Assertion-Based Design

  • Harry Foster
  • Adam Krolnik
  • David Lacey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pages 1-20
  3. Pages 21-59
  4. Pages 103-123
  5. Pages 125-160
  6. Pages 161-210
  7. Pages 211-266
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 291-390

About this book

Introduction

Chapter 3 Specifying RTL Properties 61 3. 1 Definitions and concepts 62 62 3. 1. 1 Property 3. 1. 2 Events 65 3. 2 Property classification 65 Safety versus liveness 66 3. 2. 1 3. 2. 2 Constraint versus assertion 67 3. 2. 3 Declarative versus procedural 67 3. 3 RTL assertion specification techniques 68 RTL invariant assertions 69 3. 3. 1 3. 3. 2 Declaring properties with PSL 72 RTL cycle related assertions 73 3. 3. 3 3. 3. 4 PSL and default clock declaration 74 3. 3. 5 Specifying sequences 75 3. 3. 6 Specifying eventualities 80 3. 3. 7 PSL built-in functions 82 3. 4Pragma-based assertions 82 3. 5 SystemVerilog assertions 84 3. 5. 1 Immediate assertions 84 3. 5. 2Concurrent assertions 86 3. 5. 3 System functions 95 3. 6 PCI property specification example 96 3. 6. 1 PCI overview 96 3. 7 Summary 102 Chapter 4 PLI-Based Assertions 103 4. 1 Procedural assertions 104 4. 1. 1 A simple PLI assertion 105 4. 1. 2 Assertions within a simulation time slot 108 4. 1. 3 Assertions across simulation time slots 111 4. 1. 4 False firing across multiple time slots 116 4. 2 PLI-based assertion library 118 4. 2. 1 Assert quiescent state 119 4. 3 Summary 123 Chapter 5 Functional Coverage 125 5. 1 Verification approaches 126 5. 2 Understanding coverage 127 5. 2. 1 Controllability versus observability 128 5. 2.

Keywords

RTL Standard Verilog material modeling patterns verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Harry Foster
    • 1
  • Adam Krolnik
    • 2
  • David Lacey
    • 3
  1. 1.Jasper Design Automation, Inc.USA
  2. 2.LSI Logic CorporationUSA
  3. 3.Hewlett-Packard CompanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b117047
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8027-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8028-9
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