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Using code coverage tool to implement functional coverage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014723D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Problem Implementing functional coverage models requires introduction of new tools, with which most users are unfamiliar. Many code coverage tools are familiar to users and have been refined due to long existence in the market. A nice solution would integrate functional coverage models into code coverage tools. Solution We solve this problem by enhancing a previous patent for a functional coverage tool (US application 09/249,982). We create an auxiliary file, which is a transformation on the task coverage list and signify code that covered (statement) functional coverage has been achieved.