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By Srikanth Vijayaraghavan

SystemVerilog language comprises 3 very particular components of constructs - layout, assertions and testbench. Assertions upload an entire new measurement to the ASIC verification strategy. Assertions offer a greater method to do verification proactively. normally, engineers are used to writing verilog try benches that support simulate their layout. Verilog is a procedural language and is especially restricted in functions to deal with the complicated Asic's equipped this present day. SystemVerilog assertions (SVA) are a declarative and temporal language that offers first-class regulate through the years and parallelism. this offers the designers a truly powerful device to resolve their verification difficulties. whereas the language is outfitted stable, the considering is especially diversified from the user's viewpoint in comparison to plain verilog language. the idea that continues to be very new and there's no longer adequate services within the box to undertake this technique and prevail. whereas the language has been outlined rather well, there isn't any sensible advisor that indicates the way to use the language to unravel genuine verification difficulties. This ebook stands out as the sensible consultant that would aid humans to appreciate this new method.

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There are 2 types of implication: Overlapped implication and Nonoverlapped implication. 1 Overlapped implication Overlapped implication is denoted by the symbol |->. If there is a match on the antecedent, then the consequent expression is evaluated in the same clock cycle. A simple example is shown below in property p8. This property checks that, if signal "a" is high on a given positive clock edge, then signal "b" should also be high on the same clock edge. property p8; ©(posedge elk) endproperty a |-> b; a8 : assert property(p8); Figure 1-11 shows how the assertion a8 responds in a simulation.

The basic syntax of a sequence is as follows. sequence name_of_sequence; < test expression>; endseqxience A number of sequences can be combined logically or sequentially to create more complex sequences. " The basic syntax of a property is as follows. property name_of_property; < test expression >; or < complex sequence expressions >; endproperty The property is the one that is verified during a simulation. It has to be asserted to take effect during a simulation. SVA provides a key word called "assert" to check the property.

Sequence s3 l i b a II b ; endsequence (a, b) The generic sequence s3_lib can be re-used on any two signals. For example, say we have two signals "reql" and "req2" and one of them should be asserted on the positive edge of a clock. We can write a sequence as follows. sequence s 3 _ l i b _ i n s t l ; S3_lib{reql, req2); 1. Introduction to SVA 19 endsequence Some of the common properties that are normally present in designs can be developed as a library and re-used. For example, one-hot state machine checks, parity checks, etc.

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