The Verilog PLI Handbook: A User's Guide and Comprehensive Reference on the Verilog Programming Language Interface

Overview

The Verilog PLI Handbook: A User's Guide and Comprehensive Reference on the Verilog Programming Language Interface is designed to serve two specific needs:

• A tutorial on how to write PLI applications
• A reference book on the IEEE 1364-1998 Verilog PLI standard.

Towards this end, this book has two distinct parts. Part One is written for ...

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Overview

The Verilog PLI Handbook: A User's Guide and Comprehensive Reference on the Verilog Programming Language Interface is designed to serve two specific needs:

• A tutorial on how to write PLI applications
• A reference book on the IEEE 1364-1998 Verilog PLI standard.

Towards this end, this book has two distinct parts. Part One is written for new users of the PLI. These chapters explain how the PLI works and how it is used to solve basic design verification tasks. A large number of small but useful examples illustrate the concepts presented in each chapter. Part Two provides a comprehensive reference of the IEEE 1364 PLI standard.
The Verilog PLI Handbook: A User's Guide and Comprehensive Reference on the Verilog Programming Language Interface will be of interest to hardware design engineers who use or are familiar with the Verilog Hardware Description Language.

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"The Verilog PLI Handbook is the best book written about the PLI. Use it once, and it will pay for itself by saving you a great deal of time. The book brings clarity to the Verilog Programming Language Interface. The descriptions and extensive examples shed new light on the many dark corners of the PLI. Stuart Sutherland has produced the definitive guide, covering all versions and uses for the PLI. I recommend this book to all Verilog users who want to learn about the PLI."
(Chris Spear, Verification Consultant, Synopsys, Inc.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461372790
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 785
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Examples. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: The VPI Portion of the Verilog PLO Standard. 1. Creating PLI Applications Using VPI Routines. 2. Interfacing VPI based PLI Applications to Verilog Simulators. 3. How to Use the VPI Routines. 4. Details about the VPI Routine Library. 5. Reading and Modifying Values Using VPI Routines. 6. Synchronizing to Verilog Simulations Using VPI Callbacks. 7. Interfacing to C Models Using VPI Routines. Part Two: The TF/ACC Portion of the Verilog PLI Standard. 8. Creating PLI Applications Using TF and ACC Routines. 9. Interfacing TF/ACC PLI Applications to Verilog Simulators. 10. How to Use the TF Routines. 11. Reading and Writing Values Using TF Routines. 12. Synchronizing to Verilog Simulations Using Misctf Routines. 13. Interfacing to C Models Using TF Routines. 14. How to Use the ACC Routines. 15. Details on the ACC Routine Library. 16. Reading and Modifying Values Using ACC Routines. 17. Synchronizing to Simulations Using the Value Change Link. 18. Interfacing to C Models Using ACC Routines. Appendices: A. Linking PLI Applications to Verilog Simulators. B. The IEEE 1364-1995 VPI Routine Library. C. The IEEE 1364-1995 TF Routine Library. D. The IEEE 1364-1995 ACC Routine Library. Index.

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