by Ken P. McCarty, Mentor Graphics
SoC are constantly becoming more and more complex forcing design teams to eke out as much performance as possible just to stay competitive. Design teams need to get it right from the start and can't wait until it's built to find out how it truly performs. This is where System Level Modeling and SystemC/TLM shine. System Level Modeling enables design teams to get it right from the start and by producing the optimal design the first time through. Vista Architect adds to this giving the designer the ability to quickly assemble a design and analyze the SoC performance before it is ever built. Code coverage will raise the level of confidence in a design.
Code coverage has been around for years.