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SystemVerilog for Verification

A Guide to Learning the Testbench Language Features

Spear, Chris

2006, XXXIV, 301 p.


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Become a SystemVerilog Expert!

You can verify complex designs thoroughly and quickly if you start with the right tools. This book teaches you the SystemVerilog constructs for verification with over 300 examples.

Learn proven techniques so you can build testbenches that automatically generate stimulus to catch those bugs.

The SystemVerilog language contains hundreds of new features. This book shows you how to use the important ones to get your job done. You will learn how to use techniques such as

* Interfaces and clocking blocks

* Object oriented programming

* Constrained random stimulus

* Functional coverage

* Logical assertions

"SystemVerilog for Verification is a MUST prerequisite book for anyone involved in the creation of SystemVerilog testbenches, as standalone or in a framework like Synopsys VMM. I consider this work as a golden reference as it gets into the inner use of the language and provides excellent insights into practical coding styles. This book fills a needed void in explaining, in a very readable manner and with lots of examples and visuals, the key elements and applications of thelanguage for a verification methodology that supports constrained-random testing in a transaction-based methodology."

Ben Cohen, Author/Consultant/Trainer, abv-sva.org  http://abv-sva.org/

Chris Spear is a Verification Consultant for Synopsys, and has advised companies around the world on testbench methodology. He has trained hundreds of engineers on SystemVerilog's verification constructs.

Chris is the author of the widely used File I/O PLI package for Verilog.

Testbenches get more complex. You need this book to keep up!

*** Includes over 300 examples ***

Plus a foreword by Phil Moorby, creator of the Verilog language.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Hardware - Interface - Software - Spear - SystemVerilog - Verilog - communication - design - methodology concepts - programming - testbenches - testing - verification

Related subjects » Circuits & Systems - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Hardware - Information Systems and Applications

Table of contents 

Verification Guidelines.- Data Types.- Procedural Statements and Routines.- Basic OOP.- Connecting the Testbench and Design.- Randomization.- Threads and Interprocess Communication.- Advanced OOP and Guidelines.- Functional Coverage.- Advanced Interfaces.

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