High-Level Modeling and Specification.- Automated Generation of Directed Tests.- Test Generation using Design and Property Decompositions.- Efficient Clustering and Learning Techniques.- Functional Test Compaction to Reduce Validation Effort.- Directed Test Generation for Multicore Architectures.- Reuse of System-Level Tests for Implementation Validation.
Introduction.- Modeling and Specification of SoC Designs.- Automated Generation of Directed Tests.- Functional Test Compaction.- Property Clustering and Learning Techniques.- Decision Ordering Based Learning Techniques.- Synchronized Generation of Directed Tests.- Learning-Oriented Property Decomposition Approaches.- Directed Test Generation for Multicore Architectures.- Test Generation for Cache Coherence Validation.- Reuse of System-Level Tests for Implementation Validation.- Conclusion.
This book covers state-of-the art techniques for high-level modeling and validation of complex hardware/software systems, including those with multicore architectures. Readers will learn to avoid time-consuming and error-prone validation from the comprehensive coverage of system-level validation, including high-level modeling of designs and faults, automated generation of directed tests, and efficient validation methodology using directed tests and assertions. The methodologies described in this book will help designers to improve the quality of their validation, performing as much validation as possible in the early stages of the design, while reducing the overall validation effort and cost.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to system-level validation
Describes high-level modeling using SystemC, UML and transaction-level models
Includes coverage of high-level modeling and directed test generation techniques as well efficient validation methodology using directed tests and assertions
Shows how to assure consistency between models with test/assertion refinement and reuse techniques across different levels of abstraction