The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 9th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.
Coverage is the standard measure for validation effectiveness. Although it has extensively been used in simulation, there is little data evaluating the on-chip coverage. This presentation will address this knowledge-gap. We employ code coverage, which is one of the most frequently used coverage technique in simulation, and apply it on-chip. Leveraging Linux, we instrument the code coverage over each of the IP cores. We can compare coverages between simulation directed tests and the on-chip Linux boot. The results in this work are valuable data for guidance to future research in coverage on-chip.
Target audience is firmware engineers and Linux developers who are interested in learning new and effective test techniques. Audience can expect to learn our technique and be a able to apply to their own design development kit. Level of technical expertise is medium (2-3 years of experience).