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Current hardware design and verification methodologies reflect a trend towards abstraction levels higher than RTL, referred to as transaction level (TL). Since transaction level models (TLMs) are used for early prototyping and as reference models for the verification of their RTL representation, the quality assurance of TLMs is vital. Assertion based(More)
In recent years other verification features than simulation performance such as robustness and debugging gained increasing impact on simulation language and tool selection. However, fastest model execution speed is still priority number one for many design and verification engineers. This can be seen in the continuously growing interest in virtual(More)
— The latest development of hardware design and verification methodologies shows a trend towards abstraction levels higher than RTL, referred to as transaction level (TL). Transaction level models are used for early prototyping and as reference models for the verification of their RTL representation. Hence, ensuring their quality is vital for the design(More)
Electronic system level (ESL) reflects the current trend in hardware design and verification towards abstraction levels higher than RTL referred to as transaction level (TL). Raising the abstraction level leads to reduced complexity compared to classical RTL modeling; however, due to this lack of detail, verification of higher level models produces new(More)
The IEEE-1800 SystemVerilog [20] system description and verification language integrates dedicated verification features, like constraint random stimulus generation and functional coverage, which are the building blocks of the <em>Universal Verification Methodology</em> (UVM)[3], the emerging standard for electronic systems verification. In this article, we(More)
Virtual Prototypes (VPs) based on Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) have become a de-facto standard in today's SoC design, enabling early SW development. However, due to the growing complexity of SoC architectures full system simulations (HW+SW) become a bottleneck reducing this benefit. Hence, it is necessary to develop modeling styles which allow for(More)
Both hardware design and verification methodologies show a trend towards abstraction levels higher than RTL, referred to as transaction level (TL). Transaction level models (TLMs) are mostly used for early prototyping and as reference models for the verification of the derived RTL designs. Assertion based verification (ABV), a well known methodology for RTL(More)