Effective Functional Verification

Principles and Processes

  • Authors
  • Srivatsa¬†Vasudevan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Starting the Verification Journey

  3. Ingredients of Successful Verification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 76-76
  4. Reducing work in Verification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 116-116
  5. Ten Steps to Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 166-166
    2. Pages 167-242
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


Effective Functional Verification is organized into 4 parts. The first part contains 3 chapters designed appeal to newcomers and experienced people to the field. There is a survey of various verification methodologies and a discussion of them.

The second part with 3 chapters is targeted towards people in management and higher up on the experience ladders. New verification engineers reading these chapters learn what is expected and how things work in verification. Some case studies are also presented with analysis of proposed improvements.

The last two parts are the result of experience of several years. It goes into how to optimize a verification plan and an environment and how to get results effectively. Various subjects are discussed here to get the most out of a verification environment. Lastely, the appendix discusses some tool specifics to help remove repetitive work and also some tool specific guidelines.

While reading Effective Functional Verification, one will be able to get a jump start on planning and executing a verification plan using the concepts presented.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-28601-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-32620-7
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