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

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The Advanced UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) module consists of 10 sessions, providing close to 3 hours of material that builds on the concepts covered in the Basic UVM course to take your UVM understanding to the next level.

You will learn how to build tests and verification environments, understand how to use the factory and configuration database to customize your verification IP, and how to create reusable stimulus sequences, including for multi-layer protocols. We will also introduce the UVM Register layer, showing you how to create a register model and how to write and reuse register level tests.

You are encouraged to first view Evolving Verification Capabilities by Harry Foster that provides the framework for all of the Academy courses, then the recommended prerequisite, Basic UVM.


Sessions

Architecting a UVM Testbench

Architecting a UVM Testbench Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session covers the basic architecture of a UVM testbench, including the introduction of the Agent/UVC component.

Understanding the Factory and Configuration

Understanding the Factory and Configuration Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session shows how tests can use the factory to control the type of components that get instantiated in a UVM environment.

How TLM Works

How TLM Works Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session discusses the use of TLM interfaces in UVM to facilitate the creation of modular, hierarchical components.

Modeling Transactions

Modeling Transactions Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session outlines the methods needed in the design of a sequence item (a.k.a. “transaction") for use in UVM.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Sequences

The Proper Care and Feeding of Sequences Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session covers the creation and execution of sequences, including the interaction of the sequence and driver.

Layered Sequences

Layered Sequences Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session shows how to create a virtual sequence, which controls the execution of other sequences and how to model layered protocols.

Writing and Managing Tests

Writing and Managing Tests Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session shows how to create a set of tests derived from a base test that defines the default setup of your environment, including how to invoke specific tests from the command line.

Setting Up the Register Layer

Setting Up the Register Layer Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session introduces the UVM Register Layer, showing you how to create register models that reflect the operation of the hardware registers in your DUT.

Using the Register Layer

Using the Register Layer Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session discusses the various methods that a test can use to access the register model, including both “front-door” and “back-door” accesses.

Register-Based Testing

Register-Based Testing Session | Subject Matter Expert - Tom Fitzpatrick | Advanced UVM Course

This session shows how to round out your register-based test environment with register-level scoreboards and functional coverage.