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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, flexray, 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.

8 Apr, 2010

Dennis Brophy Requirements set for Accellera UVM-EA (Early Adopter) Release This was a productive week for Accellera. After months of discussions, the Accellera Verification IP Technical Subcommittee (VIP-TSC) voted to adopt OVM 2.1.1 as the base of its verification methodology. Accellera’s OVM version will be called UVM. In adopting OVM 2.1.1, Accellera signaled it will make further changes. The VIP-TSC has … Read More

Methodology, OVM, Accellera, UVM

22 Mar, 2010

Dennis Brophy Download OVM 2.2.1 from OVM World An important OVM update is now available for download and production use.  Several bugs have been corrected, features altered to improve performance, documentation issues addressed and miscellaneous items improved. A list of OVM 2.1.1 items from the Release Notes is shown below.  And if you ever have a use issue with OVM and want to contact the OVM Team about it, … Read More

OVM

23 Feb, 2010

Dennis Brophy Duolog Joins Agnisys to Add Reg Pac Support The OVM 1.0 Register Package has had a lot of interest since uploaded a few weeks back.  With more than 1,100 downloads and counting, it is being qualified for use and deployment in a growing number of user verification environments. Complementing the availability of the OVM 1.0 Register Package is support by partners with their applications that promote … Read More

Partner, Register Package, OVM

3 Feb, 2010

Dennis Brophy 3 – 2 – 1 – DOWNLOAD! As I mentioned in a previous blog, the Accellera OVM/VMM Interoperability kit code that is a companion to the Verification Intellectual Property Recommended Practices (1MB PDF) was nearing readiness.  As of today, it is now ready for download and use.  With qualification tests run on verification platforms from the Big-3 EDA companies, no objection was voiced at a recent Accellera … Read More

OVM, Accellera, VIP-TSC, VMM

26 Jan, 2010

Dennis Brophy After months of field testing and several beta releases the past few years, Mentor Graphics has released the OVM 1.0 Register Package.  The package can be download from the OVMWorld.org contributions area. The download includes complete online HTML-based documentation at your fingertips. You can use the navigation bar at left to expand categories and click on the topic of choice. The body of the documentation … Read More

Register Package, OVM

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