Constraint-Based Verification covers an emerging field in functional verification of electronic designs, referred to as the "constraint-based verification." The topics are developed in the context of a wide range of dynamic and static verification approaches including simulation, emulation, and formal methods. The goal is to show how constraints, or assertions, can be used towards automating the generation of testbenches, resulting in a seamless verification flow. Topics such as verification coverage, and connection with assertion based verification, are also covered.
The book targets verification engineers as well as researchers. It covers both methodological and technical issues. Particular stress is given to the latest advances in functional verification.
The research community has witnessed recent growth of interests in constraint-based functional verification. Various techniques have been developed. They are relatively new, but have reached a level of maturity so that they are appearing in commercial tools such as Vera and System Verilog.