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Test Case Executor for Functional Verification of System Hardware

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060734D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Seeley, BD Yee, A [+details]

Abstract

A Test Case Executor (TCX) is described which allows designers of hardware to verify their designs and create transportable test cases independent of site main-frame or application programmer support. TCX is a functional design verification system to create test cases for a microprocessor based system with primarily memory-mapped I/O and system control. The purposes of TCX are as follows: 1. To provide a simple means for design engineers to develop and run their own test software for hardware functional verification. a. To allow local development and storage of test code, independent of site main-frame computer resources. b. To allow code to be tested interactively with immediate modification without requiring system reload. c.