Hardware Verification with System Verilog: An Object-oriented Framework

Hardcover | May 22, 2007

byMike Mintz, Robert Ekendahl

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Verification is increasingly complex, and SystemVerilog is one of the languages that the verification community is turning to. However, no language by itself can guarantee success without proper techniques. Object-oriented programming (OOP), with its focus on managing complexity, is ideally suited to this task.With this handbook-the first to focus on applying OOP to SystemVerilog-we'll show how to manage complexity by using layers of abstraction and base classes. By adapting these techniques, you will write more "reasonable" code, and build efficient and reusable verification components.Both a learning tool and a reference, this handbook contains hundreds of real-world code snippets and three professional verification-system examples. You can copy and paste from these examples, which are all based on an open-source, vendor-neutral framework (with code freely available at www.trusster.com).Learn about OOP techniques such as these:Creating classes-code interfaces, factory functions, reuseConnecting classes-pointers, inheritance, channelsUsing "correct by construction"-strong typing, base classesPackaging it up-singletons, static methods, packagesThis handbook guides the user in applying OOP techniques for verification. Mike and Robert have captured their years of experience in a clear and easy-to-read handbook. The examples are complete, and the code is available for you to get started right away. Highly recommended.Thomas D. Tessier, President, t2design, Inc.This handbook contains a lot of useful advice for any verification engineer wanting to create a class-based testbench, regardless of the framework/methodology used. I recommend Hardware Verification with SystemVerilog to anyone who wants a greater understanding of how best to use OOP with SystemVerilog.Dr. David Long, Senior Consultant, DoulosThis is a fantastic book that not only shows how to use SystemVerilog and Object-Oriented Programming for verification, but also provides practical examples that are open source!Stephanie Waters, Field Applications Engineer, Cadence Design SystemsI have been using SystemVerilog for two years in my research, and this is by far the best book I have found about how to achieve professional grade verification. I will apply these techniques on my future projects.Dr. Oswaldo Cadenas, Lecturer, Electronic Engineering, University of Reading, U.K.

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Verification is increasingly complex, and SystemVerilog is one of the languages that the verification community is turning to. However, no language by itself can guarantee success without proper techniques. Object-oriented programming (OOP), with its focus on managing complexity, is ideally suited to this task.With this handbook-the fi...

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Verification is increasingly complex, and SystemVerilog is one of the languages that the verification community is turning to. However, no language by itself can guarantee success without proper techniques. Object-oriented programming (OOP), with its focus on managing complexity, is ideally suited to this task.With this handbook-the fi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:May 22, 2007Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780387717388

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: SystemVerilog and Verification (The Why and How).- Why SystemVerilog?- OOP and SystemVerilog.- A Layered Approach.- Part II: An Open-Source Environment with SystemVerilog.- Teal Basics.- Truss: A Standard Verification Framework.- Truss Flow.- Truss Example.- Part III: Using OOP for Verification (Best Practices).- Thinking OOP.- Designing with OOP.- OOP Classes.- OOP Connections.- Coding OOP.- Part IV: Examples (Putting it all Together).- Block Level Testing.- Chip Level Testing.- Things to Remember.

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"Hardware Verification with SystemVerilog: An Object-Oriented Framework is both a learning tool and a reference work for verification engineers.This handbook guides the user in applying OOP techniques for verification. Mike and Robert have captured their years of experience in a clear and easy-to-read handbook. The examples are complete, and the code is available for you to get started right away. Highly recommended." Thomas D. Tessier, President, t2design, Inc."This handbook contains a lot of useful advice for any verification engineer wanting to create a class-based testbench, regardless of the framework/methodology used. I recommend Hardware Verification with SystemVerilog to anyone who wants a greater understanding of how best to use OOP with SystemVerilog." Dr David Long, Senior Consultant, Doulos"This is a fantastic book that not only shows how to use SystemVerilog and Object-Oriented Programming for verification, but also provides practical examples that are open source!" Stephanie Waters, Field Applications Engineer, Cadence Design Systems"I have been using SystemVerilog for two years in my research, and this is by far the best book I have found about how to achieve professional grade verification. I will apply these techniques on my future projects." Dr. Oswaldo Cadenas, Lecturer, Electronic Engineering, University of Reading, UK