A portable stimulus tool can do most of the work in verification and allows many tests to be created based on the defined verification objectives. This tool can be used to identify the gaps in the verification process and fill in those blanks. Portable Stimulus enables to quickly and easily specify scenarios that should be tested. Today, the only way to do this is to carefully create directed tests. This probably involves writing software to run on the processors within the design coupled with something to coordinate activities on the external ports of the design. This article shows how platform independence, IP portability and coverage acceleration affect portable stimulus.

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Find out how T&VS portable stimulus specification addresses today industry verification challenges.