System Verilog Assertions and Functional Coverage

Guide to Language, Methodology and Applications

  • Ashok B. Mehta

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  4. System Verilog Functional Coverage (FC)

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About this book


This book provides a hands-on, application-oriented guide to the language and methodology of both SystemVerilog Assertions and Functional Coverage. Readers will benefit from the step-by-step approach to learning language and methodology nuances of both SystemVerilog Assertions and Functional Coverage, which will enable them to uncover hidden and hard to find bugs, point directly to the source of the bug, provide for a clean and easy way to model complex timing checks and objectively answer the question ‘have we functionally verified everything’. Written by a professional end-user of ASIC/SoC/CPU and FPGA design and Verification, this book explains each concept with easy to understand examples, simulation logs and applications derived from real projects. Readers will be empowered to tackle the modeling of complex checkers for functional verification and exhaustive coverage models for functional coverage, thereby drastically reducing their time to design, debug and cover. 

This updated third edition addresses the latest functional set released in IEEE-1800 (2012) LRM, including numerous additional operators and features. Additionally, many of the Concurrent Assertions/Operators explanations are enhanced, with the addition of more examples and figures.

·         Covers in its entirety the latest IEEE-1800 2012 LRM syntax and semantics;

·         Covers both SystemVerilog Assertions and SystemVerilog Functional Coverage languages and methodologies;

·         Provides practical applications of the what, how and why of Assertion Based Verification and Functional Coverage methodologies;

·         Explains each concept in a step-by-step fashion and applies it to a practical real life example;

·         Includes 6 practical LABs that enable readers to put in practice the concepts explained in the book.


Assertion Based Verification Design Debug Functional Hardware verification IEEE-1800 (2012) LRM System-on-Chip Design System-on-Chip Verification SystemVerilog Assertions SystemVerilog Functional Coverage Testbench Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Ashok B. Mehta
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  1. 1.DefineView ConsultingLos GatosUSA

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