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Executable Testbench Design in xtUML

Overview

Complex xtUML models often contain many features that can be assembled from a set of simpler modes and behaviors. For these models, the xtUML process recommends that each mode or behavior be implemented using a short analysis, design, and test cycle. The products of these micro-cycles are then incrementally merged to form the more complex model. An important benefit of this approach is the marked improvement in model quality due to the repeated validation that is performed as new functionality is added. Yet for this approach to be productive, a test environment that is easily extended and supports sequence reuse is essential. This topic explores testbench structures that support these goals and demonstrate their value.

What You Will Learn

  • The xtUML process and the "Test Early - Test Often" philosophy
  • How to construct a reusable testbench
  • How to create a reusable test pattern
  • How to execute multiple tests with test sequencers
  • Hot to add a results checker
  • How to execute a batch of tests using the Verifier command line interface  

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Cortland Starrett

Cortland Starrett is the Engineering Manager of the BridgePoint xtUML product line, leading development of executable UML modeling and translation technology at Mentor Graphics. He is responsible for the production of tools and methods for translating xtUML models into source code such as C, SystemC, Java, and VHDL.

Before coming to Mentor Graphics, Starrett previously served on engineering staffs at Pitney Bowes and IBM. Cort is an inventor, holding several patents, and author of many published technical papers. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue in 1988.

Who Should Attend

  • Systems Engineers
  • SW Engineers/SW Architects
  • HW/Electrical Design Engineers
  • Systems Designers
  • Projects Managers for Systems Projects  

Products Covered

Inside xtUML – an Online Learning Series

A learning experience that covers xtUML modeling details and the application of the xtUML process.

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Linux

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3

Mobile

  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.

 
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