Debug Automation from Pre-Silicon to Post-Silicon by Mehdi DehbashiDebug Automation from Pre-Silicon to Post-Silicon by Mehdi Dehbashi

Debug Automation from Pre-Silicon to Post-Silicon

byMehdi Dehbashi, Görschwin Fey

Hardcover | October 9, 2014

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This book describes automated debugging approaches for the bugs and the faults which appear in different abstraction levels of a hardware system. The authors employ a transaction-based debug approach to systems at the transaction-level, asserting the correct relation of transactions. The automated debug approach for design bugs finds the potential fault candidates at RTL and gate-level of a circuit. Debug techniques for logic bugs and synchronization bugs are demonstrated, enabling readers to localize the most difficult bugs. Debug automation for electrical faults (delay faults) finds the potentially failing speedpaths in a circuit at gate-level. The various debug approaches described achieve high diagnosis accuracy and reduce the debugging time, shortening the IC development cycle and increasing the productivity of designers.
Mehdi Dehbashi received his M.Sc. in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007 and his PhD in computer science from University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany in 2013. He is currently a researcher with the Group of Cyber-Physical Systems of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)....
Title:Debug Automation from Pre-Silicon to Post-SiliconFormat:HardcoverDimensions:171 pagesPublished:October 9, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319093088

ISBN - 13:9783319093086

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Preliminaries.- Part I Debug of Design Bugs.- Automated Debugging for Logic Bugs.- Automated Debugging from Pre-Silicon to Post-Silicon.- Automated Debugging for Synchronization Bugs.- Part II Debug of Delay Faults.- Analyzing Timing Variations.- Automated Debugging for Timing Variations.- Efficient Automated Speedpath Debugging.- Part III Debug of Transactions.- Online Debug for NoC-Based Multiprocessor SoCs.- Summary and Outlook.