by Gunjan Gupta and Anand Shirahatti, CTO, Arrow Devices
Functional coverage plays a very important role in verifying the completeness of a design. However customizing a coverage plan for different chips, users, specification versions, etc. is a very tedious process especially when dealing with a complex design.
Quite often a verification engineer needs to customize the coverage plan. Customization might be required as the coverage plan can vary amongst multiple users. Additionally, users might need to reflect regular updates in specifications in the coverage plan. Making all these changes in the source coverage code leads to conflicts and confusion amongst different users and projects. Managing the above stated issues is a challenging and