An Infrastructural IP for Interactive MPEG-4 SoC Functional Verification
In this paper, the authors introduce a specific architecture including an infrastructural IP for functional verification and diagnostics, which is suitable for functional core-based testing of an MPEG4 SoC. Their advanced MPEG4 SoC results in a high complexity SoC (System-on-Chip) with limited physical access to many different functional cores. The proposed test method provides direct monitoring and control for each core, which enables core verification at actual speed. It significantly decreases the verification time due to the large number of required test vectors in typical MPEG4 verification.