Because of hardware limitations, our client was unable to perform structural coverage analysis via code instrumentation, the traditional method. They needed a creative solution to avoid the expense of a hardware redesign.
Randstad was able to leverage its expertise in performing structural coverage to develop a creative solution without the need for a hardware redesign. Key aspects of our solution included:
- development of a custom structural coverage tool based on an ICE (in-circuit emulator) and simple hardware to capture processor bus activities bypassing the limitations of the hardware
- creation of a tool qualification package and documentation allowing reuse of the tool on similar environments
In the end, Randstad Engineering Solutions was able to meet all of the client's needs — and then some.
- client found the innovative solution both creative and very cost effective
- years after project completion, our client informed us that they are using the same tool to support certification on another program