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Verification Academy -  The most comprehensive resource for verification training

The Verification Academy is organized into a collection of free online courses (modules) and resources, focusing on key aspects of advanced functional verification. Each course consists of multiple sessions—allowing the participant to pick and choose specific topics of interest, as well as revisit any specific topics for future reference. In addition, each session identifies its appropriate target audience, which includes:

Crawl: content is technical, but at an introductory level, and of interest to novice engineers.
Walk: content is of general interest, particularly to managers, but also engineers.
Run: content is technical in nature, and of interest to engineers.

The Verification Academy will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of how to mature your organization's processes so that you can then reap the benefits that advanced functional verification offers.

UVM/OVM

The Verification Academy is the most complete UVM/OVM Online resource. You’ll find everything you need to get up to speed on UVM and OVM, whether it’s downloading the kit(s), the documentation and code examples from the Verification Methodology Cookbook, Academy forums or online training courses.

UVM Express: A collection of techniques, coding styles and UVM usages that are designed to increase the productivity of functional verification. The techniques include raising the abstraction level of tests, writing tests using BFM function and task calls, adding functional coverage, and adding constrained-random stimulus generation.

UVM Connect: A new open-source UVM-based library that provides TLM1 and TLM2 connectivity and object passing between SystemC and SystemVerilog UVM models and components. It also provides a UVM Command API for accessing and controlling UVM simulation from SystemC (or C or C++).

Overview

  • Industry recognized Subject Matter Expert commentary spanning multiple Verification disciplines giving you abroad perspective and knowledge of the subject being covered.
  • Twenty Courses providing you with over twenty-seven hours of instructional material that can be applied immediately in your work environment.
  • Global Audience; subtitle captioning in English, Russian, Japanese, Chinese(Simplified & Traditional) allowing dispersed teams to learn together.
  • Video content accessible in the latest HTML5 formats including tablet and mobile devices.
  • The Verification Methodology Cookbook features extensive documentation and code examples that are only available for download on the Verification Academy.
  • Academy Forums with 4100+ Questions and over twenty-three thousand users.

Verification Academy Courses

Assertion-Based Verification

Assertion-Based Verification (ABV) Course | Subject Matter Expert - Harry Foster | Simulation-Based Techniques Topic

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This course introduces a set of steps for advancing an organization’s assertion-based-verification (ABV) skills, infrastructure, and metrics.

Advanced UVM

Advanced UVM Courese | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Universal Verification Methodology Topic

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Advanced UVM builds upon the concepts covered in the Basic UVM course to take your UVM understanding to the next level.

Basic UVM

Basic UVM Course | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Universal Verification Methodology Topic

Basic UVM should raise a user's level of UVM knowledge to the point where users have sufficient confidence in their own technical understanding that it becomes less of a barrier to adoption.

Power Aware Verification

Power Aware Verification Course | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marschner | Simulation-Based Techniques Topic

This course introduces the IEEE Std 1801 Unified Power Format (UPF) for specification of active power management architectures and covers the use of UPF in simulation-based power aware verification.

VHDL-2008 Why It Matters

VHDL-2008 Why It Matters Course | Subject Matter Expert - Jim Lewis | Design and Verification Languages Topic

VHDL-2008 matters because it facilitates advanced verification, adds reusable data structures, simplifies RTL coding and adds fixed and floating point math packages.

Improve AMS Verification Quality

Improve AMS Verfiication Quality Course | Subject Matter Expert - Ahmed Eisawy |  Design and Verification Languages Topic

This course will introduce some methodologies available in AMS design environments that could help quantify the quality of the AMS verification process.

Improve AMS Verification Performance

Improve AMS Verfiication Performance Course | Subject Matter Expert - Ahmed Eisawy |  Design and Verification Languages Topic

This course will introduce the various modeling practices available in AMS design environment to help understand how to efficiently utilize them.

AMS Design Configuration Schemes

AMS Design Configuration Schemes Course | Subject Matter Expert - Ahmed Eisawy | Design and Verification Languages Topic

This course will introduce the various techniques available in AMS design environment to help understand how to efficiently utilize them.

