Name: Steve Holloway

Designation: Senior Verification Engineer at Dialog Semiconductor

Title:  UVM Register Modelling: User Experiences and some Recipes

Abstract: ASIC designs commonly have a large number of on-chip registers which must be verified before tape-out. The UVM methodology includes a register modelling package which is designed to help simplify this task. In order to perform register modelling in UVM, several steps must be followed. These include creating a register model with an automatic generator, capturing “quirky” register behaviour, integrating the register model into a verification environment and writing register test sequences. The UVM register layer is flexible and can be integrated in a number of different ways. This presentation covers our experiences with the UVM register modelling package together with some recipes for creating your own quirky registers.

Biography: Steve Holloway is currently Senior Verification Engineer within the Methodologies group of Dialog Semiconductor.  He has led the verification of various large-scale consumer SoC projects and is experienced with various Hardware Verification Methodologies including eRM, OVM and UVM.  Steve has previously worked for Doulos, NXP and Trident Microsystems.


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