Qi Wang
August 2012
EDN;Aug2012, Vol. 57 Issue 14, p33
Trade Publication
The article describes the use of analog behavioral models in design and verification of complex mixed-signal system-on-chip (SOC). The top-down methodology which develops models before designing circuits, and the bottom-up methodology which writes models to match an already implemented block are presented as two principal methodologies for creating behavioral models. Tools such as verification planning, coverage, and assertions are cited as able to apply to analog verification.


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