Accession Number : ADA309491

Title :   Waves-VHDL Integration for Common Applications.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr-Oct 95,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Drager, Steven ; Flynn, Christopher ; Hall, Frederick ; Hanna, James ; Hillman, Robert

PDF Url : ADA309491

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : This report provides an explanation of how to use the IEEE Waveform and Vector Exchange Specification (WAVES) language, an industry standard for representing digital stimulus and response data for both the design and test communities, in conjunction with the VHSIC Hardware Description Language. The common complaint heard through the user community has been the complexity and difficulty in using WAVES to verify a VHDL model. This work has addressed this complaint by creating four common library packages WAVES_1164 Pin _Codes, WAVES_1164_Logic_Value, WAVES_1164_Frames and WAVES_1164 Utilities as well as an automatic testbench generation tool to support the WAVES-VHDL testbench configuration and mitigate the complexity for the average user. The report first provides a discussion on each of these packages, so that the user may understand how the packages may be utilized. Then design examples are provided to demonstrate the usage and utility of the libraries as well as to walk the user through the usage of the testbench generation tool.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, SPECIFICATIONS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, EXCHANGE, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, BENCH TESTS.

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE