Assertion-Based Design / Edition 2

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The focus of Assertion-Based Design, Second Edition is three-fold: How to specify assertions, How to create and adopt a methodology that supports assertion-based design (predominately for RTL design), What to do with the assertions and methodology once you have them. To support these three over-arching goals, we showcase multiple forms of assertion specifications: Accellera Open Verification Library (OVL), Accellera Property Specification Language (PSL), and Accellera System Verilog. The recommendations and claims we make in this book are based on our combined actual experiences in applying an assertion-based methodology to real design and verification as well as our work in developing industry assertion standards. Differences between the first edition and the second edition include: Updates to the manuscript based on newer versions of standards, Corrections to errata identified during reviewer feedback, New material that presents techniques on how to avoid common ambiguity errors, New material that discusses high-level requirements modeling for specification.

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"By combining its three authors' extensive experience in engineering, applying, and standardizing assertions, this book provides a solid foundation for assertion-based logic design quality and productivity. It is mandatory reading by all computing product design teams. Teams that don't read and apply the assertion-based design ideas in this book will flunk out of the competition."
(Lionel Bening, Hewlett-Packard - Co-Author of "Principles of Verifiable RTL Design")
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441954626
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Assertion Methodology.- Specifying RTL Properties.- PLI-Based Assertions.- Functional Coverage.- Assertion Patterns.- Assertion Cookbook.- Specifying Correct Behavior.

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