Debugging Systems-on-Chip: Communication-centric and Abstraction-based Techniques by Bart VermeulenDebugging Systems-on-Chip: Communication-centric and Abstraction-based Techniques by Bart Vermeulen

Debugging Systems-on-Chip: Communication-centric and Abstraction-based Techniques

byBart Vermeulen, Kees Goossens

Hardcover | August 4, 2014

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This book describes an approach and supporting infrastructure to facilitate debugging the silicon implementation of a System-on-Chip (SOC), allowing its associated product to be introduced into the market more quickly. Readers learn step-by-step the key requirements for debugging a modern, silicon SOC implementation, nine factors that complicate this debugging task, and a new debug approach that addresses these requirements and complicating factors. The authors' novel communication-centric, scan-based, abstraction-based, run/stop-based (CSAR) debug approach is discussed in detail, showing how it helps to meet debug requirements and address the nine, previously identified factors that complicate debugging silicon implementations of SOCs. The authors also derive the debug infrastructure requirements to support debugging of a silicon implementation of an SOC with their CSAR debug approach. This debug infrastructure consists of a generic on-chip debug architecture, a configurable automated design-for-debug flow to be used during the design of an SOC, and customizable off-chip debugger software. Coverage includes an evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the CSAR approach and its supporting infrastructure, using six industrial SOCs and an illustrative, example SOC model. The authors also quantify the hardware cost and design effort to support their approach.

Bart Vermeulen received his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology in respectively 1997 and 2013. He is currently a Senior Principal in the Central Research and Development organization of NXP Semiconductors, The Netherlands. His research interests include the design, validation and te...
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Title:Debugging Systems-on-Chip: Communication-centric and Abstraction-based TechniquesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:311 pagesPublished:August 4, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319062417

ISBN - 13:9783319062419

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction.- Introduction.- Part II The Complexity of debugging system chips.- Post-silicon debugging of a single building block.- Post-silicon debugging of multiple building blocks.- Part III The CSAR debug approach.- CSAR debug overview.- On-chip debug architecture.- Design-for-Debug flow.- Off-chip debugger software.- Part IV Case studies.- Case studies.- Part V Related work, conclusion, and future work.- Related work.- Conclusion and future work.