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Coverage metrics for functional validation of hardware designs

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2 Author(s)
Tasiran, S. ; Compaq Comput. Corp., Palo Alto, CA, USA ; Keutzer, K.

Software simulation remains the primary means of functional validation for hardware designs. Coverage metrics ensure optimal use of simulation resources, measure the completeness of validation, and direct simulations toward unexplored areas of the design. This article surveys the literature, and discusses the experiences of verification practitioners, regarding coverage metrics

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Design & Test of Computers, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 4 )