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Our clock can now be activated from the test sequencer (this will be added in the next step):
 
Our clock can now be activated from the test sequencer (this will be added in the next step):
 
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clock_gen(clk, clock_ena, 10 ns);
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clock_gen(clk, clock_ena, C_CLK_PERIOD);
 
clock_ena <= true;
 
clock_ena <= true;
 
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Revision as of 15:14, 27 January 2016

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Introduction

Bitvis UVVM VVC Framework is a complete framework for making VHDL testbenches for verification of FPGA and ASIC desing. You can download the complete code-base, examples and simulations scripts from the Bitvis web page.

What's in the folders?

1.png

The download includes severals folders:

  • bitvis_irqc - example VHDL design + testbench
  • bitvis_uart - example VHDL design + testbench
  • bitvis_vip_sbi - Verification IP(VIP) for simple bus interface(SBI)
  • bitvis_vip_uart - VIP for UART TX and RX
  • uvvm_util - UVVM utility library - sufficient for simple testbenches
  • uvvm_vvc_framework - Framework for more advanced tutorials

IRQC

Irqc.png

The provided example VHDL design is a simple interrupt controller with several internal registers, a bus interface and some input and output signals.

Irqc2.png

Testbench creation

Copy the folders bitvis_irqc, bitvis_vip_sbi and uvvm_util to another location before editing the files.

Generate TB entity with DUT instantiated

Our TB entity can in many cases be generated from several tools. Notepad++ (among other) supports plugins that enables copying an entity and pasting it as an instantiation, and also as a complete testbench template. However, we will change some of our signals so that they fit the VIP SBI BFM. The signals to and from the CPU will be converted to t_sbi_if record, which is a type that includes all the SBI signals (cs, addr, rd, wr, wdata, ready and rdata).

--Standard libraries
library IEEE;
use IEEE.std_logic_1164.all;
use IEEE.numeric_std.all;

-- Libraries used for string handling in UVVM
library STD;
use std.env.all;

-- Obviously the UVVM library
library uvvm_util;
context uvvm_util.uvvm_util_context;

-- We will use this library later when implementing the Bus Functional Model
-- Includes among much else the record type t_sbi_if and many functions
-- If other buses are used, you will have to change this library
library bitvis_vip_sbi;
use bitvis_vip_sbi.sbi_bfm_pkg.all;

-- This file includes definitions of everything from registers to record types
use work.irqc_pif_pkg.all;


-- Test case entity
entity irqc_tb is
end entity;

-- Test case architecture
architecture func of irqc_tb is

  -- DSP interface and general control signals
  signal clk           : std_logic  := '0';
  signal arst          : std_logic  := '0';
  -- CPU interface
  -- t_sbi_if is from the verification IP SBI
  -- init_sbi_if_signals initialize the inputs to 0 and the outputs to Z
  signal sbi_if : t_sbi_if(addr(2 downto 0), wdata(7 downto 0), rdata(7 downto 0)) := init_sbi_if_signals(3, 8);
  
  -- Interrupt related signals
  signal irq_source    : std_logic_vector(C_NUM_SOURCES-1 downto 0) := (others => '0');
  signal irq2cpu       : std_logic := '0';
  signal irq2cpu_ack   : std_logic := '0';

begin

  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  -- Instantiate DUT
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  i_irqc: entity work.irqc
    port map (
    -- DSP interface and general control signals
        clk             => clk,
        arst            => arst,
    -- CPU interface
        cs              => sbi_if.cs,             -- NOTICE THE SIGNALS ARE NOW SBI_IF
        addr            => sbi_if.addr,
        wr              => sbi_if.wr,
        rd              => sbi_if.rd,
        din             => sbi_if.wdata,
        dout            => sbi_if.rdata,
    -- Interrupt related signals
        irq_source      => irq_source,
        irq2cpu         => irq2cpu,
        irq2cpu_ack     => irq2cpu_ack
        );
 
end func;

Add support process for clock generation

We now have to add a support process that controls the clock. This has to allow enabling/disabling from the test sequencer. We add the following before "begin" in our architecture:

-- Added for clock generation
  signal clock_ena  : boolean := false;

  constant C_CLK_PERIOD : time := 10 ns;
  
  procedure clock_gen(
    signal   clock_signal  : inout std_logic;
    signal   clock_ena     : in    boolean;
    constant clock_period  : in    time
  ) is
    variable v_first_half_clk_period : time := C_CLK_PERIOD / 2;
  begin
    loop
      if not clock_ena then
        wait until clock_ena;
      end if;
      wait for v_first_half_clk_period;
      clock_signal <= not clock_signal;
      wait for (clock_period - v_first_half_clk_period);
      clock_signal <= not clock_signal;
    end loop;
  end;

Our clock can now be activated from the test sequencer (this will be added in the next step):

clock_gen(clk, clock_ena, C_CLK_PERIOD);
clock_ena <= true;

Add test sequencer process

Open up Questa/Modelsim

Change directory to the script folder (obviously change to your folder.....):

cd ~/phys321/bitviswiki/bitvis_irqc/script
do compile_and_sim_all.do