Without adequate coverage metrics and tools, verification engineers would never be able to answer the proverbial question: Are we done yet?

But a lot has changed in the design flow since the existing set of metrics was defined. Does it still ensure that the right things get verified, that time is not wasted on things deemed unimportant or a duplication of effort, and can it handle today’s hierarchical development methodologies?

In this article the experts from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Atrenta and Synopsys discuss “How adequate are the existing coverage models?” and also “why functional coverage was created?”

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