AMBA AHB Bus Protocal Checker Module (3/4)

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系統晶片設計論文報告
An AMBA AHB On-Chip Bus Protocal Checker with
Efficient Verification Mechanisms
IEICE TRANS.INF.&SYST.,VOL.E93-D,NO.8 AUGUST 2010
指導教授:陳朝烈
第四組
學生:賴昭文
陳衣柔
陳彥仁
陳宗廷
SUMMARY
◦ They propose a rule-based synthesizable AMBA AHB on-chip bus
protocol checker which contains 73 related AHB on-chip bus protocol
rules to check AHB bus signal behaviors,and two corresponding
verification mechanisms,an error reference table (ERT) and a windowed
trace buffer,to shorten verification time.
Outline
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Interduction
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Related Works
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AMBA AHB Bus Protocal Checker Module(4/4)
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Test Case(3/3)
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Experimental Results
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Implement schedule
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Division of Team's work
Interduction
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For Bus protocol verification,the protocol checking verifies that no bus
protocol violations or block-to-block-interconnect violations occurred
during simulation.
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However,many errors may occur in real-time,Thus several commercail
verification IPs provide bus protocol checker to solve the problem.
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The proposed AHB bus protocol checker(called HPChecker) has 73 rules
that provide master,slave,bus components,and reset issues.The checking
rules are defined in ARM AMBM specification (rev 2.0) and Synopsys AHB
verification IP SystemVerilog usermanual(rev 5.60a).
Related Works
AMBA AHB Bus Protocal Checker
Module (1/4)
Fig.AMBA AHB Bus Protocol Checker
The Configuration Register can allow designer to set some
parameters,including mask error output,protocol checker
enable,and max waiting cycle.
AMBA AHB Bus Protocal Checker
Module (2/4)
Master related:31 rules
Slave related :16 rules
Bus Component related:
15 rules,relating to arbiter
and decoder
System reset related:
11 rules
Fig.Protocol Checker
AMBA AHB Bus Protocal Checker
Module (3/4)
Fig.Error Reference Table(ERT)
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ERT can summarize what errors have been occurred,The ERT can provide
the information that the IP violates bus protocol,It can help the designer for
debugging early in the early debugging period.
AMBA AHB Bus Protocal Checker
Module (4/4)
Fig.The concept of traditional backward tracing and windowed trace buffer
Fig.windowed trace buffer
Test Case(1/3)
Test Case(2/3)
Test Case(3/3)
Experimental Results
0.18um TSMC 1P6M process
Conclusion
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Synthesizable AMBA AHB protocol checker.
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Contains 73 related bus protocol rules.
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The HPChecker will record the violating activity.The designer can use
software to read these register contents.
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We can modify the source code of the HPChecker easily and fast.
The designer just needs to extend the width of some output signals and
modify the memory allocation space of the reference table.
Implement schedule
週數
進度
週數 進度
8
實現一個debug rule
14
實現一個debug rule
9
實現ERT&Config Register
15
整合AHB Slave Interface
10
實現windowed Trace Buffer
16
驗證完整系統與統整資料
11
整合Protocol Checker
17
撰寫實作報告
12
實現一個debug rule/驗證整合
18
發表實作報告
13
實現一個debug rule
Division of Team's work
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賴昭文-Implement Windowed Trace Buffer
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陳衣柔-Implement Error Reference Table
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陳彥仁-Implement Configuration Register
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陳宗廷-Implement Debug-Rule and Integrate

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