Creating Assertion-Based IP (Hardcover)

Harry D. Foster, Adam C. Krolnik

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2007-11-16
  • 售價: $1,490
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 312
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1841271373
  • ISBN-13: 9780387366418

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Assertion-based IP is much more than a comprehensive set of related assertions. It is a full-fledged reusable and configurable transaction-level verification component, which is used to detect both interesting and incorrect behaviors. Upon detecting interesting or incorrect behavior, the assertion-based IP alerts other verification components within a simulation environment, which are responsible for taking appropriate action. The focus of this book is to bring the assertion discussion up to a higher level and introduce a process for creating effective, reusable, assertion-based IP, which easily integrates with the user’s existing verification environment, in other words the testbench infrastructure.

The guiding principles promoted in this book when creating an assertion-based IP monitor are:

  • modularity—assertion-based IP should have a clear separation between detection and action

  • clarity—assertion-based IP should be written initially focusing on capturing intent (versus optimizations)

A unique feature of this book is the fully worked out, detailed examples. The concepts presented in the book are drawn from the authors’ experience developing assertion-based IP, as well as general assertion-based techniques. Creating Assertion-Based IP is an important resource for design and verification engineers.