Cross Coverage is specified between the cover points or variables. Cross coverage is specified using the cross construct.
Expressions cannot be used directly in a cross; a coverage point must be explicitly defined first.
Cross coverage by cover_point name
bit [3:0] a, b; covergroup cg @(posedge clk); c1: coverpoint a; c2: coverpoint b; c1Xc2: cross c1,c2; endgroup : cg
Cross coverage by the variable name
bit [3:0] a, b; covergroup cov @(posedge clk); aXb : cross a, b; endgroup
In the above example, each coverage point has 16 bins, namely auto…auto. The cross of a and b (labeled aXb), therefore, has 256 cross products, and each cross product is a bin of aXb.
Cross coverage between variable and expression
bit [3:0] a, b, c; covergroup cov @(posedge clk); BC : coverpoint b+c; aXb : cross a, BC; endgroup
The coverage group cov has the same number of cross products as the previous example, but in this case, one of the coverage points is the expression b+c, which is labeled BC.
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