Functional Verification of Programmable Embedded Architectures [electronic resource] : A Top-Down Approach / by Prabhat Mishra, Nikil D. Dutt.
Contributor(s): Dutt, Nikil D [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2005Description: XIX, 180 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387263991.Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Software engineering | Computer system performance | Computer aided design | Systems engineering | Engineering | Circuits and Systems | Processor Architectures | Special Purpose and Application-Based Systems | Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design | System Performance and Evaluation | Electronic and Computer EngineeringDDC classification: 621.3815 Online resources: Click here to access online
to Functional Verification -- Architecture Specification -- Architecture Specification -- Validation of Specification -- Top-Down Validation -- Executable Model Generation -- Design Validation -- Functional Test Generation -- Future Directions -- Conclusions.
Validation of programmable architectures, consisting of processor cores, coprocessors, and memory subsystems, is one of the major bottlenecks in current System-on-Chip design methodology. A critical challenge in validation of such systems is the lack of a golden reference model. As a result, many existing validation techniques employ a bottom-up approach to design verification, where the functionality of an existing architecture is, in essence, reverse-engineered from its implementation. Traditional validation techniques employ different reference models depending on the abstraction level and verification task, resulting in potential inconsistencies between multiple reference models. This book presents a top-down validation methodology that complements the existing bottom-up approaches. It leverages the system architect’s knowledge about the behavior of the design through architecture specification using an Architecture Description Language (ADL). The authors also address two fundamental challenges in functional verification: lack of a golden reference model, and lack of a comprehensive functional coverage metric. Functional Verification of Programmable Embedded Architectures: A Top-Down Approach is designed for students, researchers, CAD tool developers, designers, and managers interested in the development of tools, techniques and methodologies for system-level design, microprocessor validation, design space exploration and functional verification of embedded systems.