or thousands as compared to less than ten for system programming language.

Revision Control. Build Process. Simulation and waveform analysis. Bug tracking. Memory modelling. Regression Running. Code Coverage. Functional Coverage. 1 Introduction Extensive‚ thorough and rigorous functional verification testing is the requirement for complex architectures of today’s designs. Design scope is too complicated to rely on old methods. So‚ the best verification strategy is the one that starts early in the design cycle concurrently with the creation of specifications of the system.

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