AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 VIP

AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 Verification IP provides an smart way to verify the AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 component of a SOC or a ASIC. The SmartDV's AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 Verification IP is fully compliant with standard AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 Specification and provides the following features.

AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 VIP is supported natively in SystemVerilog, VMM, RVM, AVM, OVM, UVM, Verilog, SystemC, VERA, Specman E and non-standard verification env



  • Compliant to ARM AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 protocol
  • Support AMBA APB Master, APB Slave, APB Monitor and APB Checker.
  • Support for multiple slaves
  • Supports all ARM AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 data and address widths.
  • APB3/APB4 common support
  • Supports different transfer types
    • IDLE
    • WRITE
    • READ
  • Supports constrained randomization of protocol attributes.
  • Supports unaligned address accesses
  • Slave memory map support
  • supports unmpapped address accesses
  • Flexibility to send completely configured data.
  • Slave supports fine grain control of response per address or per transfer.
  • Random PSLVERR insertion.
  • Programmable Wait state insertion.
  • Programmable Timeout insertion.
  • Programmable number of idle cycles
  • Ability to inject errors during data transfer.
  • APB4 support
  • In addition to APB3 support, APB4 supports the following features,
  • Support protected accesses
    • Normal/Privileged
    • Secure/Non-secure
    • Data/Instruction
  • Support for write strobe signal to enable sparse data transfer on the write data bus.
  • Supports FIFO memory.
  • Rich set of configuration parameters to control APB functionality.
  • On-the-fly protocol and data checking.
  • Notifies the testbench of significant events such as transactions, warnings, timing and protocol violations.
  • Built in coverage analysis.
  • Callbacks in master, slave and monitor for various events.
  • Status counters for various events on bus.
  • APB Verification IP comes with complete testsuite to test every feature of ARM AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 specification


  • Faster testbench development and more complete verification of AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 designs.
  • Easy to use command interface simplifies testbench control and configuration of master and slave.
  • Simplifies results analysis.
  • Runs in every major simulation environment.

AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 Verification Env

SmartDV's AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 Verification env contains following.

  • Complete regression suite containing all the AMBA APB 3.0/4.0 testcases.
  • Examples's showing how to connect various components, and usage of BFM and Monitor.
  • Detailed documentation of all class, task and function's used in verification env.
  • Documentation also contains User's Guide and Release notes.

Note::Only mails from offical mail ID will be processed

Copyright © 2014 SmartDV Technologies India Private Limited All rights reserved.
Send all comments to