JTAG DV UVM Agent
JTAG UVM Agent is extended from the DV library agent classes, which provide common knobs and verification logic that help ease the effort of writing interface agents.
This interface is used to drive and monitor the JTAG transactions. It is the physical layer of the testbench, which directly connects to the JTAG signals of the DUT.
This RAL model represents the JTAG DTM register space. This region is defined in the RISC-V debug specification 0.13.2, chapter 6. It mirrors the registers in the design, which is useful to predict what we thought we wrote to these registers and compare what we expect the design to return on reads. This RAL model is hand-written, given that it is only a few set of registers. It can be used to drive reads and writes using our standard CSR routines. It can also be used in higher level testbench components to develop the predicted verification logic.
This object extends from the standard
uvm_reg_adapter class, to implement the
underlying mechanics of accessing the modeled JTAG DTM registers in
jtag_dtm_reg_block using the JTAG sequencer. An instance of this class is
created in the
jtag_agent, and hooked up to the
jtag_reg_block to facilitate the CSR accesses via the RAL model.
This agent configuration class provides a handle to the
It also creates the JTAG DTM RAL model as a member. An instance of this class
is created externally and passed on to
jtag_agent then sets the
cfg handle in all sub-components, so that they all
have access to it.
This represents the JTAG transaction class. It holds the IR as well as DR
information. It is used by the driver as well as the monitor. The
dr_len fields indicate whether to drive or sample an IR update,
or DR update or both types of transactions. If each of these lengths
is 0, then that type of transaction is not driven / monitored.
dout field indicates the captured DR value.
This component receives transactions from sequences via the sequencer using
the standard UVM TLM mechanism. If the
dr_len in the received
transaction item are both non-zero, it drives the IR update first, followed
by the DR update. If any of these lengths is 0, then that type of transaction
is not driven. It throws an error if both of these lengths are 0.
When driving the DR update, it also captures the DR by sampling
tdi into the
dout field, which is sent back to the sequence as
Currently, the driver is only implemented in host mode. The device mode implementation will be addressed in future.
The JTAG monitor implements an FSM to detect an IR update cycle or a DR update
cycle. It discretely captures the IR update and DR update separately and writes
the transaction to the
analysis_port. Transactions coming from this monitor
analysis_port will only have either the
ir_len or the
to a non-zero value. The higher level testbench components must check these
lengths to determine whether the IR was updated or the DR.