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MMV: A Metamodeling Based Microprocessor Validation Environment

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MMV: A Metamodeling Based Microprocessor Validation Environment
With increasing levels of integration of multiple processing cores and new features to support software functionality, recent generations of microprocessors face difficult validation challenges. The systematic validation approach starts with defining the correct behaviors of the hardware and software components and their interactions. This requires new modeling s that supports multiple levels of abstraction. Mutual ncy of models at adjacent levels of abstraction is crucial for manual refinement of models from the full chip level to production RTL, which is likely to remain the dominant design methodology of complex microprocessors in the near future. In this work, we present MMV, a validation environment based on metamodeling, that can be used to create models at various abstraction levels and to generate most of the important validation collaterals, viz., simulators, checkers, coverage and test generation tools. We illustrate the functionalities in MMV by modeling a 32 bit RISC proces...
Deepak Mathaikutty, Sreekumar V. Kodakara, Ajit Di
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TVLSI
Authors Deepak Mathaikutty, Sreekumar V. Kodakara, Ajit Dingankar, Sandeep K. Shukla, David J. Lilja
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