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Re-use-centric architecture for a fully accelerated testbench environment

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5 Author(s)
R. Henftling ; Infineon Technol. AG, Munich, Germany ; A. Zinn ; M. Bauer ; M. Zambaldi
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This paper presents a new technology that accelerates functional system verification. Starting with a behavioral testbench, we developed a seamless flow to generate a re-use-oriented architecture for a synthesizable testbench without losing compatibility with the original testbench. Consequently, we combine the flexibility of a behavioral testbench and the simulation performance of a synthesizable testbench, while greatly reducing the modeling overhead. The approach itself is hardware independent. To prove the usability of our approach, we verified a hard disc controller on an emulator. With this setup, we achieved a speed-up factor of 5000 versus plain simulation.

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Design Automation Conference, 2003. Proceedings

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2-6 June 2003