Interfacing VPI based PLI Applications to Verilog Simulators

  • Stuart Sutherland


Don’t skip this chapter! This chapter defines the terminology used by the Verilog PLI and how PLI applications which use the VPI library are interfaced to Verilog simulators. All remaining chapters in Part One of this book assume the principles covered in this chapter are understood. The general concepts presented are:
  • PLI terms as used in this book

  • Generations of the PLI standard

  • System tasks and system functions

  • How VPI routines work

  • A Complete PLI application example

  • Interfacing PLI applications to Verilog simulators


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Sutherland
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  1. 1.Sutherland HDL, Inc.USA

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