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Hardware Verification with C++

A Practitioner’s Handbook

Hardware Verification with C++ by Mike Mintz
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For Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 C h a p t e r 4 : A L a y e r e d A p p r o a c h . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 A Whiteboard Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 An “ends-in” approach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Refining the whiteboard blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The “Common-Currency” Components . . . . . . . . . . . 48 The Interface Layer in Detail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 The wire layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The agent layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 The transaction layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 The Top-Layer Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 What is a Test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 The Test Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 The Test Irritator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 A Complete Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 For Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Part II: An Open-Source Environment with C++ . . . . . . 65 C h a p t e r 5 : T e a l B a s i c s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 What Teal provides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Teal’s similarity to HDLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 A tiny but complete example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Teal’s Main Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Using Teal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Your C++ test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 A P r ac titioner ’s Handboo k ix Contents Creating registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Working with a reg or vreg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Logging Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Using Test Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Accessing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 A memory note example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Constrained Random Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Required initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Using random numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Working with Simulation Events and Concurrency . . . . 86 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 For Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Chapter 6: Truss: A Standard Verification F r a m e w o r k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 General Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Using a language other than C++ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Keeping it simple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Major Classes and Their Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Springer US; December 2006
360 pages; ISBN 9780387362540
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Title: Hardware Verification with C++
Author: Mike Mintz; Robert Ekendahl
 
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