Conference Paper

Aspect-based ABV for SystemC transaction level models

Fac. of Sci. of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
DOI: 10.1109/ICM.2009.5418623 Conference: Microelectronics (ICM), 2009 International Conference on
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ABSTRACT Transaction level modeling (TLM) is increasingly being adopted to describe hardware designs at high abstraction levels. This paper proposes a framework that targets the assertion-based verification (ABV) of SystemC transaction level models during simulation. Aspect-oriented (AO) mechanisms are exploited to write temporal properties that fit TLM requirements. No modifications are needed in the design's SystemC code. Functional as well as performance properties are addressed. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach on TLM 2.0 standard compliant models.

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