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ECE 591 E - ASIC Verification
Fall 2002 Course Syllabus
Introduction
Welcome to ASIC Verification, I am pleased to be working with Dr. Paul Franzon
on bringing this class to NCSU.
To let everyone know a little about myself, I am a verification engineer for IBM
Corp. I have a background in ASIC verification, ASIC design, and tools. I have worked
for IBM Corp. for approximately 9 years. My latest responsibilities include being the
verification lead for a multimillion gate (approximately 40 million) next generation
Network Processor.
My e-mail is:
[email protected]
My phone number is:
(919) 254-0820
I tend to not be at my desk throughout the day, so I would prefer that you send questions
and correspondence via e-mail.
Office hours will be before class (6:30 – 7:30 PM, Mon/Wed).
Course Layout
There will be at least 3 homework assignments (maybe more), these homework
assignments will consist of 15% of a students overall grade. The homework will be
handed out, and you will have 1 week to complete the assignment. Late homework will
not be accepted unless prior approval and arrangements are made.
There will be 3 working labs. These labs will consist of 40% of a students overall
grade. Each lab will be different in duration based on its complexity. Each lab is
constructed so that each student must find all the bugs in the design in order to achieve a
100%. But because all bugs are found, does not necessarily deem the student achieves a
100%. Each student is required to hand in an analysis of the bugs and how they were
found.
There will be 2 exams – a midterm and a final. Each exam will consist of 20% of
a student’s grade.
Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone found cheating will result in a zero for
that lab and be turned in to the Academic Review Committee.
Course Syllabus
Class
Topic
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Course Introduction
What is Verification
Verification Tools
Verification Plan – Strategies
Verification Plan – Testcases
Verification Plan – Testbenches
Architecting Testbenches
Architecting Testbenches
Architecting Testbenches
Architecting Testbenches
Lab 1 Solution Discussion /
Architecting Testbenches
Architecting Testbenches
EXAM #1 – Chapters 1,2,3,6
Lab 2 Overview / Stimulus and
Response
Review EXAM #1
Stimulus and Response
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13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Chapters
in Book
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 3
Chapter 3
Chapter 6
Chapter 6
Chapter 6
Chapter 6
Chapter 6
HW/Labs
HW 1 Assigned
HW 1 Due/HW 2 Assigned
HW 2 Due/HW 3 Assigned
HW 3 Due/Lab 1 Assigned
Lab 1 Due
Chapter 6
Chapter 5
Lab 2 Assigned
Chapter 5
Lab 1 Due/Lab 2 Assigned
Stimulus and Response
Stimulus and Response
Special Topic Day
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Lab 2 Solution Discussion /
Stimulus and Response
Behavioral HDL
Behavioral HDL
Lab 3 Overview / Behavioral HDL
Simulation Management
Special Topic Day
Chapter 5
EXAM #2 – Chapters 5,4,7
Lab Day
Review Exam #2
Exam Week
Chapter 6
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 7
Online NetSeminar on new
verification technologies
Lab 2 Due
Lab 3 Assigned
Online NetSeminar on new
verification technologies
Lab 3 Presentation/Escape
Analysis
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