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Hardware Design Verification: Simulation and Formal Method-Based Approaches by William K. Lam

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Chapter 4. Test Bench Organization and Design

Anatomy of a Test Bench and a Test Environment

To simulate a design, an external apparatus called a test bench is often required to mimic the environment in which the design will reside. Among other functionality, the main purpose of a test bench, written in HDL, is to supply input waveforms to the design and to monitor its response. Because a test bench is not manufactured as the design, it has far fewer coding style restrictions. Together with the ...

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