Panel Background: Vehicle design is an area that is currently undergoing significant transformation – new requirements include autonomous driving, active safety, infotainment, power train and energy source, vehicular connectivity etc. The result of this is that brand new vehicle platforms are being developed, yielding an enormous amount of new system design and integration, all of which could potentially benefit from the application of higher level virtual prototypes of the full platform and integrated systems.
We are witnessing a radical change of the way products are created, produced, and utilized. As a consequence of continuing digitalization, leading technology companies are pursuing the idea of a complete, high fidelity “digital twin” that makes the boundaries between the design process of mechanical parts, electronics, embedded software, sensors and specialized IC and sensor technology are disappearing.
Modern verification methodologies incorporate multiple coverage solutions. These range from functional to structural coverage, leverage various coverage models, and operate using varied technologies in both the simulation and formal process. The main purpose of these coverage solutions is to establish a signoff metric that indicates when enough verification has been performed. However, as coverage approaches have evolved, new use models have emerged for these tools that increase their value in the verification process.