|Appears in Collections:||Computing Science and Mathematics Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
Turner, Kenneth J
|Title:||Protocol-Inspired Hardware Testing|
|Citation:||He J & Turner KJ (1999) Protocol-Inspired Hardware Testing In: Csopaki Gyula, Dibuz Sarolta, Tarnay Katalin (ed.) Testing of Communicating Systems: Methods and Applications, Amsterdam: Springer Verlag. The IFIP 12th International Workshop on Testing of Communicating Systems (IWTCS'99), 1.9.1999 - 3.9.1999, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 131-147.|
|Series/Report no.:||IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, 21|
|Conference Name:||The IFIP 12th International Workshop on Testing of Communicating Systems (IWTCS'99)|
|Conference Location:||Budapest, Hungary|
|Abstract:||The relevance of protocol conformance testing techniques to hardware testing is discussed. It is shown that the ioconf (input-output conformance) approach used in protocol testing can be applied to generate tests for a synchronous hardware design using its formal specification. The generated tests are automatically applied to a circuit by a VHDL testbench, thus giving confidence that the hardware design meets its high-level formal specification. Case studies illustrate how the ideas can be applied to standard hardware verification benchmarks such as the Single Pulser and Black-Jack Dealer.|
|Status:||Post-print (author final draft post-refereeing)|
|Rights:||Published by Springer Verlag. The original publication is available at www.springer.com|
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