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10 Sep, 2010

Dennis Brophy Companion OVM Cookbook Examples Kit also offered for download Several months ago, the OVM Cookbook and the Examples Kit were made available for online use at the Verification Academy.  This proved to be a great help to accelerate the skill level of new OVM users.  Given the number of new projects that have deployed OVM and the number of new engineers that now need to use OVM, there is increased demand … Read More

OVM, Verification Academy, cookbook, Verification Methodology

7 Sep, 2010

Dennis Brophy Mentor Announces Collaboration with Synopsys on Joint Register Package Candidate Mentor has recently teamed with Synopsys to collaborate on the Synopsys RAL candidate to provide extensions that meet our register package requirements.  Because of this, it allowed us to withdraw our candidate from consideration by the Accellera VIP-TSC recently. Further, as part of the Accellera VIP-TSC UVM development … Read More

OVM, ral, Accellera, verification methodolgy, VIP-TSC, Register Package, UVM

28 Jun, 2010

Mark Glasser Now that the Accellera VIP-TSC has released UVM-EA, effectively narrowing the choice of verification methodologies to UVM or OVM, many people are asking which way to go — OVM or UVM?  The answer depends a lot on where you are in code development and what your risk tolerance is.  The good news is that neither is a bad choice. One thing is certain: OVM is not dead yet.  It will be around for a long time.  … Read More

OVM, UVM, Accellera, UVM-1.0, VIP-TSC, UVM E.A., UVM Early Adopter

25 Jun, 2010

Harry Foster I’ve always loved the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Yet, why merely settle for fish when you can have sushi! My point is, to remain strategically relevant in today’s competitive landscape, it is necessary to constantly reinvent ourselves and evolve our technical skills. To that end, we have created the Verification … Read More

OVM, Add new tag

9 Jun, 2010

Dennis Brophy DAC Attendees Invited to Accellera’s Breakfast sponsored by Mentor, Cadence & Synopsys The full statement can be read at EDA Cafe, click here. The Big-3 EDA companies point out in the statement the work within Accellera to create an interoperability guide and kit to ensure verification IP and testbenches written in either the Verification Methodology Manual (VMM) or the Open Verification Methodology … Read More

VMM, VIP, OVM, Accellera, verification IP, UVM

3 Jun, 2010

Dennis Brophy Visit Booth 1383 – The hub of OVM/UVM Activity at DAC The OVM World booth at the Design Automation Conference (#1383) will feature user and partner presentations on OVM/UVM, a live discussion by prominent verification experts and a Tuesday cocktail reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Open Verification Methodology (OVM) is the industry’s open and  interoperable solution, guaranteed to run on … Read More

UVM, DAC, design automation conference, Accellera, ovmworld, OVM

2 Jun, 2010

Dennis Brophy UVM: Charting the New Territory At this year’s DAC, Accellera introduces UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) to the world at its Tuesday breakfast and panel discussion.  While Accellera may call this “Charting the New Territory,” it is not terra incognita to Mentor Graphics nor to tens of thousands of OVM users.  UVM is at is simplest, just OVM.  If you know OVM; you know UVM. While OVM and … Read More

Accellera, DAC, 47DAC, UVM, OVM

28 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy UVM Layering Package updated from OVM Layering Package In an earlier blog post, I discussed a sequence layering technique that Mentor verification technologists had created and presented on at DVCon 2010, based on OVM.  This package has been updated and tested to work with UVM 1.0 EA and is ready for download. As a reminder, the UVM Layering 1.0 Package, like the OVM one, provides the means to add … Read More

OVM, Register Package, DVCon, testbench, UVM, Sequence, sequencers

19 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy Mentor supplies the first Register Package for UVM As I mentioned in my earlier blog post to disclose Mentor’s support of UVM-EA on the Questa Verification Platform, we would bring forward other OVM elements and make them UVM ready.  We have done this for the OVM register package. For those who are looking at the UVM-EA and want to avail themselves of additional UVM-ready value added elements, you … Read More

Questa, Register Package, OVM, UVM

17 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy The Accellera VIP-TSC makes the Early Adopter release of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) available. While Accellera does not use the Latin word Omnimodus in place of the English word Universal, what Accellera does make available is for all practical intents and purposes just OVM.  In April 2010, we made available at www.ovmworld.org an early version of UVM EA.  It has now been updated … Read More

Functional Verification, OVM, Accellera, VIP-TSC, UVM, UVM E.A.

12 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy Download Now A new OVM Layering Package that provides a means to add layers of tests (sequences) without modifying the underlying testbench and without extending components or using the factory to override implementation is available for download. The DVCon 2010 paper on this topic, You Are In a Maze of Twisty Little Sequences, All Alike – or Layering Sequences for Stimulus Abstraction, is also … Read More

layered sequences, OVM, DVCon, Register Package

10 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy In January 2010 we released the OVM 1.0 Register Package.  It has now been updated to enhance capabilities and address issues raised by users.  The updated contribution can be downloaded from OVM World. The OVM 2.0 Register Package builds on 1.0 with new built-in register tests, easier cloning and copying of registers and register maps.  The code has been ported to other implementations besides Questa. A … Read More

Register Package, OVM

4 May, 2010

Dennis Brophy Download OVM Configuration and Virtual Interface Extensions from OVMWorld.org Creating configurable testbench elements is critical for reuse. If you write some OVM code in one particular testbench and never intend to use it in any other testbench, then there is no need to make it configurable. As soon as you wish to take code and turn it into reusable IP which can be used in a variety of applications, … Read More

OVM, configuration, virtual interface, testbench, VIP

12 Apr, 2010

Dennis Brophy I shared information in my last blog that Mentor’s OVM-EA starter kit could be downloaded and used by those who need to plan a possible move to, or use of UVM.  I pointed out that we uploaded to OVM World two contributions: (1) Mentor’s UVM-EA Starter Kit and (2) UVM-EA OVM Compatibility Overlay Kit. While many have started to take a look at the kits, one use scheme I did not expect to come out of … Read More

OVM, UVM, UVM E.A.

8 Apr, 2010

Dennis Brophy Companion UVM-EA OVM Compatibility Overlay Kit for Available for Download Mentor Graphics has made available its UVM-EA starter kit to promote OVM users’ feedback on UVM. As I wrote in an earlier blog, Accellera has defined specific modifications to OVM 2.1.1 to create UVM-EA.  The Mentor Graphics version of the UVM-EA can be downloaded here.  The UVM-EA starter kits passes all our Questa 6.6 regression … Read More

UVM Early Adopter, Verification Methodology, Interoperability, OVM, Accellera, UVM, UVM E.A.

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