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25 Feb, 2014

Dennis Brophy As DVCon expands, we at Mentor Graphics have grown our sponsored sessions as well.  Would you expect less? In DVCon’s recent past, it was a tradition for the North American SystemC User Group (NASCUG) to sponsor a day of activity before the official start of the conference.  When OSCI merged with Accellera, the day before the official conference start grew to become Accellera Day with a broader set … Read More

DVCon, Emulation, Accellera, SystemC, Formal Verification, fpga prototype

11 Feb, 2014

Dennis Brophy One of the nice things about DVCon is the update one can get from the developers of IEEE and Accellera standards.  And this year’s DVCon is no exception.  The four days of DVCon begin and end with tutorials that cover updates to popular standards like UVM, UPF, SystemC and more.  For our part, Mentor Graphics is participating in the development and delivery of these updates with our peers. I have written … Read More

IEEE 1801, DVCon, UVM, SystemC, UPF

4 Oct, 2013

Harry Foster We are truly living in the age of SoC design, where 78 percent of all designs today contain one or more embedded processors.  In fact, 56 percent of all designs contain two or more embedded processors, which brings a whole new level of verification challenges—requiring unique solutions. A great example of this is STMicroelectronics who recently shared their experience and solution in addressing verification … Read More

OVM, Emulation, UVM, SystemC

5 Aug, 2013

Harry Foster Language and Library Trends This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs that present the highlights from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for a background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (Part 7 click here), I focused on some of the 2012 Wilson Research Group findings related to testbench characteristics and simulation strategies. In this blog, I present … Read More

IEEE 1800, RTL, VHDL, 1364, testbench, Verification, Verification Academy, 1076, Verilog, Functional Verification, SystemC, Accellera, functional coverage

30 Apr, 2013

Ricardo Anguiano Pre-Silicon Software Development with Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition I recently got a crash course in hardware/software design workflows. While my software background is strong, my hardware design knowledge is very light. Any thoughts I have on Karnaugh maps or rising edge flip-flops are quite dusty. Even so, I clearly understood the problems solved by the new Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition, … Read More

virtual edition, Veloce, virtual prototype, pre-silicon, QEMU, Emulation, SystemC, RTL, Sourcery Analyzer

25 Feb, 2013

Dennis Brophy Download the standard now – at no charge! The IEEE has published the latest update to the SystemVerilog standard.  And courtesy of Accellera, the standard is available for download without charge directly from the IEEE. The latest update to the SystemVerilog standard is now ready for download.  It joins other EDA standards, like SystemC in the IEEE Get™ program that grants public access to view … Read More

UVM Cookbook, IEEE 1800, IEEE Get, Coverage Cookbook, UVM, SystemC

10 Sep, 2012

Dennis Brophy

OVM Bridges SystemVerilog and SystemC Languages When UVM Connect was first released, the multilingual connection between IEEE Std. 1800™ (SystemVerilog) and IEEE Std. 1666™ (SystemC) standards bridged the two languages to allow design and verification engineers to access UVM from SystemC or SystemVerilog to exploit native languages advantages.  OVM users wondered if it was possible to support them as

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Multilanguage OVM, Multilanguage UVM, SystemC

16 Jul, 2012

Dennis Brophy Open-Source Proof-of-Concept Library Released Accellera Systems Initiative has released for general industry use an open-source proof-of-concept library as a companion to the recently minted IEEE Std. 1666™-2011, SystemC Language Reference Manual standard In November 2011, the IEEE Standards Association approved IEEE Std. 1666-2011.  The completed and published standard was made available to the community … Read More

UVM, Accellera Systems Initiative, 1666, SystemC, open-source, proof-of-concept library

30 May, 2012
Functional Verification

Off to DAC!

Posted by Dennis Brophy

Dennis Brophy Where might our paths cross? It is always challenge to fit all the needed visits in during the Design Automation Conference (DAC).  If you happen to like some of the same events I attend, then the chances are good our paths might cross in public. Saturday and Sunday are busy with an Accellera Systems Initiative board meeting.  Split across two days, Accellera board members will meet to conduct traditional … Read More

UPF, UCIS, UVM, DAC, EDAC, Accellera, Verification Academy, SystemC, TLM, Gary Smith

22 Feb, 2012

Tom Fitzpatrick In his recent post on UVM: Some Thoughts Before DVCon, Dennis outlined some great ideas about what we think should happen next for UVM. His 3rd point, “UVM needs to bridge the system domain,” is particularly relevant given the newly-formed Accellera Systems Initiative. This is actually an area we’ve been contemplating for a while here at Mentor, and as Dennis indicated, we shared our thoughts on this … Read More

Verification Methodology, Verification Academy, Functional Verification, SystemC, DVCon, UVM Connect, UVM-1.1, UVM

17 Feb, 2012

Dennis Brophy It is time to talk about what happens next with UVM The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) has become the premier event to discuss front-end design issues with an emphasis on verification.  If one listens to the Conversation Central interview of DVCon leadership it is clear how singularly important DVCon is.  As one of the three organizers of the UVM Tutorial on Monday, I know the conference … Read More

DATE Conference, DVCon, Accellera, UVM, SystemC

16 Jan, 2012

Dennis Brophy IEEE Std. 1666™-2011 Available as Free Download In November 2011 I blogged the IEEE Standards Association (SA) approved a revision to the popular SystemC standard, known officially as IEEE Std. 1666™-2011.  One of the key elements of this standard includes the addition of Transaction Level Modeling (TLM).  I pointed to several online resources to learn more about the revised SystemC standard in that … Read More

1666-2011, 1666-2005, TLM, SystemC

10 Nov, 2011

Dennis Brophy IEEE Announces Revision to IEEE 1666™ – Adds Transaction-Level Modeling Support A significant step forward to address standards for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs has taken place by the IEEE.  The IEEE announced the new revision of the SystemC standard, known as IEEE 1666™-2011, has been approved.  While it is a revision of the current SystemC standard, IEEE 1666™-2005, the major new feature … Read More

SystemC, TLM, Accellera, 1666, OVM, TLM 1.0, TLM 2.0, UVM, OSCI, Verification Academy

21 Jun, 2011

Dennis Brophy System Standards Worlds Initiate Unification Accellera, who brought us SystemVerilog, and the Open SystemC Imitative (OSCI), who brought us SystemC have made known their intent to unite to form a single front-end electronic design automation (EDA) standards organization.  You can read their joint press release here. While this may come as a surprise to many, one thing has remained constant … Read More

SystemC, TLM, Accellera, 1666, UVM, OSCI, DAC, DATE

17 Jun, 2011

Dennis Brophy How do your favorites rank? Have you ever wondered how popular the different IEEE standards for electronic design automation are? Have you ever wondered which ones show the least interest? When buying books online, popular book buying websites sites will rank customer purchases. Many newspapers manage lists that you can consult to determine what is the most popular; what has the highest demand. But … Read More

SystemC, Verilog, 1076.4, 1364, 1076, VHDL, IP-XACT, VITAL

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