Cover Group Declaration - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Logic Simulation (UG937)

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covergroup my_cover_group @(posedge aclk);
 m_axi_awlen_cp : coverpoint m_axi_awlen;
 m_axi_awcache_cp : coverpoint m_axi_awcache {
        option.comment = "cp with transition bins";
        bins a1 = (1=>2);
        bins b1 = (1,3=>4,5);
        bins b2[] = (1,3=>4,5);
        bins b3 = (1=>2), ([4:6] => 11,12);
m_axi_bresp_cp : coverpoint m_axi_bresp;
my_cover_group obj1 = new();

In this example, you are declaring a covergroup named as my_cover_group and the sampling event as posedge aclk. This covergroup contains three coverpoints. You will add the cover group declaration code in the example design.

  1. In Tcl console invoke the following command:
    current_scope /axi_vip_0__exdes_adv_mst_active_pt_mem__slv_passive/DUT/ex_design/axi_vip_mst
  2. Double-click axi_vip_mst scope to see the source code.

  3. The following file path will appear in the text editor, then add the cover group declaration before endmodule and save it.

  4. In Tcl console, invokeclose_sim command to close the simulation running previously.
  5. In Tcl console, invoke reset_simulation command to clean the simulation directory.
  6. In Tcl console, invoke launch_simulation command to run the simulation.
  7. Click Run All button .

The simulation will stop after reaching $finish statement. The Vivado® simulator has generated the coverage database at the following location with the name (default name) xsim.covdb:


Invoke the following command to generate a report:

xcrg -report_format html -dir ./axi_vip_0_ex.sim/sim_adv_mst_active__pt_passive__slv_comb/behav/xsim/xsim.covdb/

This will generate a directory with the name xcrg_report, it contains a .html report. The following is the description of an example report:

  1. Open dashboard.html file. The file contains details such as command, version, date and coverage summary that shows only 9.375% of total bins are covered.
  2. Click Groups button.
  3. Click the link under group report.
  4. You will see a detailed report as shown in the following figure:

This way you can view the coverage and change your test bench/seed value to improve the coverage.