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SystemVerilog Testbench Acceleration

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

In this time of complex user electronics, system companies need dramatic improvements in verification productivity. Functional verification is known to be a huge bottleneck for today's designs, and it is often mentioned that it takes up 60-70% of a design cycle. It is no surprise then that companies are constantly looking for ways to enhance verification productivity. Often this is by looking at adopting advanced verification methodologies like OVM or UVM to enhance their verification effort. It makes verification engineers more productive, basically allowing them to faster develop reusable testbenches and automated tests. This course advocates that functional verification through modern testbenches paired with co-emulation enables further verification productivity improvements in terms of raw performance. Simulation paired with co-emulation will deliver dramatic speedup of execution of verification.

This course on Acceleration of SystemVerilog Testbenches with Co-Emulation will give you the confidence required to start the process of investigating and creating a single testbench environment that can be used for both simulation as well as hardware-assisted acceleration and is approximately 1 hour of content, and is divided into four sessions. The course is primarily aimed at existing SystemVerilog H/W engineers or managers who recognize they have a functional verification throughput problem but have little or no experience with using emulation as a means for accelerating SystemVerilog testbench environments. This course may also be of interest to S/W engineers who demand earlier access to systems for S/W development.

You are encouraged to first view Evolving Verification Capabilities by Harry Foster that provides the framework for all the Academy courses.


Sessions

H/W-Assisted Testbench Acceleration

H/W-Assisted Testbench Acceleration | Subject Matter Expert - Hans van der Schoot | Acceleration of SystemVerilog Testbenches with Co-Emulation

This session provides an introduction of hardware-assisted testbench acceleration.

Testbench Acceleration Depicted

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

This session reviews a recommended architecture utilized for acceleration of SystemVerilog testbenches.

Modeling for Acceleration

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

This session introduces the basic requirements of a standards based co-emulation solution.

Testbench Acceleration Flow

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

This session provides the recommended flow for rapid bring up of an accelerated testbench environment.