Method for Measuring Architectural Test Coverage for Design Verification

Aharon, A., Fournier, L., Gluska, A., Lichtenstein, Y. & Malka, J. (1998). Method for Measuring Architectural Test Coverage for Design Verification. Aharon, A., Fournier, L., Gluska, A., Lichtenstein, Y. & Malka, J.

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Abstract

A technique that applies the task coverage exercised within a behavioral model of the design to the design itself, while simulating one or more test sequences. Since the behavior model is an accurate and complete program representation of the architectural specification of the hardware design, the test case coverage of the architecture is implied by the measurement of how well the behavioral model code has been exercised. The completeness of the coverage is determined by the test coverage criteria selected, including, for example, statement coverage, branch coverage, or path coverage. The more detailed the criteria, the greater the number of tests.

Item Type: Patent
Additional Information: Source: United States PAtent and Trademark Office, www.uspto.gov.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Cass Business School > Faculty of Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/18242

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