Industry Perspective and Opportunities in Assertion-Based Verification with SystemVerilog Training.
A wealth of material has been published over the past fifteen years specifically related to the theory and technical aspects of property languages and assertion-based techniques. However, as any field of study matures, it becomes necessary to determine if the theories, algorithms, and concepts have grown beyond the bounds of research to become an integral solution to a problem in industry.
To understand any solution, it is necessary to understand the problem. For example, debugging, on average, has grown to consume more than 60 percent of today's SoC verification effort. Clearly, this is a topic the industry must address, and some organizations have done just that. Those that have adopted an assertion-based verification (ABV) methodology have seen a significant reduction in simulation debugging time (as much as 50 percent) due to improved observability.
Join Harry Foster for 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. In addition there will be focused sessions on Advanced Debugging with Assertions, Effective Coverage using Assertions and a Basic SystemVerilog Training with SystemVerilog Guru Cliff Cummings. Cliff's training will include valuable SystemVerilog Assertion tricks, including: use of long SVA labels, use of the immediate assert command, concise SVA coding styles, use of SVA bind files, and recommended methodologies for using SVA. The concise SVA coding styles detailed in this presentation can reduce concurrent SVA coding efforts by 50%-80% over conventional SVA coding techniques.