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Re-useable hardware/software co-verification of IP blocks

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A novel use of remote procedure call techniques gives access to the software driver API of an IP block from a high-level verification testbench. This allows an IP block to be validated through its software interface as well as its hardware interface. Such a unified methodology has immediate benefits for IP block development. More importantly, it allows re-useable, system level verification components to be produced, which greatly enhance the value of an IP block. A combination of commercial testbench and co-simulation tools is used to demonstrate this methodology

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ASIC/SOC Conference, 2001. Proceedings. 14th Annual IEEE International

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