Protected IP-core test generation

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Protected IP-core test generation
Design simplification is becoming necessary to respect the target time-to-market of SoCs, and this goal can be obtained by using predesigned IP-cores. However, their correct integration in a design implies more complex verification problems. IPs are usually provided with their own test patterns that can be used only by applying design for testability techniques onto the chip. Whenever physical faults must be detected, this approach is reasonable, even if it implies circuit performance degradation. However, it is completely useless at the design level, when the correct integration of the IPs into the global design must be investigated. At this level, proprietary test sequences must be generated in relation to the actual use of the IPs into the design. In this paper, the SystemC language is exploited to define a design verification framework for integration test of IP-cores. Intellectual properties of cores are guaranteed by adopting a client/server simulation architecture and by al...
Alessandro Fin, Franco Fummi
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Updated 14 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2002
Authors Alessandro Fin, Franco Fummi
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