Metrics in SoC Verification

Metrics in SoC Verification Course | Subject Matter Expert - Andreas Meyer | Planning, Measurement & Analysis Topic

This course identifies a range of metrics across multiple aspects of today’s SoC functional verification process.

UVM Connect

UVM Connect Course | Subject Matter Expert - Adam Erickson | UVM/OVM Topic

UVM Connect will demonstrate how to reuse your SystemC architectural models and/or reuse SystemVerilog UVM agents to verify models in SystemC.

UVM Express

UVM Express Course | Subject Matter Expert - Rich Edelman | UVM/OVM Topic

UVM Express enables full UVM migration or co-existence at any time. UVM Express is organized in a way that allows progressive adoption and a value proposition with each step.

Testbench Co-Emulation: SystemC & TLM-2.0

Acceleration of SystemC and TLM-2.0 Testbenches with Co-Emulation Course | Subject Matter Expert - John Stickley | Acceleration Topic

This course advocates that functional verification through modern SystemC testbenches paired with co-emulation enables further verification productivity improvements.

Intelligent Testbench Automation (iTBA)

Intelligent Testbench Automation Course | Subject Matter Expert - Mark Olen | Simulaton-Based Techniques Topic

This course provides a complete introduction to Intelligent Testbench Automation (iTBA), showing how you can achieve your coverage goals >10X faster.

Basic OVM

Basic OVM Course | Subject Matter Expert - John Aynsley | Open Verification Methodology Topic

Basic OVM is primarily aimed at existing VHDL and Verilog engineers or managers who recognize they have a functional verification problem.

Verification Planning and Management

Verification Planning and Management Course | Subject Matter Expert - Peet James | Planning, Measurement & Analysis Topic

This course wil define terms, logically divide up the verification effort, and lay the foundation for actual verification planning and management on a real project.

Evolving FPGA Verification Capabilities

Evolving FPGA Verification Capabilities Course | Subject Matter Expert - Ray Salemi | Simulation-Based Techniques Topic

This course introduces techniques for addressing complexity by evolving your organization’s FPGA verification process capabilities.

Clock-Domain Crossing Verification

Clock-Domain Crossing Verification (CDC) Course | Subject Matter Expert - Harry Foster | Formal-Based Techniques Topic

This course introduces a set of steps for advancing an organization’s clock-domain crossing (CDC) verification skills, infrastructure, and metrics.

Evolving Verification Capabilities

Evolving Verification Capabilities Course | Subject Matter Expert - Harry Foster | Planning, Measurement and Analysis Topic

This course provides a common framework for all advanced functional verification courses contained within the Verification Academy.

SystemVerilog Testbench Acceleration

Acceleration of SystemVerilog Testbenches with Co-Emulation | Subject Matter Expert - Hans van der Schoot | Acceleration Topic

This course will give you the confidence required to start the process of investigating and creating a single testbench environment for both simulation and hardware-assisted acceleration.

Advanced OVM

Advanced OVM Course | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Open Verification Methodology Topic

The Advanced OVM course's goal is to improve your understanding of OVM so you can move beyond basic block-level testbenches.

Verification Academy Seminars

Verification Seminars

The Verification Seminar series was created to share specific pieces of the Verification Methodology Cookbook with you in a little more detail.

Industry Data and Surveys

Every two years, Mentor Graphics commissions Wilson Research Group to conduct a broad, vendor-independent survey of design verification practices around the world. Results of the just-completed study demonstrate an ongoing convergence of design and verification practices toward a common methodology.

Design & Verification in the SoC Era

This seminar will include presentations covering real-time progress tracking, trend analysis and increased automation and efficiency of the verification process.

Assertion-Based Verification for FPGA and IC Design

This seminar that will provide an industry perspective on the successful adoption of ABV, as well as providing a roadmap for evolving an organization ABV capabilities.

Advanced Verification Technologies in the Real World

This seminar will include the technical details that engineers need today, blended with real users giving examples, results and advice for how these technologies were deployed on their projects.