AMBA® 4 AXI4™, AXI4-Lite™, and AXI4-Stream™ Protocol Assertions User Guide

Revision: r0p1

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction
1.1. About the protocol assertions
1.2. Tools
2. Implementation and Integration
2.1. Implementation and integration flow
2.2. Implementing the protocol assertions in your design directory
2.2.1. AXI4 protocol assertions files
2.2.2. Location of AXI4 protocol assertions files
2.3. Instantiating the protocol assertions module
2.3.1. Example Verilog file listing for AXI4 protocol assertions instantiation
2.3.2. Example Verilog file listing for AXI4-Lite protocol assertions instantiation
2.3.3. Example Verilog file listing for AXI4-Stream protocol assertions instantiation
2.4. Configuring your simulator
3. Parameter Descriptions
3.1. Interface
3.1.1. AXI4 and AXI4-Lite interfaces
3.1.2. AXI4-Stream interface
3.2. Performance checking
3.3. Disabling recommended rules
3.3.1. Disabling recommended rules for AXI4 and AXI4-Lite
3.3.2. Disabling recommended rules for AXI4-Stream
3.4. End of simulation rules
3.4.1. AXI4 and AXI4-Lite
3.4.2. AXI4-Stream
3.5. X-check rules
3.6. Disabling protocol assertions
4. Protocol Assertions Descriptions
4.1. AXI4 and AXI4-Lite protocol assertion descriptions
4.1.1. Write address channel checks
4.1.2. Write data channel checks
4.1.3. Write response channel checks
4.1.4. Read address channel checks
4.1.5. Read data channel checks
4.1.6. Low-power interface rules
4.1.7. Exclusive access checks
4.1.8. Internal logic checks
4.1.9. Additional checks for AXI4-Lite
4.2. AXI4-Stream protocol assertion descriptions
A. Example Usage
A.1. RDATA stable failure
B. Revisions

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Revision History
Revision A30 June 2010First issue for r0p0
Revision B23 July 2012First issue for r0p1
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