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  • In Memoriam: Chris Spear

    Our friend and colleague Chris Spear passed away suddenly. He was a long-time veteran of our industry and was known and respected by many.

  • Get your free copy of the IEEE 1800-2023 SystemVerilog LRM

    At last year’s Design & Verification Conference (DVCon), I presented a few changes to the upcoming revision to the SystemVerilog standard. After a year of two rounds of balloting, the final revision is being published. The great news is many of these “new” features are already available in existing tools, or being worked on.

  • IEEE Honors Siemens Employees for Dedication to Standards Development

    Annually, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recognizes outstanding participation across a variety of technical areas of standards development, leadership, and distinguished service. The IEEE SA awards ceremony was held in early December and among the awardees are two from Siemens EDA. You may recognize the names as they are two of our Verification Horizons bloggers as well.

  • Prevent Performance Problems with Prompt RTL Profiling

    Code profiling is a technique to identify performance issues in software code, helping developers understand how code is being executed, and identifying inefficient “hot spots” that are disproportionately impacting the code’s wall-clock run-time and memory usage.

  • Starting Your UVM Simulation

    What happens when you start your simulation with a UVM testbench? Where should you put the uvm_config_db::set() calls to send the virtual interface to the test class? Are there potential race conditions? And what happens when your test is over?

  • Transactional Assertions - Where representation influences thinking

    In this session, you will learn about more about transactional assertions.

  • Groups of Class Specializations in SystemVerilog

    In a previous post , I said that in SystemVerilog, once you specialize a class, you can not make a group of them. Oops! Turns out that UVM does this all this time. You just need to know where to start. Just to be clear, you are making a group of handles, an array. Every object is separate, and thus cannot organized into an array.

  • Introduction to SystemVerilog Assertions

    In this session, you will learn the benefits of using SystemVerilog assertions including; when and where to use assertions, language structure and implementation code examples.

  • Jumpstart your Formal Verification with a Little Help

    An advantage of using formal verification is how quickly a formal environment can be created with a few simple properties that immediately start finding design issues. However, not all design behaviors are easily modeled using SystemVerilog's property syntax, resulting in complex or numerous properties, or behaviors that require more than just SVA. Helper code can significantly reduce the complexity of properties as well as be used to constrain formal analysis.

  • Simulating UVMF Code on Windows

    In this session, you will learn how to use the UVMF Build/Compile/Run script on Windows.

  • Simulating UVMF Code on Windows

  • Generating UVMF Code on Windows

    In this session, you will learn how to use the generation scripts on Windows to produce UVMF testbench source.

  • Generating UVMF Code on Windows

  • Installing Python on Windows

    In this session, you will learn how to install Python on a Windows system for use with UVMF scripts.

  • Installing Python on Windows

  • UVMF Build/Compile/Run Script Introduction

    In this session, you will be introduced to the capabilities and use of the UVMF Build/Compile/Run script.

  • UVMF Build/Compile/Run Script

  • Register Adapters, Predictors, and Tests

  • Register Adapters, Predictors and Tests

    In this session, you will learn how to use register model adapters, predictors, and tests in UVMF.

  • Register Model Generation and Replacement

    In this session, you will learn how to produce a UVM register model, applying it to a UVMF testbench.

  • Register Model Generation and Replacement

  • Register Model Generation and Integration

    In this session, you will be introduced to the generation of a register model as part of a UVMF environment.

  • Register Model Generation and Integration

  • UVM Framework

    In this track you will learn more about UVM Framework and how it that provides a reusable UVM methodology and code generator for rapid testbench generation.

  • The UVM Factory Revealed - Part 2

    This is a follow up to last week’s high-level post on the UVM Factory . Now let’s get technical! Here are the SystemVerilog Object-Oriented Programming concepts behind the factory.