Tag Archives: UVM

Dual Focus Will Help Adoption

One of the great things associated with the development of a standard, such as the Portable Stimulus Standard (PSS), is that it brings together various stakeholders. This article from EDA Café describes how the System Verilog and UVM users adopt the PSS DSL (Domain Specific Language).

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Portable stimulus Smooths Path to SW-driven Verification, eliminates duplication

Taking a step-wise approach to verifying interactions between embedded processors and the IPs in the rest of the design saves time by finding bugs earlier in the verification process when they’re easiest to debug and correct. Portable stimulus allows high-quality tests to be generated from test intent that is described once and retargeted to multiple environments. This article outlines how a single description of test intent, for testing access to SoC registers as a part of SoC integration testing, can be easily targeted to both UVM and embedded-software environments.

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Understanding the inner workings of UVM

UVM is an open source System Verilog library that aims to make the verification process flexible by creating reusable verification components and assembling powerful test environments using constrained random stimulus generation and functional coverage methodologies.

This article from Aldec focuses on the most essential features of UVM that, together, create the base of the UVM structure and explains why UVM has been a key factor in improving the verification accuracy and quality for today’s SoC.

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Virtual Prototyping with Connection to Assembly

This article from SemiWiki highlights why virtual prototyping has become popular both as a way to accelerate software development and to establish a contract between system/software development teams and hardware development & verification.

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Automation and Reuse in RISC-V Verification Flow

The Open RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) backed by an ever-increasing number of the who’s who in the semiconductor and systems world, provides an alternative to legacy proprietary ISA’s.

This article from Mentor Graphics explores how automation in generating RTL, UVM verification environments, reference models and tests (programs) can rapidly improve productivity in the development of RISC-V cores.

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Rediscovering Coverage Insurance

Coverage is the determination of how much functionality of the design has been exercised by the verification environment.The coverage concern has put huge demands on engineering groups for high-quality and thorough verification whether it’s for safety or security or power. This article from Semiengineering outlines how the better coverage insurance can come from combining formal verification and simulation.

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Leveraging UVM based UFS Test Suite approach for Accelerated Functional Verification

With the rapid development of modern mobile systems there is a great increase in the complexity involved in the IP and SoC designs and correspondingly the functional verification also becomes a challenge. To reduce time to market, IPs needed for the SoC must be developed and verified in parallel to the top-level design.

This requires strong methodology and infrastructure support which allows the SoC design team to be aligned on the requirements with IP teams. This article highlights the methodology that ensures that SoC design team gets the required data for the IP to proceed with the complexity of SoC design.

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Hierarchical Sequences in UVM

Rising design complexity is leading to near exponential increase in verification efforts. The industry has embraced verification reuse by adopting UVM, deploying VIPs and plugging block level environment components at sub system or SoC level. This article from Any Silicon explores how hierarchical sequences’ in UVM suggests sequence development in a modular fashion to enable easier debug, maintenance and reuse of the code.

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Hardware-assisted verification, from its dawn to SystemVerilog, UVM, and Transactors

This article from EDN describes how to achieve the verification performance and productivity which is necessary to fully debug and develop the most complex electronic hardware and software-based systems and outlines how the platform-portable, emulation-compatible transactors offer a unique combination of performance, accessibility, flexibility, and scalability.

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