In reference to the patent: US 2008/0255822 A1
Does this patent mean that no-one can do another architecture coverage driven test generator for ARM cores?
This patent is quite generic and I believe that it covers all possible test generators based on architecture features.
If I want to make a automatic architecture Coverage driven random test generator for ARM architecture do I have conflict with that patent?
Google Patents lists the first claim as,
A method for automatically creating compliance test suites for a processor, comprising the steps of:
constructing a generic model set for a plurality of implementations of a processor architecture, said generic model set comprising one or more parametric models being adapted to a model-based test generator, wherein said processor architecture permits selection among multiple options for said implementations, and said implementations each exhibit a respective alternative behavior corresponding to selected ones of said options;
based on said generic model set, establishing specific model sets to correspond to said respective alternative behavior of said implementations by setting respective values of parameters for said parametric models;
producing test specifications using said parametric models and said values;
submitting said test specifications to said test generator; and
generating respective architectural compliance test suites for said implementations with said test generator using said test specifications, wherein said test generator is cooperative with said parametric models using said values to predict expected outcomes in an execution of said respective architectural compliance test suites by said implementations.