Assertion-Based Design

  • Harry Foster
  • Adam Krolnik
  • David Lacey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 1-20
  3. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 21-56
  4. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 57-99
  5. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 101-121
  6. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 123-159
  7. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 161-210
  8. Harry Foster, Adam Krolnik, David Lacey
    Pages 211-268
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 353-357

About this book

Introduction

There is much excitement in the design and verification community about assertion-based design. The question is, who should study assertion-based design? The emphatic answer is, both design and verification engineers. What may be unintuitive to many design engineers is that adding assertions to RTL code will actually reduce design time, while better documenting design intent. Every design engineer should read this book! Design engineers that add assertions to their design will not only reduce the time needed to complete a design, they will also reduce the number of interruptions from verification engineers to answer questions about design intent and to address verification suite mistakes. With design assertions in place, the majority of the interruptions from verification engineers will be related to actual design problems and the error feedback provided will be more useful to help identify design flaws. A design engineer who does not add assertions to the RTL code will spend more time with verification engineers explaining the design functionality and intended interface requirements, knowledge that is needed by the verification engineer to complete the job of testing the design.

Keywords

RTL Standards SystemVerilog Verilog design

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9228-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4848-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9228-4
  • About this book