USRP Hardware Driver and USRP Manual  Version: 3.14.0.0.rc1-70-g864d4002d
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General Purpose Libraries

Execution and Reporting (sim_exec_report.vh)

Macros to do boilerplate testbench initialization and utilities to define test cases

TEST_BENCH_INIT

// Initializes state for a test bench.
// This macro *must be* called within the testbench module but 
// outside the primary initial block
// Its sets up boilerplate code for:
// - Logging to console
// - Test execution tracking
// - Gathering test results
// - Bounding execution time based on the SIM_RUNTIME_US vdef
//
// Usage: `TEST_BENCH_INIT(test_name,min_tc_run_count,ns_per_tick)
// where
//  - tb_name:          Name of the testbench. (Only used during reporting)
//  - min_tc_run_count: Number of test cases in testbench. (Used to detect stalls and inf-loops)
//  - ns_per_tick:      The time_unit_base from the timescale declaration
//

TEST_CASE_START

// Indicates the start of a test case
// This macro *must be* called inside the primary initial block
//
// Usage: `TEST_CASE_START(test_name)
// where
//  - test_name:        The name of the test.
//

TEST_CASE_DONE

// Indicates the end of a test case // This macro must be called inside the primary initial block // The pass/fail status of test case is determined based on the // the user specified outcome and the number of fatal or error // ASSERTs triggered in the test case. // // Usage: `TEST_CASE_DONE(test_result) // where // - test_result: User specified outcome //

ASSERT_FATAL

// Wrapper around a an assert.
// ASSERT_FATAL throws an error assertion and halts the simulator
// if cond is not satisfied
//
// Usage: `ASSERT_FATAL(cond,msg)
// where
//  - cond: Condition for the assert
//  - msg:  Message for the assert
//

ASSERT_ERROR

// Wrapper around a an assert.
// ASSERT_ERROR throws an error assertion and fails the test case
// if cond is not satisfied. The simulator will *not* halt
//
// Usage: `ASSERT_ERROR(cond,msg)
// where
//  - cond: Condition for the assert
//  - msg:  Message for the assert
//

ASSERT_WARNING

// Wrapper around a an assert.
// ASSERT_WARNING throws an warning assertion but does not fail the
// test case if cond is not satisfied. The simulator will *not* halt
//
// Usage: `ASSERT_WARNING(cond,msg)
// where
//  - cond: Condition for the assert
//  - msg:  Message for the assert
//

Clocks and Resets (sim_clks_rsts.vh)

Shortcut macros to create typical clock and reset signals.

DEFINE_CLK

// Generates a persistent clock that starts at t=0 and runs forever
//
// Usage: `DEFINE_CLK(clk_name,period,duty_cycle)
// where
//  - clk_name:   The clock net to be generated
//  - period:     Period of the clock in simulator ticks
//  - duty_cycle: Percentage duty cycle
//

DEFINE_LATE_START_CLK

// Generates a clock that starts at the specified time and runs forever
//
// Usage: `DEFINE_LATE_START_CLK(clk_name,period,duty_cycle,start_time,start_time_res)
// where
//  - clk_name:   The clock net to be generated
//  - period:     Period of the clock in simulator ticks
//  - duty_cycle: Percentage duty cycle
//  - start_time: Start time for clock in simulator ticks
//  - start_time_res: Start time resolution (must be > timescale increment and < start_time)
//

DEFINE_RESET

// Generates an active high reset
//
// Usage: `DEFINE_RESET(reset_name,reset_time,reset_duration)
// where
//  - reset_name:     The reset net to be generated
//  - reset_time:     Time at which reset will be asserted (i.e. rst=1)
//  - reset_duration: Duration of reset assertion
//

DEFINE_RESET_N

// Generates an active low reset
//
// Usage: `DEFINE_RESET_N(reset_name,reset_time,reset_duration)
// where
//  - reset_name:     The reset net to be generated
//  - reset_time:     Time at which reset will be asserted (i.e. rst=0)
//  - reset_duration: Duration of reset assertion
//

File I/O (sim_file_io.sv)

interface data_file_t

Defines a data_file_t interface with the following functions:

ctor

// Create a handle to a data_file with
// - FILENAME: Name of the file
// - FORMAT: Data format (HEX, DEC, OCT, BIN, FLOAT)
// - DWIDTH: Width of each element stored in the file (one line per word)
//

open

// Open the data file for reading or writing.
//
// Usage: open(mode)
// where
//  - mode: RW mode (Choose from: READ, WRITE, APPEND)
//

close

// Close an open data file. No-op if file isn't already open
//
// Usage: close()
//

is_eof

// Is end-of-file reached.
//
// Usage: is_eof() Returns eof
// where
// - eof: A boolean
//

readline

// Read a line from the datafile
//
// Usage: readline() Returns data
// where
// - data: A logic array of width DWIDTH containing the read word
//

writeline

// Write a line to the datafile
//
// Usage: writeline(data) 
// where
// - data: A logic array of width DWIDTH to write to the file
//