Friday, March 20, 2009

Coverage convergence technology (CCT)

CCT automates the process of going between coverage goals and determining what constraints to modify, then modifying the constraint to achive the functional coverage goal. CCT also has a provision to automatically generate functional coverage groups from the VERA/NTB/System verilog code based on the constraints specified.

The automatically generated functional coverage code can be used as the starting point for writing the functional coverage model and can be integrated with the DV enviroment. CCT also allows parallel test runs with each test run targetting different coverage points without having any overlap between them. parallel test runs without overlapping random values is achived by providing the tool with a bias file which is generated by the tool based on the functional coverage data base.

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