The Core Test Wrapper Handbook: Rationale and Application of IEEE Std. 1500 provides insight into the rules and recommendations of IEEE Std. 1500. The authors present background information about some of the choices and decisions made throughout the design of this IEEE standard conceived to enable efficient core test reuse and debug at the SOC level. The Core Test Wrapper Handbook: Rationale and Application of IEEE Std. 1500 focuses on practical design considerations and design choices inherent to the application of IEEE Std. 1500. This book teaches an engineer how to add a 1500 wrapper to their core in easy to understand steps. Starting with a bare core (a core without 1500 wrapper), the book progressively builds a 1500 compliant wrapper around this core while discussing overall requirements for each portion of the 1500 wrapper. The Core Test Wrapper Handbook: Rationale and Application of IEEE Std. 1500 is a very valuable reference for professionals and researchers in the areas of design for test, design for test reuse/design reuse, and SOC implementation.