Improving PCI-E DUT Verification
PCI Express (PCIe) is a complex protocol, which invariably leads to a staggering number of possible scenarios and corner cases during verification of any PCIe design under test (DUT). All PCI express RTL DUTs need to be compliant to universal standards, which requires a laborious process of stimuli generation to cause scenarios to determine the compliance. And when the DUT malfunctions, zeroing in on the exact bug often requires a Herculean, needle-in-the-haystack effort. Mentor Graphics’ PCIe Multi-View Verification Component (MVC), described in this white paper, addresses these problems in a simple yet elegant manner.
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