Monday, March 19, 2012

Templates in e

Haven't you still used templates to create your Testbench infrastructure or Framework? I would suggest start using it.

I thought of writing a small blog on Templates and then found this article at Cadence's specman website, which is quite good in explaining the basics of Template and how it is better than Macros in terms of the ease of creation and usage.

There is also another good article which illustrates the power of templates using the Generic Scoreboard as example. I say 'generic' because the basic code for Scoreboard doesn't need to have the what transaction type scoreboard will act on. 'Transaction type' is added when you are 'extend'ing the scoreboard in your individual testbenches. This is great way to build your Testbench framework which in turn can be used to build the individual testbenches.

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